Leo Wu

Lecturer

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Dr Liao "Leo" Wu is currently a Lecturer with the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 

He received the BS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore. He then worked as a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 2016 to 2018. Between 2016 and 2020, he was also affiliated with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, an ARC Centre of Excellence. Since 2019, he joined UNSW as a lecturer in robotics.

His current research focuses on medical robotics, including flexible robots and intelligent perception for minimally invasive surgery. His research interests have also covered Lie groups theory in robotics, kinematic modelling and calibration, etc., with applications in industrial robotics.

Journal articles
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He W; Wang X; Wang L; Huang Y; Yang Z; Yao X; Zhao X; Ju L; Wu L; Wu L; Lu H; Ge Z, 2021, 'Incremental learning for exudate and hemorrhage segmentation on fundus images', Information Fusion, vol. 73, pp. 157 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inffus.2021.02.017
2021
Li Y; Wu L; Wang D, 2020, 'Cognitive computing for intelligent multimedia systems', MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-020-08942-2
2020
Strydom M; Banach A; Wu L; Jaiprakash A; Crawford R; Roberts J, 2020, 'Anatomical Joint Measurement with Application to Medical Robotics', IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 118510 - 118524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3002541
2020
Wu K; Zhu G; Wu L; Gao W; Song S; Lim CM; Ren H, 2019, 'Safety-Enhanced Model-Free Visual Servoing for Continuum Tubular Robots Through Singularity Avoidance in Confined Environments', IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 21539 - 21558, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2891952
2019
Mao J; Hu X; He X; Zhang L; Wu L; Milford MJ, 2019, 'Learning to Fuse Multiscale Features for Visual Place Recognition', IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 5723 - 5735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2889030
2019
Kielar M; Hamid T; Wu L; Windels F; Sah P; Pandey AK, 2019, 'Organic Optoelectronic Diodes as Tactile Sensors for Soft-Touch Applications', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 21775 - 21783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04671
2019
Antico M; Sasazawa F; Wu L; Jaiprakash A; Roberts J; Crawford R; Pandey AK; Fontanarosa D, 2019, 'Ultrasound guidance in minimally invasive robotic procedures', Medical Image Analysis, vol. 54, pp. 149 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.media.2019.01.002
2019
Yu Q; Wang G; Ren T; Wu L; Chen K, 2018, 'An efficient algorithm for inverse kinematics of robots with non-spherical wrist', International Journal of Robotics and Automation, vol. 33, pp. 45 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.2316/Journal.206.2018.1.206-4943
2018
Li Z; Wu L; Ren H; Yu H, 2017, 'Kinematic comparison of surgical tendon-driven manipulators and concentric tube manipulators', Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 107, pp. 148 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2016.09.018
2017
Wu L; Crawford R; Roberts J, 2017, 'An Analytic Approach to Converting POE Parameters into D-H Parameters for Serial-Link Robots', IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, pp. 2174 - 2179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2017.2723470
2017
Wu L; Song S; Wu K; Lim CM; Ren H, 2017, 'Development of a compact continuum tubular robotic system for nasopharyngeal biopsy', Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, vol. 55, pp. 403 - 417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-016-1514-9
2017
Jaiprakash A; O’Callaghan WB; Whitehouse SL; Pandey A; Wu L; Roberts J; Crawford RW, 2017, 'Orthopaedic surgeon attitudes towards current limitations and the potential for robotic and technological innovation in arthroscopic surgery', Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2309499016684993
2017
Wu L; Crawford R; Roberts J, 2017, 'Dexterity Analysis of Three 6-DOF Continuum Robots Combining Concentric Tube Mechanisms and Cable-Driven Mechanisms', IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, pp. 514 - 521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2016.2645519
2017
Wu L; Ren H, 2017, 'Finding the Kinematic Base Frame of a Robot by Hand-Eye Calibration Using 3D Position Data', IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 314 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2016.2517674
2017
Wu L; Wang J; Qi L; Wu K; Ren H; Meng MQH, 2016, 'Simultaneous Hand-Eye, Tool-Flange, and Robot-Robot Calibration for Comanipulation by Solving the AXB = YCZ Problem', IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, pp. 413 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2016.2530079
2016
Yu H; Wu L; Wu K; Ren H, 2016, 'Development of a Multi-Channel Concentric Tube Robotic System with Active Vision for Transnasal Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Procedures', IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 1, pp. 1172 - 1178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2016.2530794
