Dr Ketao Zhang


Research Group News

September 2022

Credit: Nature

Teams of bee-like drones are ready to 3D-print buildings

22 September 2022

"The homes and cities of the future could be built with the help of autonomous robots," says Queen Mary's Dr Ketao Zhang.  Researchers have created a team of drones that can print 3D constructions while they are flying. These flying robots can coordinate and make … [more]

October 2021

A graphical abstract for the paper content published on the cover of the issue.

New research published on Soft Matter by Chen Liu and Dr Ketao Zhang of Robotic Systems Group, in collaboration with Xi’an Jiaotong University (China), demonstrates a new type of variable stiffness artificial muscle.

14 October 2021

The soft robot requires variable stiffness technology, which shall be simplified and compliant with the robotic motion. As inspired by the principle of biological muscle, this paper designed a light and fully flexible artificial muscle which can be manufactured by 3D printing technology. With a voltage on, the artificial muscle … [more]

September 2020

Best Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism Paper award

Dr Ketao Zhang Honoured with Best Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism Paper Award of Parallel2020

11 September 2020

Dr Ketao Zhang's work on parallel robot mechanisms - that can change their structure and functionalities like "Transformers" - has been honoured with the Best Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism Paper of The 4th International Conference on Fundamental Issues, Applications and Future Research Directions for Parallel Mechanisms / Manipulators / Machines. The conference was … [more]

February 2020

The MEng group being congratulated by Dr Adrian Briggs (on the right)

Robot Hand Team Wins Top Prize at ILF

26 February 2020

A team of 4th year MEng students Jamie SENGUN, Ahmed DEIRI, Talha TAILOR, Kai PAGE & Mohammed KHAN who have been working on the "Soft 3D-printed Robotic Hand" project supervised by Dr Lorenzo Jamone & Dr Ketao Zhang won the best MEng group project prize at the Annual … [more]

September 2019

Welcome to the Robotic Systems Group

23 September 2019

From this week we have two PhD students joined the Mechanisms and Field Robotics research group of the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary University of London. Welcome, Navin and Zhujin!

December 2018

New PhD scholarship is now open, Deadline 31 Jan 2019

14 December 2018

QMUL fully funded PhD scholarship (UK/EU)(X1): Please find the details using the link below: https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/research/studentships/316/reconfigurable-mobile-robotic-manipulator-rm2