UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor XiaoQi Chen

Mechanical Engineering

Fields of Research

  • Mobile robotics
  • Assistive device and exoskeleton
  • Human-robot interface and collaboration
  • Industrial automation
  • Energy harvesting
  • Resources and environmental monitoring
  • Networked instrumentation and control
  • Tissue engineering

Researcher Summary

Research interests include: mobile robots including unmanned aerial vehicle, unmanned underwater vehicle, GPS-guided autonomous land vehicle, walking machines and climbing robot; human-robot collaborative system; resources and environmental measurement, monitoring, management and control; assistive device for rehabilitation; machine health monitoring, diagnosis and prognosis; vibration-based energy harvesting for wireless instrumentation; manufacturing process automation; machine vision; bio-instrumentation and control; precision measurement and inspection; 3d printing of bio-scaffolds

Prof. Chen has extensively worked with the companies through collaborative research projects. These companies, in different industry sectors, include IBM, Motorola, Delphi Automotive Systems, Tata Consultancy Services, Singapore Technologies, Reed Tools, Turbine Overhaul Services, General Electric, Epoxy and Equipment Technology, Hewlett Packard, Rolls-Royce Plc (UK), Geospatial Research Centre, Dynamic Controls Limited, Commtest Instruments Ltd, Industrial Research Limited, and Methanex.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Wearable bio-instrument and wearable computer
  • Wireless sensor and acutator network
  • Smart environment
  • Novel actuators
  • Biomedical robots

Key Methodologies

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Embedded system
  • Precision motion controller
  • Programmable Logic Controller
  • Mechatronics system design
  • Sensors and actuators

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

(Displaying research/scholarly/creative work for last six years)
Authored Books
  • Asgari H. and Chen XQ. (2016) Gas Turbines Modeling, Simulation, and Control: Using Artificial Neural Networks. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 216pp.
Journal Articles
  • Asgari H., Jegarkandi MF., Chen XQ. and Sainudiin R. (2017) Design of conventional and neural network based controllers for a single-shaft gas turbine. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology 89(1): 52-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-11-2014-0187.
  • Botterill T., Paulin S., Green R., Williams S., Lin J., Saxton V., Mills S., Chen XQ. and Corbett-Davies S. (2017) A Robot System for Pruning Grape Vines. Journal of Robotic Systems 34(6): 1100-1122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.21680.
  • Le J., Zhang H. and Chen X. (2017) Right-angle fillet weld tracking by robots based on rotating arc sensors in GMAW. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology : 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-0536-2.
  • Le J., Zhang H., Chen X. and Liu C. (2017) Identification of the space posture of arc welding guns with rotational arc sensors in GMAW. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology : 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-0416-9.
  • Le J., Zhang H., Chen XQ. and Xiong G. (2017) Rectangular fillet weld tracking by robots based on rotating arc sensors in gas metal arc welding. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology : 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-0633-2.
  • Milne B., Hann C. and Chen X. (2017) The "α-Invariant": An Energy-Based Nonlinear Minimal Damping Model for Robotic Joints with Friction. Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 12(4) http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4035192.
  • Asgari H., Chen XQ., Jegarkandi MF. and Sainudiin R. (2016) Design of Conventional and Neural Network Based Controllers for a Single-Shaft Gas Turbine. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology (in press) http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-11-2014-0187.R2.
  • Asgari H., Chen XQ., Morini M., Pinelli M., Sainudiin R., Spina PR. and Venturini M. (2016) NARX models for simulation of the start-up operation of a single-shaft gas turbine. Applied Thermal Engineering 93: 368-376. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.09.074.
  • Bryson H., Sültrop HP., Buchanan G., Hann CE., Snowdon M., Rao A., Slee A., Fanning K., Wright D. and McVicar J. (2016) Vertical Wind Tunnel for Prediction of Rocket Flight Dynamics. Aerospace 3(2): 91-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace3020010.
  • Sharifi M., Young MS., Chen XQ. and Clucas D. (2016) Mechatronic design and development of an omnidirectional mobile robot for automation of primary production. : 7pp.
