Dr CHEW Chee-Meng
Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore

Contact: +65-6516-1337

Homepage: http://guppy.mpe.nus.edu.sg/~mpeccm/chewcm.html
Dr Chew received his B.Eng. (1st Class Honours) and M.Eng. degrees from the National University of Singapore; S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is currently a research committee member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was the advisor for the RoboCup team of the department from 2003 to 2011. The team had won two 1st Prizes in RoboCup 2010 under the adult-size humanoid league. He was also the founding member of the unmanned surface vehicle project and supervised the student team in the Maritime RobotX Challenge 2014. The team achieved fifth prize (S$7000) in the competition. He is the Lead PI of the project "Productivity Enhancement of Yard Operations" under the Keppel-NUS Corp Lab. He is currently a member of IEEE and has been actively involved in various roles in the local chapters of the IEEE Robotics and Automation; and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics societies. He is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics.

PhD (MIT),SM (MIT),MEng (NUS),BEng (1st Hon) (NUS)

Modules Taught
ME5402 Advanced Robotics (2004-Present)
ME5401 Linear Systems (2001-2002)
ME4245 Robot Mechanics and Control (2015 - Present)
EE4305 Introduction to Fuzzy/Neural Systems (2014)
ME2143 Sensors and Actuators (2003-2014)

Research Interests
Industrial Robotics; Manta Ray Robot; Humanoid Robotics; Unmanned Surface Vehicle; Assistive device; Rehabilitation systems; Exoskeletons; Force-control actuators.
Link: http://guppy.mpe.nus.edu.sg/~mpeccm/research.html

Selected Publications
Pratt, J, CM Chew, A Torres, P Dilworth and G Pratt. Virtual Model Control: An Intuitive Approach for Bipedal Locomotion, International Journal of Robotics Research, 20 (2), pp 129-143, 2001.

Chew, CM and GA Pratt. Dynamic bipedal walking assisted by learning, Robotica, 20:477-491, 2002.

Chew, C M, G S Hong and W Zhou, "Series damper actuator system based on MR fluid
damper". Robotica, 24, no. 6 (2006): 699-710.

ZHOU, W, C M Chew and G S Hong, "Design of Series Damper Actuator". Robotica, 27 (2009): 379-387.

ZHENG, Y and C M Chew, "Distance between a Point and a Convex Cone in n-Dimensional
Space: Computation and Applications". IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 25, no. 6 (2009):

HUANG, W, C M Chew, Y ZHENG and G S Hong, "Bio-Inspired Locomotion Control with
Coordination Between Neural Oscillators". International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 6,
no. 4 (2009): 585-608.

YANG, L, C M Chew, Y ZHENG and A N Poo, "Truncated Fourier Series Formulation for
Bipedal Walking Balance Control". Robotica, 28 (2010): 81-96.

Huang, W, C M Chew and G S Hong, "A Coordination-based CPG Structure for 3D Walking
Control". Robotica, (2013): 1-12.

ALBERTUS, H A, C M Chew and B Liu, "Push Recovery through Walking Phase Modification for Bipedal Locomotion". International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 10, no. 3 (2013).

Chen, N, KP Tee and C M Chew, "Teleoperation Grasp Assistance Using Infra-red Sensor Array". Robotica, 33, no. 04 (2015): 986-1002.

Selected videos of research projects:

Humanoid Robotics:




Biomimetic Robot Hand:


Robotic grasping:

Unmanned Surface Vehicle: