The organizing committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the 5th
IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems to be held in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA, September 13-15. The conference is technically sponsored
by the IFAC
Technical Committee on Mechatronic
Systems and will be held concurrently with the
2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and
Control Conference (DSCC). There is a strong overlap between the focus
of the IFAC Symposium and that of the ASME/DSC Conference, and the
organizing committees of the two events have worked out schemes to maximize
the participants' experience from technical, social and financial points of
view -- one registration fee grants access to both
|Call For Papers|
A copy of the Call
for Papers in PDF format.
Contributed papers are classified as regular or short. Regular papers are intended to be a complete description of finished work. Short papers are intended to be an exposition of a novel idea or preliminary results.
Invited session proposals should present a unifying theme from a diversity of viewpoints and consist of a summary statement and six full papers.
Frontier research session proposals should create a forum for discussion and formation of future research areas. These proposals should present a grand challenge theme from a diversity of viewpoints and consist of a summary statement and a list and endorsement of guaranteed session participants.
Education/Tutorial sessions should address state-of-the-art dynamic systems and/or control theory and industrial applications. Education and tutorials sessions are encouraged to have panel discussions.
Workshops should address state-of-the-art dynamic systems and/or control theory and industrial applications. Workshop organizers are currently solicited. Interested people should contact Prof. Horowitz, the Chair for Workshops, for details.
Exhibits should be related to the theory and practice of control or control education.More details can be found at the conference website. Contributors are encouraged to contact the appropriate chair of the organizing committee for further information.
|Information for Authors|
One regular registration fee at the advance
registration rates must be paid by one of the authors before uploading the
final version of the paper for inclusion in the conference. |
Conference registration site will be available in May of 2010.
Conference registration site will be open on May 24 of 2010 at https://ifac.papercept.net/registration/. If you have accepted papers in both the DSCC and the IFAC Mechatronics, please choose one of the following procedures to register and upload your papers (but not both):
a) First use the DSCC registration website to upload your DSCC papers. Then email your IFAC paper numbers to Prabhakar Pagilla (email@example.com) and he will send you additional instructions on how to upload these papers.
b) First use the IFAC mechatronics registration website to upload your IFAC papers. Then email your DSCC paper numbers to Prabhakar Pagilla (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will send you additional instructions on how to upload these papers.
Regular conference registration rate includes the CD proceedings and the banquet, and allows authors to upload their final papers for inclusion in the proceedings. Extra banquet tickets can be purchased at an additional cost of $100 per ticket.
One day registration rate includes the CD proceedings only; authors cannot upload their final papers for inclusion in the proceedings with this registration fee. One day registration is only available on site.
The reduced rate for students includes the proceedings, but does not allow a paper upload. Students will be given banquet tickets as space allows.
There is an additional fee for people who plan to attend the
workshops held right before the conference. For those
people who just want to attend the workshops on Sunday, September 12, they
can register for workshops only through the
conference registration site. But to use the conference
one still needs to get an ASME-DSCD papercept PIN (or IFAC Mechatronics
papercept PIN) prior to registering just for the workshops.
Other frontier and tutorial sessions are parts of the
conference and people who are interested in those sessions should register
for the conference.
Marriott Boston Cambridge
Group rates are as follows:
The group rate includes complimentary high-speed internet connections in guest rooms. Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservation at 1(800)228-9290 or internet link in the above (using rate code "ASIASIC"). The cutoff date for the above group rate has been extended to Thursday, August 26, 2010. Please contact Ms. Jessica Dozoretz at email@example.com if you have any problems with the hotel reservations (e.g., no availability of rooms of conference rate for some of your planned stay at the hotel).
On-site parking: $8 per hour and $23 daily.
Valet parking: $30 daily
Vehicle height limit is 6'2".
South Station (2 miles SE)
Kendall Square/MIT – Red Line
North Station (1 miles S)
South Station (3 miles)
Boston - BOS
Distance from hotel: 5 miles E
Driving directions: Follow signs at the airport to the Sumner Tunnel. Pay the toll and take the Sumner Tunnel to Interstate 93 North. You will see a sign for Interstate 93 North at the end of the tunnel. Take 93 North to Exit 26 and follow the signs to Storrow Drive. Get onto Storrow Drive for approximately a quarter mile. There will be a LEFT exit for Government Center/Kendall Square. Take that exit and at the bottom of the exit take a right. This will put you on the Longfellow Bridge. Go over the Longfellow Bridge which will turn into Broadway. After the first set of lights, the hotel will be on the left.
