- 4th ICRAS 2020 -

Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Speaker of ICRAS 2019

Prof. Chiharu ISHII, Hosei University, Japan

Chiharu Ishii received Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in 1992, Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in 1994 and Doctor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University in 1997.
Chiharu Ishii worked at Ashikaga Institute of Technology between 1997 and 2002, at Kogakuin University between 2002 and 2009, and at Shibaura Institute of Technology between 2009 and 2010. Since 2010, Chiharu Ishii has been working at Hosei University, and currently he is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Hosei University.
He has received several awards such as The Best Paper Award in the area of Tactile and Haptic Interfaces at the 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI2011); Best Paper Award at the 1st International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Instrumentation (ICCSE2012); Best Presentation Award at the International Conference on Intelligent Mechatronics and Automation (ICIMA2013).
He is currently a member of IEEE, SICE, JSME, RSJ, IEEJ and JSCAS. His research interests are in medical robotics, assistive technology and robust control.

Speech Title: Development of Medical and Assistive Devices in Aging Society

Abstract: Recently, aging is accelerating rapidly all over the world. The aging rate, which represents the proportion of the population over 65 years of age against total population, is becoming higher and higher year by year in most of countries. Actually, Japan is the highest aging rate country all over the world. Total population is reducing, while the aging rate keeps rising. Therefore, needs of medical care and nursing care for elderly people are increasing. Thus, development of medical and assistive devices through an application of the Robot Technology (RT) has been promoted. In this talk, some medical and assistive devices developed in my laboratory are introduced.

The robotic surgical system for single-port-surgery termed “HASROSS”, the lightweight power assist suit termed “Cool Vest” to reduce caregiver’s lumbar burden, the ultra-lightweight power assist suit termed “Aero back” to support workers who are working in half-sitting posture, control system of the electric wheelchair based on user’s biosignals such as EMG, EOG and EEG, and sensory feedback device for myoelectric prosthetic hand, are explained.


Prof. Jing Wang, Qingdao University of Technology, China

Dr. Jing Wang got her PHD from Kyushu University of Technology in Japan. She was the visiting scholar to France, Japan, Czech Republic and the United States. She maintained good cooperative relations with Kyushu University of Technology in Japan, University of Auckland in the United States, Tunte University in the Netherlands, INSA in Lyon in France and Leeds University in the United Kingdom. He has been engaged in basic tribology research, and she are the responsible preson of many scientific research projects which are sponsored by National Natural Fund, high-quality courses for Postgraduates in Shandong Province. She published 52 SCI/EI papers. Her students have won awards in many domestic/international academic conferences.

Speech Title: Oil/Grease Film Variation and surface damage in the Process of Reciprocation-Oscillation Transformation
In industrial applications, many key components such as gears, chain drives and rolling element bearings, etc., are working under a transient state. Reciprocation, and oscillation are the same form of transient motion with the only difference in the stroke length. Fretting phenomenon is caused by the relative oscillatory movement with small amplitude. On account of being hidden in mechanical movements, fretting becomes one of the major failures of industrial machine systems. In this study, optical interferometry experiments were carried out on a ball-disk test rig to study the change of elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) in reciprocation to boundary lubrication (BL) in oscillation for the contacts of pure rolling and simple sliding motions. Then, using an SRV wear tester, the corresponding tribological performance during the transformation from the reciprocating motion to the oscillating motion under simple sliding condition was evaluated. The experimental results show that the BL area in the contact zone gradually increases with the decrease of the stroke length, so that the area of entrapped oil film by the squeeze effect is gradually decreased. The experiments by the SRV tester revealed that, with the decrease of stroke length, the surface damage become more severe. The article aims to synthesize the variation of the EHL film and the BL film as well as the sliding wear and fretting during the transformation of the reciprocating to oscillating motion. Further, greases are used to explore the film characteristic in reciprocation-oscillation transformation.


Prof. Min Li, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Min Li received the B.S. degree in mechanical design, manufacturing and automation from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2017.

She is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Information, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Wuhan, China. Her research interests include precision/ultra-precision motion control, data-driven control, nonlinear motion control, iterative learning control, and precision mechatronic systems. Her research has been supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc.