报告题目1：Teleoperation of Swarm Robotics
报告题目2：Writing, Submission and Publication of Scientific Papers
报告人：Professor Yang Shi, 加拿大工程研究院院士
In this talk, recent results on teleoperation of swarm robotics will be introduced. During swarm teleoperation, the human operator may threaten the distance-dependent inter-robot communications and, with them, the connectivity of the slave swarm. To prevent the harmful component of the human command from disconnecting the swarm network, we develop a constructive strategy to dynamically modulate the interconnections of, and the locally injected damping at, all slave robots. By Lyapunov-based set invariance analysis, the explicit law for updating that control gains have been rigorously proven to synchronize the slave swarm while preserving all interaction links in the tree network. By properly limiting the impact of the user command rather than rejecting it entirely, the proposed control law enables the human operator to guide the motion of the slave swarm to the extent to which it does not endanger the connectivity of the swarm network.
Thesis writing is the basic requirement of the postgraduate training stage. The paper is the carrier of scientific research achievements. The scientific paper requires a long process from writing, submission, review, revision and even re-revision to publication. This talk introduces the experience of writing, submission and publication of scientific papers in the field of control. It involves the background, purpose and meaning, objects and content of papers, providing reference and help for the writing of scientific and technological papers at the postgraduate stage.
Yang Shi received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2009, he joined the University of Victoria, and now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His current research interests include networked and distributed systems, model predictive control (MPC), cyber-physical systems (CPS), robotics and mechatronics, navigation and control of autonomous systems (AUV and UAV), and energy system applications.
Dr. Shi received the University of Saskatchewan Student Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. At the University of Victoria, he received the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence in 2012, and the Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research in 2015. He received the JSPS Invitation Fellowship (short-term), and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo during Nov-Dec 2013. His co-authored paper was awarded the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award. He received the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2018. He is a member of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee during 2017-2019, and the founding Vice Chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. Currently, he is Co-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; he also serves as Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics, etc. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and CSME, and a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
他2007获得加拿大萨斯喀彻温大学十佳教学奖；2012年获得维多利亚大学工学院最佳教学奖。2015年获得维多利亚大学年度唯一的最佳研究银奖(Craigdarroch Silver Medal)；2013年获得日本学术振兴会特邀访问教授奖；2017年获得德国洪堡研究基金。他与学生合著的论文获得2017年IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems年度最佳论文奖。目前任IEEE工业电子学会工业信息物理系统技术委员会主席，担任IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics的共同主编(Co-Editor-in-Chief)，任多家国际期刊的副编辑，包括：Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics等。
施阳教授是加拿大工程研究院Fellow (Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada)，是IEEE Fellow(国际电子电器工程师协会), ASME Fellow(美国机械工程师协会)和CSME Fellow(加拿大机械工程师协会)。