Subway service, fee: $2.00 (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $30.00 (one way)
The hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Providence - PVD
Distance from hotel: 60 miles SW
Driving directions: Take I-95 North to I-93 North to Exit 26. Follow the signs to Storrow Drive. Get onto Storrow Drive for about 1/4 mile. There will be a LEFT exit for Government Center/Kendall Square. Take that exit, and at the bottom of the exit, take a right onto Longfellow Bridge, which will become Broadway once over the Charles River. The hotel is about 1/2 mile on the left.
Estimated taxi fare: $175.00 (one way)
The hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Boston City, the venue for the 2010 Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, is the largest city in New England. Boston has many attractions that are within close proximity of each other, most within walking distance and all on the MBTA public transportation system. Roughly speaking, they can be divided up into Historic Sites, Museums, Parks, Music and Performance Arts, Dining and Shopping, Sports, and Universities. Here are brief introductions to some most popular attractions. Participants can visit the corresponding website and buy tickets online. Please note, IFAC Mech2010 will not be responsible for organizing the tours. It's the participants' self-help activity.
1. Boston harbor islands
2. Old town trolley tours
3. Freedom trail
4. Duck tours
5. Whale watching
1. Museum of Fine Arts
2. Harvard Museum of Natural History
3. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
4. Museum of Science
5. New England Aquarium
Parks: Boston has multiple park systems within the city, including the Emerald Necklace, a 1,100-acre chain of nine parks, including the Public Garden and the Boston Common. In the summer, the Boston Common's Frog Pond features a spray pool for children and the Swan Boats at the Public Garden. Just a short ferry ride from the city, you can visit the Boston Harbor Islands, the country's newest National Park. Visitors to 6 the Harbor Islands can enjoy full or halfday trips for swimming, boating, island tours, hiking, fishing and bird watching. Music and Performance Arts: Boston has a strong tradition of performing arts. In the theatre district, there are the Opera House, Colonial Theatre, Wilbur Theatre, Shubert Theatre and the Wang Center for the Performing Arts. Outside of the theatre district, there are The Huntington, The American Repertory Theatre, The Lyric Stage, The Calderwood Pavilion and the Emerson Majestic Theatre. Dance performances remain a cultural strong point in Boston and the Boston Ballet, known for its classical and modern works, is one of the best in the world. The world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops (which plays lighter, more popular classics) perform at Symphony Hall.
Dining and Shopping: Dining in Boston offers options for all palates and budgets. In the Back Bay, visitors can walk the length of Newbury Street for some of Boston's most chic, fashionable stores. Boylston Street (which runs parallel to Newbury Street) has a number of fine department stores. There are several shopping centers in the heart of the city; the Shops at the Prudential Center connects by walkway to Copley Place, an enclosed mall full of upscale stores and restaurants. Downtown Crossing has the full range of national department stores, boutiques and pushcarts, which offer both the familiarity of home and local Boston souvenirs.
Sports: Boston is home to several well-known franchises, most especially the Boston Red Sox, who won the 2004 World Series Championship. Universities: In addition to Northeastern University, Boston has many other colleges and universities that are available to visit, including scientific and engineering-focused schools such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Other prominent institutions are Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Emerson College, New England Conservatory, and many more. More than a quarter million students attend colleges and universities in Boston alone making Boston a very young, energetic, and inspiring city.
IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems is sponsored by the
Technical Committee on Mechatronic
with technical co-sponsorship from:
Final ASME DSCC'2010 program is available on-line at https://asme-dscd.papercept.net/conferences/conferences/DSC10/program/.
Final IFAC Mechatronics'2010 program is available on-line at http://ifac.papercept.net/conferences/conferences/MECH10/program/ .
The Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME presents a series of six (6) division awards and various ASME society awards. Each division award is given biennially except for the “Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award,” which is given annually. ASME society awards are given annually. These awards recognize excellence and achievement for technological, scientific, service and educational contributions in the field of dynamic systems and control. The following awards will be presented at the 2010 DSC Awards Ceremony, 11:45 am – 1:45 pm, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
ASME Society Awards
Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal – Rolf Isermann
The Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal is a prestigious society award for lifetime achievements in automatic control. Inaugurated in 1968, the medal recognizes significant contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of automatic control. Such achievements may be, for example, in the areas of education, research, development, innovation, and service to the field and profession. The award was established to honor Rufus Oldenburger for his distinctive achievements in the field and his service to the Society and Division.
Citation: For pioneering contributions in blending modern control, system identification and fault detection and diagnostic methodologies in the design and operation of engineering systems, in particular, mechatronic systems.
Rolf Isermann studied Mechanical Engineering and obtained the Dr.-Ing. degree in 1965 from the University of Stuttgart. In 1968 he became "Privatdozent" for Automatic Control and since 1972 Professor in Control Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. From 1977 until 2006 he was Professor for Control Engineering and Process Automation at the Institute of Automatic Control of the Darmstadt University of Technology. Since 2006 he is Professor emeritus and is head of the Research Group for Control Systems and Process Automation in the same institution. R. Isermann received the Dr. h.c. (honoris causa) from L'Université Libre de Bruxelles and from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. In 1996 he was awarded by the “VDE-Ehrenring”, and in 2007 by “VDIEhrenmitglied”. The MIT Technology Review Magazine awarded him in 2003 to the Top Ten of emerging Technologies in Mechatronics.
R. Isermann has published books on Modeling of Technical Processes, Process Identification, Digital Control Systems, Adaptive Control Systems, Mechatronic Systems, Fault Diagnosis Systems, Engine Control, and Vehicle Drive Dynamics Control. Current research concentrates on the fields of identification and digital control of nonlinear systems, intelligent control and model-based methods of process fault diagnosis with applications to servo systems, fault-tolerant systems, combustion engines, automobiles and mechatronic systems. The research group on combustion engines works on multivariable engine modeling, HiL-simulation, combustion pressure control and fault diagnosis of both, CR-Diesel engines and FSI-gasoline engines. In the vehicle dynamics group present topics are parameter estimation for drive dynamics control, fault detection of sensors, suspensions, tires and brake systems and the development of collision avoidance systems with surrounding sensing and active braking and steering.
Since 1975 he held several chair positions of IFAC-Technical Committees. In 1996 he was elected as Vice-President of IFAC until 2002. From 2002 to 2008, he was member of the IFAC-Council. R. Isermann organized several national and international conferences like the 10th IFAC-World-Congress in Munich 1987, the 1st IFAC-Symposium SAFEPROCESS, Baden-Baden, 1991 and the 1st IFAC-Conference on Mechatronic Systems, Darmstadt held in 2000. He also organized the biannual VDI-/VDEConference AUTOREG (control of vehicles and power trains) from 2002 to 2008.
ASME Dedicated Service Award – Jeffrey L. Stein
In 1983, the ASME Board of Governors approved the establishment of the Dedicated Service Award. The award may be presented to selected individuals who have served the Society for at least ten years in one or more of the following areas: Standards and Certification; Centers; Strategic Management; Knowledge & Community; Board of Governors; Institutes; The ASME Foundation; The ASME Auxiliary, Inc.; Committees reporting to the Board of Governors.
Citation: For unusual dedicated voluntary service to the Society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.
Jeffrey L. Stein has been on faculty at the University of Michigan since 1983 becoming a Full Professor in 1996. He received his B.S. in premedical studies with a minor in Psychology (1973) from the Univ. of Massachusetts; S.B. and S.M. (1976) and Ph.D. (1983) all in Mechanical Engineering and all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an Associate Director of the Automotive Research Center (ARC). He is the current chair of the Dynamics Systems and Control Division (DSCD) Honors and Awards Committee, and the DSCD representative to the American Automatic Control Council Board of Governors. He is a former chair of the Executive Committee of the DSCD of ASME, Associate Editor of the ASME Transactions: Journal of Dynamics Systems Measurement and Control and Area Editor of Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International and the current Associate Editor of Simulation Modeling: Practice and Theory.
