Workshops

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Workshop I:
Advances in Precision Motion Control: Design, Modeling and Implementation

Location: TBA
Time: Monday, July 12, 2021, 15:00 – 17:40 (Delft UTC+2)

Organizers

Silu Chen
Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zheng Chen
Zhejiang University
Hui Tang
Guangdong University of Technology
Jinchuan Zheng
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Haiyue Zhu
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Abstract

Precision motion control is the core technology to achieve higher quality and throughput in the production lines. Thus, it is crucial in high-end equipment design and advanced manufacturing sectors. Pushed by latest upstream technologies such as parallel computing, sensor networks, big-data and deep learning, greater opportunity are awarded to researches on precision motion systems. Meanwhile, bigger challenges are raised on this field due to users’ increasing demands on higher speed, higher precision and more flexible manufacturing processes.

The AIM 2021 workshop on “Advances in Precision Motion Control” aims to share the recent advances on the multi-axis precision stage design, calibration technology, dynamics modeling and advanced motion controller synthesis, incorporated with emerging technologies such as sensor fusion, precision metrology, data-driven modeling, intelligent systems and coupled multi-physical processes analysis. It is expected that this workshop helps better understand the fundamental concepts and theories on stage design, calibration, modeling, and controller design, with possible applications to precision engineering, logistics, micro and nano-engineering and biotechnology.

Invited Talks

Time Title Speaker
15:00 – 15:10 Introduction
15:10 – 15:40 Recent advances on calibration of precision motion systems Silu Chen
15:40 – 16:10 Adaptive robust control of linear motor driven gantry systems Zheng Chen
16:10 – 16:40 Flexure-based large-stroke micro/nano positioning and applications Hui Tang
16:40 – 17:10 Design and advanced control of dual-stage actuator systems Jinchuan Zheng
17:10 – 17:40 Toward integrated mechatronics design of 6-DOF magnetic levitated motion system Haiyue Zhu

Workshop II:
Recent Advances in Compliant Mechanisms including Design, Modelling, Control and Applications

Location: TBA
Time: Monday, July 12, 2021, 11:00 – 15:00 pm (Delft UTC+2)

Organizers

Guangbo Hao
University College Cork
Peng Yan
Shandong University
Haiyang Li
Dalian University of Technology

Abstract

Compliant mechanisms (CMs) utilize bending or torsion of flexible beams to transfer motion, force or energy, and have received increasing attentions over the last two decades due to their promising merits in terms of reduced cost and improved performance. CMs have been successfully used in a variety of applications spanning from micro to macro scales such as nanopositioning motion stages and medical devices. The AIM2021 workshop aims at: 1) bringing together several researchers working in complementary directions in the field of CMs to share their recent research advances, experiences, tools, issues; 2) fostering researchers to investigate the new issues arising from the development of novel types of CMs and their applications; and 3) providing a platform for PhD students and young faculty researchers to discuss with experts in CMs. This workshop appeals to attendees by inviting five young full professors from Italy, France, China and Germany to present their recent advances in CMs. These research results include a) Integrated CAD/CAE Tools for Designing Compliant Mechanisms: An Overview; b) Using Compliant Mechanisms to Design Image-Guided Medical Devices; c) Design and Analysis of Compliant Systems: Compliant Mechanisms and Actuators; d) Design and Control of Compliant Micro/Nano-Positioning Systems with Force-sensing Capability for Biological Micromanipulation; and e) Design and Evaluation of a Compliant Inchworm Actuator Supporting Large Range Nano-Positioning.

Invited Talks

Time Title Speaker
11:00 -11:40 Integrated CAD/CAE Tools for Designing Compliant Mechanisms: An Overview Giovanni Berselli
11:50 -12:30 Using Compliant Mechanisms to Design Image-Guided Medical Devices Pierre Renaud
12:40 -13:20 Design and Control of Compliant Micro/Nano-Positioning Systems for Micromanipulation Qingsong Xu
13:30 -14:10 Design and Evaluation of a Compliant Inchworm Actuator Supporting Large Range Nano-Positioning Peng Yan
14:20 -15:00 Design and Analysis of Compliant Systems: Compliant Mechanisms and Actuators Lena Zentner

Workshop II Details

Workshop III:
Machine and Bio-Sensing System

Location: TBA
Time: Monday, July 12, 2021, 14:00 – 16:10 (Delft UTC+2)

