Dr Fan Zhang
I am a Research Associate in the Personal Robotics Lab, Imperial College London. I received my Ph.D. degree also from Imperial College London (advised by Prof. Yiannis Demiris, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies).I am currently working on robot-assisted dressing for impaired patients. My research interests cover many aspects of learning algorithms applied to assistive robotics and human-robot interaction.
I have been awarded The Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award 2020 1st place! My research has been reported by Bloomberg, The Times. More information about robot-assisted dressing can be found here.While not working, I enjoy hiking, travelling, playing squash and ukulele.
I have been awarded The Queen Mary UK Best PhD in Robotics Award 2020 1st place!
Paper accepted to ICRA 2020! “Learning Grasping Points for Garment Manipulation in Robot-Assisted Dressing”.
Paper accepted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics! “Probabilistic Real-Time User Posture Tracking for Personalized Robot-Assisted Dressing”.
Paper accepted to IROS 2017! “Personalized Robot-assisted Dressing using User Modeling in Latent Spaces”.
Paper accepted to ICRA 2017! “Preoperative Planning for the Multi-arm Surgical Robot using PSO-GP-based Performance Optimization”.
Paper accepted to IROS 2015! “An Under-Actuated Manipulation Controller Based on Workspace Analysis and Gaussian Processes”.
Recent talks update: TechBeat talk (Aug 2021, video); Intelligent Robot Seminar (with more than 150,000 live audience, Jun 2020, video); IET Conference Human Motion Analysis for Healthcare Applications (July 2019, video); The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London (Nov 2017); The 2nd UK Robot Manipulation Workshop (Jul 2017).