Qirong TANG

Address
A435. Kaiwu Bldg. of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji Univ.,
No. 4800 Cao An Rd., Shanghai 201804, P. R. China
Email qirong.tang@outlook.com

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Qirong Tang   

  • Research Interests
    • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Mechatronics
      Swarm Intelligence and Swarm Robotics;
      Robot Manipulator, Hand, Dual-arm System (incl. Large Space Manipulator) and Its Compliant Grasp Control;
      Human-Robot Collaboration with Hybrid Intelligence;
      Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator Systems (Robots);
      Robot Navigation and Control
      Multibody Dynamics and Optimization
      Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research on Robotics, Multibody System Dynamics and Optimization


  • Work Experience
    • May 2015 - Present Professor, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University.
      Oct. 2014 - Apr. 2015 Associate Professor, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University.
      Oct. 2012 - Sep. 2014 Senior Research Associate, ITM, University of Stuttgart, Germany.


  • Education
    • Oct. 2008 - Sep. 2012 Doctoral Study and Research in University of Stuttgart, Major in Mechanical Engineering in the Field of Swarm Robotics, Dissertation under Prof. Eberhard Entitled ‘Cooperative Search by Mixed Simulated and Real Robots in a Swarm Based on Mechanical Particle Swarm Optimization’, with Grade ‘mit Auszeichnung’.
      Sep. 2006 - Jul. 2008 Master of Science in Mechatronics at State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology(HIT), China. University Outstanding Thesis. GPA 3.9/4.
      (2005 - 2008: Institute of Robotics of HIT)
      Sep. 2002 - Jul. 2006 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HIT. University Outstanding Thesis. Awarded as Recommended Student and Exempted from Admission Exams for Master Study.


  • Honors & Awards
    • (selected)
      2019 The Organizing Committee Member of the Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
      2018 Winner of the Youth Five Four Medal at Tongji University
      2018 The Organizing Committee Chairman of the Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Best Special Session Paper Award
      2017 Best Special Session Paper Award of the Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
      2015 Awardee of Shanghai Pujiang Program (Type A)
      2015 The thesis work 'Three-Dimensional Modeling and Transmission Design of the Light-weight Robot' done by Mr. Gongyao CHEN, supervised by Prof. Qirong Tang was granted as Tongji University's outstanding Bachelor Thesis of 2015
      2014 Awardee of Tongji University Youth Excellent Talents Training Plan
      2013 The US Media 'VerticalNews' reported Prof. Tang's research on Swarm Robotics (Nov. 18, 2013)
      2013 As elected specialist of Robotics and Mechatronics by CGME, Germany
      2013 Chunhui Program Holder of Ministry of Education of P.R. China
      2011 Finalist for the SimTech 2011 International Conference Best Poster Award
      2010 IFToMM Young Delegate Grant Holder


  • Publications
    • black: published, green: accepted for publication, red: submitted for publication
      [74] Qirong Tang*, Yang Hong, Zhenqiang Deng, Daopeng Jin, and Yinghao Li. Research on Sliding Mode Control of Underwater Vehicle-manipulator System Based on an Exponential Approach Law. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, July 14-19, 2020, Belgrade, Serbia. 6 pages.
      [73] Qirong Tang* and Jingtao Zhang. A Collaborative Localization Method for Multi-robot Systems Using Relative Visual Position Measurements. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), to be held on October 25-29, 2020, Las Vegas, USA, 8 pages (submitted)
      [72] Yinghao Li, Ruiqin Guo, Yang Hong, Pengjie Xu, Daopeng Jin, Hai Huang, and Qirong Tang*. Chattering-suppression Sliding Mode Control of Underwater Vehicle-manipulator System Using Time Delay Estimation. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), to be held on October 25-29, 2020, Las Vegas, USA, 6 pages (submitted)
      [71] Zhipeng Xu, Qirong Tang*,Jingtao Zhang, Pengjie Xu, Yinghao Li, and Xiaodong Zhang. Closed-chain Manipulation of Dual-arm System Based on Deep Reinforcement Learning. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), to be held on October 25-29, 2020, Las Vegas, USA, 7 pages (submitted)
      [70] Roxanne Morin, Zhipeng Xu, and Qirong Tang*. An Improved Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for the Path Planning of a Mobile Robot in Different Complex Environments. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, section Computational Intelligence in Robotics, 15 pages, 2020. (submitted)
      [69] Qirong Tang*, Zhugang Chu, Yu Qiang, Shun Wu, and Zheng Zhou. Trajectory Tracking of Robotic Manipulators with Constraints Based on Model Predictive Control. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR), to be held on June 22-26, 2020, Ritsumeikan University - Suzaku Campus, Kyoto, Japan, 6 pages.
      [68] Qirong Tang, Zhugang Chu, Shun Wu, Yu Qiang, and Qingyan Zhao. Review of Model Predictive Control in Robotic Manipulator (in Chinese). Techniques of Automation and Applications, 14 pages, 2020. (submitted)
      [67] Hai Huang, Qirong Tang, Guocheng Zhang, Tiedong Zhang*, Lei Wan, and Yongjie Pang. Multibody System based Adaptive Formation Scheme for Multiple Under-actuated AUVs. Sensors, 18 pages, 2020.
      [66] Jingtao Zhang, Zhipeng Xu, Fangchao Yu, and Qirong Tang*. A Fully Distributed Multi-robot Navigation Method without Pre-allocating Target Positions. Autonomous Robots, 23 pages, 2020. (submitted)
      [65] Zhipeng Xu, Yuan Zhang, Zhugang Chu, and Qirong Tang*. Investigation on the Transportation with Multiple Mobile Manipulators. The 3rd Symposium for Young Scholars on Multibody System Dynamics, June 7-10, 2019, 2 pages, Chongqing, China.
      [64] Qirong Tang*, Shun Wu, Haibo Tu, and Zhugang Chu. Force Control in Flexible Object Grasping Based on Position Predictor. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Dec. 6-8, 2019, Dali, China, pp 102-107.
