Wesley Chan

Research Fellow (Intelligent robotics; Manufacturing robotics; Human-computer interaction)

Melbourne, Australia

Wesley Chan is a researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics and Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He then received his Doctorate in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo. He conducted his Master and Doctoral thesis research on a haptic-based robot object handover controller, and an affordance-focused framework for learning handover grasp configuration from observation and interaction respectively. He was awarded the Japanese Government MEXT scholarship and the Dean's Award for his doctoral research. His research interests include, assistive robotics, human-robot interaction, interactive robots, augmented reality-assisted collaborative manufacturing, intelligent systems, and outdoor/field robotics.

Publications

  • Wesley P. Chan, Matthew K.X.J. Pan, Elizabeth A. Croft, and Masayuki Inaba. An affordance and distance minimization based method for computing object orientations for robot human handovers. International Journal of Social Robotics. 2019.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Hiroto Mizohana, Xiangyu Chen, Yasuto Shiigi, Yoshiyuki Yamanoue, Masaki Nagatsuka, and Masayuki Inaba. Multi -Modal Sensing and Active Continuous Closed Loop Feedback for Achieving Reliable Manipulation in the Outdoor Physical World. The International Journal of Field Robotics. Volume 36. Issue 1. pp. 17-33. 2019.
  • Matthew K.X.J. Pan, Vidar Skjervøy, Wesley P. Chan, Masayuki Inaba, and Elizabeth A. Croft. Automated detection of handovers using kinematic features. International Journal of Robotics Research. Volume 36. Issue 5-7. pp. 721-738. 2016.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Chris A. C. Parker, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth A. Croft. A Human-Inspired Object Handover Controller. International Journal of Robotics Research. Volume 32. Issue 8. pp. 971-983. 2013.
  • Yuqing Du, Nicholas J. Hetherington, Chu Lip Oon, Wesley P. Chan, Camilo Perez Quintero, Elizabeth Croft, and H.F. Machiel Van der Loos. Group Surfing: A Pedestrian-Based Approach to Sidewalk Robot Navigation. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019). 2019.
  • Yuqing Du, Nicholas J. Hetherington, Chu Lip Oon, Wesley P. Chan, Camilo Perez Quintero, Elizabeth Croft, and H.F. Machiel Van der Loos. Sidewalk Deliver Robot Navigation: A Pedestrian-Based Approach. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) Workshop on Human-Aiding Robotics: Open Issues and Future Direction. 2018.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Adnan Karim, Camilo Perez Quintero, H.F. Machiel Van der Loos, and Elizabeth Croft. Virtual Barriers in Augmented Reality for Safe Human-Robot Collaboration in Manufacturing. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) Workshop on Robotic Co-workers 4.0: Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments. 2018.
  • Camilo Perez Quintero, Sarah Li, Matthew K. X. J. Pan, Wesley P. Chan, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, and Elizabeth Croft. Robotic Programming through Augmented Trajectories in Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018). 2018.
  • Camilo Perez Quintero, Sarah Li, Cole Shing, Wesley P. Chan, Sara Sheikholeslami, Machiel Van der Loos, and Elizabeth Croft. Robotic Programming through Augmented Trajectories. The Inaugural International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction. 2018.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Camilo Perez Quintero, Matthew K.X.J. Pan, Maram Skar, H.F. Machiel Van der Loos, and Elizabeth Croft. A Multimodal System using Augmented Reality, Gestures, and Tactile Feedback for Robot Trajectory Programming and Execution. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018) Workshop on Robotics in Virtual Reality. 2018.
  • Sara Sheikholeslami, Justin W. Hart, Wesley P. Chan, Camilo P. Quintero, and Elizabeth A. Croft. Prediction and Production of Human Reaching Trajectories for Human-Robot Interaction. Abstract in Proceedings of the 2018 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop (HRI Pioneers 2018). 2018.
  • Krishneel C. Chaudhary, Xiangyu Chen, Wesley P. Chan, Kei Okada, and Masayuki Inaba. STAIR3D: Simultaneous Tracking and Incremental Registration for Modeling 3D Handheld Objects. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2017). pp. 185-192. 2017. (Best Student Paper Award).
  • Krishneel C. Chaudhary, Chi Wun Au, Wesley P. Chan, Kotaro Nagahama, Hiroaki Yaguchi, Kei Okada, and Masayuki Inaba. Retrieving Unknown Objects Using Robot In-The-Loop Based Interactive Segmentation. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII 2016). 2016.
