Keynote Speaker


Prof. Gang Feng
Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering
Director of Centre for Robotics and Automation
City University of Hong Kong

BIO: Gang Feng received the B.Eng and M.Eng. Degrees in Automatic Control from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute, China in 1982 and in 1984 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1992.
Professor Feng was a Lecturer in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1991 and a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, University of New South Wales, 1992-1999. He has been with City University of Hong Kong (CityU) since 2000, where he is now a Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering. He has received Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the outstanding research award and President award of CityU, and several best conference paper awards. He is listed as a SCI highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics since 2016. His research interests include intelligent systems and control, networked control systems, and multi-agent systems and control.
Professor Feng is a fellow of IEEE. He has been the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Automatic ControlIEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, & CyberneticsMechatronicsJournal of Systems Science & Complexity, Journal of Guidance, Navigation & Control, and Journal of Control Theory and Applications. He is also on the advisory board of Unmanned Systems.


Prof. Marcelo H Ang Jr
National University of Singapore, Singapore

BIO: Marcelo H. Ang, Jr. received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the De La Salle University in the Philippines and University of Hawaii, USA in 1981 and 1985, respectively, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, New York in 1988 where he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. In 1989, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore where he is currently a Professor and Director of the Advanced Robotics Center. His research interests span the areas of robotics, mechatronics, autonomous systems, and applications of intelligent systems. He teaches robotics; creativity and innovation; applied electronics and instrumentation; computing; design and related topics. In addition to academic and research activities. He is also actively involved in the Singapore Robotic Games as its founding chairman, and the World Robot Olympiad as member of its Advisory Council. Some videos of his research can be found in: http://137.132.146.218/marcelo/videos/

Speech Title: Robotics in Unstructured and Human Environments

Abstract: Robotics science and technology have evolved from the seminal applications in industrial robotics in manufacturing to today’s varied applications with great impact in service, health care, education, entertainment, and our daily lives. One common theme in these emerging applications is the human-centered nature in unstructured environments, where robotic systems surround humans, aiding and working with us to enrich and enhance the quality of our lives. Mobility and manipulability are two fundamental capabilities required. This talk presents our latest developments in these fundamental capabilities in terms of intelligence, specifically our quest to achieve “Artificial Generalized Intelligence.” We will review the different components of an intelligent system. This talk will then conclude with the challenges in science and technology to further accelerate the robotics revolution.


Prof. Haoping Wang
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

BIO: Haoping Wang received the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from Lille University of Science and Technology (LUST), France in 2008. He is currently a Professor at Automation School, Deputy Director of Sino-French Engineering School, and Scientific and Executive Director of Sino-French Int. Joint Laboratory of Automatic Control and Signal Processing, Nanjing University of Science and Technology. He was Research Fellows at MIS Laboratory of Picardie University and at LAGIS of LUST, France. His research interests include the theory and applications of hybrid systems, visual servo control, observation design, exoskeleton robotics, friction modeling and compensation, modeling and control of diesel engines, biotechnological processes and wind turbine systems.


Prof. Zaharuddin Mohamed
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Education
BEng (Electrical, Electronics and Systems), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1993.
MSc (Control Systems Engineering), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, 1995.
PhD (Control Systems Engineering and Robotics), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, 2003.
Administration
Head of Advanced Control Research Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2017 - now.
Head, Department of Control and Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Enginering, Nov 2012 - Oct 2016.
Working Experience
Design Engineer, Sony Malaysia, 1993-1994.
Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005-2007.
Associate Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2007-2017.
Associate Professor (Sabbatical Leave), King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, 2009-2010.
Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2018 -.
Visiting Professor, Abylkas Saginov Karaganda Technical University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan, September - October 2023.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK.
Professional Engineer (Ir), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
Professional Technologies (Ts), Malaysian Board of Technologies (MBOT).
President, Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), 2023-2024.
Council Member, Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), 2017 - now.
Executive Board Member, International Society of Mechanical System Dynamics (ISMSD), 2023-2026.
Chairman, Malaysian Simulation Society (MSS), 2019 - now.
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