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Hongqiang Wang

Assistant Professor

Research Direction:
novel actuators, medical robots, flexible robots, microrobots
E-mail:
wanghq6@sustech.edu.cn
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Hongqiang Wang
Personal website: hongqiang-wang.com
 
Dr. Hongqiang Wang received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. From 2011, he started his PhD study at Advanced Mechatronics Lab in Precision Engineering Department of the University of Tokyo, focusing on the design and analyses on electrostatic film actuators and electroadhesion and their application to climbing robots. Then, he was a Research Fellow supervised by Prof. Hongliang Ren in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and SINAPSE, National University of Singapore, working on flexible manipulators. Since October 2015, he has been a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
 
Research Interest:
◆ Novel flexible actuation, impulsive actuation, and micro actuation
◆ Micro robot
◆ Medical robot
◆ Bioinspired robot

Employment:
◆ 09/2018 till now    Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.
◆ 10/2015 - 09/2018     Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
◆ 06/2015 – 10/2015    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and SINAPSE, National University of Singapore.

Education:
◆ 10/2011 - 06/2015        Ph.D. in Precision Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
◆ 09/2008-06/2011          M.S. in Mechatronics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
◆ 09/2004-06/2008          B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Selected publications:
- A biologically inspired, flapping wing, hybrid aerial-aquatic microrobot
Yufeng Chen*, Hongqiang Wang, Elizabeth Farrell Helbling , Noah Jafferis , Raphael Zufferey4, Aaron Ong, Kevin Ma , Nicholas Gravish5, Pakpong Chirarattananon3, Mirko Kovac4, & Robert J. Wood*, Science Robotics, 2 (11), eaao5619.
 
- A Thin and Flexible Fully-electrostatic Inchworm Climbing Robot on a Vertical Surface
Hongqiang WANG, Akio Yamamoto, IEEE Transaction on robotics, 2017
 
- A Crawler Climbing Robot Integrating Electroadhesion and Electrostatic Actuation
Hongqiang Wang, Akio Yamamoto and Toshiro Higuchi. International Journal of Advanced Robotic System 2014, 11:191.
 
- Motion Planning based on Learning from Demonstration for Multiple-Segment Flexible Robots Actuated by Electroactive Polymers
Hongqiang WANG, JIE CHEN, Henry Y.K. Lau, Hongliang Ren, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1), 391-398.
 
- Electrostatic-motor-driven Electroadhesive Robot
Hongqiang Wang, Akio Yamamoto, Higuchi T. 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE, 2012, pp. 914-919.
 
- A Thin Electroadhesive Inchworm Climbing Robot Driven by an Electrostatic Film Actuator for Inspection in A Narrow Gap
Hongqiang Wang, Akio Yamamoto. 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), IEEE, 2013, pp. 1-6.
 
- Peel force of Electrostatic Adhesion in Crawler-type Electrostatic Climbing Robots
Hongqiang Wang, Akio Yamamoto, 8th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechnics (APSAEM), 2014, pp. 154-155