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Brain-inspired robots based on attractive region in environment

By Hong Qiao

State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems
Robotic Theory and Application in Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science 

In recent years, brain-inspired robots have received more and more attentions. In order to make robots obtain human's abilities in terms of flexibility, learning ability and adaptability, and understand humans' movements and emotion, it is necessary for researchers to investigate the robots' operational intelligence, cognitive intelligence and decision intelligence. In addition, researchers also need to pay attention to the integration of different research directions for robots.

This report focuses on how robots use environmental constraints, discussing the research on the intelligent hand-eye-brain fusion intelligence, especially for the key scientific issues: how to use low-precision robots to achieve high precision and high flexibility performs.

Bio

Prof. Qiao is Winner of National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar. She is deputy director of State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, the group leader of Robotic Theory and Application (more than 50 researchers) in Institute of Automation, CAS.


Prof. Qiao has made excellent contributions to interdisciplinary research between robotics and other areas and also among different directions in robotic area. She is an internationally-recognized and highly-cited pioneer researcher in high-precision robotic manipulation and biologically-inspired robotic cognition and manipulation. Her contributions are evidenced by more than 230 international journal and conference papers (150 SCI Indexed) with 2900+ total citation and H-Index of 28, and 56 patents. Her theory of “Attractive Region in Environment (ARIE)” —reported as “Qiao’s Concept” —has been widely applied in industrial robots in China. She was awarded Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award (the highest fundamental research award in China) in 2014. She also serves as AEs of 6 IEEE Transactions and Editor-in-chief of Assembly Automation (SCI). She established three industrialization bases in China for robotic assembly and detection. Some of the products became standardized and achieved best seller in local market. The base in Huizhou also got rewarded as New-type R & D institutions by local government.