The 2019 IEEE UK&I RAS Conference and 2019 IFToMM UK MO Conference

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30 Aldwych, King's College London

Strand Campus



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The 3nd Annual IEEE UK and Ireland RAS Chapter Conference
The First Annual IFToMM UK MO Conference

Sponsors: IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Chapter, IFToMM UK MO Committee, UK EPSRC RAS Network

The aim of the annual IEEE UK&I RAS conference is to improve the communication of its members and other researchers, young students and industrial professionals who are interested in the activities of RAS in research, development and education, share the knowledge, latest research achievements and technologies in RAS, and promote collaboration and knowledge transformation. We will invite experts in the UK and broad to give their recent research outcomes and exploration in the RAS area. Also, we will have poster session for research students. All research students in relevant areas are welcome to submit your poster by the end of Jan 2019 (email the pdf document to Dr Hongmei He: We will call for creating young student group, and call volunteers to help organise activities in IEEE UK&I RAS chapter.

Agenda (Morning):

8:30am – 9:00am Registration (with refreshment)

9:00am – 9:05am Conference starting by host, Prof Jian Dai

9:05am – 9:15am Welcome from

Prof Mike Hinchey – Chair of IEEE UK & Ireland Section

Prof John Gray -- Chair of IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Chapter

9:15am – 9:20am Introduction to IEEE RAS Society

Prof Kaspar Althoefer – AdCom Member of IEEE RAS Society

9:20am – 10:35 am Theme 1: RAS for Manufacturing

Chair: Prof John Gray and Prof Jian Dai

9:20am – 9:35am The Future is Now! Robotics, AI and Automation,

Speaker: Bruno Siciliano, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

9:35am – 9:50am Recent Advance of Robot/PKM based Flexible Manufacturing System for Automated Aircraft Assembly

Speaker: Dr Yan Jin, Queen’s University of Belfast

9:50am – 10:05am Robotics and Automation of Wire + Arc Additive Manufacture systems for production of large scale engineering structures

Speaker: Prof Willian Stewart (Dr Jialuo Ding), Cranfield University

10:05am – 10:20am The Need for Transformative Robotics in Agriculture

Speaker: Jonathan Lodge, City Farms Systems

10:20am -10:35am Coffee Break

10:35am– 11:35 Theme 2: Health and Social Care

Chair: Prof Sanja Dogramadzi and Prof Bruno Siciliano

10:35am – 10:50am Surgical robotic interfaces – teleoperation and augmented reality

Speaker: Prof Sanja Dogramadzi, Bristol Robotics Lab

10:50am – 11:05am Electro-tactile feedback to improve gait and balancing

Speaker: Prof Venky Dubey, Bournemouth

11:05am – 11:20am The Road Ahead For Endoluminal Intervention

Speaker: Prof Alberto Arezzo, University of Turin

11:20am – 11:35am The Heart of Medical Robotics

Speaker: Dr Helge A Wurdemann , University College London

11:35 am – 12:20am Keynote Speech: Innovations in Robotics with Mechanism Design

Speaker: Marco Ceccarelli , President of IFToMM

Chair: Prof Jian Dai

Agenda (Afternoon):

12:20 – 13:00 Lunch Break and Poster Session

13:00 – 14:15 Theme 3: Arts Inspired and Reconfigurable Robotics

Chair: Jian Dai and Marco Ceccarrelli

13:00 – 13:15 Road Toward Reconfigurable Robotics from Arts with Advanced Kinematics

Speaker: Prof Jian Dai, Kings College London

13:15– 13:30 Hard Challenges in Soft Robotics

Speaker: Prof. Jamie Paik, EPFL STI IGM RRL

13:30 – 13:45 Nature Inspired Reconfigurable Robots for Space Missions

Speaker: Dr. Mini C. Saaj, University of Surrey

13:45 – 14:00 Massively distributed robotic systems - From swarms to reconfigurable robots

Speaker: Dr Roderich Gross, University of Sheffield

14:00 – 14:15 The view from EPSRC and UK Research and Innovation

Speaker: Dr Lucy Martin, EPSRC

14:15 – 15:00 Keynote Speech: (TBC)

Speaker: Dr Bernd Liepert, President of euRobotics AISBL

Chair: Prof Kaspar Althoefer

15:00 -15:15 Coffee Break

15:15– 16:30 Theme 4: RAS for Extreme Environments

Chair: Prof Kaspar Althoefer and Prof Elizabeth Sklar

15:15 - 15:30 Robotic Deployments in the Nuclear Industry

Speaker: Prof Barry Lennox, University of Manchester

15:30– 15:45 Fusing function with structure in soft robotics

Speaker: Prof Kaspar Althoefer, Queen Mary University of London

15:45 – 16:00 Trustworthy Collaboration in Human-Robot Team

Speaker: Prof Elizabeth Sklar, Kings College London

16:00 – 16:15 : Infrastructure Robotics for Extreme Environments

Speaker: Dr Mirko Kovac, Imperial College London

16:15 – 16:30 Challenges in Robotics for Urban Fire Fighting

Speaker: Prof Lakmal Seneviratne, Khalifa University

16:30 - 17:15 Keynote Speak: (TBC)

Speaker: Prof Guangzhong Yang, Chair of UK RAS Network

Chair: Prof John Gray

17:15– 17:30 Poster Competition Announcement & Close

by Prof Jian Dai/Prof John Gray

17:30 – 18:30 Networking (the 8th floor)

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United Kingdom

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