Dr. Yueri Cai

Yueri

Professional experience

  • 01/2018-present Visiting postdoctoral research fellow, Mechatronics Lab, Department of Ocean Space Operations and Building Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
  • 07/2014-present Lecturer, Robotics Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China.
  • 01/2012-06/2014 Postdoctoral research fellow, Manufacturing Engineering of Aerospace Vehicle Center for Post-doctoral Studies, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China.
  • 12/2012-08/2013 Visiting postdoctoral research fellow, Robotics Research Centre, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Education

  • 09/2007-01/2012 Robotics Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing, China. Major: Mechanical design and theory, Ph. D.
  • 09/2005-07/2007 Robotics Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing, China. Major: Mechatronic Engineering, M.S.
  • 09/2001-07/2005 School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China. Major: Mechatronic Engineering, B.S.

Research interests

My research interests mainly lie in Robotics. More specifically,

  • In underwater robotics: Bio-inspired robots, Central pattern generators for gait generation, Adaptive locomotion control, Underwater vehicle path planning.
  • In other robotics and mechatronic devices: Mobile robots, Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), 3D environmental recognition and reconstruction.

Publications

  1. Cai Y R,Bi S S and Ma H W. Robotic Fish-Bio-Inspired Fishlike Underwater Robot(Research on the robotic fish propelled by oscillating pectoral fins),Springer Press, ISBN 978-3-662-46869-2,2015.
  2. Cai Y R, Bi S S, Zheng L C. Design and optimization of a bionic fish with multi-joint fin rays, Advanced Robotics, 2012, 26(1-2): 177-196
  3. Cai Y R, Bi S S. Research advances of bionic fish propelled by oscillating paired pectoral foils, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2011,47(19): 30-37
  4. Cai Y R, Bi S S, Zheng L C. Design and experiments of a robotic fish imitating cow-nosed ray, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2010, 7(2): 120-126
  5. Ma H W, Bi S S, Cai Y R*, et al. Depth control of robotic fish propelled by oscillating paired pectoral fins. Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2015, 41(5): 885-890
  6. Ma H W, Cai Y R*, Wang Y L. A biomimetic cownose ray robot fish with oscillating and chordwise twisting flexible pectoral fins, Industrial robot: An International Journal, 2015, 42(3)
  7. Bi S S, Ma H W, Cai Y R*. Dynamic modeling of a flexible oscillating pectoral fin for robotic fish, Industrial robot: An International Journal, 2014, 41(5): 421-428
  8. Bi S S, Cai Y R. Effect of spanwise flexibility on propulsion performance of a flapping hydro-foil at low Reynolds number, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2012, 25(1): 12-19
  9. Bi S S, Niu C M, Cai Y R*, Zhang L C, et al. A Waypoint-tracking Controller for a Bionic Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with two pectoral fins, Advanced Robotics, 2014, 28(10): 673-681
  10. Cai Y R, Gao J, Bi S S, Liu C and Zhang H X. Pitching stability simulation of a bionic cownose ray, 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Alesund, Norway, May, 2013.03.27-03.30
  11. Cai Y R, Bi S S, Low K H. Experimental investigation on maneuver rability of a bionic fish propelled by oscillating paired pectoral fins, 3rd IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics, Singapore, 2013.10.02-10.04.
  12. Cai Y R, Bi S S, Low K H. Posture analysis and application of a bionic pectoral foil, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Phuket, Thailand, 2011.12.07-12.11
  13. Cai Y R, Bi S S, Zhang L G. Design and implication of a bionic pectoral fin imitating cow-nosed ray, The 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010.10.18-10.22
  14. Cai Y R, Bi S S, Zhang L G, et al. Design of a robotic fish propelled by oscillating flexible pectoral foils, The 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, USA, 2009.10.11 -10.15
  15. Zhang L G, Bi S S, Cai Y R *, Effect analysis of chordwise flexibility on propulsion performance of oscillating pectoral foils, Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Guang Zhou, P.R.China, 2012. 12.11-12.14
  16. Ma H W, Bi S S, Cai Y R*, et al. Pitching stability modeling and analysis of robotic fish propelled by oscillating flexible pectoral fins, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 2013.12.12-12.14
  17. Ren S, Cai Y R*, Bi S S, Zhang L G, Zhang H X. Kinematic analysis and design of a robotic fish using flapping flexional pectoral fins for propulsion, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 2013.12.12-12.14
  18. Cao Y, Bi S S, Cai Y R*. Applying coupled nonlinear oscillators to imitate swimming modes of cow-nosed rays, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 2013.12.12-12.14

Invention patent

  1. Cai Y R, Liu P C, et al. Underwater propulsion device based on synchronous belt and crank-rocker mechanism. China, No. ZL201410260869X.
  2. Cai Y R, Bi S S, et al. Underwater propulsion device based on two stages parallel oscillating mechanism. China, No. ZL201410260869X.
  3. Cai Y R, Gong Z, et al. Underwater propulsion device based on planetary gears and synchronous belt. China, No. ZL2015105430208.
  4. Cai Y R, Zhang L G, et al. A bionic robotic fish with flapping and twisting pectoral foils. China, No. ZL2013100499852.
  5. Cai Y R, Zhang L G, et al. A line-driving bionic pectoral foils of cownose ray with large deformation. China, No. ZL2013100499829.
  6. Cai Y R, Liu P C, et al. Underwater propulsion device based on synchronous belt and crank-guide-bar mechanism. China, No. ZL 2016104835894.
  7. Bi S S, Cai Y R, et al. Bionic driving hinges with symmetric and oscillating mechanism. China, No. ZL200810103512.5.
  8. Bi S S, Cai Y R, et al. Underwater bionic robot with flexible oscillating pectoral foils. China, No. ZL200910078621.0.
  9. Bi S S, Cai Y R, et al. Multi-joint driving skeleton mimic cownose ray. China, No. ZL201110165217.4.

Project experience

01/2018-present PI, Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation (No. 3182019)
01/2017-present PI, Strategic new industry science and technology project of Hunan province, China, 3D environment reconstruction for intelligent engineer equipment industrial pipeline maintenance
01/2015-present Main Participants, Industrial Cooperation Project, Service Robot.
01/2014-12/2015 PI, Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51205011)
07/2012-06/2013 PI, China postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2012M510304)
07/2013-07/2014 PI, Special Financial Grant from China postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2013T60049)
05/2010-05/2011 PI, Innovation foundation for PhD Candidate, BUAA (No. [2010]8-20)
08/2016-12/2017 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Temperature measuring and analysis equipment for multi heat point.
01/2014-06/2015 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Mechatronic development of underwater vehicle.
01/2015-12/2015 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Control and path planning of underwater vehicle.
01/2016-06/2017 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Large-scale biomimetic pectoral foil driving system design and optimization.
01/2017-12/2017 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Deformable six-wheel mobile platform with high obstacle avoidance ability.
02/2017-08/2017 PI, College Cooperation Project, Omnidirectional mobile platform for education and competition.
07/2012-12/2013 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Portable lifting machine with high speed and heavy load capability.
07/2015-06/2017 PI, Industrial Cooperation Project, Constant tension device for simulation and experiment of space solar array.

Contact

Email: caiyueri[at]buaa.edu.cn
Telefon: 0047-46220399 or 0086-13810868875

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