Organizers

Jen-Yuan (James) Chang
National Tsing-Hua University
Chao-Chieh Lan
National Cheng Kung University
Chun-Yeon Lin
National Taiwan University
Cheng-Wei Chen
National Taiwan University

Abstract

Sensing systems play an important role in a broad spectrum of applications ranging from manufacturing to biomedical engineering. The sensing systems could provide information of position, torque, and electrical conductivity for the machine, robot, or biological objects via different physical fields, such as magnetic, electrical, and force fields.  This workshop will introduce some essential sensing system designs and developments in industrial and biomedical applications. First, a new technology for transforming disk drive magnetic recording technologies into position sensing systems for precision machines is introduced. Second, some torque sensing methods for robotic joints in the automation applications are investigated. Third, a model-based design and system development of magnetic/eddy-current and electrical impedance sensing systems for biological object detection via magnetic/eddy-current, and electrical fields will be introduced. Finally, a data-driven method for constructing a finite-impulse response will be proposed to identify the inverse dynamics model in precise motion control and illustrated by implementing on a permanent magnet linear motor, an active magnetic bearing spindle, a galvanometer scanner, and a hydrostatic transmission network. The AIM Workshop on machine and bio-sensing system will help better understand the fundamental concepts and theories in formulating sensing systems and determine the major challenges in mechatronics for future.

Invited Talks

Time Title Speaker
14:00 Introduction Jen-Yuan (James) Chang
14:10 -14:40 Transforming Disk Drive Magnetic Recording Technologies into Position Sensing Systems for Precision Machines Jen-Yuan (James) Chang
14:40 -15:10 Investigation of Torque Sensing Methods for Robotic Joints Chao-Chieh Lan
15:10 -15:40 Magnetic/Eddy-Current and Electrical Impedance Sensing System for Biological Object Detection Chun-Yeon Lin
15:40 -16:10 Data-Driven Inverse Dynamics Identification and Its Applications Cheng-Wei Chen

Workshop IV:
Smart Sensing: Modeling, Design and Implementation

Location: TBA
Time: Monday, July 12, 2021, 11:00 – 14:40 (Delft UTC+2)

Organizers

Min Li
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Lei Li
INTAMSYS Technology
Xiaoying Cheng
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
Li Liu
Zhejiang University City College
Hui-Min Shen
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
Yang Huang
Guilin University of Electronic Technology

Abstract

Smart sensing and perception with the abilities to measure system parameters, monitor system status and interpret surroundings/environment for mechatronic systems play critical roles for mechatronic systems. With the developments of some emerging applications, such as intelligent manufacturing, human-machine interface and biomechatronics, new requirements and expectations for the sensing systems are more and more challenging, such as high accuracy and bandwidth, high fault tolerance, multipurpose, intelligentization, modularization, biocompatibility. For instance, Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composite widely used for safety-critical applications, such as aircraft and marine, requires new non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for structural health monitoring. Sensing systems with the characteristics of noncontact, low-cost, high accuracy and bandwidth are desired when recognizing human body posture for the design of wearable mechatronic systems and human-machine interface. Many invisible and unmeasurable or hard-to-measure physical fields in three-dimensional space are needed to be estimated in real time for many engineering applications, such as strain, stress and temperature fields inside workpieces when monitoring and controlling manufacturing process, magnetic fields of the air gap and eddy current fields inside the iron cores when designing and optimizing actuators.

This workshop aims at bringing mechatronic researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to discuss emerging fundamental issues in smart sensing and perception from perspectives over a wide spectrum of applications, such as structural monitoring for new materials, human-machine interface, field reconstruction and perception and manufacturing process monitoring. This Workshop will discuss recent advances, challenges and opportunities in sensing system modeling, designing and implementation, which will move forward new and emerging technologies in mechatronic systems with more and more ‘smart and intelligent functions’. Both hardware innovations and methodology developments will be presented, balancing theoretical analysis and modeling with experimental demonstrations and discussions. This workshop will help better understand the fundamental concepts and theories in formulating sensing problems and determine the major challenges for future sensing and perception of mechatronic systems, as well as identify key technologies for meeting these challenges.