      [63] Qirong Tang*, Pengjie Xu, Fangchao Yu, Jingtao Zhang, and Zhipeng Xu. Dual Closed-loop Impedance Control for Wheeled Mobile Manipulator in Trajectory Tracking. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Dec. 6-8, 2019, Dali, China, pp 108-113.
      [62] Qirong Tang*, Qiqi Zheng, et al. Dynamic Modeling and Trajectory Tracking Control of Space Manipulator System with Flexible Joints. International Journal of Robotics and Automation, 16 pages, 2018 (submitted).
      [61] Qirong Tang*, Fangchao Yu, Zhipeng Xu, and Peter Eberhard. Swarm Robots Search for Multiple Targets. IEEE Access, 13 pages, 2020 (accepted for publication, online published https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2994151).
      [60] Qirong Tang*, Xue Hu, Zhugang Chu, and Shun Wu. 6D Gripper Pose Estimation from RGB-D Image. Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2019), Sept. 23-25, 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Vol. 11754, pp 120-125.
      [59] Zhongqun Zhang, Jingtao Zhang, and Qirong Tang*. Mask R-CNN based Semantic RGB-D SLAM for Dynamic Scenes. Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 8-12, 2019, Hong Kong, China, pp 1151-1156.
      [58] Yiling Liu, Hesheng Wang, Fan Xu, Yong Wang, Weidong Chen, and Qirong Tang. Local Pose Optimization with an Attention-Based Neural Network. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), November 4-8, 2019, Macau, China, pp 3084-3089.
      [57] Qirong Tang*, Haibo Tu, Jingtao Zhang, and Fangchao Yu. A Multifunctional Auxiliary System for the Autonomous Flying and Localization of Quadrotors. Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 8-12, 2019, Hong Kong, China, pp 1181-1186.
      [56] Qirong Tang*, Zhipeng Xu, Fangchao Yu, Zhongqun Zhang, and Jingtao Zhang. Dynamic Target Searching and Tracking with Swarm Robots Based on Stigmergy Mechanism. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 120, pp 1-15, ID: 103251, 2019.
      [55] Qirong Tang*, Jingtao Zhang, Fangchao Yu, Pengjie Xu, and Zhongqun Zhang. Multi-robot Cooperation Strategy in a Partially Observable Markov Game Using Enhanced Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, July 26-30, 2019, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Vol. 11656, pp 3-10.
      [54] Qingyan Zhao, Jie Li, Shun Wu, Haibo Tu, Qirong Tang*. Dynamic Matrix Predictive Control of Manipulators Based on Genetic Algorithms (in Chinese). Journal of Zhengzhou University (Engineering Science), Vol. 41, No. 1, pp 59-65, 2020.
      [53] Qirong Tang*, Di Chen, Yinghao Li, and Leyi Tang. Three-dimensional Visual Simulation for Trajectory Tracking of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Based on UWSim. Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 8-12, 2019, Hong Kong, China, pp 1175-1180.
      [52] Qirong Tang, Yinghao Li, Ruiqin Guo, Daopeng Jin, Yang Hong, and Hai Huang*. Chattering-suppression Sliding Mode Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Based on Nonlinear Disturbance Observer and Power Function Reaching Law. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 17 pages, 2020. (submitted)
      [51] Hai Huang, Zexing Zhou, Jiyong Li, Qirong Tang, Wanli Zhang, and Gang Wang*. Investigation on the Mechanical Design and Manipulation Hydrodynamics for a Small Sized, Single body and Streamlined I-AUV. Ocean Engineering, Vol. 186, pp 1-13, ID: 106106, 2019.
      [50] Hai Huang, Qirong Tang, Jiyong Li, Wanli Zhang, Xuan Bao, Haitao Zhu, Gang Wang*. A Review on Underwater Autonomous Environmental Perception and Target Grasp, the Challenge of Robotic Organism Capture. Ocean Engineering, Vol. 195, pp 1-11, ID: 106644, 2020.
      [49] Qirong Tang*, Jie Li, Lingkai Zhang, Qingyan Zhao, Huaiwu Zou, Ning Li. Review of Compliant Capture with Space Manipulator (in Chinese). Aerospace Shanghai, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp 110-118, 2019.
      [48] Qirong Tang*, Zhenqiang Deng, Yinghao Li, and Di Chen. Trajectory Tracking Control of an Underwater Vehicle-manipulator System Based on Sliding Mode Control Method (in Chinese). Ship Science and Technology, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp 54-58, 2019.
      [47] Qirong Tang*, Yinghao Li, Zhenqiang Deng, Di Chen, Ruiqin Guo, and Hai Huang. Optimal Shape Design of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Based on Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization. Natural Computing, 10 pages, online published on Jan. 18, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11047-019-09729-7.
      [46] Qirong Tang*, Fangchao Yu, Yuan Zhang, and Jingtao Zhang. A Stigmergetic Method Based on Vector Pheromone for Target Search with Swarm Robots. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 22 pages, online published on Aug. 14, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/0952813X.2019.1653384 .
      [45] Qirong Tang*, Lu Ding, Fangchao Yu, Yuan Zhang, Yinghao Li, and Haibo Tu. Swarm Robots Search for Multiple Targets Based on An Improved Grouping Strategy. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp 1943–1950, 2018.
      [44] Qirong Tang*, Haibo Tu, Shun Wu, and Jie Li. Adaptive Control of a Manipulator with Flexible Joint Using PSO Optimization. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Dec. 12-15, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 642-647.
      [43] Qirong Tang*, Jingtao Zhang, Fangchao Yu, Yuan Zhang, and Zhongqun Zhang. A Resource Management Algorithm for Real-time Response of Mobile Ad hoc Cloud in Swarm Robotic System. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Dec. 12-15, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 1171-1176.
      [42] Hai Huang, Jiyong Li, Guocheng Zhang, Qirong Tang, and Lei Wan. Adaptive Recurrent Neural Network Motion Control for Observation Class Remotely Operated Vehicle Manipulator System with Modeling Uncertainty. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 1-16, 2018.
