TOPIC The future R&D of Chinese service robots
SPEAKER Professor Tianmiao Wang

Intelligent Technology and Robotics (ITR) lab, Institute of Robotics BeiHang University, China

DATE 23 February, 2010 (Tuesday)
TIME 10:00 am to 12:00 am
VENUE Social Robotics Lab, IDMI
FEES No Charge
Service robots will play great roles in all aspects of human’s life, especially when the countries are facing the elderly society. The applications include cleaning, edutainment, surgery assistance, medical care, family chaperone, etc. Bill Gates predicted that there will be “a robot in every home”. Korea has decided to look upon service robots as a pillar industry. In China, service robots are of great importance too. The intelligent service robot is listed in the four advanced manufacturing technologies to preferentially develop in China.

The speaker will introduce his thoughts on the future development of Chinese service robots. The issues include:
1)       The basic situation of current research on Chinese services robots
2)       How to face the elderly society in the future
3)       How to develop the Chinese technology mode of the future service robots.

Prof. Tianmiao Wang graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 1982 and received the Master’s degree and Ph.D degree both from Northwestern Polytechnical University, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. From 1990 to 1995, he worked as Postdoctoral Fellow respectively in State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technology and Systems, Tsinghua University, China, and in the State Bionic Force Laboratory, Italy. Then He joined Robotics Institute, BeiHang University in 1996.

At present, he is professor, PhD mentor, and Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, BeiHang Univerity, China and Director of iTR(Intelligent Technology and Robotics) Laboratory in Robotics Institue, BeiHang University, China. He is mainly engaged in the research fields of surgical robot, micro robotics, and electromechanical control technology. He has undertaken and finished many national research projects in recent years. He has published nearly 90 papers in china and international journals and 3 books, and earned more than 10 Chinese National Invention Patents.

Prof. Wang is a “Cheung Kong Scholar” appointed by Chinese Ministry of Education, and a member of the Academic Degree Commission of the State Council of China. He is the head of Expert Group on the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Area of the Chinese National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Hi-Tech Program). He is Vice Chairman of Chinese Robotics Society. He is also associate editors of Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Robotics, and Control Engineering.

He has received many awards such as the First Class Award from Ministry of Mechanical Industry, China, and the First Class Award from Ministry of Electrical Industry, China, and the Second Class Award from Ministry of Aeronautics, and the Second Award from Beijing Government, China, and the Chinese National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar. He has also been awarded the “Rong Hong” education of science and technology award by the American United Technologies. His research group is awarded as the Innovative Team of National Defense Technology.


Jointly Organized by Social Robotics Lab, IDMI, and Singapore IEEE SMC/R&A Chapter