  • Buchanan G., Wright D., Hann C., Bryson H., Snowdon M., Rao A., Slee A., Sültrop HP., Jochle-Rings B. and Barker Z. (2015) The Development of Rocketry Capability in New Zealand - World Record Rocket and First of Its Kind Rocketry Course. Aerospace 2015(2): 91-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace2010091.
  • Masoomi SF., Gutschmidt S., Chen XQ. and Sellier M. (2015) The Kinematics and Dynamics of Undulatory Motion of a Tuna-mimetic Robot. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 12(83): 11pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/60059.
  • Masoomi SF., Gutschmidt S., Gaume N., Guillaume T., Eatwel C., Chen XQ. and Sellier M. (2015) Design and Construction of a Specialised Biomimetic Robot in Multiple Swimming Gaits. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 12(168): 12pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/60547.
  • Meaclem CV., Chen XQ., Gutschmidt S., Hann C. and Parker R. (2015) K-means Partitioned Space Path Planning (KPSPP) for Autonomous Robotic Harvesting. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 12(165): 10pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/61816.
  • Sun YJ., Wang CF., Yang JL. and Chen XQ. (2015) Curriculum development of instrumentation course for mechanical engineering discipline - a comparison between Jilin University and University of Canterbury. Education Teaching Forum 40: 217-220.
  • Asgari H., Venturini M., Chen XQ. and Sainudiin R. (2014) Modeling and Simulation of the Transient Behavior of an Industrial Power Plant Gas Turbine. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 136(6): 61601. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026215.
  • Choi RLW., Hann CE. and Chen X. (2014) Minimal Models to Capture the Dynamics of a Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. International Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems 75(3-4): 569-593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-013-9993-5.
  • Masoomi SF., Haunholter A., Merz D., Gutschmidt S., Chen XQ. and Sellier M. (2014) Design, Fabrication and Swimming Performance of a Free-Swimming Tuna-Mimetic Robot. Journal of Robotics 2014: 687985. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/687985.
  • Myung H., Wang Y., Kang SCJ. and Chen XQ. (2014) Survey on robotics and automation technologies for civil infrastructure”, , An International Journal , pp. Smart Structures and Systems Vol. 13, No.6: 891-899. http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sss.2014.13.6.891.
  • Shamsudin SS. and Chen XQ. (2014) Recursive Gauss-Newton Based Training Algorithm for Neural Network Modelling of an Unmanned Helicopter Dynamics. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 13(1/2): 56-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJISTA.2014.059300.
  • Asgari H., Chen X. and Sainudiin R. (2013) Analysis of ANN-Based Modelling Approach for Industrial Systems. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology 4(1): 165-169. http://www.ijimt.org/abstract/383-K2003.htm.
  • Asgari H., Chen X., Menhaj MB. and Sainudiin R. (2013) Artificial Neural Network-Based System Identification for a Single-Shaft Gas Turbine. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 135(9): 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4024735.
  • Chandrapal M., Chen XQ., Wang WH., Stanke B. and Le Pape N. (2013) Preliminary Evaluation of Intention Estimation Algorithms for an Actuated Lower-Limb Exoskeleton. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems Vol. 10(147:2013): 10pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/56063.
  • Masoomi SF., Gutschmidt S., Chen X. and Sellier M. (2013) Efficiency-based optimisation of a 2-DOF robotic fish model. International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics 2(2/3/4): 93-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBBR.2013.058736.
  • Zhang T., Chen SB., Wu MH., Zhao YZ. and Chen XQ. (2013) Optimal Motion Planning of All Position Autonomous Mobile Welding Robot System for Fillet Seams. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation 10(4): 1147-1151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2013.2252462.
  • Ghanbari A., Nock V., Johari S., Blaikie RJ., Chen XQ. and Wang W. (2012) Micropillar-based on-chip system for continuous force measurement of C. elegans. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 22(9): 95009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0960-1317/22/9/095009.
  • Hann CE., Snowdon M., Rao A., Winn O., Wongvanich N. and Chen X. (2012) Minimal modelling approach to describe turbulent rocket roll dynamics in a vertical wind tunnel. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering 226(9): 1042-1060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954410011420771.
