Researcher Portfolio

Lin Wei (Dr)
Senior Scientist II


Dr LIN Wei is a Senior Scientist with the Mechatronics Group in SIMTech. He has many years of experience working as a R&D researcher for developing advanced robotics technologies for dealing with challenging manufacturing processes. He has been the course leader for the PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in Mechatronics since 2011 and the Chair of Singapore Technical Committee for the Standards of Automation, Robotics and Precision Engineering since 2014. He is also an Adjunct Research Associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore, and a co-director of the SIMTech-NUS Joint Lab on Industrial Robotics.


Research Interest:

Intuitive robotics teaching; Compliant mechanisms; Parallel kinematics manipulators; Vibration suppression; Non-destructive testing

  • PhD, 1992, University of Florida, USA
  • MSc, 1988, University of Florida, USA
  • BSc (Eng), 1985, University College London, UK

1. N. C. N. Doan, P. Y. Tao, W. Lin, “Optimal Robot Placement with consideration of Redundancy Problem for Wrist-partitioned 6R Articulated Robots,” Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 48, December 2017, Pages 233–242 

2. X, Li; W.J. Chen; W. Lin, “Design of a Structure-Controlled Variable Stiffness Actuator Based on Rotary Flexure Hinges,” The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), May 29- Jun 3, 2017, Singapore

3. W. Jing, J. Polden, W. Lin and K. Shimada, “Sampling-Based View Planning for 3D Visual Coverage Task with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,” The 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Oct 9-14, 2016, Daejeon, Korea 

4. J.H. Chow, Z.W. Zhong, W. Lin, L.P. Khoo, “A study of thermal deformation in the carriage of a permanent magnet direct drive linear motor stage," Applied Thermal Engineering, pp. 89-96, Vol. 48, (8 May 2012).

5. L. Yan, I. M. Chen, C. K. Lim, G. L. Yang, W. Lin, K. M. Lee, "Hybrid torque modeling of spherical actuators with cylindrical-shaped magnet poles," MECHATRONICS, pp. 85-91, vol. 21, no. 1 (Feb-2011).

6. T.J. Teo, G.L. Yang, I-M Chen, W, Lin “A Generic Approximation Model for analyzing nonlinear Deflection of beam-Based Flexure Joints”, Precision Engineering  34, 607-618, 2010.

7. H.Z. Li, M.D. Le, Z.M. Gong, W. Lin, “Motion Profile Design to Reduce Residual Vibration of High-speed Positioning Stages,” IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics,   Vol. 14(2), pp. 264-269 (Apr-2009).

8. S. K. Mustafa, G. L. Yang, S. H. Yeo, W. Lin, I. M. Chen, “Self-Calibration of a Biologically Inspired 7 DOF Cable-Driven Robotic Arm,” IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2008, Pp 66 -75.

9. Z, Lu; , P. Chen; W. Lin, “Force Sensing and Control in Micromanipulation", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews. Vol. 36(6), pp.713-724, 2006.

10. G.L, Yang, I-M Chen, W.H. Chen and W. Lin; “Kinematic Design of a Six-DOF Parallel-Kinematics Machine with Decoupled-Motion Architecture", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol 20, No. 5; Oct 2004, pp 876-884. 


SPRING Singapore Merit Award 2017 

MTI Borderless Award 2013