Dr Guowu Wei

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design

Office Times

“Please contact me via email for an appointment”

Biography

I graduated from Fuzhou University in China obtaining a first class honours degree in Mechatronics in 2002 and my MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2005. I was appointed Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and joined King’s College London in 2007 pursuing my PhD in the area of Computational Kinematics, Mechanisms and Robotics. I received my PhD degree in Robotics in 2012 at King’s College London where I was appointed Research Assistant in 2009 and then Research Associate in 2012. I joined the University of Salford in 2015 as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design. I published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Mechanisms, Robotics and Mechanical Design and was awarded seven patents.

Teaching

• Kinematics and Dynamics

• Mechanisms and Robotics

• Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

• CAD/CAM/CAE

Research Interests

• Grasping theory & multi-fingered robotic hand

• Origami-inspired mechanisms and robotics

• Computational Kinematics, Screw theory and Dynamics

• Deployable mechanisms, robotics and structures

• Metamorphic/Reconfigurable mechanisms and robotics

• Rehabilitation and Prosthetics

• CAD/CAM/CAE

• Smart mechanical transmission systems

Qualifications and Memberships

Member of the ASME

Member of the IEEE

Publications

Section A Patents

1. Dai, J. S., Wei, G., Wang, S., Luo, H., and Li J., An Anthropomorphic Hand with Reconfigurable Palm, No. 201110026001.X, China, 2011.

2. Dai, J. S., Wei, G., Wang, S., and Li, J., A spatial exact straight-line motion mechanism, No. 201110093972.6, China, 2011.

3. Wang, S., Li, J., Dai, J. S., Wei, G., and Zhang, G., An exact straight-line mechanism containing only revolute joints. 20110077493.5, China, 2011

4. Yao, L., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., A Robot Hand Driven by Bevel Gear, No. 200910111091.5, China, 2009.

5. Yao, L., Lin, Z., and Wei, G., Two DOF Ankle Rehabilitation Robot, 200910111110.4, China, 2009.

6. Yao, L. Zhu, J., Wei, G., and Cai, Y., An Online Measuring Instrument for Internal Toroidal Gear, No. ZL200710008995.6 China, 2007.

7. Cai, Y., Wei, G., and Yao, L., A New Transmission Device of Circular Worm Conjugated with Roller Teeth, No. ZL 03 2 19495.1 China, 2004.

Section B Publications

B1. Journal Papers Published

B1-1. International Journal Papers

1. Wei, G., Chen, Y. and Dai, J. S., Synthesis, Mobility and Multifurcation of Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms with Radially Reciprocating Motion, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 136 (9), p.091003, 2014.

2. Gao, Z., Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Inverse Kinematics and Workspace Analysis of the Metamorphic Hand, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proc. IMechE, Part C., 228(8), 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0954406214541429.

3. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Origami-Inspired Integrated Planar-Spherical Overconstrained Mechanisms, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, 136(5), p.051003, 2014.

4. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., A Spatial Eight-bar Linkage and Its Association with the Deployable Platonic Mechanisms, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 6(2), p.021010, 2014.

5. Zhang, Y., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., The Analysis of a Simplified 2R Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model with Moment Load, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 224: 18-23, 2012.

6. Wei, G., Dai, J. S., Wang, S., and Luo, H., Kinematic Analysis and Prototype of a Metamorphic Anthropomorphic Hand with a Reconfigurable Palm, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 8(3), pp.459-479, 2011.

7. Wei, G., Ding, X., and Dai, J. S., Geometric Constraint of an Evolved Deployable Ball Mechanism, JSME Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, 5 (4), pp.302-314, 2011

8. Wei, G., Ding, X., and Dai, J. S., Mobility and Geometric Analysis of the Hoberman Switch-Pitch Ball and Its Variant, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2(3), pp. 031010-1 -9, 2010.

9. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Geometric and kinematic analysis of a seven-bar three-fixed-pivoted compound-joint mechanism, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 45(2), pp.170-184, 2010

10. Yao, L., Gu, B., Huang, S., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of the External and Internal Double Circular-Arc Spiral Bevel Gears for the Nutation Drive, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, 132(2), p. 021008, 2010.

11. Wei, G., Yao, L., Cai, Y., and Dai, J. S., Latency Errors in the Mathematical Modelling and Meshing Characteristics of the Toroidal Drive, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 47(9), pp. 827-854, 2008.

12. Yao, L., Dai, J. S., Wei, G., and Li, H., Geometric Modelling and Meshing Characteristics of the Toroidal Drive, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, 127(5), pp. 988-996, 2005.

13. Yao, L., Dai, J. S., and Wei, G., Error analysis and compensation for meshing contact of toroidal drives, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, 128(3), pp. 1000-1010, 2006.

14. Yao, L., Dai, J. S., Wei, G. and Cai, Y., Comparative analysis of meshing characteristics with respect to different meshing rollers of the toroidal drive, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 41(7), pp. 863-881, 2006.

