机械工程学院特聘教授章文俊讲座“Soft Robotics”

来源:孙博发稿时间:2016-09-05浏览次数:316

主题:Soft Robotics

主讲人:章文俊

地点:4号学院楼2004室

时间:2016-09-29 13:00

 

Abstract:

Soft robotics is an emerging area of research inproducts used in  human-machine cooperative situations and required to be highlyresilient. It  emerges recently. In this talk, I will discuss the definition ofsoft robotics.  After that, I will discuss basic technologies required fordesigning and  constructing a soft robot. The discussion thus leads to anoutline of  technological challenges to be met in the near future.

 

Biography:

Dr. Zhangis a professor of University of Saskatchewan of Canada and a Chair  Professor ofEast China University of Science and Technology of China under  Chinese National1000 Talent Plan. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. from Delft  University ofTechnology (The Netherlands) in 1994 on the design theory and  computer aideddesign of mechanism systems. He was then appointed as Assistant  Professor ofManufacturing Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. In June  1998, he wasappointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical  Engineering atthe University of Saskatchewan (Canada), and an Industrial  Research Chairsponsored by Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL) to direct the  research work atthe Advanced Engineering Design Laboratory (AEDL) of the  Department. He wasalso an adjunct professor at University of Adelaide  (Australia) during 2001 to2006. Dr. Zhang was promoted to a Full Professor at  the University ofSaskatchewan in 2004.

Dr.Zhang has published over 350 refereed technical publications, among which  over230 papers appear in refereed journals in a broad scope of fields  includingdesign and mechatronics, manufacturing, informatics, human-machine  systems. Hish-index 39 (GS) and h-index 31 (Scopus). Dr. Zhang currently holds 8  patents.Dr. Zhang has supervised or co-supervised 31 PhD, 56 Master (thesis), 10  Master(non-thesis), and 37 Post-Doctoral Students or Visiting Scholars. Among  the PhDstudents, 6 received NSERC PDF awards and 7 received faculty positions  inpost-secondary institutions in USA, Canada, Hong Kong, and China.  Thisachievement has been recognized by both the university (2012  DistinguishedGraduate Supervisor Award by University of Saskatchewan) and the  professionalrealm (2014 Educator of the Year by Saskatoon Engineer Society). Dr.  Zhang hasbeen appointed as technical editor/associate editor for three reputed  journals,including flagship journal, Journal of Mechatronics, IEEE Transaction  onMechatronics. He has been invited to review technical papers from 70 different  journals,which cover design, mechatronics, informatics, management, material,  andchemistry. He also served as Chair of Division of Biomedical Engineering at  theU of S from 2007 to 2011, growing the division from 24 faculty members to  64and 20 graduate students to over 60 (half of them on PhD study).