University Lecture Series: Future of Robotics: The Tri-Co (Coexisting-Cooperative-Cognitive) Robots

E4-G078, Mr. and Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre, Anthony Lau Building, UM

Event Information

Event NameUniversity Lecture Series: Future of Robotics: The Tri-Co (Coexisting-Cooperative-Cognitive) Robots
CategoriesSeminar / Lecture
OrganizerUniversity of Macau
SpeakerAcademician Han DING, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman of Academic Committee of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Director of the National Innovation Institute of Digital Design & Manufacturing
Date08 November 2019
Time16:30 - 18:00
VenueE4-G078, Mr. and Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre, Anthony Lau Building, UM
ContentTri-Co Robots (Coexisting-Cooperative-Cognitive Robots) are those that can naturally interact and collaborate with the environment, including humans as well as other robots, and adapt to new situations. Coexistence will allow robots to ubiquitously and safely work alongside humans, considerably increasing our efficiency and quality of life. Cooperation will enable robots to collaborate and coordinate effectively with other agents through communication and interplay. Cognition will provide robots the resources to gather information, perceive and predict behaviours, and respond accordingly. This will be achieved through state-of-the-art machine learning, control and planning algorithms. Key characteristics of Tri-Co Robots are: plastic and dexterity, multi-modal perception, and working autonomously and collaboratively. In particular, the development of rigid-flexible-soft robots and efficient solution methods are essential to achieve adaptation to environmental uncertainty and compliant interactions with humans and other robots.

In this talk Academician Ding will introduce the current research activities of robotics in China, especially the Tri-Robot Research Plan of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He will discuss the primary scientific challenges and key scientific problems of the plan, mainly focusing on mechanism, perception and control. He will also forecast China’s expected breakthroughs and goals in Tri-Co robot research. Finally, Academician Ding will present recent research results of his team and discuss current and future challenges.
Target AudienceUM students, staff members and those who are interested
RemarkSimultaneous interpretation into English will be provided.

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