2016
Miao DJ; Wu L; Xu J; Chen K; Xie Y; Liu Z, 2015, 'Automatic spraying robot system for aircraft surfaces and spraying operation planning', Jilin Daxue Xuebao (Gongxueban)/Journal of Jilin University (Engineering and Technology Edition), vol. 45, pp. 547 - 553, http://dx.doi.org/10.13229/j.cnki.jdxbgxb201502031
2015
Wu L; Yang X; Chen K; Ren H, 2015, 'A Minimal POE-Based Model for Robotic Kinematic Calibration with only Position Measurements', IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 12, pp. 758 - 763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2014.2328652
2015
Yang X; Wu L; Li J; Chen K, 2014, 'A minimal kinematic model for serial robot calibration using POE formula', Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 30, pp. 326 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2013.11.002
2014
Miao D; Wang G; Wu L; Yang X; Chen K, 2013, 'Trajectory planning for freeform surface uniform spraying', Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, vol. 53, pp. 1418 - 1423
2013
Wu L; Yang X; Xu J; Miao D; Chen K, 2013, 'Linear approximation method for weighted rigid-body registration', Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, vol. 53, pp. 1424 - 1428
2013
Wang Z; Chen K; Wu L; Miao D, 2013, 'Multi-level control program structure for aircraft surface spray', Hangkong Xuebao/Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica, vol. 34, pp. 928 - 935, http://dx.doi.org/10.7527/S1000-6893.2013.0153
2013
Wu L; Yang X; Lan S; Chen K, 2012, 'Robotic TCF calibration based on a planar template', Jiqiren/Robot, vol. 34, pp. 98 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.3724/SPJ.1218.2012.00098
2012
Wu L; Yu F; Wang J; Do TN, 'Camera Frame Misalignment in a Teleoperated Eye-in-Hand Robot: Effects and a Simple Correction Method', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2105.08466v1
Book Chapters
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Tan B; Wu L; Ren H, 2020, 'Handheld flexible robot with concentric tubes aiming for intraocular procedures', in Flexible Robotics in Medicine A Design Journey of Motion Generation Mechanisms and Biorobotic System Development, Elsevier, pp. 149 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/C2018-0-00607-6
2020
Wu L; Jaiprakash A; Pandey AK; Fontanarosa D; Jonmohamadi Y; Antico M; Strydom M; Razjigaev A; Sasazawa F; Roberts J; Crawford R, 2019, 'Robotic and Image-Guided Knee Arthroscopy', in Handbook of Robotic and Image-Guided Surgery, Elsevier, pp. 493 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/C2017-0-01316-2
2019
Conference Papers
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Zhong Y; Du R; Wu L; Yu H, 2020, 'A Novel Articulated Soft Robot Capable of Variable Stiffness through Bistable Structure', in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2939 - 2945, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9197479
2020
Jakes D; Ge Z; Wu L, 2019, 'Model-less Active Compliance for Continuum Robots using Recurrent Neural Networks', in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2167 - 2173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS40897.2019.8968141
2019
Wu L; Crawford R; Roberts J, 2019, 'Geometric interpretation of the general POE model for a serial-link robot via conversion into D-H parameterization', in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 7360 - 7366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2019.8794384
2019
Paul L; Chant T; Crawford R; Roberts J; Wu L, 2018, 'Prototype development of a hand-held steerable tool for hip arthroscopy', in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2017.8324546
2018
Razjigaev A; Crawford R; Roberts J; Wu L, 2018, 'Teleoperation of a concentric tube robot through hand gesture visual tracking', in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2017.8324577
2018
Ren S; Yang X; Song Y; Qiao H; Wu L; Xu J; Chen K, 2018, 'A Simultaneous Hand-Eye Calibration Method for Hybrid Eye-in-Hand/Eye-to-Hand System', in 2017 IEEE 7th Annual International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, CYBER 2017, pp. 568 - 573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CYBER.2017.8446185
2018
Leitner J; Tow AW; Sunderhauf N; Dean JE; Durham JW; Cooper M; Eich M; Lehnert C; Mangels R; McCool C; Kujala PT; Nicholson L; Pham T; Sergeant J; Wu L; Zhang F; Upcroft B; Corke P, 2017, 'The ACRV picking benchmark: A robotic shelf picking benchmark to foster reproducible research', in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4705 - 4712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2017.7989545
2017
