Tao Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor of Control Science and Engineering
Chair of Executive Board

Department of Automation, Tsinghua University Beijing 100084, China
Tel: +86 (10) 6279 7629    Fax: +86 (10) 6278 6911
Email: taozhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Education background

Ph.D. in Advanced Systems Control, Saga University, Saga, Japan, 2002

Ph.D. in Control Science and Engineering, Beijing, Tsinghua University, China, 1999

M.S. in Control Science and Engineering, Beijing, Tsinghua University, China, 1995

B.S. in Automatic Control, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1993

Experience

Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2016-2016

Professor, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2012-

Associate Professor, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2006-2012

Researcher, Division of Intelligent Systems, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan, 2003-2006

Research & Teaching Assistant, lecturer, Visiting Associate Professor,  Department of Advanced Systems Control Engineering, Saga University, Saga, Japan, 1999-2003

Visiting Researcher, Institute of Communication Networks, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany, 1997-1998

Research & Teaching Assistant, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1995-1999

Concurrent Academic

Nonlinear System Control Theory and Application;
Intelligent Control of Robot;
Micro-satellite Engineering;
Fault Diagnosis and Reliability Analysis;
Signal Processing

Social service

IEEE Senior Member, 2011-;
IFAC Robotics Technical Committee Member, 2012-;
Representative of IEICE Beijing Section, 2011-2015;
International Program Committee of the International Symposium of Artificial Life and Robotics, 2007-,

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

National 973 Basic Research Program of China
National 863 Hi-tech Research and Development Program of China
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Aeronautical Science Foundation of China
Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars

Honors And Awards

Best paper award of the 14th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics
IEEE Senior Member, 2011-

Academic Achievement

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
Books & Book Chapters
[1] Tao Zhang, Introduction to Robot – Second Edition, Mechanical Industry Press, 2017. (in Chinese)

[2] Haitao Song, Tao Zhang, et al, Integration of aircraft guidance and control technology, National Defense Industry Press, 2017. (in chinese)

[3] Tao Zhang, et al, Science and Technology and Social Development, Tsinghua University Press,2016. (in chinese)

[4] Tao Zhang, et al, Advances in space guidance, navigation and control, National Defense Industry Press, 2016.(in chinese)

[5] Tao Zhang (Authors of Japanese version: Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Goto and Nobuhiro Kyura). Mechatronic Servo System Control: Problems in Industries and their Theoretical Solutions (English version). Tsinghua University Press,2012.(in chinese)

[6] Tao Zhang, Xiaohan Li, Yi Zhu, Xiaqin Li, Song Chen, Introduction to Modern Robotics, iConcept Press, pp.183-204, 2011.

[7] Tao Zhang, Xiaqin Li, Yi Zhu, Song Chen, Yu Cheng, Jinyan Song, Multi-Robot Systems --- Trends and Development, InTech Press, pp.21-32, 2011.

[8] Tao Zhang, Introduction to Robot, Mechanical Industry Press, 2010. (in Chinese)

[9] Tao Zhang, Chen Chen, Masatoshi Nakamura, Emerging Technologies, Robotics and Control Systems. Internationalsar, pp.230-235, 2009.

[10] Tao Zhang, Multimedia Technology and Virtual Reality, Tsinghua University Press, 2008. (in Chinese)

[11] Tao Zhang, Christophe Agueitaz, Yun Yuan, Haruki Ueno. Recent Advances in Multi-Robot Systems. I-Tech Education and Publishing,pp.291-302, 2008

[12] T. Zhang, V. Ampornaramveth and H. Ueno. Industrial Robotics: Theory, Modelling & Control. PIV pro literature Verlag Robert Mayer-Scholz,pp.677-692, 2007

[13] Tao Zhang (Authors of Japanese version: Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Goto and Nobuhiro Kyura). Mechatronic Servo System Control: Problems in Industries and their Theoretical Solutions (English version). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg,2004


Journal Papers
[14] Song Haitao, Zhang Tao, “Fast Robust Integrated Guidance and Control Design of Interceptors”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol.24, No.1, pp.349-356, 2016.

[15] Gao Xiang, Zhang Tao, “Robust RGB-D Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Planar Point Features”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol.72, pp.1-14, 2015.

[16] Zhang Chen, Bin Liang, Tao Zhang, Bo Zhang, and Haitao Song, “An Adaptive Force Reflection Scheme for Bilateral Teleoperation”, Robotica, Vol.33, No.7, pp.1471-1490, 2015.

[17] Song Haitao, Zhang Tao, Zhang Guo-liang, Lu Chang-jie, “Integrated Interceptor Guidance and Control with Prescribed Performance”, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol.25, No.16, pp.3179-3194, 2015.

[18] Yifeng Li, Jijiang Yang, Lihui Zhang, Tao Zhang, Luo Deng, Bei Wang,“Research of EEG change feature under plus Gz acceleration”, Computers in Industriy, Vol.70, pp.144-152, 2015.

