Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Venue: Toyonaka Campus

10:00-10:30 KEYNOTE 1
Title: RPR-equivalent Parallel robots: Design and Application
Qinchuan Li, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
10:50-11:20 KEYNOTE 2
Title: TBC
Yongchun Fang, Nankai University, China
11:20-11:50 KEYNOTE 3
Title: TBC
Xinyu Wu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Venue: Toyonaka Campus

10:00-10:30 KEYNOTE 4
Title: TBC
Chong Nak-Young, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
10:50-11:20 KEYNOTE 5
Title: TBC
Shijie Guo, Hebei University of Technology, China
11:20-11:50 KEYNOTE 6
Title: TBC
Huaping Liu, Tsinghua University, China

Friday, July 5, 2019

Venue: Toyonaka Campus

10:00-10:30 KEYNOTE 7
Title: TBC
Hui Xie, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China
10:50-11:20 KEYNOTE 8
Title: Intelligent Control of Bionic Flapping-Wing Robotic Aircraft
Wei He, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China

Keynote Speakers

Qinchuan Li, Professor, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China

RPR-equivalent Parallel robots: Design and Application

Abstract: RPR-equivalent parallel robots are presented, which can perform two rotations and one translation as a RPR serial chain. The proposed new parallel robots have advantages of specified rotation axis, simple kinematic model, which are beneficial to control and calibration. More importantly, these mechanisms can be fully or partly actuated with fixed linear actuators, leading to high stiffness, good dynamic response and high payload capability. To eliminate singularities and further improve stiffness, redundantly actuated RPR-equivalent parallel robots are constructed by adding proper kinematic chains on non-redundant ones and keeping necessary geometrical conditions. The proposed mechanisms are suitable to be used in the development of hybrid or parallel five-axis machining centers requiring good stiffness, high accuracy and manipulability.

Biography: Prof. Qinchuan Li received the B.S. degree in fluid power transmission and control from Yanshan University, Hebei province, China, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degrees in mechanism design and theory from Yanshan University in 2003. He is currently a professor and director of Robotics Lab at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China. His research interests include robotics and mechanism design, particularly parallel manipulators, covering topology design, kinematics, dynamics and some applications. Prof. Li is the recipient of the 2015 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Wei He, Professor, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China

Intelligent Control of Bionic Flapping-Wing Robotic Aircraft

Abstract: The bionic flapping-wing robotic aircraft is inspired by the flying ways of birds, which is regarded as a rigid-flexible coupling system. Our research focuses on the control system design of the aircraft, which makes the aircraft have great advantages such as high flexibility, low energy consumption and so on. However, flexible wings might produce the unexpected vibration and deformation under the influence of air flow. The vibration will degrade the flight performance, even shorten the lifespan of the aircraft. Therefore, designing an effective control method for suppressing vibrations of flexible wings is significant in practice. We have made several flapping-wing robotic aircraft for experiments. The control system is designed for vibration control and autonomous flying of the flapping-wing robotic aircraft. 

Biography: Professor Wei He received his PhD from Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2011, both his M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees from South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China, in 2008 and 2006 respectively. He is currently working as the Full Professor at School of Automation and Electric Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China. He has co-authored 3 books published in Springer and published over 100 international journal and conference papers. He was awarded a Newton Advanced Fellowship from the Royal Society, UK in 2017. He was a recipient of the IEEE SMC Society Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award in 2017. He is serving the Chair of IEEE SMC Society Beijing Capital Region Chapter. From 2018, he has been the founding chair of Technical Committee on Autonomous Bionic Robotic Aircraft (TC-ABRA), IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. He is serving as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, and IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, and Editor of Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems. His current research interests include robotics, distributed parameter systems and intelligent control systems.