      [41] Henrik Ebel, Wei Luo, Fangchao Yu, Qirong Tang, and Peter Eberhard. Design and Experimental Validation of a Distributed Cooperative Transportation Scheme. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 12 pages.
      [40] Qirong Tang*, Lingkai Zhang, Ning Li, Huaiwu Zou, and Jie Li. Structure Design and Compliance Control of Serial-parallel Hybrid End-effector of Space Manipulator (in Chinese). Manned Spaceflight, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp 618-623, 2018.
      [39] Qirong Tang*, Yuan Zhang, Fangchao Yu, and Jingtao Zhang. An Obstacle Avoidance Method for Cooperative Transportation with Multiple Mobile Manipulators Based on Featherstone Algorithm. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Multibody Dynamics in Aerospace and Robotics Engineering, September 25-29, 2018, Beijing, China, pp 1-2.
      [38] Qirong Tang*, Yuan Zhang, Fangchao Yu, and Jingtao Zhang. An Obstacle Avoidance Approach Based on System Outlined Rectangle for Cooperative Transportation of Multiple Mobile Manipulators. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics, August 24-27, 2018, Shenyang, China, pp 533-538.
      [37] Yuan Zhang, Fangchao Yu, Jingtao Zhang, Zhipeng Xu, and Qirong Tang*. An Energy Minimized Obstacle Avoidance Method for Cooperative Transportation with Multiple Mobile Manipulators. Proceedings of the 9th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics, August 19-23, 2018, Xi’an, China, pp 1-2.
      [36] Wei Luo, Qirong Tang*, Changhong Fu, and Peter Eberhard. Deep-Sarsa Based Multi-UAV Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance in a Dynamic Environment. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, June 17–22, 2018, Shanghai, China. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Vol. 10942, pp 102-111.
      [35] Qirong Tang*, Yinghao Li, Zhenqiang Deng, Di Chen, Ruiqin Guo, and Hai Huang. Optimal Shape Design of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Based on Gene Expression Programming. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, June 17–22, 2018, Shanghai, China. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Vol. 10942, pp 132-141.
      [34] Qirong Tang*, Lu Ding, Jiaying Li, Yuan Zhang, and Fangchao Yu. A Stigmergy Based Aggregation Method for Swarm Robotic System. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017, Hawii, USA, pp 1-6.
      [33] Hongwei Mo, He Ou, Lifang Xu, Chaomin Luo, Qirong Tang, and Lu Ding. UAV Coverage Path Planning Algorithm for Bridge Detection. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017, Hawii, USA, pp 1863-1868.
      [32] Hai Huang, Qirong Tang (co-first author), Guocheng Zhang, Lei Wan, and Hongde Qin. A Novel Approach to Integrate Potential Field and Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Learning for the Formation Control of Multiple AUVs. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 12, pp 1-11, 2017.
      [31] Yang Li*, Qirong Tang, Qing Chang, and Michael Brundage. An Eventbased Analysis of Condition-based Maintenance Decision-making in Multistage Production Systems. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 55, No. 16, pp 4753–4764, 2017.
      [30] Qirong Tang*, Le Liang, Jianhua Xie, and Zhenqiang Deng. Task-priority Redundancy Resolution on Acceleration Level for Underwater Vehicle-manipulator System. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp 1-9, 2017.
      [29] Qirong Tang*, Fangchao Yu, Yuan Zhang, Lu Ding, and Peter Eberhard. A Stigmergy Based Search Method for Swarm Robots. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, July 27–August 1, 2017, Fukuoka, Japan. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10386, pp 199-209.
      [28] Qirong Tang*, Le Liang, Yinghao Li, Zhenqiang Deng, Yinan Guo, and Hai Huang. An Energy Minimized Solution for Solving Redundancy of Underwater Vehicle-manipulator System Based on Genetic Algorithm. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, July 27–August 1, 2017, Fukuoka, Japan. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10385, pp 394-401.
      [27] Hai Huang, Qirong Tang*, Hongwei Li, Le Liang, Weipo Li, and Yongjie Pang. Vehicle-Manipulator System Dynamic Modeling and Control for Underwater Autonomous Manipulation. Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp 125-147, 2017.
      [26] Jinyu Xu, Tiedong Zhang,Hai Huang*, Zexing Zou, and Qirong Tang. The Development on a Streamlined Underwater Vehicle for Autonomous Manipulation. In Proceedings of the IEEE Oceans 2017, June 19–22, 2017, Aberdeen, UK, pp 1-6.
      [25] Qiqi Zheng, Qirong Tang*, Lingkai Zhang, Jie Li, Zongwu Xie, Hong Liu. A Review to the Modelling and Analysis Methods of Space Manipulators (in Chinese). Manned Spaceflight, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp 82-97, 2017.
      [24] Qinpei Zhao, Zhengyu Liao, Jiangfeng Li, Yang Shi, and Qirong Tang. A Split Smart Swap Clustering for Clutter Problem in Web Mapping System. 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, to be held on October 13-16, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, pp 439-443.
      [23] Qirong Tang, Lei Zhang, Wei Luo, Lu Ding, Fangchao Yu, and Jian Zhang*. A Comparative Study of Biology-inspired Algorithms Applied to Swarm Robots Target Searching. In Y. Tan, Y. Shi, and L. Li (eds.), Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, June 25–30, 2016, Bali, Indonesia. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9713, pp 479–490.
      [22] Qirong Tang*, Fangchao Yu, and Lu Ding. A Grouping Method for Multiple Targets Search Using Swarm Robots. In Y. Tan, Y. Shi, and L. Li (eds.), Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, June 25–30, 2016, Bali, Indonesia. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9713, pp 470–478.
      [21] Werner Schiehlen and Qirong Tang. Dynamics and Control of a Robotic Lawn Mower. In Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, June 29-July 2, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
      [20] Qirong Tang and Werner Schiehlen. From Lawnmower Dynamics to Modeling, Simulation and Experiments of a Differentially Driven Robot. In M. Ceccarelli and V. A. Glazunov, editors, Advances on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators: Proceedings of the 20th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators (RoManSy 2014), June 23-26, 2014, Moscow, Russia. Collected in Series of Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol. 22, pp 365-374.
