Dr Yanlong Huang

Dr Yanlong Huang


I am a University Academic Fellow at the School of Computing, University of Leeds, with research topics mainly focusing on imitation learning, reinforcement learning, motion planning, deep learning, and their applications to robotic systems. I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and an Associate Editor for the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

News & Updates

  • New arXiv paper: Y. Huang. EKMP: Generalized imitation learning with adaptation, nonlinear hard constraints and obstacle avoidance, arXiv:2103.00452, 2021. [Link]
  • New paper: F. J. Abu-Dakka, Y. Huang, J. Silvério, and V. Kyrki. A probabilistic framework for learning geometry-based robot manipulation skills, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), 2021. 
  • New paper: Y. Huang, F. J. Abu-Dakka, J. Silvério, and D. G. Caldwell. Towards orientation learning and adaptation in Cartesian space, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 2020. 
  • New paper: J. Ding, X. Xiao, N. Tsagarakis, and Y. Huang. Robust gait synthesis combining constrained optimization and imitation learning, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, USA, 2020. 
  • New paper: Y. Huang and D. G. Caldwell. A linearly constrained nonparametric framework for imitation learning, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, 2020.

Selected Publications

Research interests

I have been focusing on developing generic approaches for robot skill learning and optimization. Specifically, my research topics comprise imitation learning, optimal control, reinforcement learning and motion planning. Please see some of my research videos as follows.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Current postgraduate researchers

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    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1087-robot-skill-learning-using-deep-reinforcement-learning">Robot Skill Learning Using Deep Reinforcement Learning</a></li>