Keynote and Plenary Sessions Speakers
Outdoor mobile robotics: from design to motion control and planningWith the present environmental challenges, agriculture and construction are two major economic branches for the future of robotics. In order to address the environment conditions in these kind of applications, robots must be fast and agile enough to explore and operate quickly in a large space, guarantee their integrity and that of the environment, and self-adapt to highly variable soil conditions and irregular surfaces with obstacles. In this presentation we will discuss aspects related to the design and control of agile robots with a high number of degrees of freedom capable of safely crossing any obstacles, without a priori knowledge of their shape and precise position. In a second part, we will address issues related to fast rover navigation and particularly their control based on a predictive based approach in the presence of slippages, rollover risks, and collision constraints, as well as the online estimation of the physical and geometric parameters of the local ground surface, required for the model based controller.
The Planck Balance - calibration of E2 mass standards using the new definitionThe Planck Balance (PB) is an electronic mass comparator, which allows the calibration of weights in a continuous range from 1 mg to 100 g using a fixed value of the Planck constant, h. It uses the physical approach of Kibble balances that allow the Planck constant to be derived from the mass. Using the Planck-Balance no calibrated mass standards are required during the calibration of mass standards any longer, because all measurements are traceable via the electrical quantities to the Planck constant h, and to the meter and the second. This allows a new type of balance after the redefinition of the SI-units on 20th of May 2019. In contrast to many scientific oriented developments of Kibble balances, the Planck Balance is focused on robust and daily use. The Planck Balance will allow relative measurement uncertainties comparable to the accuracies of class E2 mass standards, as specified in OIML Recommendation R 111-1. The Planck Balance is developed in a cooperation of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Technische Universität Ilmenau in a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Standardization in Wireless Communication
Practice in IoT
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Robot Operating System (ROS): How did it revolutionize robotics software development?
Energy harvesting in smart industrial machines: Generating the energy you need from the sources you knowA smart system can be defined as a system incorporating sensing, actuation, control and communication, in order to adjust to or inform about the system’s context or own condition. Through technological advances, particularly in microelectronics, “smartness” has been demonstrated in a number of application domains, ranging from smart healthcare and smart homes, to smart cities and smart industries. To realize smartness on large scale, however, the energy supply to the necessary technologies is still a challenge. Batteries have been the go-to solution in cases where a fixed electrical infrastructure is infeasible or impossible. Batteries, however, have a limited energy capacity and lifetime, resulting in maintenance requirements that are typically undesirable at scale. Consequently, the conversion of ambient energy sources - commonly referred to as energy harvesting - is investigated as an alternative. In this talk, an introduction as to what energy harvesting is, what it can be used for, and what challenges it faces, will be given. It will provide a holistic view, covering examples of energy sources to be exploited, conversion mechanisms to be utilized, and implementation aspects to be considered for system integration. During the talk, concrete cases of energy harvesting systems for smart industry applications will be explored in order to provide tangible examples. Moreover, open research challenges for energy harvesting and self-powered smart systems will be addressed, and an outlook on research trends given.
Mohamed Djemaï IEEE Senior member, is currently full professor at University Polytechnic Hauts-de France, Valenciennes, France since 2008 and a member of LAMIH Laboratory (CNRS - UMR)
Prior to that, Professor Djemaï obtained his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from ENP-Alger, Algeria in 1991, his M.Sc. (DEA) and PhD in Control and Signal System from University of Paris-Sud, France in 1992, and January 1996 respectively. He joined ENSEA in September 2000 as associate professor and he was deputy director of ECS-Laboratory. He is member of 2 IFAC TC-2.1 control system, and TC-1.3 on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems, and 2 IEEE TC on hybrid systems and TC on VSS & SMC. Prof. Djemaï was visiting professor at Norhumbria university (2010-2013). His research interests are mainly related to nonlinear control systems, observation, and fault detection theory including hybrid system, variable structure systems and time scale systems, with applications to power systems, robotic and vehicles. He published more than 72 journals and 150 Conf. papers in his area of research. He was the co-editor of IFAC’CHAOS’06 Conference, and co-editor of Special issue on time-scale systems in Nonlinear Analysis Hybrid Systems, co-author 03 books. Prof. Djemaï organised 4 International Conferences : EFEEA in 2012, in Newcastle and in 2014 in Paris, and he was a Co-General chair of IEEE-ISCS’2013, and CEIT’2015.