  • Ou Q., Chen XQ., Gutschmidt S., Wood A., Leigh N. and Arrieta A. (2012) An Experimentally Validated Double-mass Piezoelectric Cantilever Model for Broadband Vibration-based Energy Harvesting. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 23(2): 117-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X11431746.
  • Shamsudin SS. and Chen XQ. (2012) Identification of an unmanned helicopter system using optimised neural network structure. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control 17(3): 223-241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMIC.2012.049689.
  • Chandrapal M., Chen XQ., Wang WH., Stanke B. and Le Pape N. (2011) Investigating improvements to neural network based EMG to joint torque estimation. PALADYN: Journal of Behavioral Robotics 2(4): 185-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s13230-012-0007-2.
  • Nayyerloo M., Chase JG., MacRae GA. and Chen XQ. (2011) LMS-based approach to structural health monitoring of nonlinear hysteretic structures. Structural Health Monitoring 10(4): 429-444. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1475921710379519.
  • Nayyerloo M., Chase JG., Millane A., Muller C., Malherbe A., Chen X. and MacRae GA. (2011) Seismic structural displacement measurement using a line-scan camera: camera-pattern calibration and experimental validation. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring 1(3-4): 113-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13349-011-0012-x.
Chapters
  • Chang Y. and Chen XQ. (2015) Design of a Scalable Wall Climbing Robot for Inter-Plane Traversing. In Tarn TJ; Chen SB; Chen XQ (Ed.), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 363: Robotic Welding, Intelligence and Automation (RWIA'2014): 145-158. Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18997-0_12.
  • Masoomi SF., Gutschmidt S. and Chen XQ. (2015) State of The Art in Biomimetic Swimming Robots: Design Principles and Case Study. In Habib MK (Ed.), Handbook on Research in Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics: 118-152. Hershey: IGI Global.
  • Asgari H., Chen X. and Sainudiin R. (2013) Modelling and Simulation Approaches for Gas Turbine System Optimization. In Habib MK; Davim JP (Ed.), Engineering Creative Design in Robotics and Mechatronics: 240-264. Hershey: IGI Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4225-6.ch014.
  • Li HZ. and Chen XQ. (2013) Tool Condition Monitoring in Machining Superalloys. In Zhang S; Zhao D (Ed.), Aerospace Materials Handbook: 77-107. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  • Masoomi SF., Chen X., Gutschmidt S. and Sellier M. (2013) Novel Swimming Mechanism for a Robotic Fish. In Habib MK; Davim JP (Ed.), Engineering Creative Design in Robotics and Mechatronics: 41-58. Hershey: IGI Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4225-6.
  • Milne B., Chen XQ., Hann C., Parker R. and Milliken P. (2013) Design and development of teleoperation for forest machines: An overview. Engineering Creative Design in Robotics and Mechatronics: 186-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4225-6.ch012.
  • Milne B., Chen XQ., Hann CE., Parker R. and Milliken P. (2013) Design and Development of Teleoperation for Forest Machines: An Overview. In Habib MK; Davim JP (Ed.), Engineering Creative Design in Robotics and Mechatronics: 186-207. Hershey: IGI Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4225-6.
  • Wang DW. and Chen XQ. (2012) Optical Measurement for Robotic Grinding and Polishing of Turbine Vanes. In Rochdi Merzouki (Ed.), Mechatronic & Innovative Applications: 217-250. Sharjah: Bentham Science Publishers. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/978160805441111201010217.
  • Chandrapal M., Chen XQ. and Wang WH. (2011) Intelligent Assistive Knee Exoskeleton. In Davim JP (Ed.), Mechatronics: 195-238. London: ISTE.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Cao F., Li Y., Zhang G., Wang J., Chen X. and Zhao Y. (2016) Novel humanoid dual-arm grinding robot. In MESA 2016 - 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - Conference Proceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MESA.2016.7587185.
  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2016) Do Erroneous Examples Improve Learning in Addition to Problem Solving and Worked Examples? Zagreb, Croatia: 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 6-10 Jun 2016.
