报告题目: Advances in Simulation-based Engineering for Mechatronics and Automation
报告人: Prof. Kok-Meng Lee, Fellow of ASME and IEEE, Editor-in Chief, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of
Growing applications of robotics, automation and mechatronics in non-traditional industries (such as agricultural, food-processing, structural health monitoring, surgical robotics, and healthcare) present new opportunities as well as challenges. Unlike dealing with engineering objects, application-oriented automation systems (working with human-subjects and/or handling live-products and natural-objects) require well thought-out designs to minimize the number of experiments. Often, such systems require fusing the knowledge and techniques beyond traditional engineering fields. Although simulation has been widely employed in control system designs, most traditional methods have focused on solving the forward model for analyzing a given design. Recent advance in mathematical modeling, computational algorithms, and mechatronics (that integrate computer, communication and control) have provided a basis to exploit alternative methods for designing mechatronics where solutions to the inverse model play an important role. This talk begins with a state-of-the art review of past and present modeling techniques for mechatronics. New techniques for formulating both forward and inverse problems, application-oriented design, modeling, optimization, calibration, identification, estimation and control are then introduced. Along with several practical applications to help illustrate the impacts, emerging applications and their technical challenges will be discussed.
Dr. Kok-Meng Lee received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He has been with the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1985. As a Professor of mechanical engineering, his research interests include system dynamics and control, robotics, automation and optomechatronics. He holds eight