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Dr Ze Ji

Dr Ze Ji


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+44 (0)29 2087 0017
S/3.37, Adeiladau'r Frenhines -Adeilad y De, 5 The Parade, Heol Casnewydd, Caerdydd, CF24 3AA
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Dr Ze Ji received his PhD from Cardiff University for the work of ‘Tangible acoustic interfaces for human computer interaction’. His research interests include intelligent robotics, service and humanoid robotics, slam, computer vision, acoustic signal processing, tactile sensing, semantic knowledge representation and machine learning.

He has worked as a researcher for a number of EU FP6 & FP7 projects (TAI-CHI, IWARD, ROBOSKIN, and SRS), followed by a few years industrial experience, focusing on Visual SLAM related research subjects (Dyson 360, Dyson ltd) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV ltd), where he has been the core technical member on Innovate UK funded projects: USMOOTH and AAOSN.

Dr Ze Ji is now the operational lab manager of the new Robotics Laboratory.


- Two Kuka lbr iiwa

- Three Kuka youbot

- Several small turtlebots

- And several sensors used for multi-modal human robot interaction

... Photos to be uploaded here ...

Here is the group Github account for projects (quite empty so far) carried out in the lab.

Education and qualifications

  • 2007: PhD (Systems Engineering) Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 2003: MSc (Computer Science) University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • 2001: BEng (Electronic Engineering), Jilin University, China

Career overview

  • 2016 - present: Lecturer in robotics and autonomous systems, Cardiff University
  • 2014 - 2016: Unmanned Systems Engineer (R&D), ASV ltd
  • 2013 - 2014: Robotics Systems Engineer (R&D), Dyson Ltd
  • 2009 - 2011: Research Fellow, Adaptive System Research Group, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2007 - 2013: Research Fellow, Cardiff University

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  • Won the best Exhibit by the EU FP6 project TAI-CHI "Tangible Acoustic Interface for Human Computer Interaction" 

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Autonomous Vehicles:

As part my teaching activities (Mechatronics module), I led a team of 7 students to build a USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle). The video below is the first trial at Cardiff Bay. We will keep developing the project in future.

Watch a video of the reseach in YouTube

Related research includes robot behaviours, such as computer vision and other sensors for collision avoidance and situation awareness, probablistic action planning, and intelligent motion control.

Mobile Robots:

To update. 

Computer Vision related: Visual SLAM, Visual Servoing, Vision Odometry

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Mobile Robotics
  • Robotic Perception / Sensing
  • Robot Learning
  • Computer Vision / 3D Imaging
  • Acoustic Localisation