[19] Song Haitao, Zhang Tao, Zhang Guo-liang, Lu Chang-jie, “Integrated interceptor guidance and control with prescribed performance”, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2014. (in press)

[20] Haoyin Zhou, Tao Zhang, Weining Lu, “Vision-Based Pose Estimation from Points with unknown Correspondences”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol.23, No.8, pp.3468-3477, 2014.

[21] Haoyin Zhou, Tao Zhang, “A Vision-Based Navigation Approach with Multiple Radial Shape Marks for Indoor Aircrafts Locating”, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Vol.17, No.1, pp.76-84, 2014.

[22] Meng, Q, Zhang, T, He, JF, Song, JY, Yuan, CY, “Fault-tolerant control of uncertain Stewart platform under loss of actuator effectiveness”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C-Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol.228, No.8, pp.1286-1298, 2014.

[23] Huang, LW, Shuai, P, Liang, B, Zhang, T, Zhang, CH, “Synchronizing of Multiple Time-of-Arrivals for Pulsar-Based Navigation”, Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Vol.57, No.1, pp.31-39,  2014.

[24] Haitao Song, Tao Zhang, Guoliang Zhang, Changjie Lu, “Robust dynamic surface control of nonlinear systems with prescribed performance”, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol.76, No.1, pp.599-608, 2014.

[25] Haitao Song, Tao Zhang, Guoliang Zhang, “L1 adaptive state feedback controller for three-dimensional integrated guidance and control of interceptor”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.228, No.10, pp.1693-1701, 2014.

[26] Yifeng Li, Tao Zhang*, Luo Deng, Bei Wang,“Acquisition technology research of EEG and related physiological signals under +Gz acceleration”, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol.183, No.2, pp.187-197, 2014.

[27] Qiang Meng, Tao Zhang, Xiang Gao, Jing-yan Song,“Adaptive sliding mode fault-tolerant control of the uncertain stewart platform based on offline multibody dynamics”, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol.19, No.3, pp.882-894, 2014.

[28] Qiang Meng, Tao Zhang, Dachuan Li, Jing-yan Song,“Fault Tolerant Attitude Control for Flexible Satellite with Uncertainties and Actuator Saturation”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol.10, 2013.

[29] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Xiaqin Li “A hybrid navigation strategy for mobile robots”, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.29, No. 4, pp.129-141, 2013.

[30] Qiang Meng, Tao Zhang, Jing-yan Song,“Modified model-based fault tolerant time-varying attitude tracking control of uncertain flexible satellites”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.227, No.11, pp.1827-1841, 2013.

[31] Zhang Chen, Xueqian Wang, Bin Liang, Tao Zhang, “ Bilateral Teleoperation in Cartesian Space With Time-Varying Delay”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol.9, 2012.

[32] L.W. Huang, B. Liang and T. Zhang, “Pulse Phase and Doppler Frequency Estimation of X-ray Pulsars under Conditions of Spacecraft and Binary Motion and its Application in Navigation”, Sci. China Ser. G-Phys. Mech. Astron. Vol.56, No. 4, pp.848-858, 2013.

[33] Li-Hui Geng, De-Yun Xiao, Tao Zhang, and Jing-Yan Song, “Robust control oriented identification of errors-in-variables models based on normalised coprime factors”, International Journal of Systems Science, 43(9), pp.1741-1752, 2012.

[34] Huang Liangwei, Liang Bin, Zhang Tao, Zhang CaiHong, “Navigation using binary pulsars”, Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 55(3), pp.527–539, 2012.

[35] Tao Zhang, Motomiki Uchida, and Masatoshi Nakamura, “A hybrid control approach to nonlinear plant stabilization, suppression of disturbance, and compensation of deviation errors”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20(3), pp.808-816, 2012.

[36] Qiang MENG, Tao ZHANG, Jing-feng HE, Jing-yan SONG, “Improved model-based control of a six-degree-of-freedom stewart platform driven by permanent magnet synchronous motors”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, 39(1), pp.47-56, 2012.

[37] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Xiaqin Li “A new hybrid navigation algorithm for mobile robots in environments with incomplete knowledge”, Knowledge-based Systems, 27, pp.302–313, 2012.

[38] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, “A New Bug-type Navigation Algorithm for Mobile Robots in Unknown Environments Containing Moving Obstacles”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, 39(1), pp.27–39, 2012.

[39] Jun Yang, Bing Liang, Tao Zhang and Jingyan Song, “A novel systematic error compensation algorithm based on least squares support vector regression for star sensor image centroid estimation”, Sensor, 11(8), pp.7341-7363, 2011.

[40] Li-Hui Geng, De-Yun Xiao, Tao Zhang, and Jing-Yan Song, “Worst-case identification of errors-in-variables models in closed loop”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 56(4), pp.762-771, 2011.