Professor Stein’s specialty is in the use of computer based modeling and simulation tools for system design and control. His most significant contribution is the development of the field of Proper Modeling having developed algorithms for automating the development of dynamic mathematical models with physical state variables and parameters that have the minimum yet sufficient complexity. He is currently the PI for the NSF EFRI Project “EFRI-RESIN: A Multi-Scale Design and Control Framework for Dynamically Coupled Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructures, with Application to Vehicle-to-Grid Integration. He is an ASME Fellow (2006) and a NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award recipient (1987).
ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Awards
Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award – Roberto Horowitz
Nominations for the Henry M. Paynter Award are considered biannually and the award is given to a DSCD member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding research contributions, either basic or applied, as a mechanical engineering professional to fields of interest to the DSCD.
Citation: For outstanding contributions in mechatronics and control systems in a wide range of application areas - from micro-mechatronic devices requiring nano-level precision and ultra-high control bandwidth, to large-scale complex traffic networks spanning many miles and involving thousands of sensing and actuation elements.
Roberto Horowitz was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1955. He received a B.S. degree with highest honors in 1978 and a Ph.D. degree in 1983 in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1982 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor and holds the James Fife Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering. Dr. Horowitz teaches and conducts research in the areas of adaptive, learning, nonlinear, optimal and robust control, with applications to micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), computer disk file systems, robotics, mechatronics and intelligent vehicle and highway systems (IVHS). Dr. Horowitz is co-director of the Computer Mechanics Laboratory (CML) and incoming director of the Partners for Advance Transportation and Highways (PATH) research programs of University of California. Dr. Horowitz received an IBM Young Faculty Development Award in 1984, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1987, and a Japanese Ministry of Education Foreign Researcher Award in 1997. He is co-author of the paper “Mixture Kalman filter based highway congestion mode and vehicle density estimator and its application,” which received the 2005 AACC Hugo Shuck Best Application Paper Award. Dr. Horowitz is a member of ASME and IEEE and is currently the chair of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division executive committee.
Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award – Eduardo A. Misawa
Nominations for the Michael J. Rabins Award are considered biannually and the award is given to a DSCD member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding leadership contributions to the DSCD, to ASME, and to fields of interest to the DSCD.
Citation: For his outstanding record of leadership to the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division as well as American Automatic Control Council and the broad dynamical systems and control community.
Eduardo A. Misawa has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from University of Sao Paulo (1979 and 1983) and Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 1988), all in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Dynamics and Control. He is currently a Program Director in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation. His research experience includes Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Control, Robust Control, Vibrations, Mechatronics, Nanotechnology, Precision Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics, Fluid Power Control, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering.
Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award – Bradley E. Paden
Nominations for the Charles Stark Draper Award are considered biannually and the award is given to a DSCD member for either excellent sustained contributions or for an outstanding major, singular contribution in innovative applications of dynamic systems, measurement, or control in engineering practice.
Citation: For his innovations and entrepreneurial leadership in actively controlled electromagnetic devices and systems.
Bradley E. Paden is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also co-founder and CEO of LaunchPoint Technologies – a firm focused on new technology ventures. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley in 1978, 1982, and 1985 respectively. From 1978 to 1980 he was a design engineer with Linkabit Corporation. Professor Paden was the recipient of the 1993 Best Paper Award from the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, and the 2001 IEEE Control Systems Society Technology Award. Dr. Paden is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He has authored over 80 publications and holds 17 patents in the field of engineering systems.
Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award – Soo Jeon, Masayoshi Tomizuka, and Tetsuaki Katou
The Rudolph Kalman Best Paper Award is a Division award for best paper published in the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control in the previous year as selected by the Honors and Awards Committee from nominations received from the Editor of the Journal.
This year’s award is for“Kinematic Kalman Filter (KKF) for Robot End-Effector Sensing” ASME Transactions: Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 131, 021010 (2009) (8 pages); Soo Jeon, Masayoshi Tomizuka, and Tetsuaki Katou
Soo Jeonreceived his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. Until June 2009, he worked as a Mechanical Engineer for the Applied Materials Inc. in Santa Clara, California. In July 2009, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada where he is currently an assistant professor. He teaches courses in control and mechatronic design for graduate and undergraduate students. His current research projects include Integrated Sensing and Control for Coordinated Manipulation, Instrumentation and Control of Braking Availability Tester for Airport Runway, and Supervisory Actuator Control for Electric Vehicles. Dr. Jeon is the recipient of Samsung Humantech Thesis Award (1999), Korean Ministry of Education Award (2001), and ASME DSCD Best Student Paper Award (2007).