Paul L; Chant T; Crawford R; Roberts J; Wu L, 2017, 'Prototype Development of a Hand-Held Steerable Tool for Hip Arthroscopy', in 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND BIOMIMETICS (IEEE ROBIO 2017), IEEE, Macau, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 989 - 995, presented at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Macau, PEOPLES R CHINA, 05 December 2017 - 08 December 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000576754200162&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Razjigaev A; Crawford R; Roberts J; Wu L, 2017, 'Teleoperation of a Concentric Tube Robot through Hand Gesture Visual Tracking', in 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND BIOMIMETICS (IEEE ROBIO 2017), IEEE, Macau, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 1175 - 1180, presented at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Macau, PEOPLES R CHINA, 05 December 2017 - 08 December 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000576754200193&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Prasai AB; Jaiprakash A; Pandey AK; Crawford R; Roberts J; Wu L, 2016, 'Design and fabrication of a disposable micro end effector for concentric tube robots', in 2016 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICARCV.2016.7838560
2016
Wu L; Wu K; Ren H, 2016, 'Towards hybrid control of a flexible curvilinear surgical robot with visual/haptic guidance', in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 501 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2016.7759100
2016
Wu L; Tan BLW; Ren H, 2015, 'Prototype development of a hand-held robotic light pipe for intraocular procedures', in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015, pp. 368 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2015.7418795
2015
Wu K; Wu L; Lim CM; Ren H, 2015, 'Model-free image guidance for intelligent tubular robots with pre-clinical feasibility study: Towards minimally invasive trans-orifice surgery', in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, ICIA 2015 - In conjunction with 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics, pp. 749 - 754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICInfA.2015.7279384
2015
Wu K; Wu L; Ren H, 2015, 'Motion planning of continuum tubular robots based on centerlines extracted from statistical atlas', in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 5512 - 5517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7354158
2015
Wang J; Wu L; Meng MQH; Ren H, 2014, 'Towards simultaneous coordinate calibrations for cooperative multiple robots', in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 410 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2014.6942592
2014
Wu K; Wu L; Ren H, 2014, 'An image based targeting method to guide a tentacle-like curvilinear concentric tube robot', in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014, pp. 386 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2014.7090361
2014
Wu L; Yang X; Miao D; Xie Y; Chen K, 2013, 'Inverse kinematics of a class of 7R 6-DOF robots with non-spherical wrist', in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013, pp. 69 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2013.6617895
2013
Miao DJ; Wu L; Chen K; Wang GL, 2013, 'A collision-free trajectory planning method for redundant manipulator spraying for inner surface of pipe', in Advanced Materials Research, pp. 1656 - 1661, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.694-697.1656
2013
Ren C; Liu Z; Wu L; Chen K, 2010, 'Design and control of the precise tracking bed based on complex electromechanical design theory', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.867578
2010
Razjigaev A; Pandey AK; Roberts J; Wu L, 'Optimal Dexterity for a Snake-like Surgical Manipulator using Patient-specific Task-space Constraints in a Computational Design Algorithm', http://arxiv.org/abs/1903.02217v1
Conference Presentations
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Wu L; Paul L; Chant T; Razjigaev A; Roberts J; Crawford R, 2018, 'A hand-held dexterous, flexible, and intelligent robotic arthroscope making arthroscopy easier and safer', presented at IHBI Inspires, 16 August 2018 - 17 August 2018
2018
Wu L; Crawford R; Roberts J, 2017, 'An analytic approach to converting POE parameters into D-H parameters for serial-link robots', presented at 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 24 September 2017 - 28 September 2017
2017
Wu L; Crawford R; Roberts J, 2017, 'Dexterity analysis of three 6-DOF continuum robots combining concentric tube mechanisms and cable driven mechanisms', presented at 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), 29 May 2017 - 03 June 2017
2017
Patents
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Wang G; Chen K; Xie Y; Yang X; Shuai Z; Zheng L; Liu L; Wu L; Liu Z; Ren S; Cheng J; Yu Q, 2017, Painting robot position planning method for large-scale free-form surface, Patent No. , https://patents.google.com/patent/CN104331542A/en
2017
Chen K; Miao D; Wang G; Yang X; Yang D; Pan Y; Wu L; Xie Y; Liu Z, 2013, Spray gun track planning method for free-form surface spraying robot, Patent No. , https://patents.google.com/patent/CN102527554A/en
2013
Shao J; Yang X; Liu Z; Wu D; Chen K; Zhang C; Chen Y; Wu L; Fu C; Yang D; Cao W; Chen M; Lu D; Li J; Fu T; Liu Z; Xu J; Zheng L; Wang L; Yan H, 2011, Pipeline spraying robot and operation track planning method thereof, Patent No. , https://patents.google.com/patent/CN101612734A/en
2011
Conference Posters
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Tan B; Wu L; Ren H, 2015, 'Prototype development of a handheld tubular curvilinear robot for minimally invasive surgery', presented at The 11th Asian Conference on Computer Aided Surgery (ACCAS 2015), 09 July 2015 - 11 July 2015
2015

