Human-Like Robot Control Design and Human Robot Skill Transfer

When: 
30 April 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Venue: 
Ainsworth Bulding J17, Level 1, Room 111

Dr Chenguang Yang

Senior Lecturer with Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University, UK, and a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy

–  All Welcome  –

 

ABSTRACT

In the near future, robots are expected to co-habit with our human beings and work closely with us in various fields and even our daily lives.  Unfortunately, most of the current robot control technologies are designed for conventional 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 therefore developed human-like adaptive control techniques as well as highly effective human robot skill transfer techniques. His work follows the "from human and for human" principle, i.e., study human motor control skills, in order to develop better robot controllers to support human collaborators.  His design not only enable versatile and dexterous robot manipulation but also make robot providing personalized assistance to human factors. His investigations 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.  

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Chenguang Yang is a Senior Lecturer with Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University, UK, and is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has made significant contribution to the research on robot control and human robot interaction, as evidenced by 2011 King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA) Steve and Rosalind Hsia Best Biomedical Paper Award, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA) Best Conference Paper Award, 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA) Best Conference Paper Award, 2016 International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI) Best Conference Paper Award,  2017 International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control (ICMIC) Best Theory Paper Award, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (IEEE ARM) Toshio Fukuda Best Mechatronics Paper Award, and a number of Best Student Paper awards received by his students. Dr Yang was recipient of the EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship as a named individual. Dr Yang serves as Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Neurocomputing and Advances in Mechanical Engineering. 

 

  For more information, please contact Prof Chun Wang

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