  • Fabic G., Mitrovic A. and Neshatian K. (2016) Towards a mobile python tutor: Understanding differences in strategies used by novices and experts. Zagreb, Croatia: 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 7-10 Jun 2016. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9684: 447-448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39583-8.
  • Gilani C., Chen XQ., Pretty C. and Koike C. (2016) Visualisation of the Motion Trajectory for Rolling Motion of Snake Robots using Virtual Chassis and Simplified Kinematics Motion Model. In IFAC-PapersOnLine 49(32): 228-233. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.12.219.
  • Sharifi M., Chen X. and Pretty CG. (2016) Experimental study on using visual odometry for navigation in outdoor GPS-denied environments. In MESA 2016 - 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - Conference Proceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MESA.2016.7587182.
  • Stewart AM., Pretty CG. and Chen X. (2016) Design and testing of a novel, low-cost, low-voltage, functional electrical stimulator. In MESA 2016 - 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - Conference Proceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MESA.2016.7587155.
  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2015) How to Present Example-based Support to Improve Learning in ITSs? Hangzhou, China: 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015), 30 Nov-4 Dec 2015. In ICCE 2015 Proceedings: 115-117.
  • Kolb A., Meaclem CV., Chen XQ., Parker R. and Gutschmidt S. (2015) Tree trunk detection system using LiDAR for a semi-autonomous tree felling robot. Auckland, New Zealand: 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2015), 15-17 Jun 2015.
  • Meaclem CV., Gutschmidt S., Chen XQ. and Parker R. (2015) Kinematic and dynamic analysis of a brachiating tree-to-tree machine. Zhuhai, China: 2015 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 6-9 Dec 2015.
  • Milne BJE., Beelen HPGJ., Merks RWH., Weiland S., Chen XQ., Hann CE. and Parker RJ. (2015) Verification of sinusoidal steady state system identification of a Phantom Omni haptic device using data driven modeling. In ICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications: 283-288. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICARA.2015.7081161.
  • Milne BJE., Beelen HPGJ., Merks RWH., Weiland S., Chen XQ., Hann CE. and Parker RJ. (2015) Verification of Sinusoidal Steady State system identification of a Phantom Omni haptic device using Data Driven modelling. Queenstown, New Zealand: 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA), 17-19 Feb 2015. In ICARA Proceedings: 6pp.
  • Milne BJE., Liu Y., Chen XQ., Hann CE. and Parker RJ. (2015) Development and testing of a minimal model for a pressure compensated hydraulic cylinder control system. Zhuhai, China: 2015 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 6-9 Dec 2015. In IEEE-ROBIO 2015 Proceedings: 1260-1265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2015.7418944.
  • Paulin S., Botterill T., Chen XQ. and Green R. (2015) A specialised collision detector for grape vines. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia: 2015 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), 2-4 Dec 2015. In ACRA 2015 Proceedings: 6pp.
  • Paulin S., Botterill T., Lin J., Chen X. and Green R. (2015) A comparison of sampling-based path planners for a grape vine pruning robot arm. Queenstown, New Zealand: 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA), 17-19 Feb 2015.
  • Shao L., Guo B., Wang Y. and Chen X. (2015) An overview on theory and implementation of snake-like robots. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2015: 70-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2015.7237459.
  • Shao L., Wang Y., Guo B. and Chen X. (2015) A review over state of the art of in-pipe robot. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2015: 2180-2185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2015.7237824.
  • Sharifi M. and Chen XQ. (2015) A Novel Vision Based Row Guidance Approach for Navigation of Agricultural Mobile Robots in Orchards. Queenstown, New Zealand: 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA), 17-19 Feb 2015. In ICARA Proceedings: 6pp.
  • Sharifi M. and Chen XQ. (2015) Introducing A Novel Vision Based Obstacle Avoidance Technique for Navigation of Autonomous Mobile Robots. Auckland, New Zealand: 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2015), 15-17 Jun 2015. In ICIEA Proceedings: 5pp.
  • Asgar H., Chen XQ., Sainudiin R., Morini M., Pinelli M., Spina PR. and Venturini M. (2014) Modeling and Simulation of the Start-up Operation of a Heavy-Duty Gas Turbine by Using NARX Models. Dusseldorf, Germany: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition 2014; Turbo Expo (ASME International Gas Turbine Institute), 16-20 Jun 2014. : 10pp.
