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Our Team

This page introduces the academic staff, collaborators, research associates (PDRAs), technicians, research assistants, PhD students, MSc students, interns, visiting scholars etc.

Academic Staff

2023-2024 (Imperial)

Team Members

Wen Fan

PhD student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Etienne Burdet

Research Interest:

Optical Manipulation, Human-Robot Interaction

Zongcai Tan

MRes Student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Optical Manipulation

Haptic Guidance

Louis Flinn

MSc student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Optical Manipulation

D. Jaya Kumar Sivaraman

MSc student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Optical Manipulation

Jialin Lin

PhD student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Mengxing Tang

Research Interest:

Magnetic Manipulation

Sim-to-Real Transfer

Yudong Mao

MSc student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Microsurgical Robot

Mixed Reality

Zain Hasan

MSc student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Optical Manipulation

Nitirak Rayabphand (UoB)

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Sabine Hauert

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Magnetic Manipulation

Microrobotics

Qingzheng Cong

Part-Time RA

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Tactile Robotics

Robotic Hand Design

Zhenyang Tao

MSc student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Optical Manipulation

Julian Ing

MSc student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Optical Manipulation

Zhimeng Chi

(UoB)

PhD student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Hermes Gadelha

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Microrobot Simulation

2022-2023 (Bristol)

Team Members

Wen Fan

Research Assistant, 2021

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Weiru Liu

Prof Nathan Lepora

Research Interest:

Deep learning, XAI, Robot Learning, Tactile Perception

Jialin Lin

Research Assistant, 2022

PhD student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Weiru Liu

Research Interest:

Internet of Things

Surgical Training

Ziniu Wu

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Extended Reality

Imitation Learning

 

Harry Field

PhD student

Interactive AI CDT

Project Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Federated Learening

Imitation Learning

Finn McFall

MEng student

Engineering Math

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research interest:

Multi-Sensor Fusion

Robot-Assisted Microsurgery

 

Robin Le

Intern

UG, Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Soft Robotics

Nitirak Rayabphand

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Sabine Hauert

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Magnetic Manipulation

Microrobotics

Xiaoqing Guo

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Nathan Lepora

Research Interest:

Tactile Robotics,

Haptics,

Yiwei Shi

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Prof. Weiru Liu

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Explainable AI

Reinforcement Learning

Qingzheng Cong

MSc student

PG, BioRobotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Tactile Robotics

Robotic Hand Design

Chenghua Lu

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Inerest:

soft robotics

Ziqi Xiong

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Microrobotics

Frederick Cammegh

MEng student

Engineering Math

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-supervisor:

Daniel Freer

Research Interest:

Deep Learning

Robot Manipulation

Zheng Dong

Research Intern, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Large AI Models

Internet of Things

Natural Language Processing

PhD student, 2020

Main Supervisor:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Dr John Llyod

Research Interest:

Tactile Robotics,

Robot Learning 

Zhimeng Chi

PhD student, 2023

Main Supervisor:

Dr. Hermes Gadelha

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Microrobot Simulation

Peiyang Jiang

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Extended Reality

Robot-Assisted Microsurgery

Reinforcement Learning

Muhuan Wu

MSc student

PG, Biorobotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Robot Learning

Simulation

Jingyi Liu

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Sim2Real Transfer Learning

Tactile Perception

MSc student

Engineering Math

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Research Interest:

Robotics

Workspace Analysis

2021-2022 (Bristol)

Team Members

Wen Fan

Research Assistant, 2021

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Weiru Liu

Prof Nathan Lepora

Research Interest:

Deep learning, XAI, Robot Learning, Tactile Perception

Shipeng Xiong

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Fengrui Zhang

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Pengcheng Gao

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Xuyang Zhang

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Shyamli Suneesh

MSc student

PG, Biorobotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Virginia Ruiz Garate

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Xiaoqing Guo

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Nathan Lepora

Research Interest:

Tactile Robotics,

Haptics,

Yiwei Shi

PhD student, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Prof. Weiru Liu

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Xuehuai Feng

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Jonathan Rossister

Bharath Sajja

MSc student

PG, Biorobotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Chenguang Yang

Enyang Feng

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Jialin Lin

Research Intern, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Nathan Lepora

PhD student, 2020

Main Supervisor:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Dr John Llyod

Research Interest:

Tactile Robotics,

Robot Learning 

Zhili Yuan

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Weiru Liu

Pengyuan Wei

MSc student

PG, Biorobotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Nathan Lepora

Aaron Asamoah

MSc student

PG, Robotics (MSc)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Virginia Ruiz Garate

Alexandros Floros

Intern

UG, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)

Main Supervisor:

Dr Dandan Zhang

Nitirak Rayabphand

PhD, 2022

Main Supervisor:

Dr Sabine Hauert

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Dandan Zhang

2018-2021

MRes Students

Baoru Huang

Intern, MRes Student

Imperial College London

Ruoxi Wang

MRes student

Imperial College London

Junhong Chen

MRes Student

Imperial College London

Ruiqi Zhu

MRes student

Imperial College London

Zicong Wu

Intern, MRes Student

Imperial College London

Peizhuo Yu

MRes student

Imperial College London

Key Collaborators

Group Leaders

Prof Nathan Lepora

Professor in Robotics & AI

University of Bristol

Dr. Sabine Hauert

Associate Professor in Swarm Robotics

University of Bristol

Prof Weiru Liu

Professor in AI

University of Bristol

Dr Lei Wei

Associate Professor

in Haptics

Deakin University

Prof Chenguang Yang

Professor in Robotics

University of West of England

Dr Benny Lo

Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Sensing

Imperial College London

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