Geng Yang

Geng Yang
Zhejiang University | ZJU · School of Mechanical Engineering

PhD

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November 2016 - present
Zhejiang University
Position
  • Professor
June 2015 - November 2016
Fudan University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 2013 - April 2015
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (91)
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In the past decade, the global industry and research attentions on intelligent skin-like electronics have boosted their applications in diverse fields including human healthcare, Internet of Things, human–machine interfaces, artificial intelligence and soft robotics. Among them, flexible humidity sensors play a vital role in noncontact measurements...
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Soft electronics are comprised of stretchable and user-friendly components that mechanically conform to complex surfaces and epidermis, extending their applicability over commercial electronics. Vibration sensors that detect operation conditions of common motions generally rely on rigid materials or tedious fabrications. Here, a fully soft self-pow...
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More and more robot automation applications have changed to wireless communication, and network performance has a growing impact on robotic systems. This study proposes a hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulation methodology for connecting the simulated robot platform to real network devices. This project seeks to provide robotic engineers and research...
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Human–Robot Interaction In article number 2200050, Geng Yang and co‐workers implement the co‐design of deep learning algorithms and the tactile sensor. By utilizing deep neural networks (DNNs), the tactile sensor can effectively detect the location and magnitude of external force and recognize different touch modalities. Besides, a novel data augme...
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With the evolution of human-cyber-physical systems (HCPS), the relationships between human and machine evolved through different phases: from human-machine coexistence and human-machine interaction to human-machine cooperation and human-machine collaboration. Meanwhile, emerging technologies (e.g., digital twin) empower the industry and society wit...
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Robots equipped with bionic skins for enhancing the robot perception capability are increasingly deployed in wide applications ranging from healthcare to industry. Artificial intelligence algorithms that can provide bionic skins with efficient signal processing functions further accelerate the development of this trend. Inspired by the somatosensor...
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In this paper, we proposed HDT-driven HCPS to address the human’s needs and repurpose the roles of humans and machines – shifting from the technology-driven approach to a human-centric approach, where humans and the physical systems share own capabilities and intelligence. It features a new perspective on interactions between humans and physical sy...
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Operator is the most flexible and initiative element in manufacturing systems. The emerging information technologies empower rapid improvements of efficiency and quality in manufacturing systems, while also enhancing operators with diverse capabilities in perception, perception and control. In human-centric smart manufacturing era, the traditional...
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Driven by the demand to largely mitigate nosocomial infection problems in combating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the trend of developing technologies for teleoperation of medical assistive robots is emerging. However, traditional teleoperation of robots requires professional training and sophisticated manipulation, imposing a b...
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Sweat, as a biofluid with the potential for noninvasive collection, provides profound insights into human health conditions, because it contains various chemicals and information to be utilized for the monitoring of well-being, stress levels, exercise, and nutrition. Recently, wearable sweat sensors have been developed as a promising substitute to...
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Anterior Chamber Angle (ACA) assessment plays an important role for the diagnosis of glaucoma. Most of the existing techniques relied on Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) or Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT). We proposed a system for 360° overview of iridocorneal angle of anterior chamber (ICAAC) via Ultrasound...
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Multifunctional Sensor Sheet In article number 2100616, Kaichen Xu, Geng Yang, and colleagues propose a multifunctional sensor sheet that responds to both pressure and temperature stimuli. The pressure sensing function is expressed here by lightening, and the temperature sensing function is shown in the style of thermal image in rainbow colors. Thi...
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Collaborative robots along with skilled manpower offer flexible and intelligent services by combining the cognitive power of humans with robot’s flexibility in small-batch production. To realize this, collaborative robots are required to collaborate with humans in close range sharing the same workspace. In such a case, ensuring safe Human-Robot Col...
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Flexible multimodal sensors are an indispensable part of Internet of Things for human–machine interfaces, health monitoring, and soft robots. Despite tremendous research efforts dedicated to high sensitivity, flexibility, and multifunctionality, these merits are conventionally accompanied with sophisticated fabrications that hinder practical applic...
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The emerging applications of collaborative robots (cobots) are spilling out from product manufactories to service industries for human care, such as patient care for combating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and in-home care for coping with the aging society. There are urgent demands on equipping cobots with safe collaboration, imm...
