Dr T. Thang Vo

Lecturer

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
t.vodoan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53587

Overview

Dr T. Thang Vo-Doan is a Lecturer of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at the University of Queensland. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Biology I, University of Freiburg, Germany (2019-2023). He was also a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (2016-2018). He was awarded his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU in 2016. He received his M.Eng. degree in Manufacturing Engineering and B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam in 2010 and 2008 respectively. He was awarded the prestigious Human Frontier Science Program Cross-disciplinary Fellowship (2019-2022).

He directs the UQ Biorobotics lab after joining in the University of Queensland. Current research activities of the lab focus on insect-machine hybrid robots, bio-inspired robotics, insect structures and functions, biomechanics, fast lock-on tracking, and brain imaging in untethered insects.

Research Interests

  • Biorobotics
  • Insect-machine hybrid robots
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Insect structures and functions
  • Biomechanics
  • Fast lock-on tracking
  • Brain imaging in untethered walking Drosophila

Qualifications

  • Bachelor, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • Masters (Research), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University

Publications

  • Thai, Mai Thanh, Davies, James, Nguyen, Chi Cong, Phan, Phuoc Thien, Hoang, Trung Thien, Ji, Adrienne, Zhu, Kefan, Sharma, Bibhu, Nicotra, Emanuele, Vo‐Doan, Tat Thang, Phan, Hoang‐Phuong, Lovell, Nigel Hamilton and Do, Thanh Nho (2023). Soft Wearable Haptic Display and Flexible 3D Force Sensor for Teleoperated Surgical Systems. Advanced Sensor Research, 3 (1). doi: 10.1002/adsr.202300105

  • Zhu, Kefan, Phan, Phuoc Thien, Sharma, Bibhu, Davies, James, Thai, Mai Thanh, Hoang, Trung Thien, Nguyen, Chi Cong, Ji, Adrienne, Nicotra, Emanuele, La, Hung Manh, Vo-Doan, Tat Thang, Phan, Hoang-Phuong, Lovell, Nigel H. and Do, Thanh Nho (2023). A smart, textile-driven, soft exosuit for spinal assistance. Sensors, 23 (19) 8329, 1-19. doi: 10.3390/s23198329

  • Nguyen, H. Duoc, Sato, Hirotaka and Vo-Doan, T. Thang (2023). Burst stimulation for enhanced locomotion control of terrestrial cyborg insects. 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London, United Kingdom, 29 May-2 June 2023. Washington, DC USA: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/icra48891.2023.10160443

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Available Projects

  • Several Bachelor, Master, and PhD projects on insect-machine hybrid robots, insect-inspired robots, fast-lock on tracking, and biomechanics of insect locomotion are available in the lab. Please contact Dr. T. Thang Vo-Doan for more detail, if your background is in engineering (etc. mechanical, mechatronics, electronics, biomedical) or biology (etc. neuroscience, zoology, biophysics).

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Nguyen, H. Duoc, Sato, Hirotaka and Vo-Doan, T. Thang (2023). Burst stimulation for enhanced locomotion control of terrestrial cyborg insects. 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London, United Kingdom, 29 May-2 June 2023. Washington, DC USA: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/icra48891.2023.10160443

  • Nguyen, Huu Duoc, Tan, Pakzan, Sato, Hitotaka and Vo Doan, Tat Thang (2019). Ultra-Lightweight Cyborg Insect: sideways walking of remote-controlled living beetle with a miniature backpack. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS), Munich, Germany, 18-20 September 2019. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/cbs46900.2019.9114394

  • Vo Doan, T. T., Li, Y., Cao, F. and Sato, H. (2015). Cyborg beetle: thrust control of free flying beetle via a miniature wireless neuromuscular stimulator. 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Estoril, Portugal, 18-22 January 2015. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2015.7051142

  • Vo Doan, Tat Thang, Kolev, Svetoslav, Huynh, Ngoc Anh, Zhang, Chao, Massey, Travis L., Abbeel, Pieter, Maharbiz, Michel M. and Sato, Hirotaka (2013). Insect-machine hybrid system. 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 3-7 July 2013, Osaka, Japan. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/embc.2013.6610126

  • Pham, Huy Hoang and Vo Doan, Tat Thang (2010). Design and simulation of flexure-based planar force/torque sensor. 2010 IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Singapore, 28-30 June 2010. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ramech.2010.5513191

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Several Bachelor, Master, and PhD projects on insect-machine hybrid robots, insect-inspired robots, fast-lock on tracking, and biomechanics of insect locomotion are available in the lab. Please contact Dr. T. Thang Vo-Doan for more detail, if your background is in engineering (etc. mechanical, mechatronics, electronics, biomedical) or biology (etc. neuroscience, zoology, biophysics).