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Dr. LUK Bing Lam

BSc, MSc, PhD, MHKIE, MIET, MInstMC, CEng

Laboratory Manager

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B6612
Phone: +(852)-3442-8673
Email: meblluk@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Signal Processing

Education

  • Ph.D. -- University of Portsmouth, UK
  • M.Sc. -- Brunel University, UK
  • B.Sc. -- Portsmouth Polytechnic, UK

Working Experience (in chronological order)

Intellect Systems, UK Control Engineering Consultant
The University of Portsmouth, UK Research Assistant / Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer
PORTECH Ltd, UK Computer and Control Consultant
City University of Hong Kong Senior Engineer

Relevant Experience

Dr. B.L. Luk has extensive industrial experience in various disciplines including

  • Mechatronics,
  • Measurement and control,
  • SCADA and
  • Robotics.

He has applied his knowledge and experience to provide solutions for many difficult industrial problems which cannot be solved easily by off-the-shelf solutions. Some of the examples are:

  • SADIE (Sizewell 'A' nuclear reactor Duct Inspection Equipment) climbing robot, Magnox Electric plc, UK
  • NERO Tele-operated vehicle systems for inspecting Trawsfynydd Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear Electric plc, UK
  • Man amplifier robot system, Portech Ltd, UK
  • Tribot climbing robot for remote inspections of large war ships, B&W Nuclear Technology Ltd, USA

Dr. Luk was also the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for a number applied research projects and some of the examples include:

  • Co-Investigator of Teleman 44 (Tele-operated Robot for remote inspection in hazardous environments), European Union's Framework IV programme (project value: 500K pounds sterling - 7.3M HKD)
  • Principal Investigator of WIRED (Walking Intelligent Robots using Embedded Control Demonstrator), European Union's Framework IV programme (project value: 300K pounds sterling - 4.35M HKD)
  • Principal Investigator of the project entitled "An Intelligent Control System for Walking-Climbing Robots", EPSRC, UK (project value: 150K pounds sterling - 2.1M HKD)
  • Deputy project coordinator of the project entitled "Development of a mechatronic chess-playing system (UIM-33)", ITF, HK (project value: 1.36M HKD)
  • Deputy project coordinator of the project entitled "Monitoring, Co-ordination Control and Programming System for Home/SOHO Networking and Automation (UIM-55)", ITF, HK (project value: 4.5M HKD)
  • Deputy project coordinator of the project entitled "Wall Inspection/Cleaning Robotic System Based on Automated Gondola Technology (ITS/033/01)", ITF, HK (project value: 2.5M HKD)
  • Deputy project coordinator of the project entitled "An Innovative Wireless Multifunction Stethoscope with its Applications in Telemedicine and Home Healthcare(ITS/99/02)", a joint project with CUHK, ITF, HK (total value: 7.9M HKD, CityU portion: 3.5M HKD)

Contributions to Professional Services

Role Professional Body
Committee Member, and Spokesperson HKIE Nuclear Division
School Ambassador HKIE
Secretary Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety
Committee Member The Institute of Measurement and Control-Hong Kong Section

Publications in Referred Journal

  • B.L. Luk and Alan H.S. Chan, "Human Factors and Ergonomics in Dye Penetrant and Magnetic Particles Nondestructive Inspection Methods", Engineering Letters, (ISSN: 1816-093X) Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 163-169. 2007
  • K.P. Liu, B.L. Luk, T.W. Yeung, S.K. Tso and F. Tong, "Wall Inspection System for Safety Maintenance of High-Rise Buildings", International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, January 2007, pp 187-197.
  • B.L. Luk, A.A. Collie, D.S. Cooke and S. Chen, "Walking and Climbing Service Robots for Safety Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessels", Measurement & Control, vol 39, no. 2, 2006, pp 43-47.)
  • B.L. Luk, K.P. Liu, A.A. Collie, D.S. Cooke and S. Chen, "Tele-operated Climbing and Mobile Service robots for Remote Inspection and Maintenance in Nuclear Industry", Industrial Robot - An International Journal, vol. 33, no.3, 2006, pp194-204.
  • B.L. Luk, D.S. Cooke, S. Galt, A.A. Collie, S. Chen, "Intelligent Legged Climbing Service Robot For Remote Maintenance Applications In Hazardous Environments", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol 53/2 pp 142-152, 2005.
  • B.L. Luk, S.K. Tso, A. Ng, S.R. Yan and Y.S. Xu, "Development of a Safety/Support Unit for Climbing Service Robots", Journal Of Mechanical Engineering Science - Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part C, Vol 217, pp1139-1153, 2003.
  • Chen S, Istepanian R and Luk B L, "Digital IIR filter design using adaptive simulated annealing", Digital Signal Processing, Vol.11 No.3, pp.241-251, July 2002.
  • B.L. Luk, S. Galt and S. Chen "Using Genetic Algorithms To Establish Efficient Walking Gaits For An Eight Legged Robot'' Int. J. Systems Science, vol 32, no 6, pp703 713, June 2001.
  • S.Chen, Z.He, and B.L. Luk "A Generic Postprocessing Technique For Image Compression", IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol 11, no 4, pp546 553, April 2001.

Chapter in an Edited Book

  • B.L. Luk and Alan H.S. Chan , "Human Factors and Ergonomics for Nondestructive Testing", Advances in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Series: Lecture Notes Electrical Engineering , Vol. 5, editors Chan, Alan H.S. and Ao, Sio-Iong (Eds.), ISBN: 978-0-387-74903-7, pp127-142, 2008.
  • B.L. Luk, A. Djordjevic, S.K. Tso, K.P. Liu, "Development of a Range of Robot and Automation Prototypes for Service Application", Cutting Edge Robotics, pIV pro literatur Verlag Robert Mayer-Scholz, Mammendorf Germany, 2005, pp533-550.
  • Y.T. Zhang, Clifford K.C. Lui and B.L. Luk, "Wireless Biomedical Sensing", Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, ISBN: 0-471-24967-X, 2006.
  • H.W. Ho, B.L. Luk, R.S. Bradbeer, L.F. Yeung, H.J. Zhang and M. Mould, "The Design of a Hydraulically Powered Leg for an Underwater Six Legged Robot", Mechatronics and Machine Vision, edited by J. Billingsley, Research Studies Press Ltd, Hertforshire, England, pp263 274, Sept 2000.

Referred Conference Papers

  • Bing L. Luk, Z. D. Jiang, Louis K. P. Liu, and F. Tong, "Impact Acoustic Non-destructive Evaluation in Noisy Environment Based on Wavelet Packet Decomposition", Proceedings of International Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2008), 19-21 March, 2008, Hong Kong, pp 1338-1341.
  • B.L. Luk and Alan H.S. Chan, "Ergonomics, Safety and Health Issues in Magnetic Particles Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection", Proceedings of International Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists IMECS 2007, published by Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, 21-23 March 2007, Hong Kong, ISBN 978-988-98671-7-1, pp. 2212 - 2217.
  • B.L. Luk, K. P. Liu, T. W. Yeung and F. Tong, "Evaluation of tile-wall bonding integrity based on wavelet domain impact acoustics and HMM", Proceedings of International Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists IMECS 2007, published by Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers, 21-23 March 2007, Hong Kong, ISBN 978-988-98671-7-1, pp. 2229 - 2233.
  • B.L. Luk, S.K. Tso, A. Djordjevich, W.H. Choy and C.W. Lam, "A Novel Telemedicine System for Homecare Applications", Proceedings of Second Asia International Symposium on Mechatronics (AISM2006), 12-15 Dec 2006, Hong Kong, ISBN 962-442-281-8, pp. B1-01.
  • Elaine Y. L. Chong, Alan, H. S. Chan and B.L. Luk, "Human Factors and Ergonomics in Eddy Current and Ultrasonic Nondestructive Inspection Methods", Proceedings of Second Asia International Symposium on Mechatronics (AISM2006), 12-15 Dec 2006, Hong Kong, ISBN 962-442-281-8, pp. F3-04.
  • K.P. Liu, B.L. Luk, Alex W.H. Choy, C.W. Lam and S.K. Tso, "An Intelligent Automation System For Home/ Soho Environment With Heterogeneous Networks", Proceedings of Second Asia International Symposium on Mechatronics (AISM2006), 12-15 Dec 2006, Hong Kong, ISBN 962-442-281-8, pp. B1-06.
  • B.L. Luk, A.A. Collie, D.S. Cooke and S. Chen, "Walking and Climbing Service Robots for Safety Inspection of Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessels", Proceedings of 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Risk Management and Safety, Dec 2005, Hong Kong, ISBN 962-442-279-6, pp432-438.
  • K.P. Liu, S.K. Tso, B.L. Luk, F. Tong, "Wall Inspection System for High-Safety Maintenance of High-Rise Buildings", Proceedings of 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Risk Management and Safety, 1-2 Dec 2005, Hong Kong, ISBN 962-442-279-6, pp398-344.