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With the fourth revolution of healthcare, i.e., Healthcare 4.0, collaborative robotics is spilling out from traditional manufacturing and will blend into human living or working environments to deliver care services, especially telehealthcare. Because of the frequent and seamless interaction between robots and care recipients, it poses several chal...
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This paper elaborates a novel online full parameters estimation method for permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs). Usually only two parameters can be estimated using voltage functions in d-q frame due to the problem of rank deficiency. The - frame possesses the inherent advantage that full motor parameters can be estimated using voltage functi...
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Sensitive Robot Skin In article number 2000038, Geng Yang and co‐workers present a fluid‐driven soft robot skin with sensing and actuating function that is successfully applied to a collaborative robot. The two arms illustrated on the cover attempt to express the unintended human‐robot collision and the contact force sensing process of the CoboSkin...
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For controlling recent COVID-19 outbreaks around the world, many countries have implemented suppression and mitigation interventions. This work aims to conduct a feasibility study for accessing the effect of multiple interventions to control the COVID-19 breakouts in the UK and other European countries, accounting for balance of healthcare demand....
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This paper develops an improved hybrid field model (IHFM) to predict the on-load performance of interior permanent-magnet (IPM) motors considering both iron saturation and slotting effect. It combines the air-gap analytical model based on modified conformal mapping with the reluctance mesh method for stator and rotor. The reluctance mesh method can...
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The eleven papers presented in this special issue provide a snapshot of the latest advances in the field of enabling technologies in health engineering and health informatics for the new revolution of Healthcare 4.0, hoping to further enable, drive and accelerate the research, development, and application of key technologies into healthcare systems...
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Robot skin, as a key component to collect tactile information, plays an important role in human-robot interaction (HRI). Conventional robot skin is mainly made of rigid components and bendable films, which cannot provide a fully soft physical interface in HRI. In addition, the sensitivity of robot skin is still to be enhanced so that robot could pe...
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Flexible, material‐based, artificial muscles enable compliant and safe technologies for human–machine interaction devices and adaptive soft robots, yet there remain long‐term challenges in the development of artificial muscles capable of mimicking flexible, controllable, and multifunctional human activity. Inspired by human limb's activity strategy...
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Recent outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led a global pandemic cross the world. Most countries took two main interventions: suppression like immediate lockdown cities at epicenter or mitigation that slows down but not stopping epidemic for reducing peak healthcare demand. Both strategies have their apparent merits and limitations...
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In human–robot collaboration, the wrapping material on robots is not only required to have the sensing ability to adapt to the external environment but also need to have the function of cushioning the collision between human and robot. Herein, a fluid‐driven soft robot skin with sensing and actuating function is successfully applied to a collaborat...
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As a senile chronic, progressive and currently incurable disease, dementia has an enormous impact on society and life quality of the elderly. The development of teleoperation technology has changed the traditional way of care delivery and brought a variety of novel applications for dementia care. In this paper, a telerobotic system is presented whi...
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Powered by the technologies that have originated from manufacturing, the fourth revolution of healthcare technologies is happening (Healthcare 4.0). As an example of such revolution, new generation homecare robotic systems (HRS) based on the cyber-physical systems (CPS) with higher speed and more intelligent execution are emerging. In this article,...
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Conventional industrial robots are unable to guarantee the inherent safety when working together with humans due to the use of rigid components and the lack of force sensation. To enhance the safety of human-robot collaboration (HRC), the new collaborative robot skin (CoboSkin) with the features of softness, variable stiffness and sensitivity is de...
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Gait analysis is an important assessment tool for analyzing vital signals collected from individuals and for providing physical information of the human body, and it is emerging in a diverse range of application scenarios, such as disease diagnosis, fall prevention, rehabilitation, and human–robot interaction. Herein, a kind of surface processed co...
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With the paradigm shift from hospital-centric healthcare to home-centric healthcare in Healthcare 4.0, healthcare robotics has become one of the fastest growing fields of robotics. The combination of robot capabilities with human intelligence, for example, telerobotics for home care, is gradually showing promising potentials. In this paper, the Hom...
