Zhe Xu, PhD

​Journals



  • Zhe Xu, Vikash Kumar, Evangelos Theodorou, Yoky Matsuoka, and Emanuel Todorov. A Compliant Biomimetic Artificial Finger for Anthropomorphic Robotic Hands via 3D Rapid Prototyping (In preparation).


  • Zhe Xu, Connor McCann, and Aaron M. Dollar. Design of a Reconfigurable Modular Chain for Folding 3D Lattice Structures. (Under review) IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2016.


  • Ashish D. Deshpande*, Zhe Xu*, Michael J. Vande Weghe*, Jonathan Ko, Lillian Y. Chang, Benjamin H. Brown, David D. Wilkinson, Sean M. Bidic, and Yoky Matsuoka. Mechanisms of the Anatomically Correct Testbed (ACT) Hand. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2013 (* These authors are all first authors).


  • Zhe Xu and Jian Yu. Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in a novel multiple airlifting membrane bioreactor. Chemical Engineering Science, 63(7) 2008: 1941-1949.



Conferences



  • Zhe Xu and Emanuel Todorov. Design of a Highly Biomimetic Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand towards Artificial Limb Regeneration. to appear IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2016 (ICRA'16).


  • Sarah Elliott, Zhe Xu, and Maya Cakmak. Synthesizing Surface Cleaning Actions from Learned Motion Templates. submitted to IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2016 (ICRA'16).


  • Zhe Xu, Yoky Matsuoka, and Ashish D. Deshpande. Crocheted Artificial Tendons and Ligaments for the Anatomically Correct Testbed (ACT) Hand. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2015 (Robio’15).


  • Zhe Xu and Maya Cakmak. Enhanced Robotic Cleaning with a Low-cost Tool Attachment. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2014 (IROS'14).


  • Zhe Xu, Svetoslav Kolev, and Emanuel Todorov. Design, Optimization, Calibration, and a Case Study of a 3D-Printed, Low-cost Fingertip Sensor for Robotic Manipulation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014 (ICRA'14).


  • Zhe Xu, Vikash Kumar, and Emanuel Todorov. A Low-cost and Modular, 20-DOF Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand: Design, Actuation and Modeling. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2013 (Humanoids'13).


  • Vikash Kumar, Zhe Xu, and Emanuel Todorov. Fast, Strong and Compliant Pneumatic Actuation for Dexterous Tendon-driven Hands. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013 (ICRA'13).


  • Zhe Xu, Rebecca Fiebrink, and Yoky Matsuoka. Virtual Therapist: A Phantom Robot-Based Haptic System for Personalized Post-Surgery Finger Rehabilitation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2012 (ROBIO'12).


  • Zhe Xu, Vikash Kumar, Yoky Matsuoka, and Emanuel Todorov. Design of an Anthropomorphic Robotic Finger System with Biomimetic Artificial Joints. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2012 (Biorob’12).


  • Zhe Xu, Brian Dellon, and Yoky Matsuoka. Design of Artificial Skin with Integrated Tactile Sensors for Anthropomorphic Robotic Hands. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2011 (Robio’11).


  • Zhe Xu, Emanuel Todorov, Brian Dellon, and Yoky Matsuoka. Design and Analysis of an Artificial Finger Joint for Anthropomorphic Robotic Hands. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2011 (ICRA'10).


  • Zhe Xu, Travis Deyle, and Charles C. Kemp. 1000 Trials: An Empirically Validated End Effector that Robustly Grasps Objects from the Floor. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2009 (ICRA'09).


  • Charles C. Kemp, Cressel Anderson, Hai Nguyen, Alexander J. Trevor, and Zhe Xu. A Point-and-Click Interface for the Real World: Laser Designation of Objects for Mobile Manipulation. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2008.



Workshop papers



  • Hai Nguyen, Cressel Anderson, Alexander J. Trevor, Advait Jain, Zhe Xu, and Charles C. Kemp. El-E: An Assistive Robot that Fetches objects from Flat Surfaces. HRI Workshop on Robotic Helpers: User Interaction, Interfaces and Companions in Assistive and Therapy Robots, 2008.


  • Zhe Xu and Maya Cakmak, Robot Factors: An Alternative Approach for Closing the Gap in Human versus Robot Manipulation, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Workshop: Human versus Robot Grasping and Manipulation -- How Can We Close the Gap, Berkeley, 2014.



Patents



  • Charles C. Kemp, Zhe Xu, and Zhengqin Fan. "Mobile robot and method for object fetching." U.S. Patent Application 13/021,300, filed February 4, 2011.


  • Tiezhong Zhang, He Xu, and Zhe Xu. "Spray nozzle for automatic inoculation." CN1331609 C, issued August 15, 2007.


  • Tiezhong Zhang, Zhe Xu, and He Xu. "Spray based inoculation device." CN1308433 C, issued April 4, 2007.