Contact Dr Gilbert Tang

Areas of expertise

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Industrial Automation
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechatronics & Advanced Controls
  • Product and Service Design
  • Sensor Technologies


Dr Gilbert Tang is a Lecturer in Robotics and he is the Course Director of the Cranfield Robotics MSc course. He has been conducting robotics research at Cranfield University for over 8 years, particularly related to the development of intuitive human-robot interfaces using combinations of engineering and human-centred approaches. Gilbert is also experienced in delivering industrial research and automated production solutions at mid Technology Readiness Level (TRL) to leading aerospace manufacturers. He has led the development and launch of the Cranfield Robotics MSc Course. He has taught and supervised at Masters and Doctoral level, and he is a reviewer of publications and research proposals related to robotics.

Gilbert is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research opportunities

Gilbert's research interests: 

- Intelligent automation
- Safe shared workspace for the coexistence of humans and robots
- Human-robot collaboration
- Automated aircraft assembly
- Metrology assisted aircraft assembly
- Artificial Intelligence in Robotics
- Robotic system design
- Human-robot interface: Gesture control and teleoperation


  • Airbus (UK)
  • BAE Systems
  • GKN
  • MTC
  • Rolls Royce
  • Garrandale
  • Network Rail


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