Xin Zhang, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Address: No. 114, Nanta Street, Shenhe District, Shenyang, China
Postcode: 110016


I am an Associate Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China. I was a Visiting Scientist/Post-doc with the Human-Robot Interfaces and Interaction (HRI2) Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova, Italy. I have authored or coauthored more than 20 publications in journals and conference proceedings in the areas of my research interests. 

Robotics needs multidisciplinary knowledge. People with background of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, control engineering, computer sciences, or AI are welcome to join us!


  • PhD., Mechatronic Engineering, 2014-2019, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China

  • MSc., Mechatronic Engineering, 2011-2014, Liaoning Technical University, Fuxin, China

  • BSc., Mechanical Engineering, 2007-2011, Liaoning Technical University, Fuxin, China


  • 03/2021-Present, Associate Professor, Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenyang, China

  • 03/2022-08/2023, Visiting Scientist/Post-doc, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy 

  • 07/2019-02/2021, Assistant Professor, SIA, CAS, Shenyang, China

  • 08/2019-11/2021, Post-Doc, SIA, CAS, Shenyang, China

Research Area&Interests

  • Floating-Base Manipulator System
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Machine Vision 

Teaching Experience

  • Introduction to Space Robotics (UCAS, pending )


  • Zhang Xin, Pietro Balatti, Mattia Leonori, Arash Ajoudani. A Human Motion Compensation Framework for a Supernumerary Robotic Arm. 2023, arXiv 2310.10029.

  • Zhang Xin, Zhou Hao, Liu Jinguo, Ju Zhaojie, Leng Yuquan, Yang Chenguang. A practical PID variable stiffness control and its enhancement for compliant force-tracking interactions with unknown environments. Science China Technological Sciences, 2023.

  • Zhou Hao, Zhang Xin, Liu Jinguo. A practical method for the deformation of long‐stroke hydraulic manipulators in grasping‐handling tasks. Journal of Field Robotics, 2023.

  • Zhang Xin, Liu Jinguo, Tong Yuchuang, Liu Yuwang, and Ju Zhaojie. Attitude decoupling control of semifloating space robots using time-delay estimation and supertwisting control. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2021, 57(6): 4280-4295.

  • Zhang Xin, Liu Jinguo, Feng Jingkai, Liu Yuwang, and Ju Zhaojie. Effective capture of nongraspable objects for space robots using geometric cage pairs. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2020, 25(1): 95-107.

  • Zhang Xin, Liu Jinguo, Gao Qing, and Ju Zhaojie. Adaptive robust decoupling control of multi-arm space robots using time-delay estimation technique. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2020, 100(3): 2449-2467. 

  • Zhang Xin and Liu Jinguo. Effective motion planning strategy for space robot capturing targets under consideration of the berth position. Acta Astronautica, 2018, 148: 403-416. 

  • Zhang Xin and Liu Jinguo. Autonomous trajectory planner for space telerobots capturing space debris under the teleprogramming framework. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2017, 9(9): 1-13.

  • Gao Qing, Zhang Xin, and Pang Wenrao. Fast and accurate hand Visual detection by using a spatial-channel attention SSD for hand-based space robot teleoperation. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2022, 1-11. 

  • Liu Jinguo, Zhang Xin, Zhang Ketao, Dai Jiansheng, Li Shujun, and Sun Qi. Configuration analysis of a reconfigurable Rubik's snake robot. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2019, 233(9): 3137-3154. 

  • Liu Jinguo, Zhang Xin, and Hao Guangbo. Survey on research and development of reconfigurable modular robots. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2016, 8(8): 1-21. 

  • Tong Yuchuang, Liu Jinguo, Zhang Xin, and Ju Zhaojie. Four-criterion-optimization based coordination motion control of dual-arm robots. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2022.

  • Gao Qing, Liu Jinguo, Ju Zhaojie, and Zhang Xin. Dual-hand detection for human–robot interaction by a parallel network based on hand detection and body pose estimation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019, 66(12): 9663-9672. 

  • Li Shuailong, Zhang Wei, Zhang Huiwen, Zhang Xin, and Leng Yuquan. Proximal policy optimization with model-based methods. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 2022, 1-12.

  • Zhang Xin, Liu Jinguo, and Feng Jingkai. Experimental platform of space robot grasping various nonprehensile targets. The 50th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2018), 2018, 1-7.

  • Du Yuwei, Zhang Xin*, Mattia Leonori, Pietro Balatti,  Arash Ajoudani. Bi-Directional Human-Robot Handover Using a Novel Supernumerary Robotic System. IEEE ARSO, 2023. (Corresponding Author)


  • Liu Jinguo and Zhang Xin. Ground test-bed of modular extensible space manipulator. CN Patent No.108161990B, 21-05-2019.
  • Liu Jinguo, Zhang Xin, and Zhou Hao. Projection kinematics control method of large heavy-load mechanical arm. CN Patent No.112549008B, 14-12-2021.
  • Liu Jinguo, Zhang Xin, Gao Qing, and Tian Tongtong. Octahedral aircraft. CN Patent No.205256676U, 25-05-2016.
  • Liu Jinguo, Zhang Xin, Gao Qing, and Zhang Rongpeng. Bionical scrambling and operating arm. CN Patent No.205325674U, 22-06-2016.
  • Liu Jinguo, Zhou Yuqi, and Zhang Xin. Monocular vision-based method of measuring large box. CN Patent No.111089569B, 30-11-2021.
  • Liu Jinguo, Liu Yunjun, and Zhang Xin. Multifunctional end-effector. CN Patent No.209351629U, 06-09-2021.
  • Liu Jinguo, Chen Keli, Zhang Xin, Zhang Rongpeng, and Gao Qing. Winding-typed automatic take-up and pay-off mechanism . CN Patent CN106865362B, 20-06-2017.
  • Liu Jinguo, Qin Dong, Zhang Xin, and Gao Qing. Solar sail deployment mechanism. CN Patent No.205327443U, 22-06-2016.
  • Liu Jinguo, Tian Tongtong, Zhang Xin, and Gao Qing. Cubic deployable solar wing. CN Patent No.205239949U, 18-06-2016.
  • Liu Jinguo, Zhao Zhiqi, Zhang Xin, Wang Zhiheng, and Gao Qing. Pecking and sampling robot. CN Patent No.205238038U, 18-05-2016.

Academic Activities

  Journal Editor:

  • Journal of Field Robotics (Associate Editor, 2022-)

  • Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Associate Editor, 2022-)

  • International Journal of Aerospace Engineering (Lead Guest Editor, 2021)

  Organization of International Conference:

  • The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications  (Session Chair, 2019)

  • The 16th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications  (Session Chair, 2023) 
    Special Session: Human-centric Technologies for Seamless Human-robot Collaboration

  • The 6th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (Technical Committee, 2023)

  Voluntary Reviewers:

  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

  • IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica

  • Mechanism and Machine Theory

  • Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

  • International Journal of Aerospace Engineering

  • Nonlinear Dynamics

  • Acta Astronautica

  • IEEE Access

  • ICRA

  • IROS

Honors & Distinctions

  • The CAS Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, 09/2020

  • The Dean's Award for Excellence of CAS, 07/2019

  • National Scholarship for Ph.D Students, 11/2018

  • Outstanding Ph.D Students, 2018/2017/2015 (UCAS, three times)

  • The Second Prize Scholarship, 2016/2015 (UCAS, two times) 

  • Natural Science Academic Achievement Award of Liaoning Province (Third Prize) , 11/2019

  • Outstanding Paper of Software Defined Satellite Summit Forum (CAS) , 04/2018

  • Best Paper Finalist of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2023), 06/2023