Robotics and Automation

Dan Zhang, PhD, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, FASME, FCSME, SMIEEE

Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair,

Dr. Dan Zhang is a Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair (YRC) in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics and was a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Automation. Dr. Zhang’s contributions to and leadership within the field of robotic and automation have been recognized with several prestigious awards, within his own university (Kaneff Professorship, Tier 1 YRC, Research Excellence Award), the Province of Ontario (Early Researcher Award), the professional societies (CAE Fellow, ASME Fellow, EIC Fellow and CSME Fellow), and federal funding agencies (Canada Research Chair in January 2009 and renewed in January 2014).

Research:

Synthesis and Optimization of Parallel and Hybrid Mechanisms; Generalized Parallel Mechanisms Research; Reconfigurable Robots; Innovation Design of Parallel Robots: Parallelization of Serial Robots; Micro/Nano Manipulation and MEMS Devices (e.g., Sensors); Rescue Robots; Smart Biomedical Instruments (e.g., Exoskeleton Robots and Rehabilitation Robotics); Robots for Multi-Media Environment using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data (e.g., Amphibious Robotics); Intelligent Reconfigurable Adaptive Landing Gear and Manipulator (Manipulander).

Research Keywords: Robotics, Mechatronics, Control Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Parallel Robotic Machines

Email: dzhang99@yorku.ca

Office: BRG 433D

Phone: +1-6472090959