[41] Li-Hui Geng, De-Yun Xiao, Tao Zhang, Jing-Yan Song, and Y.Q.Chen, “L-2-optimal identification of errors-in-variables models based on normalised coprime factors”, IET Control Theory and Applications, 5(11), pp.1235-1242, 2011.

[42] Qiang MENG, Tao ZHANG, Jing-feng HE, Jing-yan SONG, Jun-wei HAN, “Dynamic modeling of a 6-degree-of-freedom Stewart platform driven by a permanent magnet synchronous motor”, Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C,11(10), pp.751-761, 2010.

[43] Tao Zhang, Yi Zhu and Jingyan Song, “Real-time motion planning for mobile robots by means of artificial potential field method in unknown environment”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, 2010, 37(4), 384–400.

[44] Yicheng Liu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Khan, M Junaid, “Controller design for high-order descriptor linear systems based on requirements on tracking performance and disturbance rejection”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 2009, 13(7): 364-373.

[45] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, “Study on the local minima problem of path planning using potential field method in unknown environments”, ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA, 2010, 36(8): 1122-1130. (in Chinese)

[46] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, “Path planning for nonholonomic mobile robots using artificial potential field method”, Control Theory & Applications, 2010, 27(2): 152-158. (in Chinese)

[47] Yicheng Liu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Bin Liang. Adaptive spacecraft attitude tracking controller design based on similar skew-symmetric structure. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics,2010, 23(2): 227-234.

[48] Yicheng Liu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Bin Liang. Controller design based on similar skew-symmetric structure for nonlinear plants. Asian Journal of Control, 2010, 12(1): 71-83.

[49] Lihui Geng, Deyun Xiao, Qian Wang, Tao Zhang and Jingyan Song. Attitude-control model identification of on-orbit satellites actuated by reaction wheels. Acta Astronautica. 2010,66(5-6): pp.714-721.

[50] Lihui Geng, Deyun Xiao, Qian Wang, Tao Zhang and Jingyan Song. Identification of attitude-control models for on-orbit satellites using two-stage method. Tsinghua Science and Technology. 2010, 15(3):319-324.

[51] Lihui Geng, Tao Zhang, Deyun Xiao and Jingyan Song, “Attitude model identification of on-orbit satellites”, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, 2009, 81(2): 149-154.

[52] Hasanuzzaman, Md.; Zhang, T.; Ampornaramveth, V.; Gotoda, H.; Shirai, Y.; Ueno, H., “Adaptive visual gesture recognition for human-robot interaction using a knowledge-based software platform”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol.55, no.8, pp.643-657, 2007.

[53] Tao Zhang and Haruki Ueno, “Knowledge model-based heterogeneous multi-robot system implemented by a software platform”, Knowledge-Based Systems, vol.20, no.3, pp.310-319, 2007.

[54] Tao Zhang and Haruki Ueno, “Knowledge model-based adaptive intelligent control of robots for a symbiotic human–robot system”, International Journal of Automation and Control, vol.1, no.1, pp.64-83, 2007.

[55] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Neural network-based hybrid human-in-the-loop control for meal assistance orthosis”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 14, no.1, pp.64-75, 2006.

[56] Md Hasanuzzaman, T. Zhang, V. Ampornaramveth and H. Ueno, "Gesture-based human-robot interaction using a knowledge-based software platform", Industrial Robot - An International Journal, vol.33, no.1, pp.37-49, 2006.

[57] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “A hybrid neuro-inverse control approach with knowledge-based nonlinear separation for industrial nonlinear system”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 13, no.5, pp.840-846, 2005.

[58] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, "Reliability-based optimal maintenance scheduling by considering maintenance effect to reduce cost", Quality and Reliability Engineering International, vol. 21, no. 2, pp.203-220, 2005.

[59] Tao Zhang and Haruki Ueno, “A frame-based knowledge model for heterogeneous multi-robot system”, IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems, vol.125, no.6, pp.846-855, 2005.

[60] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Goto and Nobuhiro Kyura, “High accurate contour control of an articulated robot manipulator using a guassian neural network”, Industrial Robot - an International Journal, vol. 32, no. 5, pp.408-418, 2005.

[61] Md Masanuzzaman, T. Zhang, V. Ampornaramveth, H. Gotada, Y. Shirai and H. Ueno, “Knowledge-based person centric human-robot interaction by means of gestures”, Information Technology Journal, vol. 4, no.4, pp.496-507, 2005.

[62] Masatoshi Nakamura and Tao Zhang, “Nonlinear controller construction based on a model with state-depended representation for nonlinear system”, International Journal of Systems Science, vol.35, no.3, pp.151-158, 2004.

[63] Md Hasanuzzaman, Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Md Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Gesture recognition for human-robot interaction through a knowledge based software platform”, Lecture Note in Computer Science, vol. 3211, pp.530-537, 2004.