Masayoshi Tomizuka was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1946. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan and his Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February 1974. In 1974, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, where he currently holds the Cheryl and John Neerhout, Jr., Distinguished Professorship Chair and serves as Executive Associate Dean of Engineering. He teaches courses in dynamic systems and controls. He served as Program Director of the Dynamic Systems and Control Program of the National Science Foundation (2002-2004). He served as Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (J-DSMC) (1988-93), and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (1997-99). He is a Fellow of the ASME, the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is the recipient of the J-DSMC Best Paper Award (1995), the DSCD Outstanding Investigator Award (1996), the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (ASME, 1997), the Rufus Oldenburger Medal (ASME, 2002) and the John R. Ragazzini Award (AACC, 2006).
Tetsuaki Katou was born in Osaka, Japan in 1960. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan in 1986. In 1986, he joined the Robot Laboratory at FANUC LTD where he was responsible for the development of industrial robot software. He is currently the manager of Basic Robot Laboratory.
excellent plenary lectures have been scheduled. Some of the details are
Plenary I: Mechatronic Systems in Cars - Status and Outlook
12:40 to 1:40PM on Monday in
12:40 to 1:40PM on Monday inSalon 3-4
Mechatronic systems have great and further increasing importance in modern vehicles regarding safety, energy efficiency and comfort. The contribution gives an overview on today's status and future outlook of the application of mechatronic systems in modern cars as well as underlying technologies. The aspects of systems architecture, mechatronics hardware and software as a basis for those systems are covered, selected implementation examples are given.
Brief Biography :
Dr.-Ing. Rainer Kallenbach is the Executive Vice President of Automotive Electronics of Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany. He obtained Diploma Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Systems and Control Engineering ("Technical Cybernetics") from the University of Stuttgart in 1982. From 1983 - 1986, he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute B of Mechanics, University of Stuttgart (Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Schiehlen), and obtained a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in the field of System Dynamics (Parameter Identification of Mechanical Systems) in 1986. In 1987, he joined Bosch Group. He engaged in the development of suspension control systems (simulation, control systems, application, drive testing, electronic hardware and software development) within various positions (specialist, group manager, department manager) at Bosch Brake Systems division (1987-1992), served as the Manager of Application Engineering for starters, alternators, and small electrical motors at Bosch Mexico (Toluca) (1993-1997), Manager of the corporate department "Coordination Product and Market Planning" (1997-2000), Manager of the corporate department "Coordinationof Automotive OE Sales" at Bosch Headquarters, Gerlingen-Schillerhoehe (1999-2000), General Manager of the Bosch subsidiary ASSET Automotive Systems and Engineering Technology GmbH, Systems Division Vehicle Functions (today: Bosch Engineering GmbH) (2000-2006), and Executive Vice President Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch GmbH, responsible for Engineering (2003-2006). Since 2007 he is responsible for Sales and the product areas Body Electronics and Steering Drive Electronics as Executive Vice President Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch GmbH.
Plenary II: Inspiring Present and Future Engineers to Innovate
08 :00 to
09:00AM on Tuesday in
:00 to 09:00AM on Tuesday inSalon 3-4
The need for scientists and engineers to play a more central, visible, and celebrated role has never been clearer of more urgent. As an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology, Kamen speaks about his award-winning inventions and his commitment to FIRST, the non-profit organization he founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in education and careers in science, technology, and engineering.