  • S.K. Tso, B.L. Luk, W.H. Choy, K.P. Liu, C.S. Chow, K.F. Leung, G. Lee, F. Yau and C.W. Lam, "An Intelligent Networking and Automation System for Home and SOHO Environments", Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Control and Automation, Montreal, Canada, 9-12 June 2003.
  • P. Sooraksa, B. L. Luk, S. K. Tso, and G. Chen, "Multi-purpose Autonomous Robust Carrier for Hospitals (MARCH): Design and Implementation", Proceedings of 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp.334-338, 10-12th September 2002.
  • K. P. Liu, S. K. Tso and B.L. Luk, "Gesture Recognition for Commanding Robots with the Aid of Mechatronic Data-glove and Hidden Markov Model", Proceedings of 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp.205-211, 10-12th September 2002.
  • S.K.Tso, J.Zhu, B.L.Luk, "Prototype Design of a Light weight Climbing Robot Capable of Continuous Motion", Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Hong Kong, pp235-238 ,27-29 August 2001.
  • B.L. Luk, D.S. Cooke, A.A. Collie, N.D. Hewer, S. Chen,"Intelligent Legged Climbing Service Robot For Remote Inspection And Maintenance In Hazardous Environments", Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Hong Kong, pp252-256 ,27-29 August 2001.
  • Y. D. Zhang, K. L. Fan, B. L. Luk, Y. H. Fung, S. K. Tso, "Mechanical Design of A Climbing Cleaning Robot",Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Hong Kong, pp244-247 ,27-29 August 2001.
  • Tae Seok Jin,Jang Myung Lee,B. L. Luk, S.K.Tso, "A Study on Multi sensor Fusion for Mobile Robot Navigation In an Indoor Environment",Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Hong Kong, pp455-458 ,27-29 August 2001.
  • S K Tso, J Zhu, K L Fan, B L Luk and H Shao,"Development of a climbing service robot using a chain track", Proceedings of International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Helsinki, Finland, June 2001, pp 211 216, June 2001.
  • K P Liu, S K Tso and B L Luk, "Sensor based supervisory master slave operation of robots", Proceedings of 32nd International Symposium on Robotics, Seoul, Korea, April 2001, Section TE2 1, CD, pp 556 561, April 2001.
  • B.L. Luk, T.S. White, D.S. Cooke, N.D. Hewer, G.Hazel and S. Chen, "Climbing Service Robot for Duct Inspection and Maintenance Applications in Nuclear Reactor", Proceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Robotics, Seoul, Korea, 19 21 April 2001, CD, Section TA3 3, April 2001.
  • K L Lee, B L Luk and S K Tso,"Mechatronic development of an automatic mobile vehicle system for hospitals", Proceedings of International Symposium on Mechatronics and Intelligent Mechanical Systems for 21st Century, KyongSangNam Do, Korea, Oct 2000, pp 211 215, Oct 2000.
  • S.K. Tso, Y.H. Fung, B.L. Luk and K.L Fan, "Development of service robots at City University of Hong Kong", Proceedings of 2000 International Symposium on Mechatronics and Intelligent Mechanical Systems for 21st Century, Kyong Sang Nam Do, Korea, pp. 19 25, Oct 2000.
  • B L Luk, S K Tso and K L Lee, "Development of two service robots for hospital applications", Proceedings of Workshop on Service Automation and Robotics, Hong Kong, June 2000, pp 18 24, June 2000.
  • R. Bradbeer, S. Harrold, D.W.H. Ho, B.L. Luk, B. Li, L.F. Yeung and M. Mould, "A Mobile Robot for Inspection of Liquid Filled Pipes", Proceedings of the Workshop on Service Automation and Robotics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, pp170 180, June 2000.
  • B.L. Luk, T. White, D.S. Cooke and A.A Collie,"Climbing Service Robots for Remote Inspection Applications", Proceedings of the Workshop on Service Automation and Robotics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, pp160 169, June 2000.

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