[64] Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Pattara Kiatisevi, Md. Hasanuzzaman, and Haruki Ueno, “Coordinative control of multi-robot system by means of software platform of agents and knowledge management”, Technical Report of IEICE, vol.103, no.709, pp.31-35, 2004.

[65] Md Hasanuzzaman, Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Md Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Face and gesture recognition using subspace method for human-robot interaction”, Lecture Note in Computer Science, vol. 3331, pp.369-376, 2004.

[66] Alexander I. Kovacs, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Tao Zhang, Haruki Ueno, Shizuka Kuromiya, Yoshinori Isoda, and Shoji Kurakake, “Knowledge management in the gourmet advisor”, Technical Report of IEICE, vol.103, no.709, pp.37-42, 2004.

[67] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Analysis on dimensional reduction method for reliability estimation with few data by means of multiple factors”, IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy, vol.104, no.10, pp.1209-1216, 2004.

[68] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Master-slave interrelative model for human assistance robot”, International Journal of Human-Friendly Welfare Robotics Systems, vol. 4, no. 3, pp.28-39, 2003.

[69] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, and Hironori Hatazaki, “Determination of proper maintenance intervals for equipment based on the relationship between maintenance times and reliability”, IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy, vol. 122, no. 8, pp.909-917, 2002 (Japanese).

[70] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “High-precision contour control by Gaussian neural network controller for industrial articulated robot arm with uncertainties”, International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, vol. 3, no. 4, pp.272-282, 2001.

[71] Tao Zhang and Dongcheng Hu, “Study on the effects of learning algorithm on the faulty behavior of feedback neural networks”, Journal of Tsinghua University, vol. 40, no. 7, pp.43-46, 2000. (in Chinese)

[72] Tao Zhang and Dongcheng Hu, “Fault-tolerant analysis of feedforward neural networks with the Chebyshev inequality method”, Journal of Tsinghua University, vol. 40, no. 7, pp.39-42, 2000. (in Chinese)

[73] Tao Zhang, Dongcheng Hu, and Xiaofeng Wang, “Study on the reliability estimation method of cold backup systems”, ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA (English Version), 2000.

[74] Tao Zhang and Dongcheng Hu, “Theoretical investigation of the faulty behavior of feedforward neural networks with differentiable activation functions”, Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control (MIROC), vol. 1, no. 1, pp.5-9, 1999.

[75] Tao Zhang and Dongcheng Hu, “Study on the fault tolerant design and reliability evaluation of artificial neural network fast valving nonlinear adaptation controller”, ACTA ELECTRONICA SINICA, vol. 27, no. 2, pp.4-7, 1999. (in Chinese)

[76] Tao Zhang, Dongcheng Hu, and Xiaofeng Wang, “Study on reliability estimation method for cold standby systems”, ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA, vol. 24, no. 2, pp.166-172, 1998. (in Chinese)

[77] Tao Zhang and Dongcheng Hu, “TCRES: a practical reliability estimation system for fault-tolerant computer systems”, Computer Research and Development, vol. 34, no. 3, pp.716-720, 1997. (in Chinese)


Refereed Conferences Papers
[78] Tao Zhang, Xiaqin Li, Weining Lu, Yi Zhu, Masatoshi Nakamura, “A Simulation Platform Used for Cooperative Control of Multi-Robot System”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Humanized Systems 2012 (ICHS 2012), Daejeon, Korea, August 16-18, 2012.

[79] HUANG LiangWei, LIANG Bin, ZHANG Tao, “PNAVSIM: a numerical simulation package for pulsar navigation”, Preceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Machinery Electr Electronics onics and Control Engineering (ICMECE2012), Jinan, China, Dec.29-30, 2012.

[80] Hanyue Chu,Tao Zhang,Yingzi He,Shaochun Hu. “Improved Determination Method of Periodic Orbits around Sun- Earth Libration Point”. Proceedings of International Conference on Automatic Control and Artificial Intelligence (ACAI2012). Xiamen, 2012.3.

[81] Hanyue Chu,TaoZhang,Yingzi He,Shaochun Hu. Improved Station Keeping Strategy of Spacecraft Flying Around Sun- Earth Libration Point. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA 2012). pp.486-492,Chengdu, 2012.8.

[82] Zhiyong Xie, Tao Zhang, Nong Cheng and Jingyan Song. “Improved De-noising Approach of Fiber Optic Gyroscope Based on Lifting Scheme Wavelet”. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, pp.1676-1681, Beijing, China, August 2011.

[83] Shen Erjian, Zhang Tao, Song Jingyan. Design and Application of Serial Comm- unication in Satellite Semi-physical Simulation. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT 2011) , 2011.

[84] Chen Fenggen, Liang Bin, Zhang Tao and Yang Jun. “Improved TRIAD for star sensor”, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Network Technology (IEEE ICCSNT 2011) , Harbin, China, pp.282-286, Dec. 2011.

