Tin Lun LAM


Tin Lun LAM

Assistant Professor - Presidential Young Fellow;
Executive Deputy Director of the National-local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing;
Director of Center for Intelligent Robots of Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society

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Robotics & Intelligent Systems


IEEE Senior Member


Multi-robot Systems, Field Robotics, Collaborative Robotics

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Freeform Robotics Research Group

The vision of the Freeform Robotics Research Group is to develop a general-purpose robotic swarm that can physically be connected to form any shape with different functionalities according to the environment and task. It will initiate a revolutionary way of the robotic system’s realization. The impact on the robotic society is comparable with the revolutionary impact of additive manufacturing technology on traditional processing industries. To realize it, several fundamental technical challenges are summarized as follow:

Cognition: Self-carried relative localization; Time/viewpoint-variant data fusioning;

Decision: Multi-task/agent planning in uncertain and dynamic environments; Optimal task-configuration matching;

Implementation: Flexible and robust connection mechanism; Decentralized control;

Most of the listed technical challenges also apply to most of the existing multi-robot systems. 

Keywords: Multi-robot systems; self-reconfigurable robots; modular robots; multi-robot environment perception (SLAM); multi-robot relative positioning; multi-robot manipulation; multi-robot multi-task planning; swarm intelligence; decentralized control. 

Website: https://freeformrobotics.org

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