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Keynote Speakers

Professor Baoyan Duan

Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Xidian University, China

On FAST 500m radio telescope--- the design, prototype and engineering


The presentation make an introduction of the world largest radio telescope FAST, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), located in Guizhou Province, south west part of China. To begin with, the novel design of FAST project with two main innovations is presented in detail. Then, the theory, methodology and numerical simulation of project are described. Afterwards, the scale models with one percent and one tenth of the real 500 meters merit were developed and tremendous amount of experiments were experienced with valuable result. The above research works had paved a solid way to build the practical FAST telescope. At the end, the engineering implementation of FAST is discussed and the rare initial observing results are presented.


Professor Baoyan Duan received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Xidian University of China, in 1981, 1984, and 1989 respectively. From 1991 to 1994, he studied as Postdoctoral Fellow at Liverpool University, UK. He was a Visiting Scientist at Cornell University of USA in 2000. The current position is full Professor of Xidian University. The interests include mechatronics, electromechanical coupling theory & technology of microwave electronic equipments, and engineering optimization. He has published 6 books and over 200 papers. He is a Fellow of IET and Chairman of Electromechanical Engineering Society of China. He is also Chairman of antenna industry alliance of China. He serves as editors of eleven international and domestic academic magazines. He received three prizes of national award for science & technology progress of China (2004, 2008 and 2013). In 2012, he got Hong Kang HLHL prize for science & technology progress.

In November, 2016, CCTV (Chinese Central TeleVision station) broadcasted a special program titled DUAN Baoyan: Minor discipline and Great Vision (http://eesd.xidian.edu.cn).

Professor Jörg Krüger

Technical University Berlin, Germany

Adaptation of human cognitive and sensory-motor skills to robots and their potential for flexible assembly automation


In the recent years the research in cognitive and humanoid robotics has revealed different potentials for industrial applications. Automation of assembly can make use of these potentials with respect to flexibility. Though most of the special requirements and restrictions of assembly operations are not in the focus of the research of cognitive and humanoid robotics but only tackled indirectly. The keynote discusses the developments in transferring human cognitive sensory-motor skills to robots such as image processing, pattern recognition and bi-manual motion control with respect to the increasing demands for flexible assembly automation.


Professor Jörg Krüger is director of the department for industrial automation technology of the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF) at TU Berlin and director of the division for automation technology of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technolgy (IPK). Additionally, Prof. Krüger is provisional director for the department for assembly and handling technology of IWF/TU Berlin and founding dean of the faculty for engineering at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul. He is member of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP), the German Academic Society for Assembly, Handling Technology and Industrial Robotics (MHI) and Associate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). His research is focused on automation systems for flexible production. Together with his team, he develops innovative systems for human robot collaboration in assembly as well as new methods for machine vision, data mining and cloud based control in production.

Mr.Weibing Yao

Guangzhou MINO Automotive Equipment,China

Professor Zhong You

University of Oxford, UK

Origami Engineering Structures


Origami is the art of folding essentially two dimensional sheet materials like paper into three dimensional objects. It has recently gained popularity among scientists and engineers as the technique can be used to create shape-changing structures with unique mechanical properties. In the talk, I shall briefly outline the method for modelling origami and then introduce a number of novel engineering structures based on origami concepts, including origami honeycombs, energy absorption structures and origami structures for meta-materials. These origami structures have wide engineering applications ranging from aeronautical structures, military installations, and automobile structures to next generation of metamaterials. I shall end my talk with a few remarks for future work including automation in manufacturing origami structures.


Dr Zhong You is a professor at Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. He works on non-conventional engineering structures including deployable aerospace structures, origami structures, energy absorption structures and medical devices for minimum invasive surgery. He publishes in prestigious journals such as Science, and his research was selected for the Science Day Exhibition at The Buckingham Palace.