Dr. Zhibin Li is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB) in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. During 2013 to 2015, Dr Li participated in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals as part of the WALK-MAN DRC team, contributing to the control and development of a full-size humanoid robot WALK-MAN. Dr Li has rich experience in robot hardware platforms, and has built strong expertise in the areas of force & compliance control, optimisation of high-degree-of-freedom (DoF) robots, sampling-based motion planning, and machine learning for achieving dynamic motions and intelligent behaviour of high-DoF robots.
He is now the head of Advanced Robotics Lab in IPAB and his research focuses on a variety of control technologies involving robust control, optimisation and machine learning for solving challenging problems in dynamic motion control (manipulation, grasping, locomotion), and complex behaviours of mobile (wheeled & tracked) and legged robots (quadruped & humanoid).
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