Virtual Session: Mechatronics for Infectious Diseases

Organizers

Hao Su, City University of New York, City College

Yan Gu, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Jingang Yi, Rutgers University

Video Presentation

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZwpOtY5YJ61vS7YxiOEP8shJ9VMsjfO3

Abstract

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically disrupted global healthcare, quality of life, and even everyone’s lifestyle of daily livings. Mechatronics has the potential to play a critical role in mitigating this impact and reducing disease transmission through a wide variety of sensors, actuators, and robotics solutions, e.g., telerobots for remote operation in risky environments and tasks. However, there are a number of challenges to enable the rapid deployment of rugged robots for robust and intelligent operation in the fields. A panel of invited speakers who are experts in medical robots, disaster robots, wearable robots, and AI will present their research and perspective about the current status of mechatronics for infectious diseases, gaps, and potential solutions. This workshop aims to stimulate inspiration and collaboration through multidisciplinary approaches and perspectives to propose better solutions to combat different kinds of infectious diseases and get fully prepared for the next pandemic.

Website: https://haosu-robotics.github.io/aim-mechatronics-for-infectious-diseases.html


Virtual Session: Greater Boston Area Robotics and Mechatronics Research

Organizers

Hao Su, City University of New York, City College

Yan Gu, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Video Presentation

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR-_R9tR1KqpkCD35qBnTOitVgJz1vQ8L

Abstract

Greater Boston is one of the world's leading centers for robotics and mechatronics. Over 200 institutions, companies, and research labs in the region are actively engaged in research, education, and technological development in the areas of robotics and mechatronics. While AIM 2020 was planned to be held in Boston but now moves to a virtual event due to COVID‐19 pandemic, this special session aims to help expose the wide range of robotics and mechatronics related activities and facilities in Greater Boston to the conference attendees as well as a broader audience worldwide. In this special session, invited speakers from Greater Boston who are driving and promoting the transformative advancement of robotics and mechatronics will unfold to us the central role of the region in leading the world on various key fronts of education, research, and innovation.

Website: http://www.thetracelab.com/workshops.html


Virtual Session: Interactive Labs for Distance & Blended Control Systems and Robotics Courses

Organizers

Gemma Wang, Quanser

Peter Martin, Quanser

Video Presentation

See online program

Abstract

Distance learning is becoming an essential component of modern engineering education but moving a traditional engineering course online remains challenging. Based on our industry-leading hardware products for controls, robotics, and mechatronics, the Quanser Interactive Labs platform delivers credible, academically appropriate, and high-fidelity lab experiences through interactions with virtual hardware using a desktop or smart device. Subscriptions to content bundles are available to unlock a variety of experiences on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android with no need for any institutional IT infrastructure to deploy the platform. In this webinar Peter Martin (Senior R&D Manager of Academic Applications at Quanser, Peter.Martin@quanser.com) will demonstrate and discuss the QLabs Controls, and QLabs Robotics content bundles that are the most flexible, engaging, modern approach to distance and blended learning for control systems and robotics.

Website: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/quanser-webinars


Meeting with the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Organizers

I-Ming Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Time: July 7, 10:15AM -11:15 AM (US EDT)

Zoom Link: See online program

Abstract

The EiC of TMECH, Prof I‐Ming Chen will give a brief on the scope of TMECH, on advise how to write a good scientific paper as well as what TMECH is looking for. In the mean time, we will also introduce the newly established TMECH junior junior reviewer program to recruit potential reviewers for TMECH as part of the service to mechatronics community.