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Norsinnira Bt. Zainul Azlan

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical and Control Engineering) - Doctor of Philosophy, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics & Automatics Control) - Masters Degree, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Norsinnira Bt. Zainul Azlan (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


sinnira@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr. Norsinnira Zainul Azlan received her Bachelor's (Hons.) in Mechatronics Engineering from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2003 and her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Mechatronics and Automatic Control) from University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 2006. She pursued her Master of Engineering and Ph.D in Mechanical and Control Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2009 and 2013, respectively.
She is currently an Assistant Prof. in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering. Her research interests include robotic hand, rehabilitation machines/robots for upper limb, robust control and system automation.


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Biomedical Engineering ~ Biomechanics
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Electrical and Electronic Engineering ~ Other Electrical and Electronic Engineering n.e.c.
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Mechanical Engineering ~ Mechanical Control


Professional Membership


  • 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Teaching Responsibilities


CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2016/2017 2019/2020 2012/2013 2020/2021 2013/2014 2018/2019 2021/2022
Control Systems II 2017/2018 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020 2021/2022
DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS 2014/2015 2016/2017 2017/2018 2013/2014 2015/2016
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN 2013/2014
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 2012/2013
ENGINERING DESIGN 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS 2018/2019
INTERGRATED DESIGN PROJECT 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING LAB II 2013/2014 2012/2013
PROJECT 1 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
PROJECT II 2015/2016 2020/2021 2019/2020 2014/2015
SEMINAR 2006/2007
SIGNAL AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS 2006/2007


Research Projects


Completed
2018 - 2020 Two-Dimensional Stretchable Strain for Facial Expression-Driven Rehabilitation System (AOARD GRANT)
2017 - 2020 RoBlind for visually impaired people: Prototype Upscaling and Field Testing
2016 - 2018 Development of A Stretchable Tactile Distribution Sensor
2016 - 2019 Sliding Mode-Function Approximation Technique (S.M.C. F.A.T) Adaptive Control for Manipulating Deformable Objects by Multiple Manipulators
2015 - 2019 Novel Adaptive Impedance Control for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Platform based on Hybrid Automata and Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System Formalism
2015 - 2019 Active Noise Control System Evaluation and Optimization for Internal Combustion Engine Downsizing
2014 - 2017 Parametric Modelling and Development of Battery Cell Balancing for Energy Optimisation in Electric Vehicle (EV)
2014 - 2016 Design and Development of Shoe-Tying Robotic Hands for Prosthetics and Humanoid Application
2014 - 2017 Real Time Detection of Human Affective State for Human Robot Interaction
2014 - 2018 Analysis of Human Hand Motion and Force during Eating and Model Formulation based on Neural Network for Robotic ADL Rehabilitation
2014 - 2017 Novel Method for Optimizing Real-Time Multimedia Performance in the Presence of Mobile Cellular Channel Impairments
2014 - 2017 Experimental Investigation of Self-sensing of Vibration Capability of MR Damper
2013 - 2017 Formulation of Novel Controller Strategies for Vehicle Suspension Actuators
2013 - 2016 FAT-Based Adaptive Control of Antropomorphic Fingers in Handling Weight-Varying Objects
2013 - 2016 Energy Based Analysis of Human Affective State Detection for Human Robotic Interaction
2006 - 2014 Design and Development of Automed Guided Mobile Nursing Robot Platform
2006 - 2014 Design and Development of Automatic Book Binding Machine
On-Going
2020 - Present Design and Development of Stretchable Sensors for Facial Expressions
2019 - Present Study of the efficacy of emotion-based robotic system in early intervention training of ASD children (Project 3)
2019 - Present Safe Single COBOT for Therapist Assistance in Upper Limb Rehabilitation
2018 - Present Robotics collaboration for terrain mapping and motion enhancement.
2018 - Present Modeling and Function Approximation-Adaptive Control of Exoskeleton and Actuated-Object Device for Upper Limb Rehabilitation
2018 - Present Analysis of static tactile graphics perception of the visually impaired persons towards the development of refreshable tactile graphic display devices.
2017 - Present Adaptive Impedance Control Scheme for Upper Extremity Training Platform using Discrete-Event System Theory
2016 - Present Analytical Modeling of Relationship Between Frontal Facial Thermal Imprint and Affective States In Human Machine Interaction for Children with Brain Malformation
2014 - Present AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS AND ROBOTICS RESEARCH UNIT
2014 - Present Identification of Artificial Intelligence Based Algorithm for Hysteresis and Creep Coupled Nonlinear Systems for Position Control at Nanometer Scale


