B.E. (XJTU), M.E. (HIT), Ph.D. (NU), Researcher (IIT)

Assistant Professor, Head of CLOVER Lab

Phone: +852 - 3943 1601

feichen [at]

Fei Chen received the B.S. degree in computer science from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 2006, the M.S. degree in computer science from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China, in 2008, and the Dr. Eng. degree in robotics from Fukuda Laboratory, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 2012. Before joining CUHK, he was a researcher and founder of Active Perception and Robot Interactive Learning (APRIL) Laboratory at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). He is currently leading Collaborative and Versatile Robots Laboratory (CLOVER) with the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering and CUHK T-Stone Robotics Institute. He has been acting as the PI of several EU and Italian national projects, e.g., EU FP7 AutoMAP, EU H2020 FET Chist-Era Learn-Real, VINUM and Learn-Assist as well as Hong Kong RGC ECS/GRF, ITC projects. His main research interest lies in robot mobile manipulation, robot grasping and manipulation, human-robot collaboration. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He is co-chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Neuro-Robotics Systems. He also serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, and Frontiers in Neurorobotics.

IEEE Senior Member

Co-Chair, IEEE RAS TC on Neuro-Robotics Systems

Secretary, IEEE Hong Kong Society Robotics and Automation/Control Systems Joint Chapter

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neurorobotics

Postdoctoral Fellows


PhD Students

Junjia LIU

Chenzui LI

Hengyi SIM

Zhihao LI

Zheng SUN


Zhuo LI

MPhil Students

Minghao YU

Research Assistants

Shixiong WANG

Jianyong SUN

Visiting Scholars


University of Genova/IIT


2023: Shuaishuai ZHENG, Xuya DING, Chun Kit CHOW, Jicheng TANG.

2022: Rui HUANG, Zhiqi WANG, Guofeng WU, Jinhua CHEN, Zhiteng LOU, Xudong YANG, Xudong LI.

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