Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information System
Seminar Series：Advanced Robotics & MEMS
题目：Biologically-inspired Robots and Environmentally-adaptive Robotic Mechanisms
报告人：马书根 教授 日本立命馆大学
The diverse locomotion modes and physiology of nature animals makethem supremely adapted for their environment. In this talk, I will givesome design and controller for biologically-inspired robots includingthe snake-like robot that performs more efficient motions and then introduce some environmentally-adapted robotic mechanisms that can adapt to the change of environment passively and actively.
Shugen Ma received his Dr. Eng degrees in Mechanical Engineering Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan) in 1991. From 1991 to 1992 he was a Research Engineer with Komatsu Ltd. From 1992 to 1993 he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Riverside. He joined the Department of Systems Engineering, Ibaraki University, Japan, as an Assistant Professor in July 1993. In October 2005, he joined to Ritsumeikan University, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Robotics. He is also holding Professor position at Tianjin University (supported by the “Tianjin Thousand Talent Program”), and Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (supported by the ”CAS Hundred Talent Program”), an Adjunct Professor of the Harbin Institute of Technology (supported by the ”111 Program”), and a ”Ziqiang” Professor of Shanghai University. His current research interests include the design and control theory of new types of robots, rescue robotics, and Biorobotics.
Professor Ma was awarded the outstanding paper prize from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan in 1992, the T. J. Tarn best paper award in robotics at the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, the best paper award at the 44th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR2013), the outstanding paper award of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) in 2007, and the best paper award of the Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He was also awarded the "Pioneer Researcher" of the Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005, and the medal of the IEEE Kansai section in 2011. He was also nominated the finalist for C. H. Ho best paper in biomimetics at 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, best conference paper finalist at 2007, 2009 and 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Toshio Fukuda best paper award finalist in mechatronics at 2009 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, and finalist of best paper award in automation at 2009, the best paper finalist at 2010 and 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation.
He is a fellow of the JSME, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the SICE and the Robotics Society of Japan. He was an associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Robotics from December 2003 to November 2007, an Editor of Advanced Robotics from April 2007, and serves many societies and conferences including the general chair of ROBIO2004 and ROBIO 2010.