EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Haihui Yan

Haihui Yan

  • University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Mechanism design of robotic systems, vision and perception systems.

Papers and Presentations

  •  Cho, Y., Churchill, D., Lennox, C., Matsantonis, C., Terry-Jack, M., Yan, H. (2021). Automatic Detection of Black Rot in Images of Grapes. AgriFoRwArdS CDT Annual Conference 2021, online.

About me

I am fascinated by robotics and believe they will be revolutionary in improving many aspects of life, from sensing of soil quality to guided fertiliser application to harvesting fruit. My main area of interest lies in mechanism design of robotic systems, vision and perception systems.

MSc Project

Simulation of a Liquid Crystal Elastomer Robotic Gripper

This project will focus upon the simulation of a Liquid Crystal Elastomer (LCE) robotic gripper for soft fruit harvesting. The aim of this project is to investigate a suitable framework for the modelling and simulation of LCE grippers. Robotic gripper designs suitable for soft fruit harvesting will be generated and refined based on results from Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA can be used to simulate the traits of LCE and determine which designs are most suitable for soft fruit harvesting.

PhD Project

Title to be confirmed