Dr Ketao Zhang


Research Group News

March 2024

MEng project presentation prize winners

Postgraduate students present research at ILF March 2024

18 March 2024

Our MEng and MSc students presented their Research Projects at the Industrial Liaison Forum on 6th March 2024. Our MEng students conduct team projects in their fourth year in groups of four to six students. Currently towards the end of their projects, they were able to present a mix of prototypes, … [more]

From top left: Onik Alam, Ines Fernandez Calderon and Abhishek Patel with Prof James Busfield and Dr Oliver Fenwick.

MSc Extended Research Project poster prize winners at ILF March 2024

17 March 2024

Our MSc students presented their Extended Research Projects at the Industrial Liaison Forum on 6th March 2024. Our MSc projects run from semester 1 through to August, so they are currently only about half-way through their projects. Nonetheless, they were able to give an excellent account of their work so far and … [more]

Chen Liu was presented with the award at the conference

Robotics student wins the Best Poster Presentation at the SoRo 2024

8 March 2024

Chen Liu, a final-year PhD student of the Robotic Systems Research group led by Dr Ketao Zhang, was awarded the Best Poster of the Medical Robot Conference, Conference of Mapping the Future of Soft Robotics for Healthcare (SoRo), in London on 26th and 27th February. Chen presented his recent work … [more]

September 2023

Gabriele Giudici testing touch feedback based telemanipulation

Success of Queen Mary researchers and students at TAROS 2023 - the UK Robotics Conference

22 September 2023

On September 13-15, 2023 the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary University of London (ARQ) traveled to Cambridge, UK to present their research at TAROS 2023 - the UK oldest robotics and autonomous systems conference. ARQ was represented by multiple research papers and posters at TAROS 2023. Gabriele Gudici's work was selected … [more]

July 2023

Self-sensing electric artificial muscles with variable stiffness

Revolutionary Self-Sensing Electric Artificial Muscles

11 July 2023

In a study published recently in Advanced Intelligent Systems researchers from Queen Mary University of London have made significant advancements in the field of bionics with the development of a new type of electric variable-stiffness artificial muscle that possesses self-sensing capabilities. This innovative technology has the potential to revolutionize soft … [more]

June 2023

Kaspar leading the robot parade at IEEE ICRA 2023

Professor Kaspar Althoefer co-chairs the prestigious IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2023

16 June 2023

The largest and most prestigious conference on robotics, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2023 (ICRA) was held in the ExCeL centre, London, May 29 - June 2, 2023. The conference was co-organised by the Centre of Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary (ARQ) and was co-chaired by Professor Kaspar Althoefer, SEMS academic and … [more]

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]

April 2021

Afra Pasha presenting her winning poster at the ILF.

Industrial Liaison Forum #4 Prize Winners Announced

21 April 2021

The fourth Industrial Liaison Forum (ILF#4) took place online on 21 April 2021. ILF#4 was the 3rd year undergraduate Project Showcase. We had invited 35 students to present their project posters. The event attended by more than 170 visitors at the peak including several of our Industrial Advisory Board Members, potential new students and … [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