  • Xiangyu Chen, Kohei Kimura, Hiroto Mizohana, Moju Zhao, Krishneel C. Chaudhary, Wesley P. Chan, Shunichi Nozawa, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, and Masayuki Inaba. Development of Task-oriented High Power Field Robot Platform with Humanoid Upper Body and Mobile Wheeled Base. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII 2016). 2016.
  • Hiroto Mizohana, Wesley P. Chan, Kohei Kimura, Xiangyu Chen, Kei Okada, and Masayuki Inaba. Object Recognition Considering Shadow from Environment and Self Body for Outdoor Tool picking and Manipulation Task by Humanoid with Movable Vehicle. In Proceedings of the 17th SICE System Integration Division Annual Conference (SI 2016). 2016.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Masayuki Inaba. Status-Based Behavior Selection for Creating Culturally Aware Robots. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Culture Aware Robotics (CARs 2015). 2015.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Kotaro Nagahama, Hiroaki Yaguchi, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba. Implementation of a Framework for Learning Handover Grasp Configurations through Observation during Human-Robot Object Handovers. In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2015). 2015.
  • Hiroaki Yaguchi, Kazuhiro Sasabuchi, Wesley P. Chan, Kotaro Nagahama, Takuya Saiki, Yasuto Shiigi, Masayuki Inaba. A Design of 4-Legged Semi Humanoid Robot Aero for Disaster Response Task. In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2015). 2015.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Matthew K.X.J. Pan, Elizabeth A. Croft, and Masayuki Inaba. Characterization of Handover Orientations used by Humans for Efficient Robot to Human Handovers. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015). pp. 1-6. 2015.
  • Justin W. Hart, Sara Sheikholeslami, Matthew K.X.J. Pan, Wesley P. Chan, and Elizabeth A. Croft. Predictions of Human Task Performance and Handover Trajectories for Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the 2015 Human-Robot Interaction Workshop on Human-Robot Teaming. 2015.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba. Determining Proper Grasp Configurations for Handovers through Observation of Object Movement Patterns and Inter-object Interactions during Usage. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014). pp. 1355 – 1360. 2014.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Iori Kumagai, Shunichi Nozawa, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba. Implementation of a Robot-Human Object Handover Controller on a Compliant Underactuated Hand Using Joint Position Error Measurements for Grip Force and Load Force Estimation. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014). pp. 1190-1195. 2014.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Iori Kumagai, Shunichi Nozawa, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba. Creating Socially Acceptable Robots: Learning Grasp Configurations for Object Handovers from Demonstrations. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2013). pp. 94-99. 2013.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Iori Kumagai, Shunichi Nozawa, Yohei Kakiuchi, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba. Enabling Effective Object Handovers between Humans and Robots Through the Use of Shared Autonomy for Physical Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference on Robotics Society of Japan. 2S1-05. 2013.
  • Daniel M. Troniak, Junaed Sattar, Wesley P. Chan, Ergun Calisgan, Ankur Gupta, James J. Little, Elizabeth Croft, Machiel Van der Loos. Charlie Rides the Elevator–Integrating Vision, Navigation and Manipulation Towards Multi-Floor Robot Locomotion. In Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision. 2013.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Chris A. C. Parker, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth A. Croft. Grip Forces and Load Forces in Handovers: Implications for Designing Human-Robot Handover Controllers. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012). pp. 9-16. 2012.
  • Wesley P. Chan, Chris A. C. Parker, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth A. Croft. Teaching Robots How to Share: Grip Forces and Load Forces in Handovers. Abstract in Proceedings of the 2012 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop (HRI Pioneers 2012). pp. 42-43. 2012. (Poster presentation).
  • Ankur Gupta, Wesley P. Chan, Daniel Troniak, Ergun Calisgan, Parnian Alimi, Amir Haddadi, Koosha Khalvati, Sina Radmard, Nathan Tomer. PR2 Rides the Elevator. AAAI’12 AI and Robotics Multimedia Fair. 2012. (Video and poster presentation).

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