Keynote Speakers

2022 Keynote Speakers

Huosheng Hu

University of Essex, United Kingdom

Fellow of IET
Google Scholar with h-index of 58

Speech title: Evolutionary Development of AI and Autonomous Robots

Huosheng Hu is Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. He received the MSc degree in industrial automation from the Central South University in China in 1982 and the PhD degree in robotics from the University of Oxford in the U.K. in 1993. His research interests include autonomous robots, embedded systems, data fusion, human-robot interaction, machine learning algorithms, cloud computing and mechatronics. He has published over 500 papers in journals, books and conferences in these areas. His research publications have received a high citation of 15870 and his H-Index is 58 (Google Scholar). Prof. Hu is a Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of Institute of Measurement and Control, a founding member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical committee on Networked Robots. He has been a Program Chair or a member of Advisory Committee for many international conferences such as IEEE ICRA, IROS, ICMA, ROBIO during the last 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor for International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation.

Danica Kragic

Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden

IEEE Fellow
Google Scholar with h-index of 65

Speech title: Learning for interaction in robotic tasks

Danica Kragic is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. She received MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia in 1995 and PhD in Computer Science from KTH in 2001. She has been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and INRIA Rennes. She is the Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems. Danica received the 2007 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Academic Career Award. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and Young Academy of Sweden. She holds a Honorary Doctorate from the Lappeenranta University of Technology. Her research is in the area of robotics, computer vision and machine learning. She received ERC Starting and Advanced Grant. Her research is supported by the EU, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and Swedish Research Council. She is an IEEE Fellow.

CheeFai TAN

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Speech title: The Digital Transformation of ASEAN Manufacturing for the Future

Chee-Fai Tan PhD is the Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology (AAET), Honorary Fellow of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Currently, he is the Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) of the Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur. In addition, Chee Fai is the President of ASEAN Federation of Smart Industry (AI) and the First National Chairman of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), Malaysia Chapter. He is the Digital Transformation Advisor/Consultant with ASEAN Engineering Register and Malaysia Productivity Corporation. He is actively involved in intelligent strategic and advanced technical consultation to assist ASEAN industry towards Digital Transformation and the 4th Industrial Revolution. He has led various Industry, University, and Malaysia Government as well as International funded projects such as EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Industry4WRD Domestic Investment Strategic Funds (DISF). He is the Technical Expert for ISO/IEC Smart Manufacturing Standards Map Task Force (ISO/IEC SM2TF) since 2019. With the knowledge and experience, Chee-Fai Tan has contributed as Keynote Speaker in various important international engineering events such as Annual Meeting of China Association of Science & Technology (CAST), FEIAP General Assembly, World Intelligent Manufacturing Summit (WIMS) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Future Engineers Conference. He is the UNESCO Consultant to assess and study on engineering education at APEC Economy.

Robert Katzschmann

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Speech title: Rethink how we control soft robots to explore the world

Robert is a professor of robotics at ETH. He takes inspiration from living creatures and develops robots with deformable properties that adapt better to their environment when compared to traditional robots. His lab designs, fabricates, models, and controls soft robotic systems such as robotic fish for ocean exploration, arms for dynamic manipulation tasks, and drones for swift grasping. Robert's work has appeared in leading academic journals, such as Science Robotics, and has been featured in major outlets, including New York Times. Robert is one of 20 TED Fellows in 2022. Robert is a member of the ETH AI Center, the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS), and the ETH Competence Center for Materials and Processes (MaP). Robert is an Area Chair for Robotics Science and Systems (RSS), an Associate Editor for IROS, an Associate Editor for RA-L, and a reviewer for leading peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Nature.

Prof. Zhaolong Ning

Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Highly Cited Researcher

Zhaolong Ning received the PhD degree from Northeastern University, China in 2014. He was a research assistant with Kyushu University from 2013 to 2014, Japan, and a Hong Kong Scholar with The University of Hong Kong from 2019 to 2021. Currently, he is a full professor at the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. His research interests include Internet of Things, mobile edge computing, and network optimization. He has published more than 120 scientific papers in international journals and conferences, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE TMC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE T-ITS, IEEE COMST, IEEE COMMAG, IEEE Wireless Communications, and so on. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Best Land Transportation Paper Award of IEEE TVT 2020, Best Paper Award of IEEE Systems Journal 2019 and so on. He serves as an associate editor or guest editor of several journals, such as the IEEE TII and IEEE TCSS. He has also chaired more than 20 international conferences, such as IEEE GLOBECOM and IEEE Healthcom. He is a Highly Cited Researcher 2020, 2021 (Web of Science), Highly Cited Chinese Researchers 2020 (Elsevier), and elected to be the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by China Association for Science and Technology.