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Seminar Series @AGBCentre Presents: Human-like Robot Control Design: from h...
Tue 21 March 2017, 17:00 – 18:45 GMT
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We have added another seminar to the @AGBCentre series!
We are delighted to welcome Dr Chenguang Yang, Senior Lecturer with Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering of Swansea University to present at the College on Tuesday 21st March.
The seminar titled Human-like Robot Control Design: from human and for human will focus on the relationship between humans and robots and Dr Yangs development of "from human, for human" robot control designing approach. This includes the study of human motor control skills, in order to develop better robot controllers which in turn can provide better assistance to humans.
This seminar will take place in the college lecture theatre starting at 5.30pm on Tuesday 21st March. Tea and coffee will be available from 5pm on the night and the seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.
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Dr Yangs background is in the development of versatile and dexterous manipulation techniques for robots to perform in a human-like manner, and he is dedicated to technologies that enable robots to be friendly and effectively assist our human users. Please see abstract and bio below for an insight into his work.
Abstract: In the near future, robots are expected to co-habit with human beings and work closely with us in the fields of manufacturing and medicine as well as in other aspects of our daily lives.
Unfortunately, most of the current robot control technologies are designed for industrial robots which operate behind safeguarding and for predefined tasks, and thus are not able to cope with the varying tasks in unknown dynamic environments.
Dr Yang has developed human-like adaptive control techniques to provide versatile and dexterous assistance to humans. He proposed new control techniques will enable robots to offer personalized assistance to different human users according to their motion patterns.
This investigation will not only create a new cross-disciplinary application area where physiologists are able to employ their knowledge and experiences together with roboticists, but will also have a huge impact on the robotics community, through in-depth investigations on the relation between humans and robots.
Bio: Dr Chenguang Yang is a Senior Lecturer with Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering of Swansea University, UK, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He received Ph.D. degree in control engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2010, and postdoctoral training at Imperial College London, UK.
He was funded by the European Commission as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship to investigate neuromotor inspired robot control design. As principal investigator, he has completed EPSRC First Grant (ranked 2/28 in the Engineering Prioritisation Panel Meeting 29 April 2014), Royal Society Research Award and Royal Society International Exchanges projects on robotics. He was awarded the UK’s first Best Paper Award (as lead author) of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics in 2011, and a few Best Conference Paper Awards (as either lead or corresponding authors) from HIS’16, IEEE-ICIA’15, ICIRA’15 as well as the Steve and Rosalind Hsia Best Biomedical Paper Award from WCICA’14. His supervised PhD students received Best Student Paper Awards from IET-ISSC’14, IEEE-CYBER’15 and IEEE-ARM’16. He has authored and co-authored two monographs with Springer on robotics, and has produced more than 150 journal and conference papers, 5 of which entered ESI Highly Cited Paper. According to Google Scholar, Dr Yang received more than 2000 citations from 2012. He serves as Associate Editor for Neurocomputing and International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control as well as a number of major robotics conferences such as IEEE-ICRA. He has also organized and co-organized a few special issues on IEEE Transaction on System, Man Cybernetics: System, Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society.