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Dr Zhibin Li

Lecturer in Robotics and Control

Research Interests

Complex behaviors for robots with human-comparable ability to move and manipulate through control theories, optimization and machine learning, with specialization in humanoid robotics.

Qualifications

2012, PhD in Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology and University of Genova.

2007, BEng (Distinction), Harbin Institute of Technology.

Biography

Dr Zhibin Li is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB), he had been with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) since 2009, where he obtained the joint PhD degree from IIT and University of Genova, worked as a post-doctoral researcher, and led the locomotion group inside the Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics Lab at the Department of Advanced Robotics, IIT. His past work focused on the development of a variety of balancing and dynamic walking control of humanoid robots. His current research in the ECR involves the control of dynamic behaviours of Valkyrie humanoid as well as other dynamical systems.

Research outputs

  1. Learning Whole-body Motor Skills for Humanoids

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Nonlinear Optimization using Discrete Variational Mechanics for Dynamic Maneuvers of a 3D One-Leg Hopper

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. Comparison Study of Nonlinear Optimization of Step Durations and Foot Placement for Dynamic Walking

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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