IEEELife Fellow, Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky, visited China to lecture on Robotics


Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky, who is the IEEE Life Fellow and Professor Emeritus of University of Wisconsin-Madison, visited seven prestigious universities and three institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing, Xi’an, and Harbin in China and gave his lectures on “Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Robot Teams” within one month. He was invited by Prof. Qing-An Huang (IEEE Fellow) and Prof. Zhen Zhu from School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Southeast University. The IEEE Sensors Council sponsored Dr. Lumelsky’s lecture tour as a part of the IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer Activities in China.

On April 3rd,Dr. Lumelsky arrived in Shanghai and started his lecture tour. At Shanghai Jiaotong University, Dr. Lumelsky was warmly received by Prof. Zhuoqing Yang and delivered an academic lecture entitled “Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Robot Teams”. In his lecture, Dr. Lumelsky reported his work on algorithms of adjusting and grasping 2D and 3D motions when developing robots for assembling tasks on space station. The robots have an ability of whole-body sensing which exceeds human spatial reasoning skills and allows for a mix of supervised and unsupervised robot operation. Afterwards, Dr. Lumelsky discussed and networked with professors and students on the research of human-robot interaction. He also visited the National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication.

On April 7th, Dr. Lumelsky arrived in Nanjing and gave a lecture at the auditorium of Southeast University. Prof. Qing-An Huang and Prof. Zhen Zhu hosted this event. The chair of IEEE Nanjing Section Chapter, Qing-An Huang, presented a welcome speech and expressed his gratitude to Dr. Lumelsky for his lecture tour in China. Dr. Lumelsky first thanked Prof. Qing-An Huang for his invitation and introduced his research on the control of robot in an unstructured environment. During the stay in Nanjing, Dr. Lumelsky also visited Advanced Photonics Center, Key Laboratory of MEMS of Ministry of Education, Display R&D Center and FEI Nano-Pico Center at Southeast University.

On April 10th, Dr. Lumelsky moved to Hangzhou. Prof. Shurong Dong from Zhejiang University hosted the lecture. Dr. Lumelsky delivered an academic report about the robots on space station. Lots of professors and students attended the event and discussed their related research topics with him.

On April 13rd, Dr. Lumelsky arrived in Beijing. During the stay, Dr. Lumelsky visited the Institute of Electronics, the Institute of Microelectronics and the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University and the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Intelligent Robots and Systemsst Beijing Institute of Technology. Dr. Lumelsky delivered his lectures of “Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Robot Teams”, and discussed his research with the professors, researchers and students. Prof. Junbo Wang, Prof. Huaping Liu, Prof. Dong Zhao, Prof. Zhihong Jiang and Prof. Toshio Fukuda(IEEE President) hosted his academic activities in Beijing.

From April 22nd to 26th,Dr.Lumelskyvisited the International Joint Research Laboratory for Micro/Nano Manufacturing and Measurement Technologies at Xi’an Jiaotong University to give his lecture. During the visit, he exchanged ideas and networked with the researchers and students.Prof. Libo Zhao warmly received Dr. Lumelsky and hosted the academic activities.

On April 26th,Dr.Lumelskyarrived in Harbin. Prof. Yufeng Zhangand Prof. Xuelin Zhang from Harbin Institute of Technology gave a reception to Dr. Lumelsky and hosted his lecture. Dr. Lumelsky also visited the State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System to attend an academic seminar with the researchers and students at the laboratory.

After finishing the distinguished lecturer activities in China, Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky flew to Shanghai and returned to the USA. During this lecture tour, Dr. Lumelsky introduced lots of technologies and advances inhuman-robot interaction and human-robot teams at different universities and research institutions in China. His lectures attracted great attention in these universities, and significantly promoted the communication and collaboration between Chinese academic institutions and the IEEE Sensors Council.