Keynote & Plenary Speakers
Prof. Shuzhi Sam Ge, IEEE Fellow
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: Shuzhi Sam Ge, PhD, fellows of IEEE, IFAC, IET, and Academy of Engineering (SG). He is a professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, the director of Center for Robotics and in Honory QianRen JiHua Professorship with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is a visiting professor of the Chang Jiang Scholar Program, the vice-chairman of International Robotics and Intelligent Equipment Industry Alliance, and a member in advisory group of national robotics standardization. He was awarded NSF Outstanding Overseas Young Researcher Award (China) and National Technology Award (Singapore). His research interests include social robotics, intelligent systems and intelligent equipment. Professor Shuzhi Sam Ge has presided over and involved in national projects under Singapore Government, National Basic Research Program (Program 973) and State High-Tech Development Plan (Program 863) in China. He has published 7 monographs, over 700 papers with more than 20,000 citations. He is an Elsevier Highly Cited Chinese Researcher (2014、2015、2016) and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2016). He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Social Robotics and the associate editor of Automatica.
Prof. Il Hong Suh, IEEE Fellow
Hanyang University, Korea
Biography: Professor Suh has been involved in a number of Korea National Projects such as Intelligent Robotics Frontier Research Program for 21st Century under support of Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, and Development of a biology-inspired learning architecture and task skill learning technology under the support of CHIC (Center of Human centered interaction for coexistence) by Korea ministry of Education, Science and Technology. His research interests lie in the area of intelligence and control for robots including semantic robot intelligence, action-coupled perception and learning, skill acquisition, and software platform for cognition and control. He has published more than 170 contributions in robotics, intelligence and control.
He was awarded Korea Prime Minister medal for contributions and leadership in fostering Robotics R/D personnel for Korea Robotics Industries, and for contributions to developing Robotics fundamental technologies in 2011. And, he was awarded as one of main contributors for development of Industrial robot controller (NOVA 10) which was selected by MKE(Ministry of Knowledge Economy) and NAEK(National Academy of Engineers, Korea) as one of 1980’s key industrial electronics technologies among Top 100 the most influential Korean Industrial Technologies from 1950 to 2010.
He was President of Korea Robotics Society for 2008. And, he has served as Editor-in–chief for Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, Springer since 2010, and has served as an associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics since 2010. He has been appointed as a General Chair for 2016 IEEE/RSJ IROS which is one of annual big prestigious robotics conference together with IEEE ICRA.
Prof. Makoto Iwasaki, IEEE Fellow
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Biography: Makoto Iwasaki received the B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1986, 1988, and 1991, respectively. Since 1991, he has been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. As professional contributions of the IEEE, he has been an AdCom member of IES in term of 2010 to 2019, a Technical Editor for IEEE/ASME TMech from 2010 to 2014, an Associate Editor for IEEE TIE since 2014, a Management Committee member of IEEE/ASME TMech (Secretary in 2016 and Treasurer in 2017), and a Co-Editors-in-Chief for IEEE TIE since 2016, respectively. He is IEEE fellow class 2015 for "contributions to fast and precise positioning in motion controller design". He has received the Best Paper Award of Trans of IEE Japan in 2013, the Best Paper Award of Fanuc FA Robot Foundation in 2011, the Technical Development Award of IEE Japan in 2017, and The 3rd Nagamori Awards in 2017, respectively. His current research interests are the applications of control theories to linear/nonlinear modeling and precision positioning, through various collaborative research activities with industries.
Prof. Chih-Shing (Stan) Wei
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, USA
Biography: Dr. Chih-Shing (Stan) Wei is presently the George Clark Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. That same year he started his academic career, first at the Polytechnic Institute of New York (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering). At Polytechnic, he helped establish a CAD/CAM program at its Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also consulted for General Motors and Ford in a number of collaborative R&D projects aimed at advancing the field of computer-based modeling of metal casting processes. Since joining Cooper Union in 1988, he has established Cooper’s Manufacturing and Industrial Robotics Lab, and taught courses in manufacturing engineering, cloud-based design and manufacturing, and industrial robotics. More recently, he has expanded his research interests into biomedical engineering and use of haptics in healthcare applications, and published reports/papers, collaborated with Dr. Peter Walker of NYU School of Medicine, in the areas of arthroplasty instrumentation and replacement knee component design. Dr. Wei has published one book, on CAD, and more than 50 technical papers, and has received six U.S. patents.
Title of Speech:Haptics for Healthcare Applications
Abstract:The effective use of haptic devices in healthcare applications has been recognized as an emerging, and critical, technology that would significantly advance the implementation of healthcare instrumentation and robotics. Notable fields include planning/simulation of surgical procedures, telesurgery, laparoscopic forceps, physical therapy devices, computer-assisted physical therapy, and prosthetic limbs. This presentation will examine the current state of this art, and indicate the leading trends in the continuing development of this technology.
Prof. Susumu Hara
Nagoya University, Japan
Biography: Susumu Hara received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1992, 1994, and 1996, respectively, all in engineering. From 1995 to 2000, he was a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. In 2000, he joined the faculty of Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. In 2008, he joined the faculty of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. His current research interests include motion and vibration control of mechanical structures and spacecraft, nonstationary control methods, and control problems of man machine systems. He is a member of the JSME, SICE, RSJ, IEEJ, JSPE, IEEE, AIAA, and JSASS.
Prof. Juntao Fei
Hohai University, China
Biography: Professor Juntao Fei received his B.S. degree from the Hefei University of Technology in 1991, M.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998, M.S and Ph.D. degree from the University of Akron, USA in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He was a visiting scholar at University of Virginia, USA from 2002 to 2003, North Carolina State University, USA from 2003 to 2004 respectively. He served as an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana, USA from 2007 to 2009. Since May 2009, He has been a Professor at the College of IoT Engineering, Hohai University , Director of Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering. His research interests include adaptive control, intelligent control, sliding mode control, power electronics and control, mechatronics and robotics, smart material and structure. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has served as an associate editor for Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, reviewers for numerous international journals, program committee members and chairs for numerous international conferences. He has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and 5 books and led more than 20 funded research projects to completion as Principal Investigator. He authorized 40 invention patents. He is an awardee of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (China). His biography has been included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America.