2022 Speakers

Prof. Huosheng Hu
University of Essex, United Kingdom
Fellow of IET
Google Scholar with h-index of 58

Speech Title: Evolutionary Development of AI and Autonomous Robots

Huosheng Hu is Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. He received the MSc degree in industrial automation from the Central South University in China in 1982 and the PhD degree in robotics from the University of Oxford in the U.K. in 1993. His research interests include autonomous robots, embedded systems, data fusion, human-robot interaction, machine learning algorithms, cloud computing and mechatronics. He has published over 500 papers in journals, books and conferences in these areas. His research publications have received a high citation of 15870 and his H-Index is 58 (Google Scholar). Prof. Hu is a Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of Institute of Measurement and Control, a founding member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical committee on Networked Robots. He has been a Program Chair or a member of Advisory Committee for many international conferences such as IEEE ICRA, IROS, ICMA, ROBIO during the last 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor for International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation.

Prof. Danica Kragic
Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
IEEE Fellow
Google Scholar with h-index of 65

Speech title: Learning for interaction in robotic tasks

Danica Kragic is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. She received MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia in 1995 and PhD in Computer Science from KTH in 2001. She has been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and INRIA Rennes. She is the Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems. Danica received the 2007 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Academic Career Award. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and Young Academy of Sweden. She holds a Honorary Doctorate from the Lappeenranta University of Technology. Her research is in the area of robotics, computer vision and machine learning. She received ERC Starting and Advanced Grant. Her research is supported by the EU, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and Swedish Research Council. She is an IEEE Fellow.

Prof. Robert Katzschmann
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Robert Katzschmann is an Assistant Professor of Robotics at ETH Zurich. Robert earned his Diplom-​Ingenieur in 2013 from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2018. Robert worked on robotic manipulation technologies as Applied Scientist at Amazon Robotics and as CTO at Dexai Robotics. In July 2020, Robert founded the Soft Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich to push robots' abilities for real-​life applications by being more compliant and better adapt to their environment to solve challenging tasks. His research work has appeared in leading academic journals, including Science Robotics, and has been featured in major news outlets, including the New York Times. Robert is a member of the ETH AI Center, the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS), and the ETH Competence Center for Materials and Processes (MaP). Robert is an Area Chair for Robotics Science and Systems (RSS), a Guest Editor for the International Journal on Robotics Research (IJRR), and a reviewer for leading peer-​reviewed journals, including Science and Nature.