Research Hotspot Symposium Series of the IET Cyber-Systems and Robotics
No. 1 Fluids, Robotics & Applied Math X Workshop, Hangzhou, China
- November 3, 2018
We are going to launch a multidisciplinary workshop on the challenging issues at the cross-area of fluid mechanics, bio-inspired robotics and their related applied mathematics.
Speakers and presentation titles (in an alphabetic order of the initial letters of last names):
- Shengze Cai :: 蔡声泽 (College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University), Flow visualization and measurement via computer vision technologies
- Pakpong Chirarattananon (Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong), Biologically Inspired Robots: Flying Like a Fly, Swimming Like a …. Fly?
- Qi Gao :: 高琪 (School of AA, Zhejiang University), 基于流动控制方程作为物理约束的三维实验数据后处理技术
- Tiefeng Li :: 李铁风 (School of AA, Zhejiang University), Soft Robot made of hydrogel and electroactive polymer
- Zhi Lin :: 林智 (School of Mathematics, Zhejiang University), Stochastic Hydrodynamic Model for Biogenic Mixing
- Lianqing Liu :: 刘连庆 (Professor Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, China), Living Cell based Modular Micro Robot Fabricated by Robotic Micro-Manipulation System
- Jia Pan :: 潘佳 (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong), Learning-based Robotic Controller Design and Optimization
- Jianghao Wu :: 吴江浩 (School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Behang University), 仿生微型飞行器设计中的空气动力学机理及其应用
||报告题目：Stochastic Hydrodynamic Model for Biogenic Mixing
报告人：林智(School of Mathematics, Zhejiang University)
||报告题目：Living Cell based Modular Micro Robot Fabricated by Robotic Micro-Manipulation System
报告人：刘连庆 (Professor Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, China)
||报告题目：Biologically Inspired Robots: Flying Like a Fly, Swimming Like a …. Fly?
报告人：Pakpong Chirarattananon (Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong)
报告人：吴江浩 (School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Behang University)
||报告题目：Soft Robot made of hydrogel and electroactive polymer
报告人： 李铁风 (School of AA, Zhejiang University)
||报告题目：Learning-based Robotic Controller Design and Optimization
报告人：潘佳(Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong)
报告人：高琪(School of AA, Zhejiang University)
||报告题目：Flow visualization and measurement via computer vision technologies
报告人：蔡声泽 (College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University)
Schedule and abstract information:
- Soft Robot made of hydrogel and electroactive polymer, by Tiefeng Li（李铁风）
Abstract: The softness and large strain actuation of responsive hydrogels promise the potential to fabricate soft devices, which can function as a robotic system. The key challenges lie in the fabrication of soft devices with robust actuating ability and biocompatibility to the attached organ. Here we present a solution that integrates the responsive hydrogel membrane, electro-active polymer and flexible electronics can be integrated into a electromechanical device. As an example, the actuation assisting function of this soft device for shrinking an animal bladder is presented. The mechanical behaviors of the balloon-like soft device are experimentally and theoretically investigated. The concepts are applicable to other applications such as soft implants, soft robotics, and microfluidics.
- Biologically Inspired Robots: Flying Like a Fly, Swimming Like a …. Fly?, by Pakpong Chirarattananon, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering City University of Hong Kong (Email: email@example.com; Web: http://ris.mbe.cityu.edu.hk)
Abstract: Using only tiny nervous system, flying insects are able to perform superlative aerodynamic feats such as deftly avoiding a striking hand or landing on flowers buffeted by wind. These amazing creatures inspire scientists and engineers to understand and translate this ubiquitous form of locomotion into man-made machines. In this talk, I will discuss challenges that arise in the fabrication and control and exciting research outcomes related to millimeter-scale biologically-inspired flapping-wing robots. Challenges for the development of such small robots are associated to actuation, power and complex fluid-structure interactions. Through multiple iterations of designs, experiments and theoretical modeling, over the years, not only did we demonstrate a stable tethered flight of an insect-scale robot, but complex maneuvers have also been realized. The flapping-wing robot is capable of flying, landing on a wall, or swimming and transitioning out of the water.
