Keynote Speakers

2020 The 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Control and Robotics (EECR)

Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada

加拿大肯高迪亚大学 苏春翌教授

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Chun-Yi Su received his Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. After a seven-year stint at the University of Victoria, he joined the Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and holds the Concordia Research Chair in Control. He has also held several short-time visiting positions including a Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by China's Ministry of Education and JSPS Invitation Fellowship from Japan, and Qian Ren Talents Professor from China. His research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems, with a focus on control of systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings. In addition to his academic activities, he has worked extensively with industrial organizations on various projects. Dr. Su has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Mechatronics, Control Engineering Practice, and several other journals. He has served as Chair/Co-Chair for numerous international conferences

Prof. Chenguang Yang, South China University of Technology, China

华南理工大学 杨辰光教授

BIOGRAPHY: Dr Yang received Ph.D. degree in control engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2010. He received postdoctoral training at Imperial College London, UK and was recipient of the EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship as a named individual. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has made significant contribution to the research on robot control and human robot interaction, as evidenced by 2011 King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA) Steve and Rosalind Hsia Best Biomedical Paper Award, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA) Best Conference Paper Award, 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA) Best Conference Paper Award, 2016 International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI) Best Conference Paper Award, 2017 International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control (ICMIC) Best Theory Paper Award, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (IEEE ARM) Toshio Fukuda Best Mechatronics Paper Award, and a number of Best Student Paper awards received by his students.

Prof. Quang Ha, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

"Multiple UAVs with Summit Navigator for Smart Infrastructure Monitoring"

BIOGRAPHY: Quang Ha received the B.E. degree from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam in Electrical Engineering in 1983, the PhD degree from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia, in Complex Systems and Control in 1993, and from the University of Tasmania, Australia, in Intelligent Systems in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Data Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His research interests include automation, robotics and control systems with a focus on construction automation. Dr Ha is a Senior Member of the IEEE and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013), Automation in Construction, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Journal of Industrial Electronics & Applications, and Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. Quang Ha served as Chairman of several international conferences on automation and intelligent systems. He was the Video Chair for the IROS’2018. Dr Ha received 14 best paper awards from the IEEE, IAARC and Engineers Australia, including the Sir George Julius Medal in 2015.

ABSTRACT: Surface inspection is essential for infrastructure monitoring for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been increasingly important. This keynote presents a real-time control system for surface inspection using a triangular formation of multiple UAVs and a novel image processing technique called the Summit Navigator. The UAVs are coordinated to collect data of the inspecting objects with communication and data transmission based on the Internet of Things (IoT). Here, a group of three UAVs is cooperatively controlled by using an angular-encoded particle swarm optimisation algorithm to follow a generated path and redistribute it to each UAV via IoT-based communication links for inspection tasks. Collected data are transmitted in real time through the network to remote computational units. Potential damage or defects can be detected by using the online summit navigator algorithm. Local maxima are extracted from histograms obtained from segmentation of captured images after a smoothing and peak searching process. The developed system is promising for health monitoring of smart infrastructure. Extensive simulation, experiments and comparisons have been conducted to verify the validity and performance of the proposed architecture for inspection of concrete cracks of built structures as well as steel bridge rust.

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