Plenary Lecture

Versatile Intelligent Portable Rescue Robot Platform through the Adaptive Networked Control

Professor Luige Vladareanu
Head of Robotics and Mechatronics Department
Romanian Academy, Institute of Solid Mechanics Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: Intelligent heterogeneous robot networks, remotely controlled by humans, do have an increasingly important role in hazardous and challenging environments, where human lives might be at risk. This is in fact the challenge of developing autonomous systems perceptive to human requirements and having the ability of continuous learning, adapting and improving in “real world” complex environments, so as to provide support in natural disasters, fires, or other calamities. The paper presents a VIPRO versatile, intelligent and mobile platform for robots, using an original virtual projection method which involves the representation of modern mobile robots in a 3D virtual environment using a strong robotic simulator, an open architecture system and adaptive networks over the classical control system of the robot, developing intelligent control interfaces that use advanced control technologies adapted to the robot environment such as extended control (Extenics), neutrosophic control, human adaptive mechatronics. The VIPRO innovative platform is competitive with other similar virtual application platforms CDA, CAM, CAE, Solid Works or MatLab, Simulink, COMSOL, Lab View, but in addition to these platforms, it allows researchers to design, test, and experiment intelligent, real time control methods integrating classical control systems in robot modelling and simulation. The obtained resultslead to the conclusionthat the VIPRO platform is to be integrated on the IT market as a new component alongside the existing ones, allowing a correct evaluation of robot behaviours in hazardous or challenging environmentsand high level real-time simulation in order to correctly model interactions among the robots and between the robots and the environment.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Luige Vladareanu received Ph.D. degree in electronics field from the Institute of Solid Mechanics of Romanian Academy, in 1998. From 2003, Ministry of Education and Research, executive Department for Financing Superior Education and of Scientific University Research - High Level Expert Consulting for MEC/CNCSIS project, from 2003-2005, member of Engineering Science Committee of Romanian National Research Council, from 2005, Scientific Researcher Gr.I (Professor) of Romanian Academy, from 2009 Head of Robotics and Mechatronics Department of Institute of Solid Mechanics, Romanian Academy. His scientific work is focused on real time control in solid mechanics applied in robot trajectory control, hybrid position – force control, multi-microprocessor systems for robot control, acquisition and processing of experimental physical data, experimental methods and signal processing, nano-micro manipulators, semi-active control of mechanical system vibrations, semi-active control of magnetorheological dissipaters systems, complex industrial automations with programmable logical controllers in distributed and decentralized structure. He has published over 35 books and book chapters, 11 edited books, over 200 papers in journals, proceedings and conferences in the areas. Director and coordinator of over 15 grants of international and national research – development programs in the last 5 years, 15 invention patents, developing 17 advanced work methods resulting from applicative research activities and more then 60 research projects.He is the winner of the two Prize and Gold of Excellence in Research 2000, SIR 2000, of the Romanian Government and the Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. 9 International Invention and Innovation Competition Awardsand Gold of World’s Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva 2007 - 2009, and other 9 International Invention Awards and Gold of the Brussels, Zagreb, Bucharest International Exhibition. He received “TraianVuia” (2006) award of the Romanian Academy, Romania’s highest scientific research forum, for a group of scientific papers published in the real time control in the solid mechanics. He is aCorresponding Member of the American Romanian Academy and he is a member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), Auburn University, USA (2006), ABI´s Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute (2006), World Scientific and Engineering Academy Society, WSEAS (2005), International Association for Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises - AMSE, France (2004),National Research Council from Romania(2003-2005), etc. He is a PhD advisor in the field of mechanical engineering at the Romanian Academy.He was an organizer of several international conferences such as the General Chair of four WSEAS International Conferences ( 2008/romania/amta/index.html), chaired Plenary Lectures to Houston 2009, Harvard, Boston 2010 and Penang, Malaysia 2010, Paris 2011 to the WSEAS International Conferences, is team leader of WSEAS scientific research project: Mechanics & Robotics Systems and is serving on various other conferences and academic societies.