Brief Biography :
Dean Kamen is an inventor, an entrepreneur and a tireless advocate for science and technology. His roles as inventor and advocate are intertwined -- his own passion for technology and its practical uses has driven his personal determination to spread the word about technology’s virtues and by so doing to change the culture of the United States. As an inventor, he holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for innovative medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. While still a college undergraduate, he invented the first wearable infusion pump, which rapidly gained acceptance from such diverse medical specialties as chemotherapy, neonatology and endocrinology. In 1976 he founded his first medical device company, AutoSyringe, Inc., to manufacture and market the pumps. At age 30, he sold that company to Baxter International Corporation. By then, he had added a number of other infusion devices, including the first insulin pump for diabetics. Following the sale of AutoSyringe, Inc., he founded DEKA Research & Development Corporation to develop internally generated inventions as well as to provide R&D for major corporate clients. In the year 2000, Dean was awarded the National Medal of Technology. Presented by President Clinton, this award was in recognition for inventions that have advanced medical care worldwide, and for innovative and imaginative leadership in awakening America to the excitement of science and technology. He was also awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize in 2002, and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2005. In addition to DEKA, one of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.
Plenary III: New Actuators for Advanced Mechatronics
08 :00 to
09:00AM on Wednesday in
:00 to 09:00AM on Wednesday inSalon 3-4
There have been increasingly wider use of novel actuators in various fields. In industry, precise and high speed positioning is one of the most important technologies. In particular, in the production of semiconductors and flat panel displays, dust-free transporting and precise positioning systems for wafers and thin glass plates are needed to avoid generation of dusts. In peripheral machines for computers like disc memories, small and thin linear actuators are necessary to satisfy the demand of reduction of thickness and weight of the products. In cases like these conventional actuators seem to be difficult to satisfy the new and advanced demands in the near future. Therefore, seeking for new actuators has been activated recently. Our laboratory in the University of Tokyo has been enrolled to develop new actuators of various kinds in order to cope with severe demands of coming production systems and future automated machines. Among the developed actuators, I would like to introduce impact drive mechanism and surface acoustic wave motor, as examples of the actuators that utilize piezoelectric materials. And as examples of actuators and manipulations using electrostatic force, powerful electrostatic motor, thin film electrostatic motor, electrostatic transportation devices of particles and droplets, and electrostatic suspension and drive of thin plates of glass and silicon wafers are introduced
Brief Biography :
Professor Toshiro Higuchi received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in precision machinery engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1972, 1974, and 1977, respectively. He was a lecturer at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, from April 1977 to March 1978, and an associate professor from April 1978 to November 1991. Since November 1991, he has been a Professor in the department of precision machinery engineering, the University of Tokyo. He was the leader of the Higuchi Ultimate Mechatronics Project, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology, from April 1992 to March 1997. Since December 2002, he has been a director of Nano Control Co., Ltd., a venture business which was founded to industrialize his inventions about piezoelectric actuators. Since April 2005, he has also been a director of Tsukuba Seiko Co., Ltd, which commercializes his advanced research achievement about electrostatic levitation technology. From 2004 to 2009, he had been the leader of the national research project “Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthrough”. He received the following awards: the Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in 1999, the Prize Paper Award from IEEE Industry Application Society in 2000, the VR News Best Paper Award from IEEE Virtual Reality Society in 2001, the Kayamori Best Paper Award of IEEE ICRA in 2006, and the Award of Merit from IFToMM in 2007. His research interests include mechatronics, piezo actuators, magnetic bearings, electrostatic actuators, MEMS, robotics, micro TAS, and manufacturing.
|Workshop and Tutorial||
1. Tuesday Evening Tour
A tour of the new 5-wits Espionage and/or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attractions at Patriot Place in Foxborough was arranged by the ASME local Boston Chapter, and has been scheduled for the evening of Tuesday 9/14. The tour will include an inside glimpse of the behind-the-scenes workings of the show as well as the opportunity to experience one of the two shows from start to finish. A charter bus will depart at 7:30 pm from the Marriott Boston Cambridge to take the tour participants to Patriot Place, and is expected to return to the hotel at 11:30 pm.
Registered conference participants must purchase a $20 ticket for each person attending the tour at the on-line Conference registration site at https://asme-dscd.papercept.net/registration/. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis and are expected to be sold out, so please purchase your tickets early.
For more information about the new and exciting 5-wits Espionage and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attractions please visit:
2. Welcome Reception
Time: Sunday, 12 September 2010, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Salon III–IV
Sponsor: The MathWorks
Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Welcome Reception sponsored by The MathWorks to celebrate the opening of the 2010 DSC Conference and the IFAC Symposium of Mechatronic Systems.
