Dr. Guowu Wei

GuowuWeiDr. Guowu Wei, BSc, MSc, PhD
Research Associate

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Email: Guowu.Wei@kcl.ac.uk

Biography

Guowu Wei is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Robotics Research. He received his BSc in Mechatronics in 2002 and MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 at Fuzhou University, China. He was appointed Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 at Fuzhou University, China and joint King’s College London in December 2007. Being a staff PhD candidate, he worked as a Research Assistant since 2009 and received his PhD in Robotics in 2012. Since 2012, he has being working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Robotics Research at King’s College London.

Description of Research

Dr. Guowu Wei focuses on the research in the fields of mechanisms and robotics with their application in domestic service, industry and space exploration including:

  • Grasping theory & multi-fingered robotic hand
  • Origami-inspired mechanisms and robotics
  • Deployable mechanisms, robotics and structures
  • Metamorphic/Reconfigurable mechanisms and robotics
  • CAD/CAM/CAE
  • Smart mechanical transmission systems

Since 2009, Dr. Wei has been working for one DEFRA project, one ICUK project, one EPSRC project and three EU FP7 projects. He is currently involved in two EU projects, i.e. TOMSY, and V-FEATHER.

 

Patents

Dai, J. S., Wei, G., Wang, S., Luo, H., and Li J., An Anthropomorphic Hand with Reconfigurable Palm, No. 201110026001.X, 2011.

Dai, J. S., Wei, G., Wang, S., and Li, J., A spatial exact straight-line motion mechanism, No. 201110093972.6, 2011.

Wang, S., Li, J., Dai, J. S., Wei, G., and Zhang, G., An exact straight-line mechanism containing only revolute joints. 20110077493.5, 2011.

Yao, L., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., A Robot Hand Driven by Bevel Gear, No. 200910111091.5, China, 2009.

Yao, L., Lin, Z., and Wei, G., Two DOF Ankle Rehabilitation Robot, 200910111110.4, 2009.

Yao, L. Zhu, J., Wei, G., and Cai, Y., An Online Measuring Instrument for Internal Toroidal Gear, No. ZL200710008995.6 China, 2007.

Cai, Y., Wei, G., and Yao, L., A New Transmission Device of Circular Worm Conjugated with Roller Teeth, No. ZL 03 2 19495.1 China, 2004.

Publications

Journals

Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Origami-Inspired Integrated Planar-Spherical Overconstrained Mechanisms, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, 136, 2014. doi: 10.1115/1.4025821.

Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., A Spatial Eight-bar Linkage and Its Association with the Deployable Platonic Mechanisms, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 6(1), 2014. doi: 10.1115/1.4025472.

Zhang, Y., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., The Analysis of a Simplified 2R Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model with Moment Load, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 224: 18-23, 2012.

Wei, G., Dai, J. S., Wang, S., and Luo, H., Kinematic Analysis and Prototype of a Metamorphic Anthropomorphic Hand with a Reconfigurable Palm, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 8 (3), pp.459-479, 2011.

Wei, G., Ding, X., and Dai, J. S., Geometric Constraint of an Evolved Deployable Ball Mechanism, JSME Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, 5 (4), pp.302-314, 2011

Wei, G., Ding, X., and Dai, J. S., Mobility and Geometric Analysis of the Hoberman Switch-Pitch Ball and Its Variant, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 2(3), pp. 031010-1 -9, 2010.

Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Geometric and kinematic analysis of a seven-bar three-fixed-pivoted compound-joint mechanism, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol.45, pp. 170-184, 2010.

Yao, L., Gu, B., Huang, S., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of the External and Internal Double Circular-Arc Spiral Bevel Gears for the Nutation Drive, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 132, 021008, 2010.

Wei, G., Yao, L., Cai, Y., and Dai, J. S., Latency Errors in the Mathematical Modelling and Meshing Characteristics of the Toroidal Drive, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol.47, pp. 827-854, 2008.

Yao, L., Dai, J. S., Wei, G., and Li, H., Geometric Modelling and Meshing Characteristics of the Toroidal Drive, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, pp. 988-996, 2005.

Yao, L., Dai, J. S., and Wei, G., Error analysis and compensation for meshing contact of toroidal drives,Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 128, pp. 1000-1010, 2006.

Yao, L., Dai, J. S., and Wei, G., Comparative analysis of meshing characteristics with respect to different meshing rollers of the toroidal drive, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 42, pp. 586-604, 2006.

Yao, L., Wei, G., and Lan, Z., Comparative Study on Machining the Internal Stationary Toroidal Gear, Key Engineering Materials, Advances in Abrasive Technology, Vol. 291-292, pp. 483-488, 2005.

Gu, B., Yao, L., Wei, G., Cai, Y., and Dai, J. S., The Analysis and Modeling for Nutation Drives with Double Circular-Arc Helical Bevel Gears, Material Science Forum, Vol. 505-507, pp. 949-954, 2005.

Book Chapters

Wei, G., Stephan, F., Aminzadeh, V., Würdemann, H., Walker, R., Dai, J. S. and Gogu, G., DEXDEB — Application of DEXtrous robotic hands for DEBoning operation, in F. Rohrbein et al. (eds), in Gearing Up and Accelerating Cross-Fertilization between Academic and Industrial Robotics Research in Europe, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 94, pp. 217-235. 2014.

Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Synthesis of a Family of Regular Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms (DPMs), Latest Advances in Robot Kinematics, edited by Jadran Lenarčič and M. Husty, pp. 123-130, 2012, Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-4619-0.

Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Duality of the Platonic Polyhedrons and Isomorphism of Regular Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms (DPMs), Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I, edited by J. S. Dai et al. (eds). pp. 759-771, 2012, Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4471-4140-2.

Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Carton Motion-Moment Diagram and Stiffness Characteristics, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence/Computer Science, edited by H. Liu, H. Ding, Z. Xiong and X. Zhu, Springer, pp. 430-441, 2010.

Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Overconstrained Mechanisms with Radially Reciprocating Motion, Advances in Robotic Kinematics: Motion in Man and Machine, edited by Jadran Lenarčič and Michael M. Stanišić, pp. 293-300, 2010, Springer, ISBN: 978-90-481-9261-8.

Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Geometry and Kinematic Analysis of an Origami-evolved Mechanism Based on Artmimetics, in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, edited by Jian S Dai, Matteo Zoppi, and Xianwen Kong, KC Edizioni, pp. 450-455.

Conferences

Wei, G., Aminzadeh, V., Emmanouil, E., and Dai, J. S., Structure Design, Kinematics and Grasp Constraint of a Metamorphic Robotic Hand for Meat Deboning, 2013 Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2013-13408.

Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Synthesis and Construction of a Family of One-DOFG Highly Overconstrained Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms (DPMs), 2012 Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2012-70918.

Zhang, K., Dai, J. S., Fang, Y. and Wei, G., Structural Representation of Reconfigurable Linkages, The Second ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics, Tianjin, 2012, China.

Zhang, Y., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., “The Analysis of a Simplified 2R Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model with Moment Load,” 2012 International Conference on Industrial Design and Mechanical Power (ICIDMP2012), 9-10 July, 2012, Huangshan, China.

Wei, G., Aminzadeh, V., and Dai, J. S., 2011, “Prehension Analysis and Manipulability of an Anthropomorphic Metamorphic Hand with a Reconfigurable Palm,” Proceeding of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics. 7-11 Dec. 2011, Phuket Island, Thailand. (C.M. Ho Best Paper in Biomimetics—Finalist)

Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Geometry and Kinematics of a Plane-Symmetric Spatial Eight-Bar Linkage With Exact Straight-Line Motion, 2011 Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2011-48281.

Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Topology Representation and Analysis of Packaging Cartons, Proceeding of the 2010 International Mechanisms and Machine Science Conference, CCMMS2010-29, 21-25 July, 2010, Shanghai, China.

Wei, G. Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Topology and Configuration Transformation of Carton Manipulation, Proceeding of the First IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, 250058, 21-25 October, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Topology Representation and Analysis of Carton Manipulation, Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, P018, 7-10 December, 2010, Singapore.

Yang, R., Yao, L.G., Wei, G. and Dai, J.S., Dynamic Modeling and Characteristics Analysis of the Toroidal Drive Based on Multibody of Meshing Rollers, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 1517-1522.

Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Linkages that Transfer Rotations to Radially Reciprocating Motion, 2010 Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2010-28678.

Wei, G., Ding, X. and Dai, J. S., Geometric and Kinematic Analysis of the Hoberman Switch-Pitch Ball and Its Variant, Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2009-87329.

Yao, L, Lin, Z, Wei, G, and Dai, J.S., Mechatronic integrated system for ankle rehabilitation and foot massage, Mechatronics 2008, 23-25 June 2008, Limerick, Ireland.

Yao, L., Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Geometric Modeling and Simulation on Toroidal Drive, 2007 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, 537-540, Oct. 2007, China.

Li, H., Yao, L., Gu, B. and Wei, G., Dynamic Analysis of the internal meshing helical bevel gear, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory, 168-170, Shanghai, 2007.

Liu, W., Yao, L. and Wei, G., Designing of Spherical Hobbing Cutter for Internal Toroidal Gear, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory, 171-173, Shanghai, 2007.

Gu, B., Yao, L. and Wei, G., Kinematical and dynamical simulations of nutation drive with double circular-arc helical bevel gears, Proceeding of the 3rd China-Japan Conference on Mechatronics, 203-206, Fuzhou, China, 2006. (ISTP:BGC80)

Yang, R., Yao, L. and Wei, G., Mathematical modeling for the dynamic characteristics analysis in toroidal drive, Proceeding of the 3rd China-Japan Conference on Mechatronics, 225-229, Fuzhou, China, 2006. (ISTP:BGC80)

Wei, G., Yao, L, and Liao, Z., Research on the Contact Performance of Toroidal Drive Affected by Errors. 2005 CMES Conference, 020011:1-5, 2005, 11, China.

Yao, L., Gu, B. and Wei, G., Analysis and Modeling of Double Circular-Arc Helical Bevel Gears. 2005 CMES Conference, 020008:1-5, 2005, 11, China.

Wei, G., Yao, L. and Wu, Z., Research on Optimum Design and Simulation for Toroidal Drive, Proc. 11th World Congress on Mechanisms and Machines Science, 756-759, April 2004, China.

Yao, L., Cai, Y. and Wei, G., Research and Progress of The Toroidal Drive. Proc. 11th World Congress on Mechanisms and Machines Science, 753-755, April 2004, China.

Yao, L., Wei, G., Zhang, H. and Zheng, W., Geometric Analysis of Meshing Tooth Profile for Toroidal Drive, Proc. of the 7th Conference on Gearing, 36-39, 2004, 11, China.

Wei, G., Yao, L. and Dai, J. S., Kinematical and Dynamical Simulation of The Toroidal Drive. Proc. 14th Congress on Mechanisms and Machines Science, 153-155, 2004, 7, China (Awarded the Best paper of the conference).

Wu, Z., Yao, L. and Wei, G., The Research on Product Parametric Design Based on Whole Life Cycle. Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Computer-aided Industrial Design and Conceptual Design, 767-771, Oct 2003, China.