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Dr Ketao Zhang
BSc, PhD

Dr Zhang
Position: Lecturer in Robotics
Deputy for Research and Industrial Engagement,
Admissions tutor
- Mech Eng, Design and Robotics
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5183
Location: 115, Engineering, Mile End
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support hours:
Semester B
Friday, 13:00 - 14:00
TEAMS (see link below)
Websites: Robotic Systems Group
TEAMS link
Networks: ORCiD Google Scholar LinkedIn Twitter
Expertise: Dr Ketao Zhang's research interests include Screw Theory and Screw Algebra, Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics, Robotic Grasping and Manipulation, Biologically-inspired Robots, Aerial Robotics, Mobile Robot and Soft Robot Application. Current research themes in his group are 1) design, modelling and control systems of novel legged robots, 2) reconfigurable manipulators for physical interaction, 3) automated field robotic systems, 4) self-folding and morphable robot mechanisms.
Research keywords: Design theory of novel mechanisms, Kinematics and dynamics of multi-bodied systems, Reconfigurable robots, Multi-modal robotic systems, Morphable soft-bodied robots, Origami robots, Robotic grippers and manipulators, and Aerial robots.
SEMS Research Division:
Affiliations: Member of IEEE
Member of ASME

Brief Biography

Dr Ketao Zhang is a Lecturer in Robotics within the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Before his appointment at QMUL, he was a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial College London. He had been a leading postdoctoral researcher at the Multifingered Robotic Hand Lab of King's College London after completing a joint PhD programme between King's College London (UK) and Beijing Jiaotong University (China). His primary research interests are design theory of novel mechanisms, multi-modal robotic systems, robotic manipulators, morphable soft-bodied robots. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and international conference papers.