General

De Xu, Ph.D, Professor, Ph.D Supervisor, IEEE Senior Member
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 

E-mail:de.xu@ia.ac.cn
Tel:010-82544707
Address:95 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Post code:100190

Research Areas

Visual Measurement and Control for Robots, Intelligent Robots, Visual Servoing, Microscopic Vision, MEMS Assembly, Skill Learning for Robots 

Education

Feb. 1998-Mar. 2001: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P. R. China. Received Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering, Mar. 2001.
Sep. 1987-July 1990: Shandong University of Technology (SUT), Ji'nan, P. R. China. Received M.Sc. degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering, July 1990.
Sep. 1981 -July 1985: SUT, Received B.Sc. degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering, July 1985

Experience

IEEE senior member
Director of Technical Committee on Intelligent Manufacturing System, Chinese Association of Automation, 2017.7-2022.6
Standing Member of Professional Committee of Intelligent Robot, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2017.8-
Senior member of Chinese Institute Electronics
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Associate Editor, 2015.1-2018.12
International Journal of Automation and Computing, Associate Editor, 2014.7-2021.6
Acta Automatica Sinica, Associate Editor, 2015.1- 


Work Experience

Dec. 2005 - present: Professor, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IACAS). Director, Research Center of Precision Sensing and  Control, IACAS,  Feb. 2012. General Engineer, IACAS, From Aug. 2016 to Dec. 2020. 
Jan. 2007-Mar. 2007: Research fellow, Department of Manufacturing Engineering and En-gineering Management (MEEM), City University of Hong Kong
Mar 2005-Aug. 2005: Senior research associate, MEEM, City University of Hong Kong
May 2004-Aug. 2004: Visit scholar, Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, UK.
Jan. 2003 - Nov. 2005: Associate professor, IACAS
Apr. 2001 - Dec. 2002: Post-doctoral fellow, IACAS
Oct. 1996 - Feb. 1998: Associate Professor, Automation Department of Shandong University of Technology (SUT)
Dec. 1991 - Oct. 1996: Lecturer, Automation Department of SUT
July 1990 - Dec. 1991: Assistant, Automation Department of SUT
July 1985 - Sep. 1987: Assistant, Shandong Textile Institute, Qingdao, P. R. China

Teaching Experience
Robotics

Honors & Distinctions

2015, Award for Progress in Science and Technology, Third grade, Beijing Municipal Government
2013, Award for Progress in Science and Technology, Third grade, Beijing Municipal Government
2004, Award for Progress in Science and Technology, Second grade, Beijing Municipal Government
1995, Award for Progress in Science and Technology, Second grade, Shandong Province Government

