Rongjie Kang
Kang Rongjie
Associate Professor
Email: rongjie.kang@gmail.com
Office: Room 102, Building 37
Phone: +86 22 27406136
 
Academic Experiences


  • 2013.5 – Present, Associate Professor
  • Tianjin University, China
  • 2010.9 – 2013.5, Post-doctor
  • Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology
  • 2009.9 –2010.8, Post-doctor
  • Laboratoire de Mécanique et Ingénieries, Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée
  • 2007.10 - 2008.4, Visiting student
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse, France

     
    Academic Qualifications

  • 2004.9 – 2009.8, M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University
  • 2000.9 - 2004.7, B.S. in Control and Electrical Engineering
  • School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University
     
    Journal papers


    [1]  R. Kang, D. Branson, T. Zheng, E. Guglielmino and D. Caldwell, “Design, modeling and control of a pneumatically actuated manipulator inspired by biological continuum structures”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 8: 036008, 2013.
    [2]  K. Nakajima, H. Hauser, R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, D. Caldwell and R. Pfeifer, “A Soft Body as a Reservoir: Case Studies in a Dynamic Model of Octopus-Inspired Soft Robotic Arm”, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7:91, 2013.
    [3]  T. Zheng, D. T. Branson, E. Guglielmino, R. Kang, G. A. Cerda, M. Cianchetti, M. Follador, I. S. Godage, D. G. Caldwell. “Comparison of an Octopus Inspired Continuum Arm Model and Prototype for Use in Underwater Robots”, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 5(2): 021004-1, 2013.
    [4]  R. Kang, D. T. Branson, E. Guglielmino, D. G. Caldwell. “Dynamic Modeling and Control of an Octopus Inspired Multiple Continuum Arm Robot”, Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 64: 1004-1016, 2012.
    [5]  R. Kang, H. Chanal, T. Bonnemains, S. Pateloup, D. Branson, P. Ray.“Learning the Forward Kinematics Behavior of a Hybrid Robot Employing Artificial Neural Networks”,Robotica, 30(5): 847-855, 2012.
    [6]  R. Kang, Z. Jiao, S. Wang.“Design and Simulation of Electro-hydrostatic Actuator with a Built-in Power Regulator”, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 22(6): 700-706, 2009.
    [7]  R. Kang, Z. Jiao, J. C. Mare, et al. “Nonlinear Block Diagram Model and Robust Control of Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator”. Hangkong Xuebao/Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica, 30(3): 518-525, 2009. (In Chinese, EI Compendex number: 20091612036342)
    [8]  R. Kang, Z. Jiao, S. Wang. Block Diagram Modeling and Control design of Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator. Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 35(3): 338-341, 2009.(In Chinese, EI Compendex number: 20091812064130)
    [9]  R. Kang, L. Chen, Z. Jiao. “Design and Simulation of Power Regulator Based Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator”. Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 36(1): 18-21, 2010.(In Chinese, EI Compendex number: 20101212786428)
    [10] S. Wu, R. Kang, J. Yu, et al. “Modeling of Voice Coil Motor Direct Drive Valve (VCM-DDV) and Nonlinear Compensation Based LQR Controller”. Journal ofBeijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 36(3): 342-345, 2010.(In Chinese, EI Compendex number: 20102112949826)
    [11] S. Wu, R. Kang, J. Yu, et al. “Application of Direct Drive Servo Valve (DDV) CFD in CAD/CAE Integrated Design”. Fluid Power Transmission & Control, (5): 34-36, 2008 (In Chinese)
    [12] R. Yue, S. Wang, Z. Jiao, R. Kang. “Design and performance simulation of a new type wheel with claws”. Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33(12): 1408-1411, 2007.(In Chinese, EI Compendex number: 20080711099511)
    [13] L. Bi, Z. Jiao, S. Fan, R. Kang. “Search Method for Design Knowledge Database Based on Ontology Mapping”. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, (10): 20-29, 2009.(In Chinese)

