• Intelligent & Computational Robotic Devices for

    Humanoid-Centric Wearable Applications

    Workshop at HUMANOIDS 2018 Conference

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    Jia PAN (CityU, HK), Chaoyang SONG (SUSTec),

    Yan HUANG (BIT), Qining WANG (PKU),

    Zheng WANG (HKU)



    Robotics for human-centric and wearable applications is a quickly-emerging research field with a wide range of potential applications. Technologies developed in humanoid robotics have been applied to domestic robots, social robots, human-robot interaction and wearable devices like prostheses and exoskeletons.

    With the quick and widespread penetration of human-centered and wearable devices, demands on systematic understandings of the characterization, modeling, and performance quantification/prediction also quickly arise. This naturally results in rapidly-growing interests in the computational and intelligent aspects of robotic devices in general, towards human-centric and wearable applications.

    This workshop gathers speakers of diverse expertise, from computational mechanics, to wearable robotics, artificial intelligence, and to ergonomics. By bringing together voices and wisdom of diverse disciplines, we hope to exchange ideas and stimulate sparkles, which would fruit into new frontiers and new insights of theory, analysis, experimentation plan, and potential applications.


    Topics of interest (including but not limited to):


    • Modeling and intelligent control of robots for human-centric applications
    • Robotic devices for walking assistance
    • Intelligent materials for wearable applications
    • Soft robots for wearable applications
    • Wearable devices for elderly fall prevention
    • Wearable sensors
    • Human-robot interaction
    • Human motion analysis



    Jia PAN

    Assistant Professor, Dept Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
    City University of Hong Kong

    Y6720, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

    Chaoyang SONG

    Assistant Professor, Dept Mechanical and Energy Engineering

    Southern University of Science and Technology

    Rm606, Blk7, Innovation Park, 1088 Xueyuan Road, Shenzhen, China



    Yan HUANG

    Research Assistant, Beijing Institute of Technology

    Beijing, China



    Zheng WANG

    Assistant Professor, Dept. Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Hong Kong

    719 Haking Wong Bldg, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China


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    Invited Speakers:

    • Guanjun Bao, Zhejiang University of Technology
    • Li Wen, Beihang University
    • Chenglong Fu, Southern University of Science and Technology
    • Xinyao Hu, Shenzhen University
    • Ko Yamamoto, University of Tokyo
    • Kai Yuan, University of Edinburgh
    • Baojun Chen, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
    • Enhao Zheng, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Technical Program (9:00 - 17:00, 6/Nov/2018)


    Time / Program

    9:00 - 9:10 / Welcome and Introduction (Prof J. Pan)

    9:10 - 9:40 / Invited Talk 1: Prof Guanjun Bao (Jun Pan)
    9:40 - 10:10 / Invited Talk 2: Prof Enhao Zheng

    10:10 - 10:40 / Coffee Break


    10:40 - 11:10 / Invited Talk 3: Prof Xinyao Hu

    11:10 - 11:40 / Invited Talk 4: Dr Baojun Chen

    11:40 - 14:00 / Lunch Break

    14:00 - 14:30 / Invited Talk 5: Prof Ko Yamamoto
    14:30 - 15:00 / Invited Talk 6: Dr Kai Yuan
    15:00 - 15:30 / Invited Talk 7: Prof Chenglong Fu

    15:30 - 16:00 / Coffee Break


    16:00 - 16:40 / Round-table discussion

    16:40 - 17:00 / Concluding Remarks