Prof. Guilin Yang
Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology&Engineering,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Currently, Prof. Yang is the deputy director of Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an expert of National Talent Plan and Outstanding Mid-aged Experts of Zhejiang Province. He has been engaged in the research of mechatronics, robotics and manufacturing automation for a long time, and his main research interests include precision electromagnetic drives, flexible micro-nano manipulation robots, modular reconfigurable robots, rope-driven robots and industrial robots. He had been in charge of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) top-level and joint-funded projects, key deployment projects of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the STS project of CAS, the high-end innovation team project of Ningbo City, as well as a number of enterprise cooperation projects. He has published more than 330 academic papers, more than 10 book chapters, 2 books (co-authored), 2 books (co-edited) and a volume of manuals, and more than 130 domestic and foreign patents. He was awarded the R&D 100 Awards in 2014, the First Prize of China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Achievement in 2018, the Gold Medal of China Good Design in 2020, the First Prize of Ningbo Science and Technology Progress Award in 2020, and the China Patent Award of Excellence in 2022, and so on.
Prof. Zi is currently the dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, director of the Institute of Robotics, the winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and "Huangshan Scholar" Distinguished Professor. His main research interests include rigid-flexible coupling intelligent robot theory, technology and equipment, intelligent manufacturing system control and automation, and electromechanical system dynamics and control technology. He has been in charge of 1 project of National Key R&D Program "Intelligent Robotics", 5 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 project of Ministry of Education's Joint Fund for Equipment Pre-research, and more than 10 projects at provincial and ministerial levels. He has participated in more than 10 key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and key projects of the National 863 Program. Authorized more than 60 Chinese invention patents, 2 American and Canadian invention patents, and more than 20 software copyrights. He was awarded the Anhui Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Award, the Second Prize of Technical Invention of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, the Second Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of the Ministry of Education, etc. He has been awarded the Special Grant of China Postdoctoral Science Fund. He serves as an editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, Robotics, Robotics Technology and Applications, and other journals.
Prof. Bin Zi
Hefei University of Technology, China
Prof. Xinyu WuShenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology，Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
He is a recipient of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and is currently the deputy director of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integrated Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT). At present, he is mainly engaged in the research of basic theories and key technologies of human-machine fusion service robots, and has published more than 260 papers in international journals in the field of robotics such as IEEE TSMC, TASE, TMECH, and international robotics conferences such as ICRA, IROS, etc. He has also published two monographs in English, including Household Service Robotics, and has authorized 63 patents for his inventions. He has been authorized 63 national invention patents. He is currently responsible for the key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Key R&D Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), and Guangdong Key R&D Program. He is a member of the Expert Group for the Implementation Plan and Guideline Preparation of the National Key R&D Program "Intelligent Robotics", an expert for the Guideline Preparation of the National Key R&D Program "Risk Prevention, Control and Emergency Response Technology and Equipment", and a deputy leader of the Advisory Expert Group for the Major Special Project on Intelligent Robotics in Guangdong Province. He is also the deputy head of the consulting expert group of Guangdong Intelligent Robotics Program. He is currently serving as an editorial board member of several international journals, including IEEE TSMC, TASE and RA-Letters.
He is a professor at Anhui University, a senior member of IEEE, the executive deputy director of "Anhui Engineering Laboratory of Human-Machine Integration Systems and Intelligent Equipment", an automation technology consultant for many governmental organizations and high-tech enterprises, and a senior researcher at the former Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) in Singapore. His main research areas are precision mechanisms and micro-assembly systems for chip manufacturing, dexterous grasping of intelligent robots, cooperative robots with integrated operation, power-assisted exoskeletons and serpentine robots, etc. He is leading a team that focuses on the national strategic needs. He is leading a team that focuses on the cross-fertilization of innovative technologies of mechanism, actuation, sensing and control in the above fields for the national strategic needs. With more than 30 years of research experience, he specializes in applying "mechanical intelligence" to solve adaptive problems in precision assembly and robot manipulation. He has led and participated in 5 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects and more than a dozen other government and industry-funded projects on robot manipulation and assembly. He has published more than 100 high-level academic papers and holds more than 20 authorized invention patents.
Prof. Wenjie Chen
Anhui University, Singapore