3. Student, Young Professional, and Newcomer Orientation
Time: Sunday, 12 September 2010, 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Salon II
4. Women in DSCD Luncheon
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010,11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Meet at Registration Desk
5. Conference Luncheon and DSCD Awards Ceremony
Time: Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 11:45 am – 1:45 pm
Location: Salon III–IV
The conference luncheon will be followed by the annual DSCD Awards Ceremony. The DSCD awards for 2010 will be presented, including the Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award, the Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award, the Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award, and the Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award. The ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal and the ASME Dedicated Service Award will be presented by the ASME President, Mr. Robert Simmons. The Student Best Paper finalists will be introduced and the winner will be announced. The Nyquist Lecturer will be acknowledged. This will be followed by a lecture given by the recipient of the Oldenburger Medal.
2010 Oldenburger Lecture
Title: On Driver Assistance Systems for Collision Avoidance – Strategies, sensor fusion, warnings and active interventions, driving experiments
Professor Rolf Isermann
Institute of Automatic Control, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Abstract: Accident statistics show that a further progress in the reduction of accidents can especially be expected by next generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This will be facilitated by mechatronic braking and steering systems that are already introduced. The talk presents some results of the joint Industry-University research project “PRORETA” with the goal to develop steps towards accident free driving. The first project considers a “driver assistance system for obstacle collision avoidance.” The obstacle on the own lane is detected by a fusion of LIDAR and camera data providing the system with information about distance and location. If the driver does not brake or steer in time the system automatically triggers an emergency braking and/or swerving to avoid a collision. This includes a fast and precise evasive trajectory control by automatic steering (e.g. by internal model control, nonlinear control, or local linear control). The goal of the second project is to develop a “driver assistance system for overtaking maneuvers” with regard to two lane rural roads. Far range RADAR detects the velocities and distances to the preceding and oncoming vehicle and a video camera supplies images of the road and vehicles. The measured data of the two sensors undergo a sensor fusion with Kalman filters. If the beginning of an overtaking maneuver is detected, the probable course of the maneuver is predicted by using the measured data for all three vehicles. If an accident free overtaking might not be possible, warnings are given to the driver and if the driver does not react a full braking of the own vehicle is fired such that the driver can turn back behind the overtaken vehicle. The talk shows the developed strategies, some basic computational solutions and the designed nonlinear control systems. Measured data are shown and some videos give an impression of driving experiments on a runway.
6. Student, Young Professional, and Newcomer Social Activity
Time: Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 7:30 – 11:30 pm
Location: Charter bus to 5-wits at Patriot Place in Foxborogh
7. Farewell Reception
Time: Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Salon III
Join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the success of the 2010 DSC Conference and the IFAC Symposium of Mechatronic Systems.
IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics Management Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Hospitality Suite
IFAC Mechatronics Technical Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 11:30 am – 12:40 pm
Location: Salon I
DSCD Model Identification and Intelligent Systems Technical Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
DSCD Robotic Technical Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Hospitality Suite
DSCD Vibration and Smart Structure Technical Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Salon I
DSCD Mechatronics Technical Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
DSCD Executive Committee Meeting
Time: Monday, 13 September 2010, 8:00 – 10:30 pm (Reception at 7:30 pm)
Location: Salon III
IFAC Mechatronics Journal Editorial Meeting
Time: Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Hospitality Suite
ASME Systems and Design Group Operating Board Meeting
Time: Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Salon II
Joint 2010 and 2011 DSCC OpCom Meeting
Time: Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Location: Salon I
|International Program Committee|
Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Chair|
Andreas Kugi, Vice-Chair from Europe
Jia-Yush Yen, Vice-Chair from Asia
Khalid El Rifai, Vice-Chair from Industry
Dong-il (Dan) Cho
Jun Ho Oh
Job Van Amerongen
|National Organizing Committee|
Brad Paden, Chair
Jeannie Falcon, Exhibits &Sponsorship
George Chiu, Publications
Huei Peng, Finance & Registration
Bin Yao, Publicity & Website
Yingzi Lin, Local Arrangements
Masayoshi Tomizuka, DSCC General Chair
T.C. Tsao, DSCC Program Chair
Peter Meckl, DSCC Editorial Board Chair
|Conference Editorial Board|