[85] Yang, Jun. Liang, Bin. Song, Jing Yan. Zhang Tao, “Novel algorithm for fast accessing on-board star catalog”, Proceedings of Computer Science for Environmental Engineering and Ecoinformatics(CSEEE 2011), pp.424-430, Kunming, China, July.2011.

[86] Hailong Zhu, Bin Liang, Tao Zhang and Jun Yang,“An Efficient Subpixel Centroid Algorithm for Microsatellite Star Tracker”, Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Computers, Communications, Control and Automation (CCCA 2011), HongKong, China, Feb. 2011.

[87] He Peng-ju, Yang Jun, Liang Bin and Zhang Tao. “A High Accuracy Calibration Algorithm for Star Sensor”, Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology. (ICCSIT 2011), 2011.

[88] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Xiaqin Li, “A new Bug-type navigation algorithm considering practical implementation issues for mobile robots”, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Robio 2010), pp.531-536, TianJing, China, 2010.

[89] Zhou Haoyin,Zhang Changshui,Zhang Tao,He Peng, “Vehicle 3D Estimation Based on Time Series Images and Prior Knowledge”, Proceedings of  the 15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 15th), Beppu, Japan, Feb. 2010.

[90] Yu Cheng, and Tao Zhang, “Design of fast multiple string searching based on improved prefix tree”, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (WKDD 2010), pp.111-114, Phukt, Thailand, Jan. 9-10, 2010.

[91] Yu Cheng, Tao Zhang, Jianfei Wang, “VizSynth:An Engine for Image Video Synthesis in Traffic-Based Application”, Proceedings of the 8rd World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2010), pp.44-49, Jinan, China, July 6-9, 2010.

[92] Tao Zhang, Yu Cheng, Song Chen, “Research of Information Technique in the Field of Robot and Medicine” (Keynote Speech), Proceedings of the 3rd Japan-China Joint Symposium on Information Systems (JCIS 2010), Beijing, China, April 2010.

[93] Yu Cheng, Tao Zhang, Xuejing Guo, “Video Image Hierarchical Classification System in Compressed Domain Using SVM”, Proceedings of the 3rd Japan-China Joint Symposium on Information Systems (JCIS 2010), Beijing, China, April 2010.

[94] Shen Erjian, Zhang Tao, Huang Liangwei, Liang Bin, and Song Jingyan, “A Real-Time Simulation System for Micro-Satellite Based on RTW and VxWorks”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Systems and Control in Aeronautics and Astronautics (ISSCAA 2010), pp.859-864, Harbin, China, June 2010.

[95] Liangwei Huang, Bin Liang, Tao Zhang, and Wenfu Xu, “An Autonomous Navigation Method for GEO satellites using X-ray Pulsars”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Systems and Control in Aeronautics and Astronautics (ISSCAA 2010), pp.529-534, Harbin, China, June 2010.

[96] Yu Cheng and Tao Zhang, “A Fast Clustering Approach for Effectively Searching Person Specific Image”, Proceedings of SPIE Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2010), vol.7546, 7546OY, Singapore, Feb. 26-28, 2010.

[97] Song Chen, Tao Zhang, Chengpu Zhang and Yu Cheng, “A Real-time Face Detection and Recognition System for Mobile Robot in the Complex Background”, Proceedings of the Fifteen International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 15th ’10), pp.501-504, Oita, Japan, Feb. 2010. (Best paper awarded)

[98] Tao Zhang, Yi Zhu, Jingyan Song, “A hybrid path planning method for partly unknown environment”, Proceedings of ICCAS-SICE, pp.2485-2490, Fukuoka, Aug. 2009.

[99] Tao Zhang, Motomiki Uchida, Masatoshi Nakamura,”A nonlinear plant control by means of simulator-based foresight control”, Proceedings of ICCAS-SICE, pp.1536-1541, Fukuoka, Aug. 2009.

[100] Hui Li, Haiyun Zhang, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Huang Yu,”H2 output feedback control for polytopic linear parameter-varying systems”, Proceedings of International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA 2009), pp. 3793-3798, ChangChun, Aug. 9-12, 2009.

[101] Jun Yang, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Hailong Zhu, “A New Sub-Pixel Subdivision Location Algorithm for Star Image”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP '09), Tianjing, pp.1531-1535, 2009.

[102] Khandaker Abir Rahman, Md. Shafaeat Hossain, Md. Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Tao Zhang, Md. Hasanuzzaman, H. Ueno , “Eye-Distance Based Mask Selection for Person Identification”, Proceedings of 2009 Third International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, Qingdao, China, pp.114-119, 2009.

[103] Li Hui, Wang Tianshu, Zhang Tao, Song Jingyan, “H2 Gain Scheduled Filtering for Polytopic Discrete-time Linear Parameter-Varying Systems”, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE 2009), pp. 31-35, Bangkok, Thailand, March 8–10, 2009.

