Dr Fan Zhang is a Research Associate in the Personal Robotics Lab, Imperial College London, from Jan 2021. He received Ph.D. degree also from Imperial College London (Personal Robotics Lab, advised by Prof. Yiannis Demirisin Feb 2021, with the thesis topic: "Perception and Manipulation for Robot-Assisted Dressing". He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from State Key Laboratory of Robotics and SystemHarbin Institute of Technology, China. 

He is currently working for the D-RISK project funded by Innovate UK, in which he develops human pose estimation methods for mobile robotics and autonomous vehicles. He is also working on robot-assisted dressing for impaired patients.

His research interests cover many aspects of learning algorithms applied to assistive robotics and autonomous vehicles, including perception and manipulation, sim2real transfer learning, reinforcement learning, human pose estimation, among other.

More information about Fan Zhang can be found on his personal web page.

More information about personalized robot-assisted dressing can be found here. We also have a recorded talk at IET event Human Motion Analysis for Healthcare Applications. The research has been reported by Bloomberg, The Times.



→ Zhang F, Cully A, Demiris Y (2019). Probabilistic Real-Time User Posture Tracking for Personalized Robot-Assisted Dressing. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 35.4: 873-888.


Zhang F, Demiris Y (2020). Learning Grasping Points for Garment Manipulation in Robot-Assisted Dressing. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020).

→ Zhang F, Cully A, Demiris Y (2017). Personalized Robot-Assisted Dressing using User Modeling in Latent SpacesInternational Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017),  pp: 3603-3610.

→ Zhang F, Yan Z, Du Z (2017). Preoperative Planning for the Multi-arm Surgical Robot using PSO-GP-based Performance OptimizationInternational Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), pp: 4208-4214.

→ Zhang F, Su Y, Zhang X, Dong W, Du Z (2015). An under-actuated manipulation controller based on Workspace Analysis and Gaussian Processes. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), pp: 5629-5635.