ICIRA2021 Invited Speech Given by Prof. Rui Song

2021-04-28 16:20:59

Research on the Robot’s Operational Capability in Complex Environments

Prof. Rui Song

August 8, 2021, Yantai

- Presentation Abstract

The robot’s operational capability in complex environments has long been a hot research topic over the past decades. This study tries to compensate for the uncertainties the robot facing during operation by sensing and analyzing various information such as pose and contact force and aims to design a flexible robot operating system capable of learning, analyzing, and making decisions, which helps the robot realize flexible operation. The improvement of the robot’s flexible operational capability enables the robot to better adapt to the complex operating environment and thus enhancing its working efficiency. The development of the robot’s operational capability will allow China to possess the independent and controllable key robotic technology, giving effective support for the development of the domestic robot industry and lead to the domestic production of high-end robots.

This lecture will introduce the current research status of the robot’s flexible operation in complex environments. It will start with the robot learning techniques for manipulation and then discuss the main scientific challenges and key technical problems. The lecture will also predict the expected breakthroughs in and goals of the flexible, accurate assembly technology concerning the industrial robot. Finally, the current research progress will be presented and future challenges will be discussed.

- Bio Sketch

Rui Song received his Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Shandong University, China in 2011. He is an expert in intelligent robots, a special-post professor of Changjiang Scholars Program, and Principal Investigator of the National Key Research and Development Program entitled “Development and Application Demonstration of Explosion-Proof Robots for Petrochemical Deflagration Environments”. He currently works as Vice Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering of Shandong University, deputy leader of the expert group for the special project on the intelligent robot during the “14th Five-Year Plan” under the Ministry of Science and Technology. He is a member of the National Public Service Robot Standards Committee and a specially invited member of the National Professional Service Robot Standardization Working Group. His research focuses on such areas as intelligent control and navigation of robots operating in challenging environments, robot learning for complex operation skills and optimization, and intelligent human-robot interaction. His research findings have been successfully applied to the production of professional service robots operating in hot, toxic, harmful, flammable, explosive environments as well as the production of industrial robots with domestic or non-domestic origin. He has won 1 second prize and 1 third prize of the Shandong Science and Technology Progress Award. In the past five years, he has been authorized 37 national invention patents and published 38 SCI/EI papers.