AIM 2018 July 9-12, 2018, Auckland, New Zealand
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics


Workshops and Special Sessions
Workshop Tutorial Sessions (9th July 2019)
A Biologically Inspired Tactile System for Robotics (Morning Session)

Organized by:

S. Kukreja, A/Director of Robotics, United Technologies Research Center East Hartford, CT, USA

J. Ryde, Staff Engineer, United Technologies Research Center, Berkeley, CA, USA

Abstract: The sense of touch is one of the most fundamental mechanisms humans have to interact with the world. These sensory events are processed rapidly with minimal effort or energy and provide an understanding of object or environmental characteristics such as local curvature, edges, stiffness, texture, etc. Robots capable of human-like touch perception are critical for close operation and interactions with humans. The increased expectation of robots in everyday life has sparked an interest to provide them with artificial touch perception. Tactile perception will enable robots to manipulate objects and interact with their environment in a natural and unified manner. Sensing and recognition of both texture and objects have a distinct advantage for manipulation of objects in cluttered and unstructured environments for advanced manufacturing.

New Frontiers in Biomechatronics: From Brain Machine Interfaces to Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics (Afternoon Session)

Organized by:

Dr. Luke Hallum, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Dr. Minas Liarokapis, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Dr. Andrew McDaid, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract: Biomechatronics is an interdisciplinary science that focuses on integrating principles of mechanics, electronics and biology to measure, mimic, assist or enhance biological systems. This workshop, will focus on recent results that have the potential to revolutionize the field. Topics will include: advances in brain machine interfaces, modelling and analysis of bioinspired robotic systems, design and development of assistive, prosthetic and human augmentation devices. The speakers will provide  a plethora of examples and experimental results, discussing the underlying theory, the technological challenges, the problems that researchers face and the possible applications. The workshop will include a hands-on session where participants will interact with a variety of biomechatronic devices.

Special Sessions

(Invited session code: 895x5)

Organized by:
Jen-Yuan (James) Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan;
Mgr. Ya-Hui Tsai, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan;
Dr. Wei-Yao Chiu Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan;
Dr. Nin-Yuan Lyu Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
Organized by:
Yunze Li, Beihang University, China;
Yunhua Li, Beihang University, China
(Invited session code: si9ua)
Organized by:
Shane Xie, University of Leeds, UK;
Jen-Yuan (James) Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan;
Yu-Cheng Pei, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Taiwan;
Wei Meng, University of Leeds, UK

Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Health Monitoring

(Invited session code: g28ft)

Organized by:
Junyi Cao, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China;
Liya Zhao, University of Technology Sydney, Australia;
Junrui Liang, ShanghaiTech University, China
(Invited session code: wmd87)
Organized by:
Jun Ueda, Georgia Institute of Technology (Lead Organizer), USA Jingang Yi, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA Kok-Meng Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
(Invited session code: 5hg9e)
Organized by:
Kai Tao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China;
Fei Wang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
(Invited session code: 9mc7u)
Organized by:
Xiang Chen, University of Windsor, Canada Dikai Liu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Kok-Meng Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Invited Sessions
Design and Control of Micro and Nano Precision Mechatronic Systems
Organized by:
M. G. Ruppert, The University of Newcastle, Australia;
Y. K. Yong, The University of Newcastle, Australia;
H. Sadeghian, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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