Tong received her BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Tongji University and Politecnico di Milano in 2019 (under the double degree program Poli-Tong) and her MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics and Robotic Systems) from Politecnico di Milano in 2021.
She worked at the Italian Institution of Technology as a research fellow under the Artificial and Mechanical Intelligence research line from 2020 to 2021 where she gained experience in whole-body dynamics and nonlinear control on underactuated aerial robotics.
Her main research interests are system modeling and control of aerial manipulators interacting with the environment physically, and mechanical hardware design of robotic systems.
Her PhD project aims at overcoming the limitations of floating-based systems while having interaction with the surrounding environments.
Some of the possible objectives of the project are:
mechanisms design that allows exploiting the system dynamics for high force tool manipulation;
dynamic modeling of the floating-based system physically interacting with the environment;
control strategy to ensure stable physical interaction and accuracy.