15. Yao, L., Wei, G., and Lan, Z., Comparative Study on Machining the Internal Stationary Toroidal Gear, Key Engineering Materials, Advances in Abrasive Technology, 291, pp. 483-488, 2005.

16. Gu, B., Yao, L., Wei, G., Cai, Y., and Dai, J. S., The Analysis and Modeling for Nutation Drives with Double Circular-Arc Helical Bevel Gears, Material Science Forum, 505-507, pp. 949-954, 2005.

B1-2. Chinese Journal Papers

17. Zhang, Y., Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Kinematic Analysis of A 3-US Parallel Mechanism Using Screw Theory, Machine Design and Research, 2014(2), 8-11, 2014.

18. Dai, J. S., Wei. G., and Li, J., State-of-the-Art and Trend of MIS robot, Robot Technique and Application, 2011(4), pp. 1-5, 2011.

19. Cai, Y., Yao, L., and Wei, G., NC manufacturing the circular worm in Toroidal Drive, Journal of Machinery Manufacturing Engineering, 7(10), 12-13, 2007.

20. Cai, Y., Yang, R., Yao, L., and Wei, G., Dynamic Modelling of the Toroidal Drive, Journal of Fuzhou University (Natural Science Edition), 35, 444-448, 2007.

21. Wei, G., Yao, L., Yang Y., and Cai, Y., Research on Undercutting in Manufacturing of Internal Toroidal Gear, Journal of Fuzhou University (Natural Science Edition), 33(3), 309-313, 2005.

22. Wei, G., Yao, L., and Dai, J. S., Kinematical and Dynamical Simulation of the Toroidal Drive, Machine Design and Research, 21(5), 52-55, 2005.

23. Yao, L., Wei, G., Cai, Y., and Huang, H., Research on Multi-objective Optimum Design for Toroidal Drive, Journal of Fuzhou University (Natural Science Edition), 32(5), 583-587, 2004.

24. Yao, L., Wei, G., Zhang, H., and Zheng, W., Geometric Analysis of Meshing Tooth Profile for Toroidal Drive, Modern Manufacturing Engineering, 24(2), 12-14, 2005.

B2. Book Chapters

25. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Reconfigurable and Deployable Platonic Mechanisms with a Variable Revolute Joint, Latest Advances in Robot Kinematics, edited by Jadran Lenarcic and O. Khatib, pp.485-495, 2014, Springer.

26. Wei, G., Stephan, F., Aminzadeh, V., Würdemann, H., Walker, R., Dai, J. S. and Gogu, G., DEXDEB -- Application of DEXtrous robotic hands for DEBoning operation, in F. Rohrbein et al. (eds), in Gearing Up and Accelerating Cross-Fertilization between Academic and Industrial Robotics Research in Europe, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 94, pp. 217-235. 2014.

27. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Synthesis of a Family of Regular Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms (DPMs), Latest Advances in Robot Kinematics, edited by Jadran Lenarcic and M. Husty, pp. 123-130, 2012, Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-4619-0.

28. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Duality of the Platonic Polyhedrons and Isomorphism of Regular Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms (DPMs), Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I, edited by J. S. Dai et al. (eds). pp. 759-771, 2012, Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4471-4140-2.

29. Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Carton Motion-Moment Diagram and Stiffness Characteristics, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence/Computer Science, edited by H. Liu, H. Ding, Z. Xiong and X. Zhu, Springer, pp. 430-441, 2010.

30. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Overconstrained Mechanisms with Radially Reciprocating Motion, Advances in Robotic Kinematics: Motion in Man and Machine, edited by Jadran Lenarcic and Michael M. Stanišic, pp. 293-300, 2010, Springer, ISBN: 978-90-481-9261-8.

31. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Geometry and Kinematic Analysis of an Origami-evolved Mechanism Based on Artmimetics, in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, edited by Jian S Dai, Matteo Zoppi, and Xianwen Kong, KC Edizioni, pp. 450-455.

B3. Refereed Conference Publications

32. Wei, G., Sun, J., Zhang, X., Pensky, D., Piater, J., and Dai, J. S., Metamorphic Hand Based Grasp Constraint and Affordance, In Proc. ASME 2015 Int. Design Engineering Technical Conferences \& Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences (IDETC/CIE 2015), DETC2015-46726, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, USA

33. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., An Overconstrained Eight-bar Linkage and Its Associated Fulleroid-like Deployable Platonic Mechanisms, 2014 Conference proceedings of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2014-34499.

34. Sun, J., Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Geometry and Kinematics of a Parallel Manipulator with a Reconfigurable Base, 3rd International Workshop on Fundamental Issues and Future Research Directions for Parallel Mechanisms and Manipulators, RD1-4, 7-8 July 2014, Tianjin, China.

35. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Folding Polygons to Deployable Convex Polyhedrons, Proceedings of the 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, August 10-13, 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

36. Wei, G., Aminzadeh, V., Emmanouil, E., and Dai, J. S., Structure Design, Kinematics and Grasp Constraint of a Metamorphic Robotic Hand for Meat Deboning, 2013 Conference proceedings of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2013-13408.

37. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Synthesis and Construction of a Family of One-DOFG Highly Overconstrained Deployable Polyhedral Mechanisms (DPMs), 2012 Conference proceedings of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2012-70918.

38. Zhang, K., Dai, J. S., Fang, Y. and Wei, G., Structural Representation of Reconfigurable Linkages, The Second ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics, Tianjin, 2012, China.

39. Zhang, Y., Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., “The Analysis of a Simplified 2R Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model with Moment Load,” 2012 International Conference on Industrial Design and Mechanical Power (ICIDMP2012), 9-10 July, 2012, Huangshan, China.

40. Wei, G., Aminzadeh, V., and Dai, J. S., 2011, “Prehension Analysis and Manipulability of an Anthropomorphic Metamorphic Hand with a Reconfigurable Palm,” Proceeding of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics. 7-11 Dec. 2011, Phuket Island, Thailand. (C.M. Ho Best Paper in Biomimetics—Finalist).

41. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Geometry and Kinematics of a Plane-Symmetric Spatial Eight-Bar Linkage With Exact Straight-Line Motion, 2011 Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2011-48281.

42. Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Topology Representation and Analysis of Packaging Cartons, Proceeding of the 2010 International Mechanisms and Machine Science Conference, CCMMS2010-29, 21-25 July, 2010, Shanghai, China.

43. Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Topology and Configuration Transformation of Carton Manipulation, Proceeding of the First IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, 250058, 21-25 October, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

44. Wei, G., Zhang, R. and Dai, J. S., Topology Representation and Analysis of Carton Manipulation, Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, P018, 7-10 December, 2010, Singapore.

45. Yang, R., Yao, L.G., Wei, G. and Dai, J.S., Dynamic Modeling and Characteristics Analysis of the Toroidal Drive Based on Multibody of Meshing Rollers, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 1517-1522.

46. Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Linkages that Transfer Rotations to Radially Reciprocating Motion, 2010 Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2010-28678.

47. Wei, G., Ding, X. and Dai, J. S., Geometric and Kinematic Analysis of the Hoberman Switch-Pitch Ball and Its Variant, Conference proceeding of Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. DETC2009-87329.

48. Yao, L, Lin, Z, Wei, G., and Dai, J. S., Mechatronic integrated system for ankle rehabilitation and foot massage, Mechatronics 2008, 23-25 June 2008, Limerick, Ireland.

49. Yao, L., Wei, G. and Dai, J. S., Geometric Modeling and Simulation on Toroidal Drive, 2007 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, 537-540, Oct. 2007, China.

50. Li, H., Yao, L., Gu, B. and Wei, G., Dynamic Analysis of the internal meshing helical bevel gear, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory, 168-170, Shanghai, 2007.

51. Liu, W., Yao, L. and Wei, G., Designing of Spherical Hobbing Cutter for Internal Toroidal Gear, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory, 171-173, Shanghai, 2007.

52. Gu, B., Yao, L. and Wei, G., Kinematical and dynamical simulations of nutation drive with double circular-arc helical bevel gears, Proceeding of the 3rd China-Japan Conference on Mechatronics, 203-206, Fuzhou, China, 2006. (ISTP:BGC80)

53. Yang, R., Yao, L. and Wei, G., Mathematical modeling for the dynamic characteristics analysis in toroidal drive, Proceeding of the 3rd China-Japan Conference on Mechatronics, 225-229, Fuzhou, China, 2006. (ISTP:BGC80)

54. Wei, G., Yao, L, and Liao, Z., Research on the Contact Performance of Toroidal Drive Affected by Errors. 2005 CMES Conference, 020011:1-5, 2005, 11, China.

55. Yao, L., Gu, B. and Wei, G., Analysis and Modeling of Double Circular-Arc Helical Bevel Gears. 2005 CMES Conference, 020008:1-5, 2005, 11, China.

56. Wei, G., Yao, L. and Wu, Z., Research on Optimum Design and Simulation for Toroidal Drive, Proc. 11th World Congress on Mechanisms and Machines Science, 756-759, April 2004, China.

57. Yao, L., Cai, Y. and Wei, G., Research and Progress of The Toroidal Drive. Proc. 11th World Congress on Mechanisms and Machines Science, 753-755, April 2004, China.

58. Yao, L., Wei, G., Zhang, H. and Zheng, W., Geometric Analysis of Meshing Tooth Profile for Toroidal Drive, Proc. of the 7th Conference on Gearing, 36-39, 2004, 11, China.

59. Wei, G., Yao, L. and Dai, J. S., Kinematical and Dynamical Simulation of The Toroidal Drive. Proc. 14th Congress on Mechanisms and Machines Science, 153-155, 2004, 7, China (Awarded the Best paper of the conference)

60. Wu, Z., Yao, L. and Wei, G., The Research on Product Parametric Design Based on Whole Life Cycle. Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Computer-aided Industrial Design and Conceptual Design, 767-771, Oct 2003, China.