报告题目：Robot control in physical human-robot interaction
报告人：Dr Yanan Li，Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, UK
The past decades have seen robots move out from industrial floors to daily lives. They are no longer confined to closed environments but now co-exist and collaborate with humans in uncertain dynamic environments. In this regard, we must carefully deal with the interaction between a robot and its human partner. In this talk, I will introduce previous and ongoing works on robot control in physical human-robot interaction. Two research questions will be discussed: (i) how to model physical human-robot interaction and especially human motor control? (ii) how to design control strategies for a robot to interact with its human partner? These will be elaborated with target applications, including teaching by demonstration, tele-operation, robotic rehabilitation, etc. Future works and promising research directions will be then outlined.
Dr Yanan Li is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, UK. He received BEng and MEng degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China and a PhD degree from the National University of Singapore.
Before joining Sussex, he was a Research Associate in the Imperial College London, UK and a Research Scientist in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Dr Li has active research in human-robot interaction, control theory and their applications in robotic manipulation, rehabilitation robots, tele-operation and shared driving. His research has been funded by UK EPSRC, Royal Society, EU, Singapore SERC, MDA, etc.