With the development of the crossed-research realm which involves the information science, mechanical engineering and material science, robotic systems have promising application potential and strong market demand in assisting or even replacing human labors. Therefore, researches on robotic systems have not only a bright application prospect, but also a significant academic value. This report provides the recent progress on service robots, which contain high degrees of freedom and require strongly coupled motion/force analyses. Researches are launched to tackle uncertainties including dynamical nonlinearities and motion constraints in robotic systems and to improve the control performances.
Dr. Liu received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in January 2004 He has been with the School of Automation at Guangdong University of Technology since 2005 and was Professor in 2009. His research interests include computational intelligence, intelligent control, robot systems and technology. Dr. Liu was the recipient of the First Prize of Progress Award issued by Ministry of Education Science and Technology in 2008. He was supported by NSFC three times, Ministry of Education Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation in 2010, Guangzhou Zhujiang New Star in 2011, Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Guangdong Province in 2012, New Century Excellent Talent issued by Ministry of Education in 2012. Dr. Liu has published over 80 papers in the international journals and conferences, includes 32 IEEE Trans papers, 9 granted patents for invention.