Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker  I



University of Newcastle, UK

Speech Title: 



Dr Jie Zhang received his PhD in Control Engineering from City University, London, in 1991. He has been with the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK, since 1991 and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director for MSc in Applied Process Control. His research interests are in the general areas of process system engineering including process modelling, batch process control, process monitoring, iterative learning control, and computational intelligence. He has published over 290 papers in international journals, books, and conference proceedings. He has supervised over 20 PhD students and 100 Master students. He is on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals including Neurocomputing published by Elsevier, International Journal of Automation and Computing published by Springer, and Control Engineering of China. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Keynote Speaker  II


Prof. Peng Yang

Hebei University of Technology, China

Paper Title: Motion intention recognition and advanced control strategies for wearable exoskeletons

Abstract: Wearable exoskeleton is a power assist robot with actuated joints which has significant value in military, industry and rehabilitation. The complex interaction between exoskeleton and human body makes it an intractable problem to realize the cooperation movement of human-robot system. The specific challenges can be summarized as recognition of human motion intention, construction of controllable dynamics and development of control strategies for human-robot system. For the motion intention recognition problems of muscles selection and fatigue, the recognition strategies by EMG are proposed based on complex network theory and causal detection method. For the control problems of fast convergence, modeling difficulties, data transportation and computation, the advanced control strategies are proposed including fixed-time, model-free and event-triggered control theories.


PENG YANG was born in Beijing, China, in 1960. He received the M. S. degree in automation from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1988, and the Ph. D. degree from the Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China, in 2001. Since 1982, he has been with the Hebei University of Technology, where he is currently a Professor and the Dean of School of Artificial Intelligence and data science. Since 2005, he has been with the University of Munich as a Visiting Scholar. Dr. Yang is the Director of Engineering Research Center of Intelligent Rehabilitation and Detecting Technology, China, and the Deputy Director of Life Modeling and Simulation Committee of China System Simulation Society. His research interests include complex system modeling and control, robot control, and prosthetics. Dr. Yang received awards and honors including the Nature Science Award of Hebei Province, the Science and Technology Progress Awards of Hebei Province, and the Nature Science Award of Chongqing.