Dr. Xi Chen
Enabling New Robot Applications through Software
Industrial robots have been in use for over 40 years. Yet, many robots are still built to do the same thing over and over. They are not responsive to changes in the environment or objectives. The built-in software is usually limited in functionality and sensors it can support. They are hard to program. Specialized training are usually required. Human-robot interactions are limited due to safety issues. This presentation introduces the efforts that have been made by the robotics industry, and specifically, Energid, to address those issues. Given the limits of the hardware, challenging requirements can be satisfied through software, such as real-time control, motion planning, dynamic control, and safety, and thus enabling many new applications in real-time simulation, collaborative robots, and medical robots.
Dr. Xi Chen completed his PhD degree in 2012 from the University of Delaware. He is currently the Director of Control Systems at Energid Technologies. His work focuses on developing industrial real-time control software for robot manipulators, medical equipment, or other safety critical systems. During the past several years, he has created many innovative simulation and control solutions for academic users, government agencies, and industrial customers.
Friday, March 23, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
60 Gateway Park, GP 1002