Keynote Speakers (by last name alphabetic order)

Prof. I-Ming Chen

  • Professor
  • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tel: +65 6790-6203
Research Topics
  • Logistics and construction robots
  • Wearable devices
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Industrial automation
  • Editor-in-chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
  • Director of Robotics Research Centre, NTU, Singapore
  • Director of Intelligent Systems Centre, NTU, Singapore
  • Member of the Robotics Task Force 2014
  • General Chairman of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017)
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of Transforma Robotics Pte Ltd
  • Co-Founder and CTO of Hand Plus Robotics Pte Ltd
  • Fellow of Singapore Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of IEEE
  • Fellow of ASME

  • Red Dot International Design Award (2020)
  • Construction Innovation Award, International Grand Prize, Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (2019)
  • Champion, IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon (2018)
  • Winner, DHL Robotics Challenge, Troisdorf, Germany (2017)
  • Champion, Amazon Robotics Challenge, Nagoya, Japan (2017)

  • PhD California Institute of Technology 1994
  • MS California Institute of Technology 1989
  • BS National Taiwan University 1986

Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka

  • Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr. Distinguished Professor
  • Associate Dean for the Faculty College of Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Tel: +1 (510) 847-4574
Research Topics
  • optimal and adaptive control
  • digital control
  • signal processing
  • motion control
  • control problems related to
    1. robotics
    2. manufacturing
    3. mechatronic systems
    4. vehicles
    5. human-machine systems
  • Program Director of the Dynamic Systems and Control Program of the National Science Foundation (2002-2004)
  • President of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) (1998-1999)
  • Chair of IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems

  • Honorary Member of the ASME, Life Fellow of the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Fellow of IFAC and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
  • J-DSMC Best Paper Award (1995, 2010)
  • The Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (ASME, 1997)
  • The Rufus Oldenburger Medal (ASME, 2002
  • The John R. Ragazzini Award (AACC, 2006)
  • The Richard Bellman Control Heritage Award (AACC, 2018)
  • The Honda Medal (ASME, 2019)
  • The Nichols Medal (IFAC, 2020)

  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1974
  • MS Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • BS Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Dr. Gurvinder Singh Virk

  • Professor of Robotics
  • Dean, School of Engineering
  • Managing Director
  • PES University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Endoenergy Systems, UK and India

Tel1: +44 7592 611234
Tel2: +91 8284 848189
  • Professor in Massey University, New Zeeland
  • Professor in University of Gävle and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Professor in Universities of Portsmouth and Leeds, UK
  • Visiting Professor in Fachochschule Südwestfalen, Soest, Germany
  • Visiting Professor in Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Visiting Professor in Zhejiang University, China
  • Technical Director at InnotecUK
  • Treasurer and Trustee of the UK registered charity CLAWAR
  • Member of Advisory Board for StraightWalk Innovation Fund in exoskeletons
  • Advisor on Development of robot technology and safety evaluation, ITRI, Taiwan
  • Member of the UK EPSRC’s Control and Instrumentation College of peer reviewers
  • Expert evaluator for the EC ICT DG and SME Calls and Expert for EC projects (EMICAB, INTRO, etc).

  • Led creation of the first harmonised ISO safety standard (EN ISO 13482) for personal care robots allowing close robot-human interaction including human-robot contact, 2014.
  • Led creation of IEC TR 60601-4-1 (Medical electrical equipment – Part 4-1, 2017
  • Led creation of ISO 22166-1: Modularity for service robots. Part 1: General requirements, 2021
  • Awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his work in promoting Information Technology in schools and has been made a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, 1999.

  • PhD Imperial College, University of London, UK


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