Research Associate



Imperial College London
White City Campus
W12 0BZ London, UK
Office: 416 UREN - Sir Michael Uren Building

PhD in Robotics, Nanayang Technologcial University, Singapore
MSc in Manufacturing Engineering, Nanyang Technologcial University, Singapore
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Soutwest University, China

About me

 I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in Human Robotics Group, at the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, U.K.  Through my current position in HRG, I am researching deveoping hand-free interfaces to control supernumerary robotic limbs,  human motion augmentation, and three-hand surgery within the EU Horizon 2020 framework project of NIMA.  I completed Ph.D. study at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with a focus on development of intuitive human-machine interface for robotic surgery. Prior to the PhD study, she received the M.Sc. degree in manufacturing systems and engineering in 2016 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My current research interests include human–machine interaction and medical robotics.

Selected publications

Y. Huang, W. Lai, L. Cao, J. Liu, X. Li, E. Burdet, and S. J. Phee, ``A Three-limb teleoperated robotic system with foot control for flexible endoscopic surgery,''  Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2021.
Y. Huang, J. Eden, L. Cao, E. Burdet, and S. J. Phee, ``Tri-manipulation: An evaluation of human performance in 3-handed teleoperation,''  IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics Bionics, vol.2, no.4, pp.545-548, 2020.
Y. Huang, W. Lai, L. Cao, E. Burdet, and S. J. Phee, ``Design and evaluation of a foot-controlled robotic system for endoscopic surgery,''  IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol.6, no.2, pp. 2469-2476, 2021.
Y. Huang, E. Burdet, L. Cao, P. T. Phan, A. M. H. Tiong and S. J. Phee, ``A subject-specific four-degree-of-freedom foot interface to control a surgical robot,'' IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol.25, no.2, pp.951-963, 2020.