Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
BS, MS (Zhejiang Univ.), PhD (UPenn)
Address: Rm. 311, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building
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Professor Xu Yangsheng is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering. He studied in Engineering in Zhejiang University, China and received his BEng and MEng degrees in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He pursued further studies in University of Pennsylvania and received his PhD degree in 1989. He then worked on robotics research at Carnegie Mellon University from 1989 to 1997, and joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. He served as Department Chairman (1997-2004), Assistant to Vice-Chancellor (2006-2008), Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (2008-2011), Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President (2011-present), Director of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology, CAS/CUHK (2006-2010), and Associate Director of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS (2006-present).
Professor Xu's research includes space robotics, intelligent control and systems, and automatic learning. He has developed over 30 robotic systems and led over 30 projects funded by government and industries. More recently, he has been interested in service robotics, man-machine interface and intelligent hybrid electric vehicles. His research has resulted in over 300 publications including four monographs and one edited book. He was elected as Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of HKIE, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, and Corresponding Member of International Academy of Astronautics.
Professor Xu has actively participated in various professional activities. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation (1997-2000), Board Director of Hong Kong Productivity Council (2003-2006), Council member of Chinese Society of Automation (2002-present), Advisor of Chinese Hi-tech Program on Aerospace Committee (2004-2006), and Advisor of the Decision and Advisory Committee of Shenzhen Municipal Government (2008-present).Go top
SELECTED PAPERS(For a complete list of papers, please see the laboratory homepage)
(Listed here are only those funded recently in Hong Kong, awarded externally on a competitive basis, as Principle Investigator)
RGC Earmarked Grant, Intelligent Shoes for Human Monitoring, Identication, and Localization
RGC Earmarked Grant, Human Action Modeling for Surveillance
RGC Earmarked Grant, Wearable Robots as Mobile Devices for Communication and Interaction
RGC Earmarked Grant, Human Informed Control of Dynamically Stable Systems
RGC Earmarked Grant, Smart Wheelchair
RGC Earmarked Grant, A Single-wheel, Gyroscopically Stabilized Robot
RGC Earmarked Grant, Human Control Strategy Learning and Transfer
ITF Grant, Intelligent Omni-directional Hybrid Electric Vehicle
ITF Grant, Development of Networked Smart Toys
ITF Grant, Developing an Intelligent On-line Monitoring System for Metal Stamping Operations
ITF Grant, Development and Tech Transfer of Intelligent Electronic Toys
RGC Central Allocation Grant, Service Robotics
RGC CRC Grant, (with P.A. Heng and others), Virtual Reality, Visualization, and Imagine Research
RESEARCH PROJECTS(More complete information can be found in the laboratory homepage.)
|Intelligent Omni-Directional Hybrid Electric Vehicle|
We are developing an Intelligent Omni-Directional Hybrid Vehicles (IOHEV) based on the technologies of hybrid electric, 4-Wheel drive/4-Wheel steering system and intelligent electronics. It can be applied to solve the problem of energy and emission, to maximize the efficiency of driving and to provide safety driving.
|Space Robotics |
We have been developing some fundamental technologies for space robotics for many years and have made contributions in design, control, dynamics, modeling and real-time implementation of various space robotics systems.
|Single Wheel Robot|
We have developed a novel concept of mobile robot called Gyrover which is a single-wheel, gyroscopically stabilized robot, based on the principle of gyroscopic precession, as exhibited in stability of a rolling wheel.
Treebot is a tree-climbing robot that has high maneuverability on an irregular tree environment. It is able to reach many places on trees including branches that surpasses the state of the art tree climbing robots. Treebot can maneuver on a complex tree environment, but only five actuators are used in the mechanism. As a result, Treebot can keep in compact size and lightweight.
The omni-directional kart, named “OK-1”, is a hybrid electric vehicle with technology of omni-directional steering, which is designed and developed in the Advanced Robotics Laboratory. It is omni-directional, because it can make crab-like parallel translation and tornado-like rotation. Hence, parking becomes an easy manipulation for even a freshman of driving.
|Intelligent Glasses |
We are developing a novel concept of real-time wearable translating glasses, named intelligent glasses, which can realize real-time multilingual translation. It is useful to a tourist who does not know the local language.
|Human Control Strategy Learning and Transfer |
This research provides a framework for abstracting human skills so as to facilitate analysis of human control, to allow machines to learn from human partners in human-machine cooperation, and to transfer skill from human to human through learning human machine interfaces.
We have developed a sensor-integrated shoe-based information gathering platform. This platform can be used for applications such as motion-based control interface, gait recognition, human identification.