Dr Chunxu Li

Dr Chunxu Li

Lecturer in Machine Learning, AI for Robotics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Dr Chunxu Li is a lecturer at School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth. He received PhD degree from Swansea University (2019) and performed postdoctoral research at ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Operation, Swansea University. 


01.2020 - Present          Lecturer in Machine Learning & AI for Robotics, University of Plymouth.

01.2019 - 01.2020         Research Fellow, ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Operation, Swansea University

10.2016 - 07.2019         PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Swansea University 

09.2014 - 09.2016         MEng, Swansea University

09.2010 - 06.2014         BEng, Qingdao University of Science and Technology

Professional membership

I am a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Roles on external bodies

I am a reviewer for below listed journals:

  • Sensors 
  • Connection Science
  • IEEE Access
  • Applied Sciences
  • International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Teaching interests

Module Leader of AINT308 Computer Vision and Behavioral Computing

Providing an advanced knowledge of artificial vision systems for interactive systems guidance and control, this module is underpinned by current theoretical understanding of animal vision systems.

Module Leader of AINT515Z Artificial Vision and Deep Learning

This module will provide an advanced knowledge of artificial vision systems and deep learning neural networks. It will be underpinned by current theoretical understanding of vision algorithms and deep learning neural network models. This module will also introduce the use of deep learning models and vision systems.

Research interests

My research interest lies in: 

  • Control Theory 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Computer Vision
  • Human-robot Interaction 
  • Smart Materials & Soft Robots. 

Research and experiment videos of my research can be found from my personal youtube channel.


Y. Cheng, C. Li, S. Li and Z. Li, "Motion Planning of Redundant Manipulator with Variable Joint Velocity Limit Based on Beetle Antennae Search Algorithm," in IEEE Access. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3012564

Li, C., Fahmy, A., Li, S., & Sienz, J. (2020). An Enhanced Robot Massage System in Smart Homes Using Force Sensing and Dynamic Movement Primitive. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 14, 30.

Li, Z, Li. C, Li, S., & Cao, X. (2019). A Fault-Tolerant Method for Motion Planning of Industrial Redundant Manipulator," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. DOI: 10.1109/TII.2019.2957186.

L. Jin, Z. Xie, M. Liu, K. Chen, C. Li and C. Yang. (2020). Novel Joint-Drift-Free Scheme at Acceleration Level for Robotic Redundancy Resolution with Tracking Error Theoretically Eliminated. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. DOI:10.1109/TMECH.2020.3001624.

Wang, D.; Meng, W.; Lei, Y.; Li, C.*; Cheng, J.; Qu, W.; Wang, G.; Zhang, M.; Li, S. (2020). The Novel Strategy for Increasing the Efficiency and Yield of the Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis by the Double Conjugate Salts Stress. Polymers, 12, 343. 

Lee, S., Lei, Y., Wang, D., Li, C.*, Cheng, J., Wang, J., & Liu, M. (2019). The Study of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework (ZIF-8) Doped Polyvinyl Alcohol/Starch/Methyl Cellulose Blend Film. Polymers, 11(12), 1986.

Liu, M., Zhang, X., Wang, D., Cheng, J., Pang, X., Li, C.*, & Li, S. (2019). Facile Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surface from Fluorinated POSS Acrylate Copolymer via One-Step Breath Figure Method and Its Anti-Corrosion Property. Polymers, 11(12), 1953.

Li, C. *, Fahmy, A., & Sienz, J. (2019). Development of A Neural Network Based Control System for the DLR-HIT II Robot Hand Using Leap Motion. IEEE Access, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2942648.

Li, C. *, Fahmy, A., & Sienz, J. (2019). An Augmented Reality Based Human-Robot Interaction Interface Using Kalman Filter Sensor Fusion. Sensors, 19(20), 4586.

Li, C., Yang, C., & Giannetti, C. (2019). Segmentation and Generalization for Writing Skills Transfer from Humans to Robots. Cognitive Computation and Systems, DOI: 10.1049/ccs.2018.0005.

Li, C., Yang, C., Annamalai, A. S., Xu, Q., & Li, S. (2018). Development of Writing Task Recombination Technology Based on DMP Segmentation via Verbal Command for Baxter Robot. Systems Science & Control Engineering, 6(1), 350-359.

Li, C., Yang, C., Ju, Z., & Annamalai, A. S. (2018). An enhanced teaching interface for a robot using DMP and GMR. International journal of intelligent robotics and applications, 2(1), 110-121.

Li, C., Yang, C., Wan, J., Annamalai, A. S., & Cangelosi, A. (2017). Teleoperation control of baxter robot using kalman filter-based sensor fusion. Systems Science & Control Engineering, 5(1), 156-167.

Conference Papers

Li, C., Yang, C., Wan, J., Annamalai, A., & Cangelosi, A. (2017, September). Neural learning and Kalman filtering enhanced teaching by demonstration for a Baxter robot. In Automation and Computing (ICAC), 2017 23rd International Conference on (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Li, C., Yang, C., Liang, P., Cangelosi, A., & Wan, J. (2016). Development of Kinect based teleoperation of Nao robot. In Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), International Conference on (DOI: 10.1109/ICARM.2016.7606908). IEEE.

Chen, J., Glover, M., Li, C., & Yang, C. (2016, August). Development of a user experience enhanced teleoperation approach. In Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), International Conference on (pp. 171-177). IEEE.

Smith, A., Yang, C., Li, C., Ma, H., & Zhao, L. (2016). Development of a dynamics model for the Baxter robot. In IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), International Conference on (DOI: 10.1109/ICMA.2016.7558740). IEEE.

Raju, R., Yang, C., Li, C., & Cangelosi, A. (2016, August). A video game design based on Emotiv Neuroheadset. In Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), International Conference on (pp. 14-19). IEEE.

Chen, J., Glover, M., Yang, C., Li, C., Li, Z., & Cangelosi, A. (2017, July). Development of an immersive interface for robot teleoperation. In Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (pp. 1-15). Springer, Cham.


Li, S., Li, C., Ji, N., & Li, G. (2016). CN 105778694 A (https://patents.google.com/patent/CN105778694A/en)