[104] Li Hui, Yu Huang, Zhang Tao, Song Jingyan, Wang Tianshu, “Mixed H2/H∞ Gain Scheduled State Feedback Control for an Airborne Dispenser Pitch-Axis Autopilot”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronic Measurement & Instruments (ICEMI2009), pp.3-673-378, Beijing, China, August 16-19, 2009.

[105] Khandaker Abir Rahman, Md. Shafaeat Hossain, Md. Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Tao Zhang, Md. Hasanuzzaman, H. Ueno , “Person to Camera Distance Measurement Based on Eye-Distance”, Proceedings of 2009 Third International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, Qingdao, China, pp.137-141, 2009.

[106] Tao Zhang, Jian Wang, Peng Guo, “Automatic performance degradation prediction by use of field data with noise”, Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics (ICAL), pp.243-247, Shenyang, 2009.

[107] Kaeser Md. Sabrin, Tao Zhang, Song Chen, Md. Nurul Ahad Tawhid, Md. Hasanuzzaman, Md. Haider Ali and Haruki Ueno, “An Intensity and Size Invariant Real Time Face Recognition Approach”, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2009), pp.502-511, July 6-8, 2009, Halifax, Canada.

[108] T. Zhang, C. Chen and M. Nakamura, “Reliable EOG Signal Based Control Approach with EEG Signal Judgement”, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 14th ’09), Oita, Japan, Feb. 2009. (Best paper awarded)

[109] Qian Wang, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, “Study on the Control System of a Hardware-in-Loop Micro-Satellite Simulator”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2009), pp.2427-2432, Guilin, China, Dec. 2009.

[110] Tao Zhang, Xiaqin Li, Yi Zhu, Song Chen, Yu Cheng and Jingyan Song, “Formation and Obstacle Avoidance in the Unknown Environment of Multi-Robot System”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2009), pp.729-734, Guilin, China, Dec. 2009.

[111] Yu Cheng, and Tao Zhang, “A probability based approach for processing dimension missing data”, Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Information Engineering and Computer Science (ICIES 2009), pp.82-85, Wuhan, China, Dec. 2009.

[112] Yu Cheng, Tao Zhang and Song Chen, “VisionSynaptics: A system convert hand-writing and image symbol into computer symbol”, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Interaction Sciences: Information Technology, Culture and Human, pp.82-85, Seoul, Korea, Nov. 2009.

[113] Yu Cheng, Tao Zhang and Song Chen, “Fast Person-Specific Image Retrieval Using a Simple and Efficient Clustering Method”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2009), pp.1973-1977, Guilin, China, Dec. 2009.

[114] Yi Zhu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song. “An improved wall-following method for escaping from local minimal in artificial potential field based path planning”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Shanghai, pp.6017-6022,  Dec. 2009.

[115] Tao Zhang, Liang Zheng and Haruki Ueno, “A Multi-Agent Planning Approach Integrated with Learning Mechanism”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2008), pp.1550-1555, Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 2009.

[116] Jun Yang, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, Hanxu Sun, Guozhen Shi, Yao Chen, “Redundant Design of A CAN BUS Testing and Communication System for Space Robot Arm”, Proceedings of 10th IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2008), pp.1894-1898, Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec. 17-20,  2008.

[117] Li Hui, Wang Tianshu, Zhang Tao, Song Jingyan,“Mixed H2/H∞ Filtering for Polytopic Discrete-time Systems with Parameter Dependent Lyapunov Functions”, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2008), pp.2289-2294, Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec. 17-20, 2008.

[118] Jian Wang and Tao Zhang, “A Degradation Prediction Method by Use of Autoregressive Algorithm”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Chengdu, China, April 21-24, 2008.

[119] Lihui Geng, Tao Zhang, Deyun Xiao and Jingyan Song, “Wavelet Based OE Model Identification with Random Missing Data”, 17th IFAC World Congress, pp.4066~4071, Seoul, Korea, July 6-11, 2008.

[120] Tao Zhang, Yun Yuan and Haruki Ueno, “A Knowledge Model-Based Intelligent Coordinative Network Platform for Service Robot System”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2007), pp. 233-238, Sanya, China, Dec. 2007.

[121] Jiangran Ma, Tao Zhang and Jingran Song, “Intelligent Attitude Control of Space Target Based on Characteristic Model”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2007), pp. 455-460, Sanya, China, Dec. 2007.

[122] Lihui Geng, Tao Zhang, Deyun Xiao and Jingran Song, “Attitude Model Identification of Small Satellites with Missing Data”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2007), pp. 461-466, Sanya, China, Dec. 2007.

[123] Yicheng Liu, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song and Bin Liu, “Controller Design for Matrix Second-Order Nonlinear Plants Based on Requirements on Tracking Performance and Disturbance Rejection”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2007), pp. 1249-1254, Sanya, China, Dec. 2007.

