Prof. Danwei Wang
Prof. Danwei Wang is leading the autonomous mobile robotics research group. He received his Ph.D and MSE degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1989 and 1984, respectively. He received his B.E degree from the South China University of Technology, China in 1982. Since 1989, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, he is professor and the co-director of the ST Engineering – NTU Corporate Laboratory. He is a senator in NTU Academics Council. He has served as general chairman, technical chairman and various positions in international conferences, such as International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (CARCVs) and IROS conferences. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics and served as an associate editor of Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society from 1998 to 2005. He was a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany. His research interests include robotics, control theory and applications.
Namal graduated with a B.Sc. (Computer Science & Engineering) from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2009 and with a Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University in 2015. During his Ph.D. he worked on developing algorithms for improving 2D exploration algorithms that uses the frontier heuristic. He’s currently researching the development of efficient algorithms for UGV and UAV exploration in 3D environments, multi-robot collaborative exploration in such environments, 3D perception for navigation of mobile robots and 3D path planning for UAVs.
Ehsan is a research fellow in the school of EEE of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, who received his PhD in 2018 from the same school. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering (Control systems) in 2006 and his MSc of Mechatronics in 2009 with first class honors. Ehsan has participated in many International robotic competitions and has won number of technical and innovation awards for design and development of search and rescue robots in Germany, Japan, and China. He has been the founder of two companies in which industrial robots and machineries were designed and developed for gold industry, construction industry, plastic injection molding, and Aluminum die-casting. His recent research focus is on place detection and recognition through non-feature-based methodologies, and object detection in outdoor and industrial environment through geometric techniques.
Jan received the M.Sc. degree in Systems and Control from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2011, and his Ph.D. degree in Robotics at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 2017. Between 2012 and 2017, he was a Robotics Research Engineer at the Telerobotics and Haptics lab, with the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency (ESA), the Netherlands, working on METERON and HAPTICS spaceflight robotic technology demonstration projects. Currently, Jan is a Research Fellow with the ST Engineering – NTU Corporate Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he develops novel control methods for safe teleoperation of a fleet of mobile robots.
Yuanzhe received the B.Eng. degree from the Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2010, and the M.Eng. degree from the Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. student with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was with Richo Software Research Center (Beijing) as an intern researcher. His current research interests include motion planning and control of mobile robotics, multi-robot coordination, collision avoidance and human-robot interaction.
Yufeng received his B.E. degree in automation from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 2014. He is currently a Ph.D. student with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include multi-robot information fusion, multi-robot coordination and probabilistic reasoning.
Chule received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2014. He received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Control and Automation from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2015. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include multimodal perception, probabilistic reasoning and intelligent decision making for autonomous system.
Jun is a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before joining NTU, he received the M.Eng., in Mechatronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), with the innovation team of HUSTGET, in Wuhan, China, 2015. Before that, he obtained the B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from HUST in 2012, and participated in the robot contest ABU ROBOCON 2012 in the same year. Currently, his research focuses on place recognition and localization, and multi-sensor calibration.
Mingxing has received his B.Eng. degree of Automation and M.Sc. degree of Computer Control and Automation from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 2015 and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2016 respectively. After working as a Research Associate in NTU for more than one year, he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. in School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. And his research focuses on the Robot Learning, and Reinforcement Learning applications in autonomous system.