2018               QUT IHBI Early Career Researcher Development Scheme

2017               Associate Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

2017               QUT ECARD/VCRF Travel Fellowship

2016               QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship

2015               ICIA 2015 Best Paper Finalist

2008               Outstanding Graduate of Beijing

2008               Excellent Graduate of Tsinghua University

2007               Chinese National Encouragement Scholarship

2006               Tsinghua Daimler-Chrysler Scholarship

2005               Tsinghua Want-Want Scholarship

2021-2023, ARC Discovery Project, AUD $381,238, Bioinspired flexible haptic memory materials for artificial sensory nerves, CI: Dewei Chu, Shuhua Peng, Claudio Cazorla, Teri Furlong, Liao Wu

2021, UNSW MME RIS, AUD $45,456, OptiTrack infrared tracking system for long-range, real-time and precision 3D motion capture, CI: Mohammad Deghat, Liao Wu

2018, QUT IHBI Early Career Researcher Development Scheme, AUD $10,000, A hand-held dexterous, flexible, and intelligent robotic arthroscope to make arthroscopy easier and safer, CI: Liao Wu

2017, QUT SEF Small Equipment Fund, AUD $5,000, CI: Liao Wu

2017, QUT ECARD/VCRF Travel Fellowship, AUD $7,000, CI: Liao Wu

2016, QUT SEF Capital Equipment Fund, AUD $18,870, CI: Liao Wu

2016, QUT SEF Small Equipment Fund, AUD $3,934, CI: Liao Wu

2016-2018, QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, AUD $20,000, CI: Liao Wu

MTRN4110 Robot Design (since T2 2019)

MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers (since T3 2020)