      [19] Hai Huang, Qirong Tang*, Yueming Li, Lei Wan, and Yongjie Pang. Dynamic Control and Disturbance Estimation of 3D Path-Following for the Observation Class Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2013, ID No. 604393, pp 11-26, 2013.
      [18] Hongwei Mo, Qirong Tang and Longlong Meng. Behavior-Based Fuzzy Control for Mobile Robot Navigation. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2013, ID No. 561451, pp 1-10, 2013.
      [17] Qirong Tang and Peter Eberhard. Cooperative Search by Combining Simulated and Real Robots in a Swarm under the View of Multibody System Dynamics. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2013, ID No. 284782, pp 1-11, 2013.
      [16] Qirong Tang and Peter Eberhard. Relative Observation for Multi-robot Collaborative Localization Based on Multi-source Signals. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp 571-591, 2014.
      [15] Hai Huang, Qirong Tang, Lei Wan, Dapeng Jiang, and Yongjie Pang. Adaptive Leader-follower Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Formation Strategy Under Acoustic Communication Condition. In 5th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, September 30-October 2, 2013, Hamburg, Germany.
      [14] Hongwei Mo, Zhidan Xu and Qirong Tang. Constrained Multi-objective Biogeography Optimization Algorithm for Robot Path Planning. In Y. Tan, Y. Shi, and H. Mo, editors, Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Proceedings of IC-SI' 2013. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7928, pp 323-329.
      [13] Lulu Gong and Qirong Tang. Comparison and Evaluation of Human Locomotion Traits with Different Prosthetic Feet Using Graphical Methods from Control Area. In Y. Tan, Y. Shi, and H. Mo, editors, Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, June 12-15, 2013, Harbin, China. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7929, pp 463-471.
      [12] Qirong Tang and Peter Eberhard. Mechanical PSO Aided by Extremum Seeking for Swarm Robots Cooperative Search. In Y. Tan, Y. Shi, and H. Mo, editors, Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, June 12-15, 2013, Harbin, China. Collected in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7928, pp 64-71.
      [11] Qirong Tang. Cooperative Search by Mixed Simulated and Real Robots in a Swarm Based on Mechanical Particle Swarm Optimization. Shaker Verlag (Press), Aachen, 2012.
      [10] Peter Eberhard and Qirong Tang. Sensor Data Fusion for the Localization and Position Control of One Kind of Omnidirectional Mobile Robots. In J. Gerstmayr and H. Gattringer, editors, Multibody System Dynamics, Robotics and Control, pp 45-73. Springer, Vienna, 2013.
      [9] Peter Eberhard and Qirong Tang. Bridging Particle Swarm Optimization and Swarm Robotics from a Multibody Point of View. In 83rd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2012), March 26-30, 2012, Darmstadt, Germany.
      [8] Qirong Tang and Peter Eberhard. Cooperative Motion of Swarm Mobile Robots Based on Particle Swarm Optimization and Multibody System Dynamics. Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp 179-193, 2011.
      [7] Peter Eberhard and Qirong Tang. Research on Cooperative Motion of Swarm Mobile Robots Based on PSO and Multibody Dynamics. In Colloquium of Advanced Application and Perspectives of Multibody System Dynamics (EUROMECH 515), July 13-16, 2010, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
      [6] Hai Huang, Li Jiang, Yongjie Pang, Shicai Shi, Qirong Tang, Dapeng Yang, and Hong Liu. Observer-based Dynamic Control of an Underactuated Hand. Advanced Robotics, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, pp 123-137, 2010.
      [5] Qirong Tang and Peter Eberhard. Modeling and Motion Planning for a Population of Mobile Robots. In Proceedings of the 18th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control (RoManSy 2010), pp 409-416, July 5-8, 2010, Udine, Italy.
      [4] Peter Eberhard and Qirong Tang. Particle Swarm Optimization Used for Mechanism Design and Guidance of Swarm Mobile Robots. In A. E. Olsson, editor, Particle Swarm Optimization: Theory, Techniques, and Applications, pp 193-225. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2011.
      [3] Qirong Tang and Peter Eberhard. A PSO-based Algorithm Designed for a Swarm of Mobile Robots. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp 483-498, 2011.
      [2] Qirong Tang, Li Jiang, Nan Li, Dapeng Yang, Hong Liu. Mechanism Research of Sensory Feedback for Prosthetic Hand (in Chinese). Transducer and Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp 72-75, 2008.
      [1] Qirong Tang, Li Jiang, Hong Liu. Research on Power Management System of Multi-DOF and EMG Based Prosthetic Hand (in Chinese). Machinery & Electronics, Vol. 187, pp 55-58, 2008.


