Projects per year
Dr Erfu Yang is a Lecturer under Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellowship Scheme. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. degree in robotics in the interdisciplinary area of robotics and autonomous Systems from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK, within the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. He received his B.E., M.E., and D.Eng. degrees in the field of aerospace propulsion theory and engineering(within Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering disciplines) from the School of Space Technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China.
Before joining the DMEM, he was a research fellow in the Cognitive Signal Image and Control Processing Research (COSIPRA) Laboratory at the University of Stirling, UK. Previously, as a research fellow he also worked in the Department of Mechanical and Control Systems Engineering (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) and School of Engineering (University of Edinburgh, UK). His main research interests include robotics, autonomous systems, computer vision, image/signal processing, mechatronics, data analytics, manufacturing automation, multi-objective optimizations, and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence including multi-agent reinforcement learning, fuzzy logic, neural networks, bio-inspired algorithms, and cognitive computation, etc. He has over 110 publications in these areas, including more than 50 journal papers and 10 book chapters.
Dr Yang has been awarded over 15 research grants as PI (principal investigator) or CI (co-investigator). He is the Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, committee member of the Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK (CACSUK), and the IET SCOTLAND Manufacturing Technical Network. Dr Yang has been a Scientific/Technical Programme Committee member or organizer for a series of international conferences and workshops. He is an associate editor for the Cognitive Computation journal published by Springer.
- Autonomous Systems
- Manufacturing Automation
- Nonlinear Control
- Computer Vision
- Machine Learning
- Cognitive Computation
- Optimization Algorithms
- Artificial Intelligence
- Multi-agent Systems
- Process Monitoring
- Fault Diagnosis
- System Modelling and Simulation
1/11/19 → 31/10/21
Novel Path Planning Algorithms and Smart Navigation Strategies of Multiple Autonomous Robots for the Visual Inspection of Asset Integrity in Confined Space
1/10/19 → 31/03/23
Project: Research - Studentship
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
An optimal approach to anytime task and path planning for autonomous mobile robots in dynamic environmentsWong, C., Yang, E., Yan, X-T. & Gu, D., 8 Aug 2019, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, Proceedings: 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, London, UK, July 3–5, 2019, Proceedings, Part II. Althoefer, K., Konstantinova, J. & Zhang, K. (eds.). Cham, p. 155-166 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11650).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)