Weiwei Wan
School/Graduate School of 
Engineering Science, Osaka University
Rm. F522, Bldg. Sigma, Machikaneyama 1-3, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan, 560-8531
E-mail: wanweiwei07 circle_alpha gmail

The snapshots on the left show an  HRP-5P robot manipulating an electric drill in my simulator.


Short Bio
I am an associate professor working at the School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan.  I am running a lab together with Prof. Kensuke HaradaThe website of our lab is https://www.roboticmanipulation.org. The name of the website shows our research field -- robotic manipulation. Prior to Osaka University, I was on a tenure-track position at the Manipulation Research Group, Intelligent System Research InstituteNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) during 2015-2017. I was affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2013 to 2015 and did my postdoc research at the Manipulation Lab in the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. I got my PhD in Robotics from the Department of Mechano-Informatics, The University of Tokyo in 2013.
Research Interest and Past Studies Manipulating My Initials
My major interest is smart manufacturing using dual-arm robots: Developing and deploying grasping planning, motion planning, and other low level and high level task planning algorithms for next-generation factories. I am also studying visual perception, force control, and learning aproaches to make up the inherent shortages of planning algorithms. Back to my postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University, I was working with Prof. Matt Mason and focused on regrasp. During my Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, I was working with Prof. Rui Fukui, Prof. Tomomasa Sato, and Prof. Yasuo Kuniyoshi and focused on grasping, caging, and the related mechanical design problems. Before my PhD study, I worked on motion planning under the supervision of Prof. Hong Liu at the former State Key Laboratory of Machine Perception, Peking University.

Prospective Students
If you are considering our lab, you are probably looking at the top-tier institutes working on robotic manipulation. Thank you very much for your interest. In our lab, we challenge our students to develop practical hardware and software systems. We have strong connections with industry and train our students to not only publish high-quality paper but also develop systems that solve real-world problems raised by our partners. The research topics of students working with me could be found in this page. Some of our partners are listed in this page.
Publications (selected)
Services Who Visited Me

  • Associate Editor
    • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters(RA-L) 2018~.
    • IEEE/RSJ Interntional Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2016.
  • Editorial Board Member
    • CAAI/IET Transactions on Intelligent Technology (TIT) 2018~.
  • Program Committee Member:
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO) 2015, 2016, 2017.
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering (ICRAE) 2017.
    • WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation (WRC SARA) 2018.
  • Conference Chair:
    • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM) 2019, General Chair. (URL: Click here)
    • ACAIT2018 Co-Chair, AIACT2018, Local Chair.
    • RSS2016 Workshop on Recent Advances in Planning and Manipulation for Industrial Robots. Jia Pan, Weiwei Wan, Dinesh Manocha, and Kensuke Harada. Jun 18th, 2016. (URL: Click here)
    • IEEE/RSJ IROS2013 Fullday Workshop on Caging and Its Applications in Grasping/Multi-agent Cooperation. Weiwei Wan, Alberto Rodriguez, David Cappelleri, Jianhua Su and Satoshi Makita. Nov 7th, 2013. (URL: Click here)
  • Technical Committee Member:
    • IEEE Technical Committee on Robotic Hands, Grasping, and Manipulation
    • IEEE Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems
    • IEEE Technical Committee on Neuro-robotics Systems
  • External Funding Reviewer:
    • Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong 2015, 2017, 2018.
    • Isreal Science Foundation (ISF), 2018.
  • Reviewer of Journals and Conferences:
    • IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO)
    • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters(RA-L)
    • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE)
    • RSJ Advanced Robotics
    • Journal of Intelligent Robotic Systems (JINT)
    • Autonomous Robots (AURO)
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE)
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII)
    • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems (TAES)
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE)
    • IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics - Systems (TSMCA)
    • Neural Computing & Applications
    • Emerald Assembly Automation
    • Emerald Industrial Robots
    • ROBOMECH Journal
    • Neuroscience
    • AIP Advances
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
    • IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
    • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO).
    • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM)
    • IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR)
    • Conference on  Robot Learning (CoRL)
    • etc.
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