Wed 11th Nov 2015 – Dr Leo Chen

Dr Leo Chen – Glasgow Caledonian

Computational Intelligence Aided Design(CIAD) and Two Robotic Systems:
Exoskeleton and Hummingbird-like Robot Systems

Abstract
Computational intelligence(CI) is a set of nature-inspired approaches which offers a wealth of capability for complex problem solving. Another advantage of the CI is its flexibility in formulating the fitness function which can be expressed as a function of the system output. This feature is particularly appealing if an explicit objective function is difficult to obtain. Computational Intelligence Aided Design(CIAD) provides an expanded capability to accommodate a variety of CI algorithms and, it has three advantages: (1) mobilising computational resource; (2) taking advantage of multiple CI algorithms; and (3) reducing the computational costs.

In this presentation, the CIAD framework and two robotic systems are introduced, which are Exoskeleton and hummingbird-like robot Systems. Our current research is empolying CIAD in the two robotic systems:
1) Lower extremity exoskeletons have been rapidly promoted in recent years since they can be widely used in many applications, such as strength augmentation for pilots and assisting disorders to stand up
and walk again.

2) Providing effective surveillance of social areas and public installations is critically important. In a complex environment, obstacles such as terrain or buildings introduce multi-path propagations, reflections, and diffractions which make source localisation challenging. Micro air vehicles (MAV) with flapping wingsare developing rapidly during recent years due to the merit of civilian and public-security applications, especially for remote inspection or related security aspects.

Bio
Yi Chen, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET, MAIAA, MIEEE, MASME, Lecturer in Dynamics and Control at Glasgow Caledonian University. Dr Chen is specialised in computational intelligence aided design, cyber-physical systems, robotics, dynamics & control, multidisciplinary design and optimisation under uncertainties, reliability and risk analysis, automotive systems, space tether systems, computational finance and optical engineering, etc. He attracted research funding from Nature Science Foundation of China, China Scholarship Council, KTP projects, the Innovation Fund, the Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities research and produced over 50 publications in high quality, international, peer-reviewed journals and conferences in the past few years. Dr. Chen also studies how people construct evaluations and preferences in social contexts.

School of Computing Science & Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee, Aberdeen, Conference Room N118, 12:00 – 13:00.

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