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 simulation / a human demonstrator. The research is funded by the EU CHRIST-ERA InDex project which is from 2019 to 2022.


  • July 2019: poster session at TAROS'2019


  • Y. Kuang, Lopes, Y.K., GroƟ, R.. Boundary Detection in a Swarm of Kilobots. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS). 2019


  • (2019 - 2022 est.) PhD in Computer Science, Aston University, United Kingdom
  • (2013 - 2014) MSc in Control Systems, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • (2007 - 2011) BSc in 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.