Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information System
Seminar Series：Advanced Robotics & MEMS
题目：Human-centered Robotics: Recent Research Activities in the ASCC Lab at Oklahoma State University
讲座摘要： As robots are getting closer to humans, one important research problem that has attracted much attention recently is how humans should interact with robots. It is highly desired that such interactions be natural and human-oriented, in a way similar to human-pet or human-human interactions. On the other hand, the rapid progresses in wearable sensors, wireless communication and computing technologies have made human-centered computing possible. In this talk, Dr. Sheng will present his recent research in human-centered robotics. One of the research problems is the mining of high level human context knowledge from low level, noisy data generated by the wearable sensors. His talk will discuss the use of state-of-the-art wearable sensors, computers as well as machine learning algorithms to understand human activities, gestures and intentions, which can help develop more natural human robot interactions. Dr. Sheng will also give an overview of other research projects conducted in his lab, including telepresence robots, humanoid robot skill learning and intelligent transportation systems, etc.
主讲人简介： Weihua Sheng is currently an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University (OSU), USA. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Sensing, Computation and Control (http://ascc.okstate.edu) at OSU. Dr. Sheng received his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University in May 2002. He obtained his M.S and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 1997 and 1994, respectively. During 2002-2006, he taught in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Kettering University (formerly General Motor Institute). He was promoted to associate professor there before he joined Oklahoma State University. He is the author of more than 120 papers in major journals and international conferences. Five of them have won best paper or best student paper awards in major international conferences. His current research interests include mobile robotics, wearable computing, human robot interaction and intelligent transportation systems. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), Oklahoma Transportation Center (OTC) /Department of Transportation (DoT), etc. with a total amount of more than 2M US dollars. Dr. Sheng is a senior member of IEEE and currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.