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Recent emergence of "micro-blogging" services has been driving Cyber-Physical-Social System (CPSS) as a hot topic in real world applications. How to efficiently detect and recognise spam and fake accounts becomes an important task where it requires analysis of micro-blog user behavior and prediction of their activity. This paper attempts to investi...
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The electronization demand of hydraulic systems is more and more urgent to improve the automation level of mobile machinery. The hydro-mechanical variable displacement pumps are being replaced increasingly by electronically controlled pumps to integrate flow control, power limitation and other functions flexibly. However, this paper discloses that...
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The pilot operated proportional directional valves (POPDVs) with a flow rate ranging from 100 to 1000 L/min are widely used in electro-hydraulic systems (EHSs). The deadzone of the pilot stage valve and its control compensation could significantly affect the position control performance for the main stage valve that could directly affect dynamics o...
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As an emerging research topic for Proximity Service (ProSe), automatic emotion recognition enables the machines to understand the emotional changes of human beings which can not only facilitate natural, effective, seamless, and advanced human-robot interaction (HRI) or human-computer interface (HCI), but also promote emotional health. Facial expres...
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Advances have been made in flexible and stretchable electronics, functional nanomaterials, and micro/nano manufacturing in recent years. These advances have accelerated the development of wearable sensors. Wearable sensors with excellent flexibility, stretchability, durability and sensitivity, shows attractive application prospects in the next gene...
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The interactions between paralyzed individuals with severe physical disabilities and smart infrastructure need to be facilitated, and the tongue–computer interface (TCI) provides an efficient and feasible solution. By attaching a permanent magnet (PM) on the apex of the tongue, the real-time tongue motion tracking can be switching to solve a nonlin...
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The expansion of nursing-care assistant robots in smart infrastructure has provided more applications for homecare services, which has raised new demands for smart and natural interaction between humans and robots. This article proposed an innovative hand motion trajectory (HMT) gesture recognition system based on background velocity features. Here...
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For industrial manufacturing, industrial robots are required to work together with human counterparts on certain special occasions, where human workers share their skills with robots. Intuitive human–robot interaction brings increasing safety challenges, which can be properly addressed by using sensor-based active control technology. In this articl...
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As a promising component for body sensor networks, the wearable sensors for hand gesture recognition have increasingly received great attention in recent years. By interpreting human intentions through hand gestures, the natural human-robot interaction can be realized in the smart home where the youth and the elderly can perform hand gestures to co...
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Electromyographic (EMG) signal is playing an important role on hand function training as a neuromuscular rehabilitation tool. Various pattern recognition algorithms (PRAs) have been compared and evaluated in previous research, and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) showed the higher offline accuracy for motion classification. However, it is rarely...
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Assistive Robot for HomeCare Equipped with Human-Robot Interaction Tech.
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Surface electromyography (sEMG) signal plays an important role in hand function recovery training. In this study, an IoT-enabled stroke rehabilitation system was introduced which was based on a smart wearable armband, machine learning algorithms, and a 3D printed dexterous robot hand. User comfort is one of the key issues which should be addressed...
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Personalized and pervasive healthcare devices help seamlessly integrate healthcare and wellness into the daily life, independent of time and space. Silicon Integrated Circuit (IC) has been used in many advanced healthcare applications due to the compact size and ultra-low power consumption. Meanwhile, printed electronics (PE) is considered as a pro...
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The arising of domestic robots in smart infrastructure has raised demands for intuitive and natural interaction between humans and robots. To address this problem, a wearable wrist-worn camera (WwwCam) is proposed in this paper. With the capability of recognizing human hand gestures in real-time, it enables services such as controlling mopping robo...
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Industry 4.0 is spilling out from manufacturing to healthcare. In this article, we provide a brief history and key enabling technologies of Industry 4.0, and its revolution in healthcare—Healthcare 4.0—and its reshaping of the landscape of the entire healthcare value chain. We discuss the shift in the system design paradigm from open, small, and si...
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Facial expressions are among behavioral signs of pain that can be employed as an entry point to develop an automatic human pain assessment tool. Such a tool can be an alternative to the self-report method and particularly serve patients who are unable to self-report like patients in the Intensive Care Unit and minors. In this paper, a wearable devi...