Biography: Pakpong Chirarattananon received his Bachelor and Master degrees from University of Cambridge, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University under the supervision of Professor Robert Wood in 2014. His graduate work was centred on the dynamics and control for insect-scale flapping-wing robots. In December 2014, he joined the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering as an Assistant Professor and founded the Robotic and Intelligent Systems Laboratory at City University of Hong Kong. Dr Chirarattananon is broadly interested in applying control and dynamic system theories to study aerial and biologically-inspired robotic systems. He has published in Science, Science Robotics, and has been nominated as the best student paper award finalist at the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) and the best paper award finalist at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. Dr Chirarattananon is serving as the publication co-chair for the upcoming 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) and the 2019 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM).
- Stochastic Hydrodynamic Model for Biogenic Mixing, by Zhi Lin 林智
Abstract: Biogenic mixing (the mixing and transport due to the swimming of marine species) has attracted a significant amount of interdisciplinary research efforts in recent years. In previous work, the applicant has contributed in deriving a stochastic hydrodynamic model that incorporates both deterministic fluid dynamics models and statistic description for stochastic swimming with a bottom-up approach and leads to a formula for the effective diffusivity. This model provides a new approach for the study of biogenic mixing and similar phenomena in other areas of science and engineering. Recently, we are seeking to improve the model and its simulation by considering various complicated factors, such as anisotropic swimming, nonlinear coupling by massive schooling.
- Ph.D.(2007), Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA :: Thesis: “Scalar Intermittency in Random Flows: Modelling and Simulation” • Advisors: Professor Richard McLaughlin and Professor Roberto Camassa
- B.Sc.(2002), Applied Mathematics and Applied Software, South China University of Technology, China
- 2018/01 ~ Present, Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
- 2011/08 ~ 2017/12, Special-Termed Professor, Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
- 2009/09 ~ 2011/08, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- 2007/09 ~ 2009/05, Postdoctoral Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
- 基于流动控制方程作为物理约束的三维实验数据后处理技术, by Qi Gao 高琪
- Living Cell based Modular Micro Robot Fabricated by Robotic Micro-Manipulation System, by Lianqing Liu 刘连庆 (Professor Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Abstract: Micro-robots have a great application prospect in the biomedical field due to the feature of small size. To solve the issues of energy supply and bio-compatibility of micro-robots, the bio-syncretic micro-robots actuated by living cells have been studied widely. However, the fabrication, assembling and control of the bio-syncretic micro-robots are the main challenges for the development of the bio-syncretic micro-robots. In this talk, manufacture and control of the living cells based modular micro robots will be discussed. Firstly, a robotic micro-manipulation system will be introduced to implement the high-throughput fabrication of the biological modules of micro robots, and to execute the on-line flexible assembling of the bio-syncretic robots by the fabricated living cells based modules. Then, an approach based on circularly distributed multiple electrodes (CE) will be induced to improve the differentiation of myoblast cells and characterize the electro-responsive beating behavior of living myotubes for the development of bio-syncretic micro robots. Moreover, a biomimetic bio-syncretic crawler actuated by living myotubes was demonstrated to move under the control of the CE. This talk will not only be related to the micro-robots, but will be also informative for biological tissue engineering and drugs screening.
- Learning-based Robotic Controller Design and Optimization, by Jia Pan 潘佳
Abstract: Artificial intelligence has recently been used to design and optimize robotic controllers in a data-driven manner. This talk will introduce our recent work on how to use machine learning techniques to compute high-quality feedback controllers for several typical applications: the cloth assembly, the multi-robot warehouse scheduling, and the robot navigation in dense crowds.
Biography: Jia Pan received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. He has been with the City University of Hong Kong since 2015. His research interests include robotics and artificial intelligence.
- 仿生微型飞行器设计中的空气动力学机理及其应用, by Jianghao Wu 吴江浩
- Flow visualization and measurement via computer vision technologies, by Shengze Cai 蔡声泽
Abstract: Particle image velocimetry (PIV), as a flow visualization technology, can provide non-intrusive quantitative measurement of the velocity fields. This technique has been studied intensively and plays an increasingly important role in experimental fluid mechanics. To go deeper insight into complex flow phenomena, precise motion estimation methods dedicated to fluid mechanics and towards real-time measurement are being investigated in this talk. On the one hand, variational optical flow computation coupled with the stochastic transport theory is proposed for turbulent flow estimation. This formulation can extract accurate velocity fields from particle images as well as scalar images. On the other hand, deep learning technique is also introduced to PIV estimation with high efficiency, which is promising for real-time measurement and active flow control.