Dr. Fuchun Sun from Tsinghua University is visiting Social Robotics Laboratory. He gave a seminar this afternoon at Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS.


 Abstract of the lecture

In this talk, a new modeling approach, called fuzzy singularly perturbed model (FSPM), is developed for space robots with flexible arms. Its universal approximation, necessary condition and controllability analysis are also given. Then, novel planning algorithms are proposed for space robots with two flexible arms, and some special cases, such as vibration suppression and joint failure, are considered. Next, advanced control approaches based on FSPM are also developed for space robots. Finally, a simulation system is introduced for the technical verification of space robots, and some experimental results are given.


Biography of Dr. Fuchun Sun

Dr. Fuchun Sun received PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1998. He worked over four years for the Department of Automatic Control at Naval Aeronautical Engineering Academy. From 1998 to 2000 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Now he is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interests include intelligent control, networked control system and management, neural networks, fuzzy systems, nonlinear systems and robotics. He has authored or coauthored two books and over 100 papers which have appeared in various journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Sun is the recipient of the excellent Doctoral Dissertation Prize of China in 2000 and the Choon-Gang Academic Award by Korea in 2003, and was recognized as a Distinguished Young Scholar in 2006 by the Natural Science Foundation of China. He has been a member of the Technical Committee on Intelligent Control of the IEEE Control System Society since 2006. He serves as an associated editor of IEEE Trans.on Neural Networks and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Soft Computing-A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications.