Intelligent Robots and Sensors: From small intestine to the moon
Speaker:Prof. Max Qinghu Meng
Department of Electronic Engineering
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date & Time:28 Mar 2014 (Friday) 10:30 - 11:30
Organized by:Department of Electromechanical Engineering


Sensors and robots are building blocks of modern intelligent systems widely used in areas spanning from medical diagnosis and treatment to space exploration. For the past decade, rapid progress has been made in micro sensor and robot design and development. In this talk, our recent research work on micro sensor and robotic system design and development will be presented, with emphasis on their applications in a wide range of application fields from active wireless capsule endoscopy, to moon rover navigation systems. Experience and lessons learned will be reflected and future outlook of potential applications will be discussed.


Max Q. -H. Meng received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 1992, following his Master's degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1988. He has been a Professor of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2002, after working for 10 years in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada as the Director of the ART (Advanced Robotics and Teleoperation) Lab, holding the positions of Assistant Professor (1994), Associate Professor (1998), and Professor (2000), respectively. He is jointly appointed as the honorary Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering at Shandong University in China. His research interests include robotics and active medical devices, tele-medicine and healthcare, bio-sensors and sensor networks, network enabled systems and services, and adaptive and intelligent systems. He has published more than 500 journal and conference papers and book chapters and led more than 40 funded research projects to completion as Principal Investigator. He served as an editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and is currently a technical editor of Advanced Robotics, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, and International Journal of Information Acquisition. He served as an Associate VP for Conferences of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2004-2007), an AdCom member of the IEEE Neural Network Council/Society (2003-2006), and a member of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Management Committee (2001-2006). He is serving as an AdCom member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation society. He was the General Chair of IEEE CIRA 2001, IROS 2005, AIM 2008, and WCICA 2010 conferences is the founder of the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation and IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics conference series. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal award and is a Fellow of IEEE.