IEEE ICMA 2007 Conference
Plenary Talk 4

Issues and Advancement of Macro and Nano Intelligent

Ren C. Luo, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
University Chair Professor of National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

The mechatronics system is the integration of mechanical, electrical, information, communication and nano/micro level technologies in the design, manufacture and operation of industrial products and processes. Mechatronics system emphasizes the key factors in integration, intelligence, communication functions which includes actuators/sensors, control of mechatronic systems, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), mechatronic devices, human-machine interface/haptics, embedded computing and software engineering, networked and embedded mechatronics and design/integration methodologies for mechatronic systems etc.

Mechatronics on specific engineering systems to which mechatronics play key roles, such as: automotive systems, mobile robots, precision motion control systems, bio-mechatronics, nano/micro manipulation and nano robotics. In this presentation, we will discuss the state-of-the-art of intelligent mechatronics in the macro and nano world and to present recent advances made research results and perspectives of the future development in this multidisciplinary field of intelligent mechatronic systems.

Ren C. Luo(M'83-SM'88-F'92) received the Ph.D.degree in electrical engineering from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1982. He is currently a University Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and President of National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. He was a Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA  and Toshiba Chair Professor in the University of Tokyo, Japan.

His research interests include sensor-based intelligent robotic systems, multisensor fusion and integration, computer vision, micro/nano technologies, rapid prototyping, and advanced manufacturing systems. He has authored more than 300 papers on these topics, which have been published in refereed technical journals and conference proceedings. He also holds several patents. Dr. Luo received IEEE Eugean Mittlemann Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 1996; ALCOA Foundation Outstanding Engineering Research Award, NCSU, USA; National Science Council Outstanding Research Awards, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2002-2005; TECO Outstanding Science and Technology Research Achievement Award, 2001. Dr. Luo is currently Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS. He served as President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2000-2001). He also served as President of Chinese Institute of Automation Engineers, Convener of Automation Technology Division, National Science Council; Adviser of Ministry of Economics Affairs and Technical Adviser of Prime Minister's Office in Taiwan.

He contributes regularly to international conferences by serving as General Chairs (IEEE IROS 1992, MFI 1994, IECON 1996, MFI 1999, ICRA 2003, MFI 2006, IECON 2007, IROS 2010), Program Chairs, program committees, and offers short courses or tutorials and plenary/keynote speeches in various countries and research communities. Dr. Luo is a Fellow of IEEE since 1992 and a Fellow of IEE since 2000.