Plenary Speakers

Bo Tao, Ph.D, Professsor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Professor Bo Tao received his B.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), in 1999 and 2007, respectively. From June 2007 to June 2009, he was a post-doctor in Department of Electronics Science and Technology, HUST. After that, he has been an associate professor in October 2009, and a Professor in October 2013 respectively at School of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MSE), HUST. From 2013 to 2014, he have been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, USA. Now he is honored as the young scholars of ‘Chang Jiang Scholars Program’ of Education Ministry in 2015, National Top Young Talents of China in 2013, the New Century Excellent Talents of Education Ministry in 2011, Nomination Award of National Excellent Ph.D Dissertation of China in 2009. He has published more than 60 papers in international journals, and obtained one Second-Class Prize of National Technology Invention Prize, one Second-Class Prize of National Technology Progress Prize of China, and applied for more than 40 national invention patents. His main research interests include Intelligent Manufacturing and Robotics, Techniques and Applications of Internet of Things.


Prof. Yanqiong Fei, Research Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Fei Yanqiong received the M. Eng. Degree in Southeast University, Jiangsu, China, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 2002. She is a Professor in Research Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. From Sept. 2010 to Sept. 2011, she was a visiting scholar in Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Her research interests include robotics, self-reconfigurable modular robots, soft robots, rehabilitation robotics. She published over 100 papers, 3 books’ chapters, 25 patents in these areas. She received the Shanghai scientific and technological progress second prize in 2009. She also received the Best Paper Awards of M2VIP (2012) and Candlelight Award Scheme (2016). She was the Recipient of American Schoolfellow Scholarship in 2000. And she received 863 high technology project advanced group award in 2000.