Publications


Article

2020 3-D dynamic modeling and validation of human arm for torque determination during eating activity using Kane’s method. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology - Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, 44 (3) pp. 661-694
2020 Assist as needed control strategy for upper limb rehabilitation robot in eating activity. IIUM Engineering Journal, () pp.
2020 Assist-as-needed robotic rehabilitation strategy based on z-spline estimated functional ability. IEEE Access, 8 () pp. 157557-157571
2020 Computed torque and velocity feedback control of cooperative manipulators handling a flexible beam. International Journal of Nanoelectronics and Materials, 13 (Special Issue) pp. 17-34
2020 Development of low cost screen-printed piezoresistive strain sensor for facial expressions recognition systems. Microelectronic Engineering, 234 () pp.
2020 Low-cost pick and place anthropomorphic robotic arm for the disabled and humanoid applications. International Journal of Applied Research and Smart Technology (ARSTech)., () pp.
2020 Review and prototype development of Mecanum wheels mobile robot. International Journal of Applied Research and Smart Technology (ARSTECH), () pp.
2020 Review on strain sensors for detection of human facial expressions recognition systems. International Journal of Nanoelectronics and Materials, 13 (3) pp. 445-472
2020 The performance analysis of PID controller for rehabilitation by using dynamic model. Test Engineering and Management, 83 (May – June 2020) pp. 1398 -1404
2020 Wearable upper limb motion assist robot for eating activity. Applied Research and Smart Technology, 1 (1) pp. 1-10
2019 Assist-as-needed control strategies for upper limb rehabilitation therapy: a review. Jurnal Mekanikal, 42 () pp. 57-74
2019 Assist-as-needed control strategy for upper-limb rehabilitation based on subject’s functional ability. Measurement and Control (United Kingdom), 52 (9-10) pp. 1354-1361
2018 Development of robotic hands of signbot, advanced Malaysian sign-language performing robot. Advances in Robotics Research, 2 (3) pp. 183-199
2018 Human hand motion analysis during different eating activities. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2018 () pp. 1-13
2016 Adaptive sliding mode control with radial basis function neural network for time dependent disturbances and uncertainties. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (6) pp. 4123-4129
2016 Design of iris mechanism for flexion and extension training in hand rehabilitation. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (6) pp. 4115-4122
2016 Development of low-cost robotic hands for introduction to mechatronics engineering courses. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (10) pp. 6222-6227
2016 Transfer and heating mechanisms of a curry puff vending machine. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (12) pp. 7866-7871
2015 Adaptive backstepping position control of pneumatic anthropomorphic robotic hand. Procedia Computer Science, 76 () pp. 161-167
2015 Function approximation technique based sliding mode controller adaptive control of robotic arm with time-varying uncertainties . Procedia Computer Science , 76 () pp. 87-94
2013 Adaptive impedance control for unknown time-varying environment position and stiffness . International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 7 (2) pp. 283-289
2013 Adaptive impedance control for unknown non-flat environment. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering , 7 (2) pp. 191-196
2012 Anthropomorphic finger with optimized geometric parameters for pinching and grasping tasks. Mechanism and Machine Theory , 49 () pp. 52-66
2012 FAT based adaptive impedance control for unknown environment position. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 6 (8) pp. 1538 -1543
2011 Experimental studies of position control of linkage based robotic finger. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 5 (10) pp. 2017-2023
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Optimal Linear Quadratic Gaussian Torque Controller (LQG) for upper limb rehabilitation. In: 2019 7th International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering (ICOM) 2019,
2019 Deep learning methods for facial expression recognition. In: "7th International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering, ICOM 2019",
2019 Kinematics analysis and trajectory validation of two cooperative manipulators handling a flexible beam. In: 7th International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering, ICOM 2019,
2019 Modelling of mobility mechanism for Motorized Adjustable Vertical Platform (MAVeP). In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Control and Intelligent Systems (I2CACIS 2018),
2019 Slippage detection for grasping force control of robotic hand using force sensing resistors. In: 5th International Conference on Computer and Technology Applications, ICCTA 2019,
2018 Development of anthropomorphic robotic hand driven by Pneumatic Artificial muscles for robotic applications. In: International Conference on Innovative Technology, Engineering and Sciences 2018, iCITES 2018,
2018 Progress based assist-as-needed control strategy for upper-limb rehabilitation. In: 2017 IEEE Conference on Systems, Process and Control, ICSPC 2017,
2017 Closed-loop model identification of cooperative manipulators holding deformable objects. In: 6th International Conference on Mechatronics - ICOM'17,
2017 Control of cooperative manipulators in holding deformable objects. In: 6th International Conference on Mechatronics 2017 (ICOM'17),
2017 Human lower arm analysis during different eating activities. In: 2017 IEEE 8th Control and System Graduate Research Colloquium (ICSGRC 2017),
2016 Cascade control of robotic fingers with anthropomorphic inspiration. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Control and Intelligent Systems (I2CACIS),
2016 KANE’S method for dynamic modeling. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Control and Intelligent Systems (I2CACIS),
2015 Optimal particle ratio to maximize the dynamic range of Magnetorheological Fluid (MRF) damper for prosthetic limb. In: 2015 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015),
2014 Adaptive control of robotic arm carrying uncertain time-varying payload based on function approximation technique. In: 6th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2014),
2014 Design and development of an anthropomorphic shoe-tying robot. In: 2014 10th France-Japan/ 8th Europe-Asia Congress on Mecatronics (MECATRONICS 2014) ,
2011 Modeling and control of compact anthropomorphic robot finger. In: International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control,
2009 Feedback error learning control for underactuated acrobat robot with radial basis funtion based FIR filter. In: 4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA 2009),
2007 Fuzzy logic controlled miniature LEGO robot for undergraduate training system. In: Second IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2007),
2006 Modeling and proportional integral sliding mode control of hydraulic manipulators. In: 4th Student Conference on Research and Development (SCOReD 2006),
2006 Proportional integral sliding mode control of hydraulic robot manipulators with chattering elimination. In: 1st International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2006),