  • Choi RLW., Hann CE. and Chen XQ. (2014) Iterative parameter estimation and model prediction of a rotary unmanned aerial vehicle. In International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications 13(1-2): 81-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJISTA.2014.059301.
  • Jackson S., Ellis L., Lui CY., Molloy P., Paterson K., Chandrapal M. and Chen XQ. (2014) Development of an Active Powered Biped Lower Limb Exoskeleton. Taipei, Taiwan: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 18-22 Aug 2015. : 990-995. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CoASE.2014.6899447.
  • Lv M., Chen W., Ding X., Wang J. and Chen XQ. (2014) A New Designed Quadruped Robot with Elastic Joints. Taipei, Taiwan: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 18-22 Aug 2014. : 1002-1007.
  • Shao L., Chen X., Milne B. and Guo P. (2014) A novel tree trunk recognition approach for forestry harvesting robot. In Proceedings of the 2014 9th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2014: 862-866. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIEA.2014.6931283.
  • Chandrapal M., Chen XQ. and Wang WH. (2013) Preliminary evaluation of a lower-limb exoskeleton - stair climbing. Wollongong, Australia: 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2013), 9-12 Jul 2013. : 1458-1463. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2013.6584300.
  • Milne B., Buchanan G., Paulin S., Chen XQ., Hann C., Geldenhuis A. and Parker R. (2013) Robotic arm kinematics and bilateral haptic feedback over an ethernet communications link. Madison, WI, USA: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 17-20 Aug 2013. In IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) : [proceedings]. IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering: 960-965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CoASE.2013.6654005.
  • Milne B., Chen XQ., Hann CE. and Parker R. (2013) Robotisation of forestry harvesting in New Zealand - An overview. Hangzhou, China: 2013 The 10th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA), 12-14 Jun 2013. In IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA: 1609-1614. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCA.2013.6564913.
  • Asgari H., Chen XQ. and Sainudiin R. (2012) Analysis of ANN-based Modelling Approach for Industrial Applications. Hong Kong: International Conference on Industrial Applications and Innovations (ICIAI 2012), 29-30 Dec 2012. : 5pp.
  • Asgari H., Chen XQ. and Sainudiin R. (2012) Application of artificial neural networks to rotating equipment. Tehran, Iran: 3rd Conference on Rotating Equipment in Oil and Power Industries, 2-3 Jan 2012.
  • Asgari H., Chen XQ., Menhaj MB. and Sainudiin R. (2012) ANN-based system identification, modelling and control of gas turbines - a review. Phuket, Thailand: International Conference on Power and Energy Engineering (ICPEE), 1-2 Sep 2012. In Advanced Materials Research 622-623: 611-617. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.611.
  • Choi RLW., Hann CE. and Chen XQ. (2012) Minimal models to capture the dynamics of a rotary unmanned aerial vehicle. Auckland, New Zealand: 19th Annual Conference on Mechatronics, Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 28-30 Nov 2012. In Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 2012 19th International Conference: 86-91. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6484572.
  • Choi RLW., Hann CE. and Xiaoqi C. (2012) Minimal models to capture the dynamics of a rotary unmanned aerial vehicle. In 2012 19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2012: 86-91.
  • Lang M., Chen XQ., Wang WH. and Woodfield T. (2012) Injection system for cellular assembly of 3D bio-tissue engineered constructs. Seoul, Korea: 8th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 20-24 Aug 2012. : 287-292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CoASE.2012.6386394.
  • Masoomi SF., Gutschmidt S., Chen XQ. and Sellier M. (2012) Mathematical modelling and parameter optimization of a 2-DOF fish robot. Auckland, New Zealand: Nineteenth Annual Conference on Mechatronics, Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 28-30 Nov 2012. In Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 2012 19th International Conference: 212-217. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6484591&tag=1.
  • Shamsudin SS. and Chen XQ. (2012) Recursive Gauss-Newton based training algorithm for neural network modelling of an unmanned helicopter dynamics. Auckland, New Zealand: Nineteenth Annual Conference on Mechatronics, Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), 28-30 Nov 2012. : 7pp.
