Announcements

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CDSR 2017:

CDSR 2017 will be held in Toronto, Canada on August 21 - 23, 2017.

CDSR'17 Workshop

International ASET Inc. is proud to present Dr. Goldie Nejat and Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi as the presenters of our workshop for the 4th International Conference on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR'17)

Topic of Workshop: The Future of Assistive Robots for Social and Physical Interactions

The workshop will be held in the afternoon of August 22, 2017. All conference attendees are welcome to attend the workshop free of charge. The registration fee for non-conference attendees will be 113 CAD (HST included). Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of participation. For registration, please visit: here.

For more information about the workshop and the speakers, please visit: here.

Poster Dimensions:

Authors presenting via poster are to be informed that posters should be between 90 - 110 cm height and 80 - 90 cm width.

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Best Paper Award:

Two best paper awards will be conferred to author(s) of the papers that receive the highest rank during the peer-review and by the respected session chairs. Please visit Paper Submission for more information.

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Become a Sponsor or an Exhibitor

CDSR attracts a wide range of researchers in the field of control, dynamic systems, and robotics. As a prominent company in the field of control, dynamic systems, and robotics, we would like to offer you an exhibit at CDSR. Please visit Sponsors for more information.

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the International Conference on Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR'17).

Dr. Tim Barfoot

University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi

Ryerson University, Canada

Dr. Hugh H.T. Liu

University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. John McPhee

University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Tim Barfoot

Dr. Timothy Barfoot (Professor, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies – UTIAS) holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Autonomous Space Robotics and works in the area of guidance, navigation, and control of mobile robots a variety of applications. He is interested in developing methods to allow mobile robots to operate over long periods of time in large-scale, unstructured, three-dimensional environments, using rich onboard sensing (e.g., cameras and laser rangefinders) and computation. Dr. Barfoot took up his position at UTIAS in May 2007, after spending four years at MDA Space Missions, where he developed autonomous vehicle navigation technologies for both planetary rovers and terrestrial applications such as underground mining. He sits on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Robotics Research and the Journal of Field Robotics. He recently served as the General Chair of Field and Service Robotics (FSR) 2015, which was held in Toronto. He is the author of a new book, “State Estimation for Robotics”, in press.

Topic of Keynote: Can a Robot Navigate Using Vision Alone Forever?

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi

Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Director of Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation Laboratory (RMAL) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He was elected Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME) and also Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for his work on image-guided control and robotics.

He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1995. He was NSERC postdoctoral fellow and instructor in the Center for Intelligent Machines and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of McGill University (1995-1997). He has also been Visiting Professor in Technical University of Munich (Germany), INRIA-IRISA (France), and KAIST (Korea). His research interests span over optomechatronic systems with the focus on image-guided control of autonomous robotic systems. He currently serves as the Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, and on the Editorial Board of several journals including International Journal of Optomechatronics, Journal of Robotics, and The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal. He also chairs CSME Technical Committee on Mechatronics and MEMS. He has organized several international conferences including International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, ISOT 2010 (Toronto, Canada) and SPIE International Conference on Optomechatronic Systems Control (2005, 2006), and served in Program Committees of more than twenty International Conferences. Among the awards he received were several Best Paper Awards, a German Research Foundation (DFG) Guest Professorship Award, INRIA Visiting Professorship Award, and Dean’s one Teaching Award and two Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Awards at Ryerson University.

Topic of Keynote: Robotic Interventions: Achievements, Challenges, and Future Prospects

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Hugh H.T. Liu

Hugh H.T. Liu is a Professor of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He currently also serves as the Director of Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Centre for Aerial Robotics Research and Education. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1991), Master’s degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1994), and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (1998). His research interests in the area of aircraft systems and control include autonomous unmanned systems, cooperative and formation control, fault tolerant control, active control on advanced aircraft systems, as well as integrated modeling and simulations. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Liu was a systems engineer at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) Aerospace Canada where he worked on various aircraft systems projects. He has served many years as a member of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee. He currently serves as the Associate Editor of AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. He is also an Associate Editor of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal. Dr. Liu is a fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.

Topic of Keynote: Formation Control of Autonomous Vehicles

Keynote Abstract

Dr. John McPhee

John McPhee is the Canada Research Chair in System Dynamics at the University of Waterloo, which he joined in 1992. Prior to that, he held fellowships at Queen’s University, Canada, and the Université de Liège, Belgium.

Dr. McPhee pioneered the use of linear graph theory to model multi-domain dynamic systems, with applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to rehabilitation robots. His research algorithms are a core component of the MapleSim software, which is used by thousands of engineers and researchers at Toyota, NASA, Ford, Canon, Moog, and many others. He is particularly interested in the dynamics and model-based control of biomechatronic systems, and the use of symbolic computing to develop real-time simulations and controllers. His research partners include Maplesoft, Toyota, the Canadian Space Agency, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Cycling Canada, Magna, Cleveland Golf, and the Canadian Sport Institute.

Dr. McPhee is the Chair of the International Association for Multibody System Dynamics, a co-founder of 2 journals and 3 international technical committees, and an Associate Editor for 6 leading journals in his field. He has had the pleasure of supervising 83 outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. McPhee is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has won 4 Best Paper Awards and, in 2014, he received the prestigious NSERC Synergy Award from the Governor-General of Canada.

Topic of Keynote: Model-based Dynamics and Control: from Cars to Biomechatronics

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Upcoming Dates

May. 26, 2017
Jul. 14, 2017
Final Version of Accepted Submissions Deadline
Final Version of Accepted Submissions Deadline
Jun. 23, 2017
Jul. 14, 2017
Registration Deadline for Authors
Final Registration Deadline for Authors
Aug. 21 - 23, 2017
Conference Dates