Organized by: IIITDM Kancheepuram, Chennai, INDIA
(An Institute of National Importance Established by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Rezia Molfino, University of Genova, Italy

President of SIRI (Italian Association of Robotics and Automation); National Coordinator at IFR; Expert Evaluator appointed by the European Commission; Expert evaluator of the Italian Ministry of Industry, Trade e Handicraft; Member of “cabina di regia” NMP of Italian Ministry of Education and Research for the VII Fremework Program; Member of Manufacture technology platform; Member of the CIM Experts National Group; Member of the Board of Directors of the ROBOCUP Italian Team; IEEE member; AIIA (Associazione Italiana di Intelligenza Artificiale) member; ISCS (Italian Society for Computer Simulation) member; IAS (Intelligent Autonomous Systems) Society member; CLAWAR (Climbing and Walking Robots) association member; EURON (European Robotics Network) member.

Research Areas: Mechatronics, Robotics, Parllel Mechanisms, Smart Materials, Automation, Robot Control

Prof. Jinwhan Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea

PhD: Stanford University

Research Areas: Mobile and Marine Robotics, Unmanned Surface Ships and Underwater Vehicles, Vehicle Intelligence, Navigation and Control

Prof. Huang Weimin, NTU, Singapore

PhD: Cambridge University, UK

Research Areas: SShape Memory Materials and Technologies, Smart Actuators and Devices for Robots, Active Assembly and Disassembly, Surface Patterning

Prof. S K Saha, IIT Delhi, India

PhD: McGill University, Canada

Research Areas: Multibody Dynamics, Robotics, Design, Mechatronics

Prof. Ashish Dutta, IIT Kanpur, India

PhD: Akita University, Japan

Research Areas: Humanoid Robotics, Intelligent Control Systems, Micro-sensors and Actuators, Bio-robotics