Keynote Speakers of ICMMR2017


Prof. Dan Zhang

York University, Canada (加拿大约克大学)

Biography: Dr. Dan Zhang is a Kaneff Professor in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics, as well as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University. Before 2016, Dr. Zhang was a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Automation, and was a founding Chair of the Department of Automotive, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University, Canada, in June 2000.
Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics and mechatronics; high performance parallel robotic machine development; sustainable/green manufacturing systems; rehabilitation robot and rescue robot. Dr. Zhang’s contributions to and leadership within the field of robotic and automation have been recognized with several prestigious awards, within his own university (Research Excellence Award both from university level and faculty level) and Kaneff Professorship, the Province of Ontario (Early Researcher Award), the professional societies (Fellow of the ASME, the CAE, the EIC and the CSME), and federal funding agencies (Canada Research Chair in January 2009 and renewed in January 2014). Dr. Zhang is the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies. Dr. Zhang served as a member of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Grant Selection Committee.
Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a Fellow of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), a Senior Member IEEE, and a Senior Member of SME.

Speech Title: Reconfigurable Robotic Systems and Applications

Abstract: Robotics provides transformative technologies for all aspects of human lives from manufacturing, education, entertainment, healthcare and medical systems. Nevertheless, it is an open technology that continues to evolve for higher accuracy, speed, reliability, robustness, resilience and sustainability. In particular, the attributes of resilience and sustainability have only received growing attentions recently. Robotics is also a highly interdisciplinary technology which integrates knowledge from many fields including mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, and informatics. One of the most significant challenges this technology faces today is to develop technologies for the new attributes (such as sustainability) of a robotic system. However, system sustainability can be achieved by reconfiguration and decentralization, whose system configurations are evolved with the changes of design requirements and dynamic environment. The modular construction of parallel robotic machines allows them to achieve this objective and generate a class of reconfigurable robotic structures.
In this talk, the parallel robotic system and its characteristics will be presented and discussed. Based on the modular structure of parallel robotic system, reconfigurable robots are generated and their potential applications such as 3D printer, machine tools and mobile modular rescue robots etc. are demonstrated.  


Prof. Bin CHEN (陈斌教授)

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (西安交通大学)

Biography: Dr. Chen Bin is a full professor and vice director in State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He received his Ph.D in 2002 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Afterwards, he worked at the National Maritime Research Institute of Japan as Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2002 to 2004.
For more than a decade, Dr. Chen has devoted his efforts to the research of heat transfer in laser dermatology (vascular malformation and pigmentary lesions) and hemodynamics in portal vein system and microcirculation, in particular with the photon propagation, energy deposition and thermal damage of capillaries in the laser treatment of Port Wine Stain. He is currently developing Monte Carlo method, bio-heat mass transfer model, and conducting animal experiment on thermal damage of blood capillary by 585nm, 595nm and 1064nm laser, as well as Cryogen Spray Cooling in laser treatment of skin disease. Because of his academic contributions, he is now served as

  1. —Director, panel of Multi-phase Flow, the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM)
  2. —Member of editorial board, American Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
—Member of editorial board, Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Therapy

Speech Title: Multiphase Flow Simulation with Application in Bio-medical engineering

Abstract: Deformable interface exists in gas-liquid and liquid-liquid two-phase flow, and the related investigation is the critical issue. Owing to the large velocity and pressure gradient, physical property jumping including density and viscosity, and surface tension, the solution of such problem is quite difficult. Capturing interphase in complicated domain, especially with high resolution and sharpness, is one of the most difficult issues for the numerical simulation of multiphase flow. Recently, we are working on the interface tracking in complicated domain, including VOF based on the unstructured grid and Moving Particle Semi-implicit method, with applications in deformable red blood cell and laser dermatology.  

Plenary Speaker of ICMMR2017

Prof. Shih-Chieh Lin (林士傑教授)

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Biography: Dr. Shih-Chieh Lin is Full Professor of the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Scientific Instrument Center, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in Aug 1989.
Dr. Lin's research interests include Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Process such as Drilling, Face Milling, and Turing, Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Process, such as Face Milling, Turning, Drilling, and Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Machine Vision, Methodology of X-ray Computer Tomography, Inspection and Measurement of Transparent objects, 3-D surface metrology, Analysis and Design of Hydrostatic Devices. Dr. Lin has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and currently cooperated with several companies.

Speech Title: Inspection and Measurement of Transparent objects

Abstract: Various transparent components are recently used in numerous optoelectronic devices. As to ensure the product quality, there is an increasing demand for inspection and measurement of these transparent objects. Therefore, developing related techniques and systems for inspecting and measuring transparent specimens become important.
An inspection system for Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) circuits has been developed. In the developed system, a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC)/ITO film is used as a sensing device to locate faulty shut/open circuits. The examined object and the PDLC/ITO film are both linked to an external power source to form an electric field. With the power on, the crystals line up, re-orientate themselves and the film covering the conductive area turns clear while the liquid crystals covering the non-conductive area are randomly scattered and diffuse light in all directions. The voltage range of the power source required to change the state of the PDLC film was estimated theoretically. Simulations were conducted to study effects of the external power on the performance of the developed system. The results were then verified experimentally. It was shown that the developed system is a feasible system for ITO circuit inspection.
For profile measurements of transparent objects, a phase shifting differential interference contrast (PS-DIC) topography measurement system with quantitative phase restoration method was developed. First, the feasibility of measuring step height specimen through the DIC technique is studied. A modified Fourier phase integration (MFPI) method is proposed to improve the profile reconstruction precision and reduce the effects of noise. Secondly, a PS-DIC measurement system is designed and developed. The error compensation methods and calibration process are also presented. Then a speed up two step phase shifting algorithm is proposed to accelerate the measuring speed of the system for industrial real-time measurement purpose. Moreover, effects of various specimen geometries on profile measurement precision and optical path difference measurement for biological applications are studied.

Prof. Sabri Cetin

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Biography: Professor Sabri Cetin has received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul, 1982, M.S. degree and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984 and 1987, specializing in robotics. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also Founder and President of Servotech Inc, a high tech engineering company. As director of the Mechatronics Laboratory, Professor Cetin focuses on various aspects of motion control of mechanical systems including, robotics, autonomous systems in mining applications and self-driving cars, servo motor control, electro-hydraulic servo control with earth moving equipment applications, adaptive self learning real time control algorithms. He is the author of over one hundred technical papers, a best-selling textbook titled "Mechatronics with Experiments" published by John Wiley and Sons, and hold five US patents.

Speech Title: Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles: A Brief Technical Review

Abstract: This paper presents a brief review of the developments achieved in autonomous vehicle systems technology. A concise history of autonomous driver assistance systems is presented, followed by a review of current state of the art sensor technology used in autonomous vehicles. Standard sensor fusion method that has been recently explored is discussed. Finally, advances in embedded software methodologies that define the logic between sensory information and actuation decisions are reviewed.