Organizing Committee
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Associate editor & Assistant Professor, Department of Robotics and Automatic Control
University of Basilicata , Italy
Biography :

Francesco Pierri received the Laurea degree (master degree) cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Basilicata, Italy, in 2003. In 2006 he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Automatic Control of Lund Institute of Technology in Lund, Sweden. He received the PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Basilicata in 2007, with the final dissertation “Modeling, Control and Fault Diagnosis for Chemical Batch Reactors". From 2006 to 2008 he had postdoctoral positions at the University of Basilicata and at the University of Naples, Federico II, working on control and fault diagnosis of cooperative manipulators and on control of robotic hands. From December 2008 he is Assistant Professor of Automatic Control and Robotics at the School of Engineering of the University of Basilicata. In August 2017 he received the Italian National Scientific Qualification to the associate professor position. He is member of IEEE Control System Society and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society since 2005. His research interests include: fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of nonlinear systems, process control, force control for robotic manipulators, fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of multi-robot systems and control of aerial manipulators. He has been involved in research projects funded by the European Community, the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research, the Italian Space Agency and other public and private institutions. Since 2013, he has been an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Robotics and Automation and of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). He was in the program committee of several international conferences, such as IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Robio) and IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA). He is co-author of the book "Control and Monitoring of Chemical Batch Reactors" and of more than 50 papers on international journals and international conference proceedings.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering
KTH Royal Institute of Technology , Sweden
Biography :

Xi (Vincent) Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Production Engineering, and also the chair of the XPRES research centre's research leading team. He is working with the division of Sustainable Manufacturing. Vincent received his PhD and Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and Tianjin University (China), respectively in 2013 and 2008. Vincent’s main research focus is on Cloud-based manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, computer-aided design, process planning, and manufacturing. Additionally, he has been involved with STEP-compliant CNC research (ISO10303/14649) for years.

Research Interest :

Cloud-Based Manufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design, Process Planning, Manufacturing.

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Assistant Professor, Engineering
Texas A&M International University , USA
Biography :

Dr. T. Tashtoush is an Assistant Professor of Engineering in Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), Laredo, TX. He got his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Systems and Industrial Engineering from State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton on 2013 and 2009, respectively and his B.S. in Mechatronics - Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan on 2005. He is one of the founders and the Vice-President for The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Laredo Professional Chapter. He is the founder, faculty adviser and team leader of TAMIU DustyTRON and DustySWARM Robotics and intelligent systems teams, DustyMOTOR Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Team/Chapter, and the TAMIU Society of Woman Engineers (SWE) student Chapter, also, he is the Faculty Advisor of TAMIU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Chapter, Students Engineering Council. In addition, Dr. Tashtoush is the West Officer for the Corpus Christi Section of IEEE and the advisory and facilitator for the Youth Science Leader of Laredo non-profit organization. He is a professional member in Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Society of Woman Engineers (SWE) organizations, and a life-member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Secretary of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Chapter 296. He is a multi-discipline engineer, who has experience in the field of Systems Simulation and Design, Production Quality and Management, Lean Manufacturing, Robotics and Automation, Artificial Intelligent, 3D Printing Processes, Engineering Statistical Analysis, Project Management, Optimization, Instruments and Electrical Devices, Reliability, Healthcare Systems, Nano-Technology and Energy Harvesting, and Human Factors.

Research Interest :

He is a multi-discipline engineer, who has experience in the field of Systems Simulation and Design, Production Quality and Management, Lean Manufacturing, Robotics and Automation, Artificial Intelligent, 3D Printing Processes, Engineering Statistical Analysis, Project Management, Optimization, Instruments and Electrical Devices, Reliability, Healthcare Systems, Nano-Technology and Energy Harvesting, and Human Factors.

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Researcher , Department of Automatic Control
INRIA Lille , France
Biography :

Gang Zheng received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Communication and systems from Wuhan University, China, in 2001 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from ENSEA, Cergy-Pontoise, France, in 2006. Since 2007, he has held postdoctoral positions at INRIA Grenoble, at the Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, and at ENSEA. He joined INRIA Lille as a permanent researcher from September 2009. His research interests include control and observation/estimation of nonlinear systems, and its applications to rigid/soft robotics.

Research Interest :

Control and Observation/estimation of Nonlinear Systems, and its applications to Rigid/Soft Robotics.

OCM Member
Researcher, Department of Robotics
Biography :

Loris Roveda received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is a Researcher at ITIA-CNR, IRAS group, Milan, Italy. He is involved in many projects, e.g., CleanSky2 EURECA, EFFORTLESS, EuRoC. His main research interests are related to interaction control for both human-robot cooperation and autonomous industrial tasks (such as assembly/disassembly tasks), and to wearable robotics (design and control of devices). Author of several international journal/conference papers, he has been awarded for the Innovation Prize at MECSPE 2018 for the developed human-robot cooperative application within the EURECA project.

Research Interest :

Interaction Control for both Human-Robot Cooperation and Autonomous Industrial Tasks, Wearable Robotics.

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Researcher , Department of Mechanical engineering
Schlumberger , USA
Biography :

Lejun Cen, received the B.E. (2011) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, and the Master (2012) and Ph.D. degree (2017) from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (Mechanical Engineering Major). He has held research assistant positions at Urban Robotic Lab, Bio Robotic Lab, SSDS Lab and Precision Machining Research Center in the last 10 years. He is currently working in Schlumberger on Machine Learning based Automation for ES Engineer Applied Research (MI SWACO project) since Feb 2017.

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Professor, Department of Mechatronic Engineering
National Taiwan University , Taiwan
Biography :

Yu-Sheng Lu received the B.S. degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1995. From 1997 to 1998, he was at the Opto-Electronics & Systems Laboratories, ITRI, Taiwan. From 1998 to 2000, he was with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR, Germany. From 2000 to 2008, he was with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan. In 2008, he moved to the Department of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, where he is currently a professor. His research interests include control system design with applications to mechatronic systems.

Research Interest :

Mechatronics, Robotics, Dynamics and Control, Sensing and Instrumentation, Control System

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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sanyo-onoda City University , Japan
Biography :

Fusaomi Nagata received the B.E. degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology in 1985, and the D.E. degree from the Faculty of Engineering Systems and Technology at Saga University in 1999. He was a research engineer with Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co. from 1985 to 1988, and a special researcher with Fukuoka Industrial Technology Centre from 1988 to 2006. He is currently a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan and also a Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. His research interests include deep convolutional neural networks for visual inspection of resin molded articles, intelligent control for industrial robots and its application to machining process, e.g., robot sander, mold polishing robot, desktop NC machine tool with compliance control capability, machining robot with robotic CAM system, and 3D printer-like data interface for a machining robot have been developed for wood material, aluminum PET bottle blow mold, LED lens mold, foamed polystyrene, and so on.

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