Keywords: {Robotics, Embedded Systems, Control Engineering, Industrial Automation}


I am current a PhD student at Aston University, UK. My research is focused on using state-of-the-art transfer learning and reinforcement learning to teach a robot manipulator with high-degree-of-freedom to learn complex skills from a human demonstrator. The research is funded by the EU CHRIST-ERA InDex project which lasts from 2019 to 2022.


  • (2019.07.03) Poster at TAROS 2019


  • Y. Kuang, Lopes, Y.K., GroƟ, R., Boundary Detection in a Swarm of Kilobots, TAROS, 2019


  • (2019 - Now) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science, Aston University, United Kingdom
  • (2013 - 2014) MSc in Engineering (MEng), Control Systems, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • (2007 - 2011) Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Automation, South China University of Technology, China

Professional Experience

Embedded Software Engineer, Nidec Control Techniques, 2016 - 2019

  • Work in the option module team. In charge of the software design and maintenance for field-bus communication (EtherCAT, CANopen) modules.

Embedded Software Engineer, Zhongshan Bella Sewing Machine, Co.Ltd., 2015

  • In charge of the software development for the motor control unit of the new sewing machine product, using STM32F0 MCUs and FOC SDK v4.0 library.

Assistant Software Engineer, China National Electric Apparatus Research Institute, 2011 - 2012

  • In charge of the delivery test and commissioning test of electric generator excitation equipment and electric braking equipment.
  • Assisted the software development of controllers and monitors with ARM Cortex-M3 processors and Siemens S7-300 PLC.