The Human Centered Robotics & Automation

Weidong Chen   

Professor, Director
Office: 2-415, SEIEE Building

Tel: 021-34204302
导师:
本(硕)院校: 021-34204302
Email:wdchen@sjtu.edu.cn
Research: Mobile Manipulator, Mobile Robot, Multi-robot Systems, Medical Robotics

Weidong Chen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Control Engineering in 1990 and 1993, and Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics in 1996, respectively, all from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. Since 1996, he has been at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he is currently Professor of the Department of Automation, and Deputy Dean of the Medical Robotics Institute. He is the founder of the Autonomous Robot Laboratory. From August 2003 to February 2004, he was a visiting associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. In July and August 2012, he was a visiting professor in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He is a visiting professor in the Brain Science Life Support Research Center at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan from April 2016 to March 2019.

Dr. Chen’s current research interests include mobile robot, multi-robot systems, mobile manipulator, and medical robotics. His research has been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Key R&D Program, National High-tech R&D Program (863 Program) and ITER Program from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Education (MOE), etc. Dr. Chen has served on numerous programs and organizing committees of international conferences. Most recently, he was a General Co-Chair of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018), Nanjing and Tai'an, China, August 27-31, 2018, and served as the General Chair of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-14), Shanghai, China, July 3-7, 2016.

Dr. Chen is a winner of the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award presented by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 2008, a winner of First Class Award for Excellent Teaching of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2015 and 2017, a winner of Best Paper Award of 2015 International Conference on Wearable Sensor and Robot (ICWSR 2015), a winner of Best Oral Presentation Award of 2013 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2013), a winner of KUKA Service Robotics Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2011, a winner of the Teaching Achievement Award presented by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission in 2004 and 2017. He has also been recognized by the 2007 New Century Excellent Talents of Ministry of Education of China, and a 2004 Shanghai Shuguang Scholar. He is a co-founder of the JiaoLong RoboCup Team. JiaoLong RoboCup Team has won more than 10 national championships in Soccer Middle Size League and RoboCup@home League in the past annual China Robot Competitions & China RoboCup Open since 2005.

Teaching

  • Motion Control System
  • Development and Practice of Intelligent Robot
  • Fundamentals and Control of Robotics
  • Mechatronics and Automation
  • The ShanghAI Lectures

Awards

  • Second Class Award for Teaching Achievement, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 2017.
  • First Class Award for Excellent Teaching, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017.
  • First Class Award for Excellent Teaching, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015.
  • Best Paper Award, 2015 International Conference on Wearable Sensor and Robot (ICWSR 2015), 2015.
  • Best Student Paper Award, 2015 International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR 2015), 2015.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, 2013 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2013), 2013.
  • KUKA Service Robotics Best Paper Award, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011.
  • Outstanding Individual Prize for Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai Municipal Committee and Shanghai Municipal Government, 2010.
  • First Class Award for Excellent Teaching, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2010.
  • Award for Interactive Papers, The 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009.
  • Cypress PSoC Outstanding Teacher Award, Cypress Semiconductor Corp., 2008.
  • Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, The Shanghai Municipal Government, 2008.
  • SMC Excellent Young Faculty Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2008.
  • Excellent Automation Teacher Award, Rockwell Automation, 2007.
  • First Class Award for Excellent Teaching, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2006.
  • Teaching Achievement Award, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 2004.

Activities

  • IEEE Member, RAS (Robotics and Automation Society).
  • RoboCup China Committee Member.
  • Governing Board Member, Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Society.
  • President, Shanghai Microcomputer Application Association.
  • ~ Award Committee Co-Chairs, Associate Editor (AE) and a member of the Conference Editorial Board (CEB): 2018 IEEE-RAS 18th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids) (Humanoids 2018), Beijing, China, November 6-9, 2018.
  • General Co-Chairs: The 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018), Nanjing and Tai'an, China, August 27-31, 2018.
  • Publications Committee Member: The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2017), Macao, China, December 5-8, 2017.
  • Organized Sessions Chairs: The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR 2017), Okinawa, Japan, July 14-18, 2017.
  • General Chair: The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-14), Shanghai, China, July 3-7, 2016.
  • Invited Session Chairs: The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2015), Zhuhai, China, December 6-9, 2015.
  • Organizing co-Chairs: The 2015 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2015 IS-3T-in-3A), Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, November 15-18, 2015.
  • Student Travel Award Co-Chairs: The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 02, 2015.
  • Award Committee Member: The 2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2015), Busan, Korea, July 7-11, 2015.
  • Associate Editor: IEEE ICRA 2012 and 2013, CCC 2013 and 2014.
  • General Chair: 2014 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2014 IS-3T-in-3A), Shanghai, China, December 21-24, 2014.
  • Organizing Co-Chairs: The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014), Bali, Indonesia, December 5-10, 2014.
  • Award Co-Chair: The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), Padua, Italy, July 15-18, 2014.
  • Exhibition Co-Chair: The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), Hong Kong, China, May 5-10, 2014.
  • General co-Chair: 2013 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2013 IS-3T-in-3A), Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, November 18-21, 2013.
  • Guest Editor: A Special Section on ME (Medical Engineering) Week 2012 in Chiba, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 3(1), 2013.
  • Member of Organizing Committee and Organized Session Chair of Invited Session on Robotics for Rehabilitation and Assistance: The 2012 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2012), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 3-5, 2012.
  • Member of Senior Program Committee and Exhibits Co-chair: The 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China, May 9-13, 2011.
  • Regional Chair: The 2010 International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation & 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment (LSMS & ICSEE), Wuxi, China, September 17-20, 2010.
  • Co-chair: The 1st Symposium on Pioneering Rehabilitation Medical Engineering, Shanghai, September 20-23, 2009.
  • Program Committee Member: IEEE IROS 2006, IEEE WCICA 2008, 2010 and 2012, IEEE ROBIO 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2106, IEEE ICIC 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017, IEEE ICIA 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, RoboCup International Symposium 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, CCC 2014 and 2015.