[124] Wen-liang Zhang, Tao Zhang, Jingyan Song, “A Comparative Study of Three Shape Normalization Algorithms”, Proceedings of 2007 International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition, vol.3, pp.1300-1305, Beijing, China, 2-4 November, 2007.

[125] Tao Zhang, Takenao Sugi, Hiroshi shibasaki and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Real time evaluation of different types of bio-neurological signals”, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (ICME 2007), pp.1470-1474, Beijing, China, May 23-27 2007.

[126] T. Zhang, M. Nakamura, T. Sugi and H. Shibasaki, “Design of a Real Time Evaluation System for Multiple Neuro-Biological Signals”, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 12th ’07), Oita, Japan, Jan. 2007.

[127] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura and Hironori Hatazaki, “A Methodology for Maintenance-Interval Scheduling of Equipment Considering Maintenance Effect”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP 07), May 22-25, 2007, Napri, Italy.

[128] T. Zhang, J, Wang, H. Sato, Y. Y. Gong, V. Ampornaramveth, N. Shimamoto and H. Ueno, “WebELS: a web-based e-learning platform”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference In IT&Application (ICITA2007), pp.420-425, Harbin, China, Jan. 2007.

[129] T. Zhang, Y. Yuan, V. Ampornaramveth and H. Ueno, “Knowledge model-based intelligent coordinative control by use of network platform”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference In IT&Application (ICITA2007), pp.719-724, Harbin, China, Jan. 2007.

[130] Tao Zhang and Haruki Ueno, “Knowledge-Based Autonomous Behavior Control of Robots in a Symbiotic Human-Robot System”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2006), pp.796-801, Kunmin, China, Dec. 2006.

[131] Ana Hadiana, Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, and Haruki Ueno, “Web e-learning system based on concept of Online Whiteboard”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WBEIST 2006), pp.387-391, Setubal, Portugal, April 2006.

[132] Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Tao Zhang, Ana Hadiana, Nobuo Shimamoto and Haruki Ueno, “A web-based e-learning platform for post-graduate education”, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2006), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pp.388-393, Jan. 2006.

[133] Tao Zhang, Md Hasanuzzaman, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Haruki Ueno, “A knowledge model-based coordinator robot for symbiotic autonomous human-robot system”, Proceedings of International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2005), pp.3403-3408, Hawaii, USA, Oct. 2005.

[134] Md Hasanuzzaman, T. Zhang, V. Ampornaramveth, H. Gotoda, Y. Shira, H. Ueno, “Knowledge-based person-centric human-robot interaction using facial and hand gesture”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2005), pp.2121-2127, Hawaii, USA, Oct. 2005.

[135] Tao Zhang, Md Hasanuzzaman, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Haruki Ueno, “Robot behavior planning by a coordinator robot in a symbiotic autonomous human-robot system”, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2005), pp.72-79, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2005.

[136] Tao Zhang, Md Hasanuzzaman, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth and Haruki Ueno, “Construction of heterogeneous multi-robot system based on knowledge model”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO 2005), pp.274-279, Hongkong, China, 2005.

[137] Tao Zhang, Md Hasanuzzaman, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Pattara Kiatisevi, and Haruki Ueno, “Human-robot interaction control for industrial robot arm through software platform for agents and knowledge management”, Proceedings of International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2004), pp.2865-2870, Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 2004.

[138] Md Hasanuzzaman, Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Pattara Kiatisevi, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Gesture based human-robot interaction using a frame based software platform”, Proceedings of International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2004), pp.2883-2888, Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 2004.

[139] Md Hasanuzzaman, Md Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Tao Zhang, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Hand gesture interpretation for human-robot interaction”, Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2004), pp.149-154, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 2004.

[140] Md Hasanuzzaman, Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Md Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Face and gesture recognition for person-centric human-robot interaction”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Man-Machine Symbiotic Systems, pp.181-193, Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 2004.

[141] Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Pattara Kiatisevi, Md Hasanuzzaman, and Haruki Ueno, “Knowledge-based multiple robots coordinative operation using software platform”, Proceedings of the 6th Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE 2004), pp.149-158, Protvino, Russian, August 2004.

[142] Tao Zhang, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Md Hasanuzzaman, Pattara Kiatisevi, and Haruki Ueno, “Platform-based teleoperation control of symbiotic human-robot system”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2004), pp.312-317, Setubal, Portugal, August 2004.

[143] Md Hasanuzzaman, Md Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Tao Zhang, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Vision-based hand gesture recognition for human-robot interaction”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2004), pp.440-445, Setubal, Portugal, August 2004.

[144] Md Hasanuzzaman, Vuthichai Ampornaramveth, Tao Zhang, Md Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Yoshiaki Shirai, and Haruki Ueno, “Real time vision based gesture recognition for human-robot interaction”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2004), pp.379-384, Shenyang, China, August 2004.