  • Supervised Students
    • black: graduated / closed,   green: in progress,   red: expected
      [97] Feb. 2019 - Present Zihao Chen. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [96] Jan. 2019 - Present Xinyi Chen. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [95] Oct. 2018 - Present Zijian Ma. Multi-function Water Surface *** Cleaning Robot Based on *** (in Chinese). The Challenge Cup (Undergraduate science and technology innovation), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [94] Sep. 2018 - Present Roxanne MORIN. Motion Planning of Swarm Robots. Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University - Paris Institute of Technology. Shanghai, China. (International student, Sino-French joint training of double master's degree student)
      [93] Sep. 2018 - Present Yang Hong. Underwater Vehicles (in Chinese). Master of engineering thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [92] Sep. 2018 - Present Zhugang Chu. Robot Manipulator and Its Grasp Strategy (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [91] Sep. 2018 - Present Zhipeng Xu. Multi-robot Electronic Control System (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [90] Sep. 2018 - Present Pengjie Xu. Human-Multirobot Collaborative Control (Human-Robot Collaboration and Hybrid Intelligence) (in Chinese). Doctoral thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [89] Apr. 2018 - Present Yujie Wang. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [88] Apr. 2018 - Present Wei Dai. Program for undergraduates to join Lab. (Transfer to The Challenge Cup since Oct. 2018), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [87] Apr. 2018 - Present Tao Yang. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [86] Apr. 2018 - Present Shihai Yang. Program for undergraduates to join Lab. (Transfer to The Challenge Cup since Oct. 2018), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [85] Apr. 2018 - Present Lou Zhong. Program for undergraduates to join Lab. (Transfer to The Challenge Cup since Oct. 2018), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [84] Apr. 2018 - Present Kai Chen. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [83] Apr. 2018 - Present Jincheng Wang. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [82] Apr. 2018 - Present Beirui Yan. Program for undergraduates to join Lab. (Transfer to The Challenge Cup since Oct. 2018), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [81] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Yinqiang Zhang. Research on Target Tracking Method of UAV Based on Correlation Filter (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China. (co-supervised with Changhong Fu)
      [80] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Daoyu Li. Research on Target Tracking Method of UAV Based on Multiple-instance Learning (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China. (co-supervised with Changhong Fu, Tao Jiang)
      [79] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Lipeng Zhu. Design and Implementation of Swarm Robots Communication Network Based on Cloud Service (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [78] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Wencong Yu. Dynamic Analysis and Trajectory Planning of Underwater Vehicle-manipulator System (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [77] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Annan Tang. Design of Robot Manipulator Joint Controller Based on FPGA (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [76] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Xiang Liu. Structural Layout and Scheduling Design and Simulation of Nuclear Power Plant Waste Intelligent Sorting System (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [75] Nov. 2017 - Jun. 2018 Zhipeng Xu. Dynamic Target Search and Tracking of Swarm Robots Based on Stigmergy Mechanism (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [74] Sep. 2017 - Present Zhongqun Zhang. Structural Design and Motion Performance Analysis of Mobile Robots Facing Complex Terrain in the Field (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [73] Sep. 2017 - Present Qingyan Zhao. Research on Energy Optimization in Trajectory Planning and Control of Flexible-joint Manipulators (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [72] Sep. 2017 - Present Di Chen. Research on Visual Simulation of Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator System Offshore Operation (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [71] Sep. 2017 - Present Xue Hu. Research on Grasp Point Planning of Robot Manipulator Based on Visual-Tactile Fusion Perception (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [70] Sep. 2017 - Present Jingtao Zhang. Research on Dynamic Environment Collaborative Perception Based on Intelligent Swarm Robots (in Chinese). Doctoral thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [69] Sep. 2017 - Present Shun Wu. Compliant Grasp Technology for Myoelectric and Flexible Objects (in Chinese). Doctoral thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [68] Sep. 2017 - Present Wei Luo. Game Research on Swarm Robot. Doctoral thesis, Stuttgart University. Germany. (co-supervised with Prof. P. Eberhard)
      [67] May 2017 - Apr. 2018 Zijian Ma. A Robot for the Waters Golf Ball Automatic Catch Based on Multi-source Information (in Chinese). National College Students Innovation Project (Technological Innovation Topics for Undergraduates), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [66] Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2018 Kaixian Qu. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [65] Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2018 Zhe Liu. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [64] Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2018 Fuling Lin. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [63] Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2018 Zhiyu Yang. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [62] Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2018 Jiaxi Liu. Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [61] Nov. 2016 - Jun. 2017 Shun Wu. Design of Embedded Electronic Control System for Simple Humanoid Manipulator (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [60] Nov. 2016 - Jun. 2017 Xue Hu. Structural Design of Simple Humanoid Manipulator and Research on Single-finger Transmission (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [59] Nov. 2016 - Jun. 2017 Shikai Qiu. Design of Base Station Platform for Controllable Surveillance Based on Quadrotors (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [58] Nov. 2016 - Jun. 2017 Hexing Yang. Modeling and Computational Analysis of Flexible Manipulator for Large Space Manipulator (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [57] Nov. 2016 - Jun. 2017 Jiaying Li. Research on Target Search Method Based on Stigmergy Mechanism (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [56] Sep. 2016 - Present Haibo Tu. Research on the Embedded Control System of Robotic Manipulator (in Chinese). Doctoral thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [55] Sep. 2016 - Present Zhengqiang Deng. Underwater Vehicles (Robots) (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [54] Sep. 2016 - Present Yuan Zhang. Swarm Robotics (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [53] Sep. 2016 - Present Jie Li. Development of a Service-oriented Light-weight Manipulator and Its Control (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [52] Sep. 2016 - Present Yinghao Li. Underwater Vehicles (Robots) (in Chinese). Doctoral thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [51] Jun. 2016 - Jul. 2017 Yingnan Liu. Path Planning of Manipulator (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [50] Jun. 2016 - Nov. 2017 Lipeng Zhu. Development of Mini Mobile Robot (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [49] Jun. 2016 - Nov. 2017 Daoyu Li. Path Planning of Swarm Robots (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [48] Jun. 2016 - Nov. 2017 Zhipeng Xu. Research on the Methods of Swarm Robots Search Based on 'Stigmergy' (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [47] Apr. 2016 - May 2017 Hongxiang Chen. A Robot for the Waters Golf Ball Automatic Catch Based on Multi-source Information (in Chinese). National College Students Innovation Project (Technological Innovation Topics for Undergraduates), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [46] Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2018 Jingpei Wu. A Robot for the Waters Golf Ball Automatic Catch Based on Multi-source Information (in Chinese). National College