Hongbo WANG



The basic information

Hongbo WANG

School of Mechanical Engineering



Associate Professor

Assistant Dean

Education Experience

  • 2009--2012, PhD, Dept. Bioengineering & Robotics, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan, 
    Advisor: Prof. Kazuhiro Kosuge, 
    Dissertation title: Study of Coupled Dynamics in Physical Human-Robot Interaction towards a Cooperative Dance Partner Robot

  • 2006--2009, MS, Dept. Precision Instruments & Mechanology, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China, 
    Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Xiangdong Yang

  • 2002--2006, BS, Dept. Precision Instruments & Mechanology, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China

Scientific Research

Research interests:

Robot kinematics, calibration, cable-driven parallel robot, and physical human--robot interaction


  • H. Wang, J. Kinugawa, K. Kosuge, “Exact Kinematic Modeling and Identification of Reconfigurable Cable-Driven Robots with Dual-Pulley Cable Guiding Mechanisms”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, online: 10.1109/TMECH.2019.2899016

  • H. Wang, T. Gao, J. Kinugawa, K. Kosuge, “Finding Measurement Configurations for Accurate Robot Calibration: Validation With a Cable-Driven Robot”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1156-1169, 2017. 

  • H. Wang, F. Patota, G. Buondonno, M. Haendl, K. Kosuge, “Stability and Variable Admittance Control in the Physical Interaction with a Mobile Robot”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, December, 2015

  • H. Wang and K. Kosuge, “Control of a Robot Dancer for Enhancing Haptic Human-Robot Interaction in Waltz”, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 5, pp. 264—273, 2012

  • H. Wang and K. Kosuge, “Understanding and Reproducing Waltz Dancers' Body Dynamics in Physical Human-Robot Interaction”, Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3135—3140, 2012 (Interactive/poster session), St. Paul, MN, USA

  • H. Wang and K. Kosuge, “Attractor Design and Prediction-based Adaption for a Robot Waltz Dancer in Physical Human-Robot Interaction”, Proceedings of the 2012 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, pp. 3810—3815, 2012 (Oral session), Beijing, China,

  • H. Wang and K. Kosuge, “Towards an understanding of dancers' coupled body dynamics for waltz”, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 2008—2013, 2011. (Oral session), San Francisco, CA, USA

  • H. Wang and K. Kosuge, “An inverted pendulum model for reproducing human's body dynamics in waltz and its applications in a dance partner robot”, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp. 182—187, 2010 (Oral session), Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

  • X. Yang, H. Wang, C. Zhang, and K. Chen, “A method for mapping the boundaries of collision-free reachable workspaces”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 45-7, pp. 1024—1033, 2010

  • G. Buondonno, F. Patota, H. Wang, A. De Luca, K. Kosuge, “A Model Predictive Control Approach for the Partner Ballroom Dance Robot”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 774-780. , Seattle, WA, USA, 2015