Long Wang

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Building: EAS
Room: 405
Phone: 201-216-5039
Email: long.wang@stevens.edu
Website
Resume
Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2019
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2012
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2010
Research

My passion is in building robots and intelligent machines to help tasks in challenging environments. My research interest lies in modeling, sensing, control and design of robots. I have experiences in telemanipulation, kinematic modeling and calibration, force control, continuum robots, and robotic hand designs. The applications that I am mostly interested in include robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, and remotely operated manipulation tasks.

Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2019-Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, ROAM Lab, Columbia University, 2018-2019
  • Research Assistant, ARMA Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2012-2018
Professional Service
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Chen, T., Wang, L., Haas-Heger, M., and Ciocarlie, M.. (2019). "Tendon-driven Underactuated Hand Design via Optimization of Mechanically Realizable Manifolds in Posture and Torque Spaces", IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), (revision under review).
  2. Chen, Y., Wang, L., Galloway, K., Godage, I., Simaan, N., and Barth, E.. (2019). "Modal-based Kinematics and Contact Detection of Soft Robots", Soft Robotics, (submitted, under review).
  3. Wang, L., Del Giudice, G., and Simaan, N.. (2019). "Simplified Kinematics of Continuum Robot Equilibrium Modulation via Moment Coupling Effects and Model Calibration", ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (JMR).
  4. Wang, L. and Simaan, N.. (2019). "Geometric Calibration of Continuum Robots: Joint Space and Equilibrium Shape Deviations", IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO).
  5. Garbin, N., Wang, L., Chandler, J. H., Obstein, K. L., Simaan, N., and Valdastri, P.. (2018). "Dual-Continuum Design Approach for Intuitive and Ultra Low-Cost Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME).
  6. Chalasani, P., Wang, L., Yasin, R. M., Simaan, N., and Taylor, R.H.. (2018). "Preliminary Evaluation of an Online Estimation Method for Organ Geometry and Tissue Stiffness", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).
  7. Simaan, N., Yasin, R. M., and Wang, L.. (2018). " Medical Technologies and Challenges of Minimally Invasive Intervention and Diagnostics in Confined Spaces", Annual Review of Control, Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
  8. Wang, L., Chen, Z., Chalasani, P., Yasin, R. M., Kazanzides, P., Taylor, R. H. and Simaan, N.. (2017). "Force-Controlled Exploration for Updating Virtual Fixture Geometry In Model-Mediated Telemanipulation", ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (JMR).
  9. Roy, R., Wang, L., and Simaan, N.. (2017). "Modeling and Estimation of Friction, Extension and Coupling Effects in Multi-Segment Continuum Robots", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH).
  10. Ayvali, E., Ansari, A., Wang, L., Simaan, N., & Choset, H.. (2017). "Utility-Guided Palpation for Locating Tissue Abnormalities", EEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).
  11. Groom, K., Wang, L., Simaan, N. & Netterville, J.. (2015). "Robot-Assisted Trans-nasal Laryngoplasty in Cadaveric Models: Quantifying Forces and Identifying Challenges", The Laryngoscope.
  12. Simaan, N., Bajo, A., Reiter, A., Wang, L., Allen, P. and Fowler, D.. (2013). "Lessons learned using the insertable robotic effector platform (IREP) for single port access surgery", Journal of Robotic Surgery.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Garbin, N., Wang, L., Chandler, J. H., Obstein, K. L., Simaan, N., and Valdastri, P.. (2018). "A Disposable Continuum Endoscope Using Piston-driven Parallel Bellow Actuator", IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR). Best student paper.
  2. Yasin, R. M., Wang, L., Abah, C. and Simaan, N.. (2018). "Using Continuum Robots for Force-controlled Semi-autonomous Organ Exploration and Registration", IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR). Finalist best student paper.
  3. Del Giudice, G., Wang, L., Shen, J., Joos, K. and Simaan, N.. (2017). "Continuum Robots for Multi-Scale Motion: Micro-Scale Motion Through Equilibrium Modulation.", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
  4. Wang, L., Chen, Z., Chalasani, P., Pile, J., Kazanzides, P., Talor, R. H., Simaan, N.. (2016). " Updating Virtual Fixtures From Exploration Data in Force-controlled Model-based Telemanipulation", ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC).
  5. Roy, R., Wang, L. & Simaan, N.. (2016). " Investigation of Effects of Dynamics on Intrinsic Wrench Sensing in Continuum Robots", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Finalist best medical robotics paper.
  6. Chalasani, P., Wang, L., Roy, R., Simaan, N. & Taylor, R. H. (2016). "Concurrent Nonparametric Estimation of Organ Geometry and Tissue Stiffness Using Continuous Adaptive Palpation", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  7. Ayvali, E., Srivatsan, A., Wang, L., Roy, R., Simaan, N. & Choset, H.. (2016). "Using Bayesian Optimization to Guide Probing of a Flexible Environment for Simultaneous Registration and Stiffness Mapping", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  8. Srinivasan, A., Ayvali, E., Wang, L., Roy, R., Simaan, N. & Choset, H. (2016). "Complementary model update: A method for simultaneous registration and stiffness mapping in flexible environments", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
  9. Wang, L. and Simaan, N. (2014). "Investigation of Error Propagation in Multi-Backbone Continuum Robots", Advances in Robot Kinematics. Springer International Publishing.
  10. Bajo, A., Goldman, R. E., Wang, L., Fowler, D. & Simaan, N.. (2012). "Integration and Preliminary Evaluation of an Insertable Robotic Effectors Platform for Single Port Access Surgery", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Finalist best medical robotics paper.
  11. Wang, L., Del Preto, J., Bhattacharyya, S., Weisz, J., and Allen, P. K. (2011). "A highly-underactuated robotic hand with force and joint angle sensors", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
Courses
  • E 120 Engineering Graphics