Students Innovation Project (Technological Innovation Topics for Undergraduates), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [45] Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2018 Yiyong Sun. A Robot for the Waters Golf Ball Automatic Catch Based on Multi-source Information (in Chinese). National College Students Innovation Project (Technological Innovation Topics for Undergraduates), Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [44] Apr. 2016 - Nov. 2016 Jiaying Li. Car Carried Air Cleaning Robot Based on One Kind of Special Material (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [43] Apr. 2016 - Nov. 2016 Shun Wu. Embedded Electrical System Design of a Simple Humanoid Hand Effector (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [42] Apr. 2016 - Nov. 2016 Xue Hu. Mechanical System Design of a Simple Humanoid Hand Effector (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [41] Apr. 2016 - Nov. 2016 Shikai Qiu. Design of a Base Station on the PC for Controllable Monitoring Based on Quadrotors (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [40] Apr. 2016 - Sep. 2016 Daiying Zhang. Elastic Links Modelling and Computational Analysis of One Large-scale Robotic Manipulator (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [39] Oct. 2015 - Nov. 2016 Hexing Yang. Assistance to Develop the Prototype of Light-weight Manipulator (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [38] Oct. 2015 - Jun. 2016 Haibo Tu. Tracking and Monitoring of the Quadrotor Based on Monocular Vision (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [37] Oct. 2015 - Jun. 2016 Han Zhang. Rigid-flexible Multibody Modelling of Large-scale Space Manipulator and Analysis of Motion Characteristics (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [36] Oct. 2015 - Jun. 2016 Chenliang Wang. Process Planning and Coordinate Operation Simulation of Heterogeneous Multi-robot in Smart Factory (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [35] Oct. 2015 - Jun. 2016 Jie Li. Joint Transmission Design and Motion Control System Building of Multi-joint Light Weight Robot (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [34] Nov. 2015 - May 2016 Wei Luo. Multi-quadrotor Flying Control Based on Wireless Localization. Master thesis, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany--Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. (co-supervised with Prof. Eberhard)
      [33] Oct. 2015 - Jun. 2016 Zhongtian Cai. Assistance to Design the Light-weight Manipulator (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [32] Sep. 2015 - Mar. 2018 Lu Ding. Research and Develop of a Swarm of Bionic Mini Mobile Robots (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [31] Sep. 2015 - Mar. 2018 Lingkai Zhang. Rigid - flexible Coupling Multibody Dynamics Taking a Space Manipulator as the Testbed (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [30] Sep. 2015 - Present Fangchao Yu. Swarm Robotics (in Chinese). Doctoral thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [29] Sep. 2015 - Mar. 2018 Le Liang. Underwater Robotics (Vehicles) (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [28] Dec. 2014 - Sep. 2015 Han Zhang. Research on Space Manipulator (in Chinese). Program for undergraduates to join Lab., Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [27] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2016 Shanya Hu. 3D Printer for Architectural Materials (in Chinese). Technological innovation topics for undergraduates, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China. (co-supervised with Jing Li and Qianrong Yang)
      [26] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2016 Chongjian Yu. 3D Printer for Architectural Materials (in Chinese). Technological innovation topics for undergraduates, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China. (co-supervised with Jing Li and Qianrong Yang)
      [25] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2016 Yuanjie Wu. 3D Printer for Architectural Materials (in Chinese). Technological innovation topics for undergraduates, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China. (co-supervised with Jing Li and Qianrong Yang)
      [24] Dec. 2014 - Dec. 2016 Yuhang Li. 3D Printer for Architectural Materials (in Chinese). Technological innovation topics for undergraduates, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China. (co-supervised with Jing Li and Qianrong Yang)
      [23] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2015 Yingcong Zhong. Deduction of Equation of Rigid-Flexible Coupling Motion and Modelling of Large Space Manipulator (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [22] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2015 Chaojun Tang. Three Dimensional Modelling of Large Space Manipulator (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [21] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2015 Gongyao Chen. Three-Dimensional Modeling and Transmission Design of the Light-weight Robot (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [20] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2015 Yu Zhuang. Dynamic Analysis and Control of Multi-Rotor UAV (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [19] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2015 Lei Zhang. A Comparative Study of Biology Inspired Algorithms Applied to a Swarm of Mobile Robots (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [18] Dec. 2014 - Jun. 2015 Lu Ding. Research on Swarm Robots Searching for Multiple Targets Simultaneously (in Chinese). Bachelor thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [17] Sep. 2014 - Mar. 2017 Qiqi Zheng. Symbolic Modelling and Optimization of Large Space Manipulator Based on the Techniques of Rigid-flexible Coupled Multibody System (in Chinese). Master thesis, Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [16] Dec. 2013 - Sep. 2014 Haoliang Cai. Experiments and Scientific Work Assistant (Hiwi) at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [15] Oct. 2013 - Apr. 2014 Andreas Eitel. Cooperative Formation Control and Obstacle Avoidance for Multiple Mobile Robots. Diplomarbeit DIPL-MSC-212 , Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany. (co-supervised with Mrs. Alia Salah)
      [14] Nov. 2013 - Sep. 2014 Weiran Lin. Experiments and Scientific Work Assistant (Hiwi) at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [13] Nov. 2013 - Sep. 2014 Wei Luo. Experiments and Scientific Work Assistant (Hiwi) at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [12] Apr. 2013 - Nov. 2013 Wei Luo. Create a 3D Simulation Environment with Physical Engine for Verifying Robot Motions. Bachelor Thesis BSC-016, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [11] Apr. 2013 - Jan. 2014 Huiyuan Zhang. Mechanical Design, Analysis and Simulation of a Wheeled Mobile Robot. Bachelor Thesis BSC-015, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [10] Apr. 2013 - Jan. 2014 Weiran Lin. Building and Controlling of a Wheeled Mobile Robot. Bachelor Thesis BSC-017, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [9] Apr. 2013 - Oct. 2013 Abir Braham. Non-model Based Controls for Mobile Robot Source Searching with Consideration of Obstacle Avoidance. Diplomarbeit DIPL-MSC-202, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [8] Nov. 2012 - Sep. 2013 Kaiyu Yu. Swarm Robots Search for Multiple Targets. Diplomarbeit DIPL-MSC-201, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [7] Oct. 2011 - Sep. 2014 Alia Salah. Cooperative Control of Multiple Mobile Robots for Load Transportation. Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany. (co-supervised with Prof. Eberhard)
      [6] May 2011 - Apr. 2012 Ataulmunim Choudhry. An External Software PID Controller Design and Tuning for Robotino Mobile Robots. Student Thesis STUD-370, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [5] May 2011 - Apr. 2012 Rohail Munir. Odometry Error Propagation and Correction for One Kind of Omnidirectional Mobile Robots. Student Thesis STUD-369, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [4] May 2011 - Dec. 2011 Alexander Fröhlich. Modeling and Simulation of a Three-Wheeled Omnidirectional Mobile Robot. Student Thesis STUD-368, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [3] Nov. 2011 - Mar. 2013 Weiran Lin. Experiments and Scientific Work Assistant (Hiwi) at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [2] Nov. 2011 - Mar. 2013 Wei Luo. Experiments and Scientific Work Assistant (Hiwi) at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
      [1] Oct. 2010 - Aug. 2011 Junjie Luo. Experiments and Scientific Work Assistant (Hiwi) at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.