  • Tang R., Chen XQ., Hayes M. and Palmer I. (2012) Development of a navigation system for semi-autonomous operation of wheelchairs. Suzhou, China: 8th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA12), 8-10 Jul 2012. : 257-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MESA.2012.6275571.
  • Asgari H., Chen XQ. and Sainudiin R. (2011) Considerations in Modelling and Control of Gas Turbines - a Review. Shiraz, Iran: 2nd International Conference on Control, Instrumentation, and Automation (ICCIA 2011), 27-29 Dec 2011. In Proceedings: 6pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/6380.
  • Chandrapal M., Stanke B., Chen XQ. and Wang WH. (2011) ANN Based Isometric Torque Estimation from Multiple Knee Extensors. Melbourne, Australia: The 15th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology (ICMT2011), 30 Nov-2 Dec 2011. : 6pp.
  • Ghanbari A., Chen XQ. and Wang W. (2011) Intelligent precision control for haptic microrobotic cell injection system. In Proceedings of the 2011 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • Journee M., Chen XQ., Robertson J., Jermy M. and Sellier M. (2011) An investigation into improved non-contact adhesion mechanism suitable for wall climbing robotic applications. Shanghai, China: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2011), 9-13 May 2011. : 4915-4920. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979842.
  • Nayyerloo M., Acho JR., Chase JG. and Chen XQ. (2011) A simple approach to real-time fault detection and diagnosis in base-isolated structures. Auckland, New Zealand: 9th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE 2011), 14-16 Apr 2011. In PCEE 2011: Building an Earthquake-Resilient Society http://db.nzsee.org.nz/2011/Handbook.pdf.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Meaclem CV., Shao L., Parker R., Gutschmidt S., Hann CE., Milne BJE. and Chen X. (2014) Sensor Guided Biped Felling Machine for Steep Terrain Harvesting. Taipei, Taiwan: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 18-22 Aug 2014
  • Hann CE., Rao AA., Snowdon M., Winn O., Wongvanich N. and Chen XQ. (2011) Minimal Modelling of Rocket Roll Response and Aerodynamic Disturbance in a Wind Tunnel. Santiago, Chile: Proceedings of the 9th International IEEE Conference on Control & Automation, 19-21 Dec 2011
  • Ou Q., Wood A., Gutschmidt S., Chen XQ., Leigh N. and Arrieta AF. (2011) Generic Piezoelectric Centilever Model for Mechanical and Electrical Resonance. Roanoke, VA, USA: IWPMA 2011 and 6th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop and 3rd Annual CIMSS Conference, 7-11 Aug 2011
  • Shamsudin SS., Chen XQ., Wang WH., Hann CE. and Chase JG. (2011) Neural Network Based System Identification for an Unmanned Helicopter System. Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand: First National Postgraduate Research Colloquium (2011) “Research in Malaysia”, 4-4 Jul 2011
Edited Volumes
  • Tarn TJ., Chen SB. and Chen XQ. (Ed.) (2015) Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 363: Robotic Welding, Intelligence and Automation (RWIA'2014). Cham: Springer International Publishing. 622pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18997-0.
Oral Presentations
  • Chen X. (2016) Enhance Autonomy of Agricultural Robots through Novel Locomotion and Sensing. Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand: Invited Seminar.
  • Chen X. (2016) Mobile Robots: Claw, Climb and Walk. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia: Invited seminar.