Publications

   
Papers

Selected Papers

  1. Siyang Sun, Yingjie Yin, Xingang Wang, De Xu, Robust Landmark Detection and Position Measurement Based on Monocular Vision for Autonomous Aerial Refueling of UAVs, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 49, no. 12, pp. 4167-4179, December 2019. SCI, EI indexed
  2. Mingyi Zhang, Xilong Liu, De Xu, Zhiqiang Cao, Junzhi Yu, Vision-Based Target-Following Guider for Mobile Robot, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 9360-9371, December 2019. SCI, EI indexed
  3. Wenqi Wu,Yingjie Yin, Xingang Wang, De Xu, Face Detection with Different Scales Based on Faster R-CNN, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 4017-4028, November 2019. SCI, EI indexed
  4. Fangbo Qin, De Xu, Dapeng Zhang, Ying Li, Robotic skilllearningfor precision assembly with microscopic vision and force feedback, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1117-1128, 2019. SCI, EI indexed
  5. Dengpeng Xing, Fangfang Liu, Song Liu, De Xu, Efficient Insertion of Partially Flexible Objects in Precision Assembly, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 706-715, April 2019. SCI, EI indexed
  6. Xin-Yi Gong, Hu Su, De Xu, Hua-Bin Yang, Zheng-Tao Zhang, and Lei Zhang, Contour Extraction and Quality Inspection for Inner Structure of Deep Hole Components, IEEETransactions onComponents, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 575-585, March 2019. SCI, EI indexed
  7. Mingyi Zhang, Xilong Liu, De Xu, Zhiqiang Cao, Feature-related Searching Control Model for Curve Detection, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 580 - 591,February 2019. SCI,EI indexed
  8. Dengpeng Xing, Fangfang Liu, Song Liu, De Xu, Efficient Collision Detection and Detach Control for Convex Prisms in Precision Manipulation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 14, no. 12, pp.5316 – 5326, Dec. 2018. SCI, EI indexed
  9. Fangbo Qin, Fei Shen, Dapeng Zhang, Xilong Liu, De Xu, Contour Primitives of Interest Extraction Method for Microscopic Images and Its Application on Pose Measurement,IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 1348-1359, August 2018. SCI, EI indexed
  10. Xian Tao, Zihao Wang, Zhengtao Zhang, Dapeng Zhang, De Xu, Xinyi Gong, Lei Zhang, Wire Defect Recognition of Spring-wire Socket Using Multi-task Convolutional Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 689–698, 2018. SCI, EI indexed
  11. De Xu, Jinyan Lu, Peng Wang, Zhengtao Zhang, Zize Liang, Partially Decoupled Image-Based Visual Servoing Using Different Sensitive Features, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 47, no. 8, pp. 2233-2243, August 2017. SCI, EI indexed
  12. Song Liu, Youfu Li, Dengpeng Xing, De Xu, Hu Su, An Efficient Insertion Control Method for Precision Assembly of Cylindrical Components, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 9355-9365, December 2017. SCI, EI indexed
  13. Wendong Ding, Xilong Liu, De Xu, Dapeng Zhang, Zhengtao Zhang, A Robust Detection Method of Control Points for Calibration and Measurement with Defocused Images, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 2725-2735, October 2017. SCI, EI indexed
  14. Dengpeng Xing, Fangfang Liu, Song Liu, De Xu, Motion Control for Cylindrical Objects in Microscope's View Using a Projection Method: I. Collision Detection and Detach Control, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 5524-5533, July 2017. SCI, EI indexed
  15. Dengpeng Xing, Fangfang Liu, Song Liu, De Xu, Motion Control for Cylindrical Objects in Microscope's View Using a Projection Method: II. Collision Avoidance with Reduced Dimensional Guidance, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 5534-5544, July 2017. SCI, EI indexed
  16. Song Liu, De Xu, You-Fu Li, Fei Shen, Da-Peng Zhang, Nanoliter Fluid Dispensing Based on Microscopic Vision and Laser Range Sensor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 1292-1302, February 2017. SCI, EI indexed
  17. Zhiqiang Cao, Xilong Liu, Nong Gu, Saeid Nahavandi, De Xu, Chao Zhou, Min Tan, A Fast Orientation Estimation Approach of Natural Images, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 1589-1597, November 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  18. Song Liu,De Xu, Fangfang Liu, Dapeng Zhang, Zhengtao Zhang, Relative Pose Estimation for Alignment of Long Cylindrical Components Based on Microscopic Vision, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 1388-1398, June 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  19. Dengpeng Xing, Fangfang Liu, Fangbo Qin, De Xu, Coordinated Insertion Control for Inclined Precision Assembly, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 2990-2999, May 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  20. Yingjie Yin, Xingang Wang, De Xu, Fangfang Liu, Yinglu Wang and Wenqi Wu, Robust Visual Detection-Learning-Tracking Framework for Autonomous Aerial Refueling of UAVs, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 510-521, March 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  21. Dengpeng Xing, De Xu, Fangfang Liu, Haipeng Li, and Zhengtao Zhang, Precision AssemblyAmongMultiple Thin Objects with Various Fit Types, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 364-378, January 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  22. Song Liu, De Xu, Dapeng Zhang, Zhengtao Zhang, High Precision Automatic Assembly based on Microscopic Vision and Force Information, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 382-393, January 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  23. Junzhi Yu, Feihu Sun, De Xu, Min Tan, Embedded Vision Guided 3-D Tracking Control for Robotic Fish, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol.63, No.1, pp. 355-363, January 2016. SCI, EI indexed
  24. Xian Tao, Zhengtao Zhang, Feng Zhang, De Xu, A Novel and Effective Surface Flaws Inspection Instrument for Large Aperture Optical Elements, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation andMeasurement, Vol. 64, No. 9, pp. 2530-2540, September 1, 2015. SCI, EI indexed
  25. Yingjie Yin, De Xu, Xingang Wang, Mingran Bai, Online state-based structured SVM combined with incremental PCA for robust visual tracking, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Vol. 45, No. 9, pp. 1988-2000, 2015.SCI, EI indexed
  26. Fei Shen, Wenrong Wu, Dahai Yu, De Xu, Zhiqiang Cao, High Precision Automated 3-D Assembly with Attitude Adjustment Performed by LMTI and Vision based Control, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 1777-1789, 2015. SCI, EI indexed
  27. Pengcheng Zhang, De Xu, Wei Zou, Baolin Wu, Positioning Cylindrical Target Based on Three-Microscope Vision System, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 1612-1624, Oct. 2014. SCI, EI indexed
  28. Zaojun Fang, Lan Xia, Yanlong Huang, Guodong Chen, De Xu, Min Tan, Vision-Based Alignment Control for Grating Tiling in Petawatt-Class Laser System, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 63, No. 6, pp. 1628-1638, June 2014. SCI, EI indexed
  29. Hu Su, Zaojun Fang, De Xu, Min Tan, Trajectory Prediction of Spinning Ball Based on Fuzzy Filtering and Local Modeling for Robotic Ping-pong Player, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 62, No. 11, pp. 2890-2900, Nov. 2013. SCI, EI indexed
  30. Guodong Chen, De Xu, Zemin Jiang, Zaojun Fang, Min Tan, Visual Measurement of the Racket Trajectory in Spinning Ball Striking for Table Tennis Player, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 62, No. 11, pp. 2901-2911, Nov. 2013. SCI, EI indexed
  31. Yanlong Huang, De Xu, Min Tan, and Hu Su, Adding Active Learning to LWR for Ping-Pong Playing Robot, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 1489-1494, July 2013. SCI, EI indexed 
  32. Zaojun Fang, De Xu, Min Tan, A Vision-Based Self-Tuning Fuzzy Controller for Fillet Weld Seam Tracking, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 540-550, June 2011. SCI, EI indexed
  33. Yang Shen, De Xu, Min Tan, Junzhi Yu, Mixed Visual Control Method for Robots with Self-Calibrated Stereo Rig, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 470-479, February 2010. SCI, EI indexed
  34. Zhengtao Zhang, De Xu, Min Tan, Visual Measurement and Prediction of Ball Trajectory for Table Tennis Robot, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 3195-3205, December 2010. SCI, EI indexed
  35. Yuan Li, You Fu Li, Qing Lin Wang, De Xu, Min Tan, Measurement and Defect Detection of Weld Bead Based on Online Vision Inspection, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 7, pp. 1841 - 1849, July 2010. SCI, EI indexed
  36. De Xu, Liwei Han, Min Tan, and You Fu Li, Ceiling-based Visual Positioning for an Indoor Mobile Robot with Monocular Vision, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 1617-1628, May 2009. SCI, EI indexed
  37. De Xu, Min Tan, Yun Liu, Jianhua Wang, Control Strategy for a Low Cost Manipulator to Transport and Align IC Mask-Plates, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 1018-1027, September 2009. SCI, EI indexed
  38. De Xu, You Fu Li, Min Tan, Yang Shen, A New Active Visual System for Humanoid Robots, IEEE Transactions on System, Man & Cybernetics—Part B: Cybernetics, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 320-330, April 2008. SCI, EI indexed
  39. Junzhi Yu, Lizhong Liu, Long Wang, Min Tan, De Xu. Turning Control of a Multilink Biomimetic Robotic Fish, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 201-206, 2008. SCI, EI indexed
  40. De Xu, You Fu Li, Yang Shen, Min Tan, New pose detection method for self-calibrated cameras based on parallel lines and its application in visual control system, IEEE Transactions on System, Man & Cybernetics—Part B: Cybernetics, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp.1104-1117, October 2006. SCI, EI indexed