[145] Tao Zhang, Vuthichi Ampornaramveth, Pattara Kiatisevi, MD Hasanuzzaman and Haruki Ueno, “Cooperative operation of symbiotic human-robot system”, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of JSAI 2004, Ishigawa, May, 2004.

[146] Tao Zhang, Vuthichi Ampornaramveth, Pattara Kiatisevi, MD Hasanuzzaman and Haruki Ueno, “Implementation of symbiotic human-robot system through SPAK”, Proceedings of the IEICE General Conference 2004, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, March, 2004. 54. Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Human assistance robot control by artificial neural network for accuracy and safety”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS 2003), Cheju National University, Korea, Sept. 2003.

[147] Masatoshi Nakamura and Tao Zhang, “Human assistance robot following the human intention extracted from neuro-biological signals”, Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSE 2003), pp.506-511, Coventry University , UK, Sept. 2003.

[148] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “A hybrid neuro-inverse control approach with knowledge-based nonlinear separation for industrial nonlinear system with uncertainties”, Proceedings of European Control Conference (ECC 2003), University of Cambridge, UK, Sept. 2003.

[149] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Artificial neural network controller for accurate and reliable force control of human assistance robot”, Proceedings of the 21th SICE Kyushu Chapter Annual Conference, pp.299-302, Oita University, Oita, Dec. 2002.

[150] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, and Hironori Hatazaki, “Maintenance interval decision of equipment in thermal power stations with keeping system availability to reduce the maintenance cost”, Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI 2002), pp.348-353, Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 2002.

[151] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Artificial neural network controller for forcefree control of articulated robot arm”, Proceedings of the 12th FAN Intelligent Systems Symposium, pp. 395-398, Saga, Nov. 2002.

[152] Masatoshi Nakamura and Tao Zhang, “Nonlinear control of general system based on a model with coefficients of state-depended representation”, Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Control, Automation and System (ICCAS 2002), pp. 1199-1204, Muju, Korea, October 2002.

[153] Masatoshi Nakamura, Hirokazu Koki, Tao Zhang and Hironori Hatazaki, “Properties of maintenance effect ordering method for maintenance interval decision”, Proceedings of the 55th Annual Conference of the Kyushu Chapter of the Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan, pp.294, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Sept. 2002 (Japanese).

[154] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “A methodology for block-oriented industrial nonlinear system by nonlinear separation control with neural learning”, Proceedings of the 41th SICE Annual Conference, pp.2786-2791, Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, August 2002

[155] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, and Hironori Hatazaki, “A decision methodology for maintenance interval of equipment by ordering based on element reparation-replacement rate”, Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting (PESSM 2002), pp.969-974, Chicago, USA, July. 2002.

[156] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Nonlinear separation control with neural learning for evaporator in energy conversion plant”, Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2002), vol.1, pp.236-241, Shanghai, China, June 2002.

[157] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, and Hironori Hatazaki, ”Optimizing maintenance scheduling of equipment by element maintenance interval adjustment considering system availability”, Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting (PESWM 2002), vol.1, pp.205-210, New York, USA, Jan. 2002.

[158] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “Nonlinear separation control with neural learning for high-precision contour control of industrial articulated robot arm”, Proceedings of the 20th SICE Kyushu Chapter Annual Conference, pp.139-142, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Dec. 2001.

[159] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura and Hironori Hatazaki, “Proper maintenance interval decision for equipment with keeping system availability by element availability rearrangement”, Proceedings of the 54th Annual Conference of the Kyushu Chapter of the Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan, pp.302, Saga University, Saga, October 2001.

[160] Tao Zhang and Masatoshi Nakamura, “High-precision contour control by neural network through direct learning of unknown factors of industrial articulated robot arm”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan, pp.93-94, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Sept. 2001.

[161] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura and Hironori Hatazaki, “Decision for maintenance interval of electrical elements in thermal power station with system availability allowance”, Proceedings of the 40th SICE Annual Conference, 303C-4, Nagoya University, Nagoya, July 2001.

[162] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, and Nobuhiro Kyura, “High-precision contour control of industrial robot arm by neural network compensation with learning uncertainties”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2001), pp.1650-1655, Pusan, Korea, June 2001.

[163] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Goto, and Nobuhiro Kyura, “Neural-network controller of articulated robot arm with interference for high-precision contour control”, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROBVI 2001), WC4-2, pp.474-477, Tokyo, Japan, January 2001.

[164] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Goto and Nobuhiro Kyura, “High-precision contour control of industrial robot arm with proper trajectory generation and interference elimination by ANN”, Proceedings of the 19th SICE Kyushu Chapter Annual Conference, 333, pp.337-340, Miyazaki, Nov. 2000.

[165] Tao Zhang, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Goto and Nobuhiro Kyura, “Artificial neural network controller for accurate contour control of articulated robot arm with interference”, Proceedings of the 39th SICE Annual Conference, 206A-2, Kyushu University of Technology, Fukuoka, July 2000.