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Mobile Robots Against Gravity

Release time:August 20, 2017 / Siying He

Date: 15:00- 16:30, August 22      

Venue: E706, new main building        

Speaker:Dr. Jizhong Xiao, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Director of CCNY Robotics Lab, The City College and Graduate Center of City University of New York.        

Topic: Mobile Robots Against Gravity      

 

Abstract:      

Most of the mobile robots nowadays essentially move in 2D plane without wall climbing capability. It has been a longtime dream to develop miniature climbing robots with the ability to climb walls,walk on ceilings, crawl through pipes, and transit between different surfaces, thus transforming the present 2D world of mobile rovers into a new 3D universe. This talk will first present the state-of-the-art of wall climbing robots and then introduce the research progress and technical achievements at The City College of New York (CCNY) in developing novel climbing robots which overcome the limitations of previous climbers. The robots include the City-Climber, Rise-Rover and GPR-Rover to carry out non-destructive evaluation/testing (NDE/NDT) missions of infrastructure.      

 

Bio of the Speaker:      

Dr. Jizhong Xiao is Professor and PhD program advisor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the City College, City University of New York (CCNY/CUNY City College), as well as a doctoral faculty member of the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY Graduate Center). He started the Robotics Research Program at the City College in 2002 and is the Founding Director of CCNY Robotics Laboratory and the Center for Perceptual Robotics, Intelligent Sensors and Machines (PRISM Center). His current research interests include robotics and control, cyber-physical systems, autonomous navigation and 3D simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), real-time and embedded computing, assistive technology, multi-agent systems and swarm robotics.      

 

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