  • Presentations & Posters (Selected)
    • [70] 10.07.2016 The robots who introduce us to the space and underwater during these years. Invited talk given at the program of summer school of ‘Leading for Interests & Unlimited Motivation for Study’ for the high school students. JShanghai, China.
      [69] 25-30.06.2016 A Comparative Study of Biology-inspired Algorithms Applied to Swarm Robots Target Searching. Talk given at the IEEE International Conference on Swarm Intelligence. Bali, Indonesia.
      [68] 23.06.2016 Fundamentals of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Defense to the Tongji Top-notch English Course Construction. Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
      [66] 02.06.2016 The Situation of China’s Robotics and Mechatronics Field & Explore a Nice Way of Supports from the Experts of CGME. Talk given at the program of ‘Academic Seminars of CGME Group Visit Tongji’. Shanghai, China.
      [64] 24.05.2016 How to start and survive in front of ‘powerful’ institutions in the world for our robotics research (in Chinese)? Talk given at the program of ‘Academic Activities of School of Mechanical Engineering for the 109th AnniversaryCelebration of Tongji University’. Shanghai, China.
      [62] 30.04.2016 Where is the direction? Record my senior years as an undergraduate (in Chinese). Invited talk given at the program of ‘Accompanied Grow Up’ for the students major in Mechanical Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology. Harbin, China.
      [61] 27.04.2016 Our Researches on Robotics & Some Feelings/Difficulties as a Startup PI in China. One discussion talk given at the Pujiang Session of Scientists Monthly Forum of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality. Shanghai, China.
      [59] 20-22.04.2016 The Overdosed Situation and Survival Skills of the Enterprises on Robotics and Biomechatronics (in Chinese). Invited talk given at the program of ‘Business Mentors of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of P. R. China Went for the Tangshan Overseas Chinese High-Tech Venture Park’. Tangshan, China.
      [58] 12.04.2016 Advances of Robotic Theories and Techniques (in Chinese). Talk given at the seminar lecture of ‘Advances of Mechanical Engineering’, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [56] 01.04.2016 The Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System (in Chinese). Talk given to the visit group from the Service Center for Overseas High-level Talented Person of Jiading District of Shanghai. Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
      [54] 17.03.2016 Our Researches on Robotics & Some Feelings as a Startup PI in China. Invited talk given at the SUSTech Global Scientists Forum. South University of Science and Technology of China. Shenzhen, China.
      [53] 15.03.2016 Welcome Speech & RMB Lab. Introduction. International collaboration with TU Darmstadt, IMS-RMB Meeting with Breakthrough. Shanghai, China.
      [52] 18.01.2016 Brief Introduction of Tongji University and Its Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System (in Chinese). Talk given at the project negotiation at China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. Shenzhen, China.
      [50] 19.12.2015 Some Words Given Before the 2015 Status Seminar of RMB Lab. (in Chinese). Status Seminar of Laboratory of Robotics and Multibody System, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [49] 17.12.2015 Proposal and Some Tests of Robot for Architecture-oriented 3D Printing (in Chinese). Talk given at the China Construction Eighth Engineering Division. Corp. Ltd. Shanghai, China.
      [48] 01.12.2015 Robotics and Biomechatronics (in Chinese). Poster exhibited at the series of programs of ‘Made in China 2025, Experts of 1000 Plan & National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program’, at the special session of High-end Equipment-Making Future. Haimen, China.
      [47] 15.11.2015 Service Robots: Small Concept of Nowadays, Expected Big Service in the Near Future (in Chinese). Invited talk given at the Second International Conference on Robot and Intelligent Equipment. November 15, 2015, Dongguan, China.
      [46] 01.11.2015 Excerpted Proposal of Architecture 3D Printing by RMB Lab. of Tongji (in Chinese). Talk given at the China Construction Eighth Engineering Division. Corp. Ltd. Shanghai, China.
      [44] 19-20.09.2015 Development of a Service-oriented Multi-joint Light-weight Robotic Manipulator (in Chinese). Poster exhibited at the series of programs of ‘Made in China 2025, Experts of 1000 Plan & National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program’, at the special session of Intelligent Manufacturing-Robot Replace Human, Create Future. Kunshan, China.
      [43] 10-12.09.2015 Development of a Service-oriented Light-weight Robotic Manipulator (in Chinese). Poster exhibited at the program of ‘Experts of 1000 Plan Visit Zibo of Shandong Province & Innovation Projects Discussion’. Zibo, China.
      [42] 14.07.2015 Modular Design and Software Development for the Motion Control of a Multi-joint Lightweight Robot Manipulator (in Chinese). Talk given at the defense for a project to be sponsored by ‘Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities-Interdisciplinary Projects’. Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
      [41] 21.05.2015 Where is the direction? (in Chinese) Invited talk given at the lecture of 'Study Abroad (Germany)' for the Rhine Class of Tongji. Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
      [40] 15.05.2015 Differentially Driven Robot (DDR) (in Chinese). Talk given at the trial-lecture for new staff. Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
      [39] 13.05.2015 Researches and Current Constructions at RMB. Talk given at TRW – RMB (Tongji) Symposium on Simulation Technology and Robotics. Shanghai, China.
      [38] 06.05.2015 Research on the Key Fundamentals of Bio-inspired Theories and Its Applications for the Cooperative Control of Swarm Robots (in Chinese). Talk given at the defense of '2015 Pujiang Program'. Shanghai, China.
      [36] 11.11.2014 Defense Talk for the Exceptional Promotion of Ph.D. Supervisor (in Chinese). Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
      [35] 15.07.2014 Searching with Mobile Robots in a Swarm. Talk given at Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik (FVA) Work Group Meeting. Stuttgart, Germany.
