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Engineering and the Environment

Dr Chang Liu PhD

PostDoc Research Fellow

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Dr Chang Liu is currently working as PostDoc Research Fellow within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

He finished his PhD investigation into 'Visual control strategies for small remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations in GPS denied environments' at the University of Southampton in June 2017. Before that, he obtained a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence from the same University in 2012, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University in 2011.

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Research interests

  • Aerial Robotic GPS-denied Navigation (including Vision-based Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping (SLAM), Visual and inertial sensor fusion, Robotic Control, Obstacle Avoidance and Path Planning)
  • Robotic Applications in Self-sustaining City Infrastructure (including Aerial Perching, Aerial Manipulation)

Find out about Dr Chang Liu's involvement with the University of Southampton winning a positive impact award for Robots for Resilient Infrastructure

Indoor testing

Indoor testing with Pixracer (pixhawk) and Parrot SLAMDUNK

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Autonomous Perching

Autonomous Perching and Installation of Small Devices on a Street Lamp

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Research group

Computational Engineering and Design

Research project(s)

Balancing the Impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural Systems using Robots

Our vision is that of a city where infrastructure is autonomously maintained and dynamically responsive, focused on: securing the health & wellbeing of its citizens; contributing to flourishing and sustainable natural systems in the city; and creating positive economic and societal outlooks.



Greatest potential for positive impact award for International robotics challenge event: Robots for resilient infrastructure.

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Dr Chang Liu
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:176/5001

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