  • Chen XQ. (2016) Autonomous Robotics System: Opportunities and Challenges. Tonji Zhejiang College, Jiaxing, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2015) Advanced Sensing and Control of Assistive/Rehabilitative Robots. Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2015) Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing: Opportunities and Challenges. Chizhou College, Chizhou, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2015) Use-Inspired Mobile Robots R&D: A New Zealand Perspective. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2014) Adaptive Locomotion in Autonomous Mobile Robots. Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2014) Bio-inspired locomotion and control - A long march towards demanding applications. Shanghai, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2014) Biomimetic Locomotion and Sensing Control in Field Robots. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Chen XQ. (2013) Adaptive Precision Materials Processing. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2013) Mechatronics and Robotics at University of Canterbury. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Chen XQ. (2013) Mobile Robots: A Hard Journey towards the Fields. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Chen XQ. and Chandrapal M. (2013) Intelligent Assistive Knee Exoskeleton. Burwood Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Current Research Activities in Mechatronics and Robotics at University of Canterbury. Jilin University, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Latest Developments in Micromanipulation for Cell Injection and Tissue Engineering. Jilin University, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Micromanipulation for Cell Injection and Tissue Engineering. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Mobile Robots Towards Commercial Adoption - A UC Experience. Clearwater Resort, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Mobile Robots: A Journey of Walk, Claw and Climb. Suzhou, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Mobile Robots: Challenges and Opportunities in Field Applications. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Mobile Robots: From Orthotics to Field Applications. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Research into Autonomous Robotic Systems and Applications. Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Research into Biologically Inspired Robotic Systems - Challenges and Opportunities. Fire Engineering Centre, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2012) Use-Inspired Research: From Walling Climbing Robots to Exoskeleton. Jilin University, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2011) Haptics-Assisted Cell Manipulation and Micro-Tissue Seeded Bio-Scaffolding. National University of Singapore, Singapore: Guest Lecture.
  • Chen XQ. (2011) Latest Development in Autonomous Robotic Systems. Jilin University, China.
  • Chen XQ. (2011) Research skills development in training modern engineering professionals. Jilin University, China.
Intellectual Property
  • Davies TH., Sachdeva BJK., Somerville LG., Taylor AW., Robertson JG. and Chen XQ. (2014) Robotic Climbing Platform.Patent No. US 2014/0216836 A1.
  • Wood AR., Ou Q., Leigh NT., Chen X. and Gutschmidt S. (2014) Tunable vibration energy harvester and method.Patent No. 8866316.
  • Leigh NT., Wood AR., Ou Q., Chen XQ. and Gutschmidt S. (2012) Tunable Vibration Energy Harvester and Method.Patent No. GE Docket No: 259605, AT Docket No: 31910-75.
  • Davies TH., Sachdeva BJK., Somerville LG., Taylor AW., Robertson JG. and Chen XQ. (2011) Robotic Climbing Platform.Patent No. NZ Provisional, Application Number: 595509.
Reports
  • Erwan C-L. and Chen X. (2015) The crossrob project.Commissioned by University of Canterbury. 19.
  • Milne BJE. and Chen XQ. (2015) Proposal: Remote Control Fit-Out of a Volvo EC290 Tail-Hold Machine.Commissioned by Future Forest Research Limited. 19pp.
  • Uzunyayla O. and Chen X. (2015) Development of Snake Robot for Rough Terrains.Commissioned by University of Canterbury. 9.
  • Groenhuis V. and Chen X. (2014) Powered Exoskeleton.Commissioned by University of Canterbury. 8.
  • Vandenbempt M. and Chen XQ. (2014) Performance evaluation of the new valve controller for the hydraulic machine.37pp.
  • Geelen CD., Chen XQ. and Weiland S. (2013) Neural Network based Modelling and Model Predictive Control of an Unmanned Rotorcraft Vehicle.57pp.
  • Ruben R., Beelen H. and Chen XQ. (2013) Hydraulic arm control.61pp.
  • Soucarre K. and Chen XQ. (2013) Agile steep terrain Tree Felling - hydraulic arm development system.44pp.
  • Horssen EV., Chen XQ. and Weiland S. (2012) sEMG to force mapping.79pp.
  • Milne BJE., Chen XQ. and Hann CE. (2012) Teleoperation for steep country harvesting: A literature review of the state of the art.Commissioned by Future Forest Research. 8pp.
  • Pfaff A. and Chen XQ. (2012) An intelligent assistive orthotic device for knee rehabilitation.58pp.
  • Baranger D. and Chen XQ. (2011) Design of UAV Test Structure.25pp.
  • Buchberger D., Helm B., Jordan J., Schröter D., Taylor Z. and Chen XQ. (2011) Autonomous Unmanned Aerial System for Industrial Applications.43pp.