      [34] 02.07.2014 Differentially Driven Robot (DDR), Course ‘Basis of Robotics’. Lecture given by online remotely to Xiamen University.
      [33] 02.07.2014 My Researches on Robotics & Mechatronics. Invited talk given by online remotely to Xiamen University.
      [32] 24.06.2014 Robots Formation Control. Status Seminar of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Bad Liebenzell, Germany.
      [31] 05.06.2014 A Short Seminar on Swarm Robotics and Intelligence. Talk given at School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. Shanghai, China.
      [30] 29.05.2014 Simulated and Real Robots in a Collaborative Swarm for Targets Searching. Invited talk given at South University of Science and Technology of China. Shenzhen, China.
      [29] 24.03.2014 Swarm Robotics and Intelligence. Video Presentation given to the School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University.
      [28] 13.12.2013 My Dream on Robotics. Remote Presentation given to the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University.
      [27] 05.12.2013 From Swarm Search to Swarm Formation. Project talk given at the 6th SimTech Status Seminar. Bad Boll, Germany.
      [26] 4-6.12.2013 Optimization-based Search Performed by Groups of Mechanical Robots: Part V - Instantialized Experiments (Real2). Poster at the 6th SimTech Status Seminar. Bad Boll, Germany.
      [25] 05.10.2013 Swarm Robots Cooperative Search and Its Key Technologies of Localization and Liberate Localization. Invited talk given at the Annual Meeting and Seminar of CGME. Stuttgart, Germany.
      [24] 16.07.2013 Part I: Cooperative Search by Mixed Simulated and Real Robots in a Swarm Based on Mechanical Particle Swarm Optimization; Part II: Other Researches on Robotics and Mechatronics; Part III: Plan of Following Research and Teaching. Invited talk given at the JIE seminar of Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, USA.
      [23] 21.06.2013 Swarm Intelligence, Optimization and Swarm Robotics. Invited talk given at the 7th ‘ME’ renowned lecturers forum (No. 9 session), School of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University. Shanghai, China.
      [22] 20.06.2013 Investigate on Simulated-Real Swarm Robots Cooperative Search from a Multibody Point of View. Talk given at the State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing, China.
      [21] 18.06.2013 A Robot Group Mixed with Simulated and Real Robots for Cooperative Search. Talk given at the College of Mechatronics, Harbin Institute of Technology, within the ‘Chunhui’ program supported by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China. Harbin, China.
      [20] 14.06.2013 Mechanical PSO Aided by Extremum Seeking for Swarm Robots Cooperative Search. The Fourth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (IC-SI’ 2013). Harbin, China.
      [19] 13.06.2013 Some of My Researches on Robotics. Talk given at Laboratory of Bionic Robot and Systems, Beijing Institute of Technology. Beijing, China.
      [18] 2013.06.11 Liberate Robot Navigation and Positioning. Status Seminar of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Bad Liebenzell, Germany.
      [17] 2012.12.5-7 Optimization-based Search Performed by Groups of Mechanical Robots: Part IV - Verification by Experiments. Poster at the 5th SimTech Status Seminar. Bad Boll, Germany.
      [16] 2012.09.27 Cooperative Search by Mixed Simulated and Real Robots in a Swarm Based on Mechanical Particle Swarm Optimization. Presentation as part of the Ph.D. Defense, University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany.
      [15] 2012.07.13 Position Control of Omnidirectional Mobile Robots for Cooperative Search. Sino-German Ph.D. students workshop held by University of Stuttgart, Tongji University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Shanghai, China.
      [14] 2012.06.12 Some Feelings to the Indoor Mobile Robots Positioning. Status Seminar of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Bad Liebenzell, Germany
      [13] 2011.11.21-23 Optimization-based Search Performed by Groups of Mechanical Robots: Part III - Position Control. Poster at the 4th SimTech Status Seminar. Bad Boll, Germany.
      [12] 2011.07.19 The Thief of Time - ResearchWork and Time Management. Status Seminar of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Hohenwart, Germany.
      [11] 2011.07.14-17 A System Level Hybrid Strategy for the Position Control of a Group of Robotino Robots. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Simulation Technology. Stuttgart, Germany.
      [10] 2010.12.8-10 Optimization-based Search Performed by Groups of Mechanical Robots: Part II - Simulation and Off-line Trajectory Tracking. Poster at the 3rd SimTech Status Seminar. Bad Boll, Germany.
      [9] 2010.10.15 Optimization and Swarm Robots. Dynamiktag of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany.
      [8] 2010.07.08 Modeling and Motion Planning for a Population of Mobile Robots. Talk given at the 18th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control. Udine, Italy.
      [7] 2010.06.30 Try to Deploy the Algorithm and Mechanism onto Real Robotino Robots. Status Seminar of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Hohenwart, Germany.
      [6] 2010.02.11 Research on Cooperative Motion of Swarm Mobile Robots Based on PSO and Multibody Dynamics. Bilateral TEMPUS. Split, Croatia.
      [5] 2009.12.1-3 Optimization-based Search Performed by Groups of Mechanical Robots: Part I - Modeling. Poster at the 2nd SimTech Status Seminar. Bad Herrenalb, Germany.
      [4] 2009.07.07 VL-ALPSO: A Swarm Intelligent Algorithm Designed for Swarm Mobile Robots-Design and Simulation. Status Seminar of Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. Hohenwart, Germany.
      [3] 2009.06.02 Introduction of My Researches in China and in Germany. Welcome Speech to the Visiting Journalists for Shanghai 2010 EXPO. Stuttgart, Germany.
      [2] 2008.07.01 Development of an Embedded Controller for Prosthetic Hand Based on Voice and Electromyography Signals (in Chinese). Presentation as part of the Master Defense, Harbin Institute of Technology. Harbin, China.
      [1] 2006.06.30 Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical Properties and Structural Optimization for a Hemispherical Resonator Gyroscope (in Chinese). Presentation as part of the Bachelor Defense, Harbin Institute of Technology. Harbin, China.