Invited Talks

Time Title Speaker
11:00 – 11:10 Introduction
11:10 – 11:45 Harmonic Separation Methodology for Modelling and Manipulating Mechatronic Dynamic Systems Lei Li
11:45 – 12:20 Magnetic Machine Perception for Subsurface Defect Reconstruction of Nonferrous Conductive Materials Using Eddy Current Model Min Li
12:20 – 12:55 Machine Vision based Method with Physical-model Enrichment for Reconstructing Strain and Stress Fields in Manufacturing Process Yang Huang
12:55 – 13:30 Research on Passive Magnetic Localization Applied for Human Body Posture Recognition in a Natural State Hui-Min Shen
13:30 –14:05 Research on Structure Health Monitoring of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Composite Based on the Sensitivity of the Reinforcement Xiaoying Cheng
14:05 – 14:40 Studies on Penetration Resistance and Temporary Cavity in Gelatin Li Liu

Workshop V:
Rehabilitation Using Robots: Past, Present, and Future

Location: TBA
Time: Monday, July 12, 2021, 15:00 – 19:00 (Delft UTC+2)

Organizers

Yang Shen
UBTECH North America R&D Center
Rasid Pac
UBTECH North America R&D Center
Chengkun Zhang
UBTECH North America R&D Center
Luis A. Mateos
UBTECH North America R&D Center
Huan Tan
UBTECH North America R&D Center

Abstract

It has been several decades since the first use of an autonomous system (aka ‘robot’) for rehabilitation. In recent years, we have observed successful commercialization that brought prototypes from university laboratories to the market as a real product, but we also see some technical challenges still unresolved. In this half-day workshop, the organizers invited 10 experts from both academia and industry to discuss the past, present, and future of using robots in rehabilitation. There would be individual presentations as well as a discussion panel on how to further benefit society using rehabilitation robots.

Invited Talks

Time Title Speaker
15:00 – 15:10 Opening Yang Shen (UBTECH NARDC)
15:10 – 15:40 Emotion Recognition in Robot-assisted Rehabilitation of Elderly and Pediatric Patients Duygun Erol Barkana (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
15:40 – 16:10 TBD Matteo Laffranchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
16:10 – 16:40 The P-KAFO: Bringing Poer to Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses Ryan Farris (Parker Hannifin, USA)
16:40 – 17:10 Unleash the Tether: High Force Actuators for Portable and Efficient Soft Robots Hao Su (City University of New York, USA)
17:10 – 17:40 Moving Bionic Legs from the Lab to the Real World Tommaso Lenzi (University of Utah, USA)
17:40 – 18:10 Wearable Mechatronics Designs that Enhance Performance of Exoskeletons Shaoping Bai (Aalborg University, Denmark)
18:10 – 18:50 Panel Discussion
18:50 – 19:00 Closing Huan Tan (UBTECH NARDC)

Workshop VI:
Modern Robotics Education: go Broad or go Deep?

Location: TBA
Time: Monday, July 12, 2021, 12:00 – 16:30 (Delft UTC+2)

Organizers

Martin Klomp
Delft university of Technology
Mark Vlutters
University of Twente, Erasmus+ Project WeCoRD
Kostas Nizamis
University of Twente, Erasmus+ Project WeCoRD

Abstract

Robotics is a rapid growing field with lots of emerging potential. To keep pushing the technological advances in robotics, we need new generations of qualified roboticists to drive novelty. Education is one of the main contributors in cultivating the next generation of roboticists. As robotics is a highly multidisciplinary field, education too needs to adapt and take the multidisciplinary nature of robotics into account. Should we focus on training prospective roboticists in a broad number of topics, even though this may come at the cost of less in-depth knowledge of each individual topic? Is the answer the smart integration of highly specialized individuals with in-depth knowledge, but limited knowledge outside their field? What are the challenges and opportunities of both approaches? Through several invited speakers and panel discussions with the audience, we aim to treat these questions together and shape the future of robotics education. If you want to be part of the future of robotics education and a captivating discussion, this is the workshop for you!

Invited Talks

Time Title Speaker
12:00 – Introduction Martin Klomp
  Educational Considerations For Multidisciplinary Learning In Robotics Ebru Kilic Bebek
  Broad knowledge education Heidi Witteveen
  Break  
  Deep knowledge education Pending
  Breakout rooms: motivation for deep vs motivation for broad. Have people write down what they think Breakout (Miro/Mural)
  Break  
  Discussion following breakout rooms. Discuss the insights of the people from the Miro/Mural. Have people present their view (each room presents their discussion) Discussion
  Robotics outside of higher education Amy Eguchi
  Panel 1 – Which level of education should focus on which aspect of robotics (broad vs narrow) Discussion
  Remote methods for robotics education Pending
  Panel 2 – Share experiences with remote robotics teaching Discussion

Workshop VI Details

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