Invited Research Lecture on Advances in Electromagnetics for Precision Mechatronics

Date: 13 Jul 2009 - 13 Jul 2009

Venue: Training Rooms, Level 3, SIMTech Tower Block

Intelligent Systems Centre, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Lee Kok-Meng, Georgia Institute of Technology

Electromagnetics have been widely used in a spectrum of mechatronic systems which include multi degree-of-freedom (DOF) actuators, sensors, and precision motion stages, bearing, fluid velocity probe and flowmeter as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices. Although electromagnetics have been studied for decades, most traditional methods have focused on solving the forward model for analysing a given design. Recent advances in mathematical modelling, computational algorithms, and mechatronics (that integrate computer, communication and control) have provided a basis to exploit alternative methods for designing mechatronics where solutions to the inverse model play an important role. This talk begins with a state-of-the-art review of the past and present electromagnetics for robotics, automation and mechatronics. New techniques for formulating both forward and inverse problems, application-oriented design, modelling, optimisation, calibration, identification, estimation and control) are then introduced. Along with several practical applications to help illustrate the impacts, emerging applications and their technical challenges will be discussed.

Who Should Attend
Research students, engineers, and R&D managers in robotics, automation and mechatronics

2.15 – 2.30 pm Registration
2.30 – 3.30 pm Lecture by Professor Lee
3.30 – 4.00 pm Q&A
4.00 pm  End

About Professor Lee Kok-Meng
Professor Lee received his MSc and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He has been with the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1985. As a Professor of mechanical engineering, his research interests include system dynamics and control, robotics, automation and optomechatronics. He holds eight U.S. patents. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of ASME and IEEE. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEEIASME Transactions of Mechatronics for which he served as an Editor from 1995 to 1999. He has held representative positions within the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society: he founded and chaired the Technical Committees on Manufacturing Automation (1996 to 1998) and on Prototyping for Robotics and Automation; and served as Chair/Co-Chair for numerous international conferences and on the AIM Conference Advisory Committee. His awards include Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award, Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Award, International Hall of Fame New Technology Award, and the Woodruff Faculty Fellow. He was also recognised as an advisor for seven Best Student Paper Awards and a Best Thesis Award.

This lecture is free-of-charge. Pre-registration is required. Please register online by 10 Jul (Fri)

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