Books

  1. De Xu, Measurement and Control Based on Microscopic Vision, National Defense Industrial Press,  20141201
  2. De Xu, Min, Tan, Yuan Li, Visual Measurement and Control for Robots, National Defense Industrial Press,  First edition 20080201, Second edition 20110501, Third edition 20160101
  3. De Xu, Wei Zou, Sensing, Localization and Control for Mobile Service Robots, China Scinece Press, 20080601
  4. Min Tan,De Xu, Zengguang Hou, Shuo Wang, Zhiqiang Cao, Advanced Robot Control, Higher Education Press, 20070501
  5. De Xu, Tongjing Sun, Application Technology of Programmable Controller (PLC), Shandong Science and Technology Press, 20000601

Research Activity

  1. Assembly skill learning based on intelligent perception and behavior understanding, Grant No.61873266, PI: Xu, De, National Natural Science Foundation of China. Jan. 2019 - Dec. 2022. 
  2. Equipment Development for High Precision Micro-Assembly with Different Micro-parts, Grant No. 61227804, PI: Xu, De, National Natural Science Foundation of China. Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2017. 
  3. Research on visual measurement and intercept strategy for high-speed moving object, Grant No. 61075035, PI: Xu, De, National Natural Science Foundation of China. Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2013.
  4. A study on camera parameters self-learning and humanoid visual control method for robots, Grant No. 61075035, PI: Xu, De, National Natural Science Foundation of China. Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2009. 
  5. Pose estimation based on inertial and visual sensors for mobile robots, Grant No. 4082032, PI: Xu, De, Beijing Natural Science Foundation. 2008-2010. 
  6. A study on Intelligent Technology and Equipment for Large Scale Workpiece Welding, Grant No. 2006AA04Z213, PI: Xu, De, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China ("863" Project), 2006-2008.