Publications

Please refer to Publications.

Invited Talks

  • Modeling, Control and Medical Applications of Soft Robots, Keynote Talk, 2017 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2017 IS-3T-in-3A), Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, December 13-16, 2017.
  • Invited talk at the Panel Discussion: Dynamic and Frontier, 2016 World Robot Conference (WRC 2016), Oct. 21-25, 2016.
  • Improving autonomy and safety of intelligent wheelchair, Invited Talk, KTH-SJTU Joint Workshop on Distributed Intelligent System Analysis and Application, Stockholm, Sweden, August 29-30, 2016.
  • Improving safety and autonomy of intelligent wheelchair in dynamic environments, Keynote Speech in Session, The 2016 IEEE Workshop on Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2016), Shanghai, China, July 7-10, 2016.
  • Improving safety and autonomy of intelligent wheelchair in dynamic environments, Invited Talk, Workshop on Smart Robotics: from Macro-to Micro-scaled Applications, City University of Hong Kong, February 26, 2016.
  • MRI-compatible sensor systems for cable-driven soft robot during MIS, Keynote speech at the 2015 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2015 IS-3T-in-3A), Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, November 15-18, 2015.
  • A Bio-inspired soft robot for minimally invasive heart surgery, Invited talk at the 2015 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2015 IS-3T-in-3A), Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, November 15-18, 2015.
  • Improving safety and autonomy of intelligent wheelchair in dynamic environments, Invited talk at Workshop on Rehabilitation and Medical Robotics, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2015), Busan, Korea, July 7-11, 2015.
  • Enhancing autonomy and safety of elderly-assistive robots, Keynote speech, The 2015 International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR 2015), Changsha, Hunan, China, June 23-26, 2015.
  • A cable-driven soft robot for cardiac ablation. Invited talk at the International Joint Conference on Medical Innovation in Chiba, Chiba, Japan, March 12-15, 2014.
  • Enhancing autonomy and safety of assistive robots. Invited lecture at University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 2014.
  • Enhancing autonomy and safety of assistive robots. Keynote speech at the 2013 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (2013 IS-3T-in-3A), Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, November 25, 2013.
  • Developing smarter and safer assistive robots for elderly and disabled people. Invited talk at the Second International Conference of Rehabilitation Medical Engineering, Shanghai, China, May 16-17, 2013.
  • Enhancing autonomy and human-safety of assistive robots. Invited talk at the Brown Bag Lectures 2012, Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, July 18, 2012.
  • Assistive robotics for elderly and disabled people. Invited talk at the 2012 China International Rehabilitation without Barriers Expo & Conference, Shanghai, China, April 14-16, 2012.
  • Assistive robotics for elderly and disabled people. Invited leading talk at the 2012 International Symposium on InfoComm & Media Technology in Bio-Medical & Healthcare Application (IS 3T-in-3A), Medical Engineering Week 2012 in Chiba, Chiba, Japan, Feb. 21-23, 2012.
  • Enhancing autonomy and safety of assistive robots. Invited talk at the Brown Bag Lectures 2011, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, August 8, 2011.
  • Experimental method and benchmarking in mobile robot networks. Invited leading talk at the Workshop on Towards Replicable Experiments in Robotics Research, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China, May 13, 2011.
  • Modeling and control of mobile robot networks. Guest talk at the ShanghAI Lectures, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, December 16, 2010.
  • Modeling and control of mobile robot networks. Guest talk at the ShanghAI Lectures, University of Zurich and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, November 26, 2009.
  • Service robotics: to meet the social and technological challenges. Invited talk at the Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities of intelligent control and automation, WCICA2008, Chongqing, China, June 26, 2008.