Publication

* denotes co-first authorship; denotes corresponding authorship.

Journal

  1. Wu, J., Chen, W., Wang, Y., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “Design and Test a Modular Hollow Shaft Compliant Unit with Adjustable Stiffness,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), under review, 2019.

  2. Zhong, F., Wang, Z., Wang, Y., and Liu, Y.-H., “Collaborative Needle Insertion With Active Tissue Deformation Control,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), under review, 2019.

  3. Yip, H.M., Wang, Z., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Li, P., Cheung, T.H., Greiffenhagen, C., and Liu, Y.-H., “A Collaborative Robotic Uterine Positioning System for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Design, Modeling and Experiments,” International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, under review, 2018.

  4. Sui, C., Wu, J., Ma, G., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “A Real-time 3D Laparoscopic Imaging System: Design, Method and Validation,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (T-MI), under review, 2018.

  5. Alambeigi, F.*, Wang, Z.*, Liu, Y.-H., Taylor, R. H., and Armand, M., “A Versatile Data-Driven Framework for Model-Independent Control of Continuum Manipulators Interacting with Obstructed Environments with Unknown Geometry and Stiffness,” International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), minor revision resubmitted, 2018.

  6. Alambeigi, F., Wang, Z., Hegeman, R., Liu, Y.-H., and Armand, M., “Autonomous data-driven manipulation of unknown anisotropic deformable tissues using unmodelled continuum manipulators,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 254-261, Apr. 2019. @Paper

  7. Alambeigi, F.*, Wang, Z.*, Hegeman, R., Liu, Y.-H., and Armand, M., “A robust data-driven approach for online learning and manipulation of unmodeled 3-D heterogeneous compliant objects,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 4140-4147, Oct. 2018. @Paper

  8. Alambeigi, F.*, Wang, Z.*, Liu, Y.-H., Taylor, R. H., and Armand, M., “Toward semi-autonomous cryoablation of kidney tumors via model-independent deformable tissue manipulation technique,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME), vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 1650-1662, Oct. 2018. @Paper

  9. Wang, Z., Liu, Z., Ma, Q., Cheng, A., Liu, Y.-H., Kim, S., Deguet, A., Reiter, A., Kazanzides, P., and Taylor, R.H., “Vision-based calibration of dual RCM-based robot arms in human-robot collaborative minimally invasive surgery,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 672-679, Apr. 2018. @Paper

  10. Wang, Z., Lee, S. C., Zhong, F., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Liu, Y.-H., Deguet, A., Kazanzides, P. and Taylor, R. H., “Image-based trajectory tracking control of 4-DOF laparoscopic instruments using a rotation distinguishing marker,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 1586-1592, Mar. 2017. @Paper @Video

  11. Navarro-Alarcon, D., Yip, H. M., Wang, Z., Liu, Y.-H., Zhong, F., Zhang, T. and Li, P., “Automatic 3-D manipulation of soft objects by robotic arms with an adaptive deformation model,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 429 - 441, Apr. 2016. @Paper @Video

  12. Wang, Z., Yip, H. M., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Li, P., Liu, Y.-H., Sun, D., Wang, H., and Cheung, T. H., “Design of a novel compliant safe robot joint with multiple working states,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (T-MECH), vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1193-1198, Apr. 2016. @Paper @Video

Conference

  1. Sui, C., He, K., Lyu, C., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “3D Surface Reconstruction Using A Two-Step Stereo Matching Method Assisted with Five Projected Patterns,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), accepted.

  2. Li, D., Ouyang, B., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “A Reconfigurable Variable Stiffness Manipulator by a Sliding Layer Mechanism,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), accepted.

  3. Qian, L., Deguet, A., Wang, Z., Liu, Y.-H., and Kazanzides, P., “Augmented Reality Assisted Instrument Insertion and Tool Manipulation for the First Assistant in Robotic Surgery,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), accepted.

  4. Alambeigi, F., Wang, Z., Hegeman, R., Liu, Y.-H., and Armand, M., “Autonomous Data-Driven Manipulation of Unknown Anisotropic Deformable Tissues Using Unmodelled Continuum Manipulators,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), accepted.

  5. Alambeigi, F.*, Wang, Z.*, Hegeman, R., Liu, Y.-H., and Armand, M., “A robust data-driven approach for online learning and manipulation of unmodeled 3-D heterogeneous compliant objects,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), presented, 2018. @Paper

  6. Wang, Z., Li, X., Navarro-Alarcon, D., and Liu, Y.-H., “A unified controller for region-reaching and deforming of soft objects,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 472-478, 2018. @Paper

  7. Sui, C., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “A 3D laparoscopic imaging system based on stereo-photogrammetry with random patterns,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1276-1282, 2018. @Paper

  8. Wang, Z., Liu, Z., Ma, Q., Cheng, A., Liu, Y.-H., Kim, S., Deguet, A., Reiter, A., Kazanzides, P., and Taylor, R. H., “Vision-based calibration of dual RCM-based robot arms in human-robot collaborative minimally invasive surgery,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), presented, 2017. @Paper

  9. Alambeigi, F.*, Wang, Z.*, Liu, Y.-H., Armand, M., and Taylor, R. H., “Smart autonomous unknown deformable object manipulation using the da vinci research kit: from soft tissues to continuum robots manipulation,” Hamlyn Symposium Surgical Robot Challenge, 2017. Best Innovation Prize

  10. Zhong, F., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Wang, Z., Liu, Y.-H., Zhang, T., and Yip, H. M., “Adaptive 3D pose computation of suturing needle using constraints from static monocular image feedback,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5521-5526, 2016. @Paper @Video

  11. Navarro-Alarcon, D., Wang, Z., Yip, H. M., Liu, Y.-H., Zhong, F., and Zhang, T., “Robust image-based computation of the 3D position of RCM instruments and its application to image-guided manipulation,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 4115–4121, 2016. @Paper @Video

  12. Yip, H. M., Wang, Z., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Li, P., and Liu, Y.-H., “A new robotic uterine positioner for laparoscopic hysterectomy with passive safety mechanisms: design and experiments,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 3188–3194, 2015. @Paper @Video1 @Video2

  13. Navarro-Alarcon, D., Yip, H. M., Wang, Z., Liu, Y.-H., Lin, W., Li, P., “Adaptive image-based positioning of RCM mechanisms using angle and distance features,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5403–5409, 2015. @Paper @Video

  14. Lin, W., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Li, P., Wang, Z., Yip, H. M., Liu, Y.-H., “Modeling, design and control of an endoscope manipulator for FESS,” IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 811–816, 2015. @Paper @Video

  15. Wang, Z., Li, P., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Yip, H. M., Liu, Y.-H., Lin, W., and Li, L., “Design and control of a novel multi-state compliant safe joint for robotic surgery,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1023-1028, 2015. @Paper @Video

  16. Navarro-Alarcon, D., Wang, Z., Yip, H. M., Liu, Y.-H., Li, P., and Lin, W., “A method to regulate the torque of flexible-joint manipulators with velocity control inputs,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 2437–2442, 2014. @Paper

  17. Yip, H. M., Li, P., Navarro-Alarcon, D., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “A new circular-guided remote center of motion mechanism for assistive surgical robots,” IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 217–222, 2014. @Paper @Video

Patent

  1. Li, P., Wang, Z., and Liu, Y.-H., “Compliant Safe Joint and Manufacturing Method Thereof,” U.S. Patent, US20160298696, 2016. @Patent