     
    Conference papers

    [1] R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, D. T. Branson, D. G. Caldwell, Kinematic Model and Inverse Control for Continuum Manipulators, 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA2013), pp. 1615-1620, 12-14th, June, Hangzhou, China, 2013.(EI)
    [2] R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, D. T. Branson, D. G. Caldwell, “Bio-inspired Crawling Locomotion of a Multi-Arm Octopus-Like Continuum System”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.145-150, 7-12th October, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2012. (EI)
    [3] R. Kang, D. T. Branson, E. Guglielmino, D. G. Caldwell. “Bio-inspired Dynamic Model for a Reconfigurable Multiple Continuum Arm Robot”, The Second ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, 9-11th July, Tianjin, China, 2012. (EI)
    [4] R. Kang, A. Kazakidi, E. Guglielmino, D. T. Branson, D. P. Tsakiris, J. A. Ekaterinaris, D. G. Caldwell. “Dynamic Model of a Hyper-redundant, Octopus-like Manipulator for Underwater Applications”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp.4054-4059, San Francisco, USA, 2011. (EI)
    [5] R. Kang, Z. Jiao, L. Chen, S. Wang. “On-line Identification Based Optimal Control Method”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Fluid Power and Mechatronics, pp. 50-55, Beijing, China, 2011.( EI)
    [6] R. Kang, H. Chanal, T. Bonnemains, S. Pateloup, P. Ray. “Forward Kinematics Model of Parallel Kinematics Machine Tool Using Neural Network”, Proceedings of IDMME - Virtual Concept, VC_P34: 1-7, Bordeaux, France, 2010. (This contribution has been published in the book “Research in Interactive Design”, Vol. 3, Chapter 3, pp. 69, produced by Springer)
    [7] R. Kang, Z. Jiao, S. Wu, Y. Shang, J. C. Mare. “The Nonlinear Accuracy Model of Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator”, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotics Automation and Mechatronics, pp. 107-111, Chengdu, China, 2008. (EI)
    [8] R. Kang, J. C. Mare, Z. Jiao. “Nonlinear Modeling and Control Design of Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator”, Proceedings of the 7th JFPS International Symposium on Fluid Power, pp. 665-670, Toyama, Japan, 2008.
    [9] K. Nakajima, H. Hauser, R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, D. G. Caldwell, R. Pfeifer, “Computing with a Muscular-Hydrostat System”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013), pp.1496-1503, 6-10th, May, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.
    [10] T. Zheng, I. S. Godage, D. T. Branson, R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, G.A.Medrano-Cerda, D. G. Caldwell, “Octopus Inspired Walking Robot: Design, Control and Experimental Validation”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2013), pp.808-813, 6-10th, May, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.
    [11] K. Nakajima, T. Li, R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, D. G. Caldwell, and Rolf Pfeifer, “Local Information Transfer in Soft Robotic Arm”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012), pp.1273-1280, Guangzhou, 2012.(EI)
    [12] D. T. Branson, R. Kang, E. Guglielmino, D. G. Caldwell. “Control Architecture for Robots With Continuum Arms Inspired by Octopus Vulgaris Neurophysiology”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5283-5288, St.Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2012. (EI)
    [13] T. Zheng, D. T. Branson, R. Kang, M. Cianchetti, E. Guglielmino, M. Follador, G. A. Cerda, I. S. Godage, D. G. Caldwell. “Dynamic Continuum Arm Model for Use with Underwater Robotic Manipulators Inspired by Octopus Vulgaris”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5289-5294, St.Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2012. (EI)
    [14] J. Kuwabara, K. Nakajima, R. Kang, D. T. Branson, E. Guglielmino, D. G. Caldwell, R. Pfeifer. “Timing-Based Control via Echo State Network for Soft Robotic Arm”, IEEE-INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, pp. 2943-2950, Brisbane Australia, 2012. (EI)
    [15] L. Chen, Z. Jiao, R. Kang, D. G. Caldwell. “Rotate-Vector Optimization and its Application to PID Controller Tuning”, International Conference on Industrial Control and Electronics Engineering (ICICEE), pp. 1366-1370, Xi'an China, 2012.(EI)
    [16] B. Zhang, Z. Jiao, R. Kang, S. Wu, P. Zhao. “The Application of Multipoint Rotate-vector Optimization Method on the On-line Identification Based Optimal Control (OIOC)”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Fluid Power and Mechatronics, pp. 926-929, Beijing, China, 2011. ( EI)
    [17] S. Wu, R. Burton, Z. Jiao, J. Yu, R. Kang. “Feasibility Study on the Use of a Voice Coil Motor Direct Drive Flow Rate Control Valve”, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, Part A, pp. 621-628, Hollywood, United States, 2009.(EI)
     
    Patents

  • Kang Rongjie, Jiao Zongxia, Wang Shaoping. A High Reliability Actuator with double processors embedded in one control unit, No. ZL200810115222.2
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    Projects

    2014.1-2017.12
  • Research on Actuation Design and Control Strategy for Bio-inspired Continuum Robots
  • --This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Project No.:51375329

    2010.9 – 2013.9
  • Modeling and Control Design for an Octopus-like Soft Body Robot
  • --This work was supported by the European Commission in the ICT-FET OCTOPUS Integrated Project, under grant agreement no. 231608.

    2009 - 2010
  • Kinematic Analysis of a Novel Parallel Machine Tool -- Exechon
  • --This work was supported by Auvergne Scientific Foundation.

    2007 - 2010
  • Tri-Redundancy Direct Drive Actuator
  • --This work was cooperated with Nanjing Electro-Hydraulic Research Institute, China
  • Research on Power-By-Wire Technology & Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator
  • --This work was cooperated with Xi’an Flight Automatic Control Research Institute, China

    2006 - 2008
  • Technical Improvement of 3 Axes Motion Simulator Produced by USA CGC Corp.
  • --This work was cooperated with China Aerospace Corporation Second Academy Institute
  • 300Nm Aerodynamics Electrical Load Simulator
  • --This work was cooperated with Xi’an Flight Automatic Control Research Institute, China

    2005 - 2006
  • Tri-Redundancy Digital Actuator Controller
  • --This work was cooperated Nanjing Electro-Hydraulic Research Institute
  • 1100Nm Multi-channel Aerodynamics Hydraulic Load Simulator
  • --This work was cooperated China Aerospace Corporation Second Academy Institute
     
    Research interests

  • Mechatronic systems, actuators and sensors 
  • soft-bodied robots and bio-inspired robots
  • Fluid power control and its applications

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