Field Driven Robots


Speaker:     Song Liu 
Time:         15:00-16.00 Dec 25 
Location:    SIST 1C 101 
Host:           SIST 
Field driven robots have evolved the definition over robotics nowadays, and significantly extended the capacity of robotics research from canonical industrial applications to now revolutionizing biomedical field. A miniature mechanical system, with the capability of in-vivo diagnosis, trapping bacteria, targeted drug delivery, wandering in human body like in the blood vessel, has now been turning from imagination into reality. Recent literature reported from Nature and Science illustrates research on field driven robots has been prosperous worldwidely. In this talk, the speaker would like to introduce some of the latest research outcomes regarding field driven robots, including magnetic robot, optical robot, and acoustic robot. Topics, like the actuation principles, system prototyping, application potentials, limitations and challenges etc., would be well discussed. The speaker would also shortly talk about the research initiatives of the speaker s research group towards acoustic robots.

Dr. Song LIU, received his bachelor degree in Instrumentation and Measurement from Shandong University in 2008. He received his Ph.D degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Ph.D degree in Robot Vision from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, respectively in June 2017. From July 2017 to December 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Robot Vision Research Lab in City University of Hong Kong. From Jan. Afterwards, he served as a postdoctoral scholar in MEMS research group in University of Southern California, California, USA. He is now a tenure-track assistant professor in the School of Information Science and Technology in Shanghai Tech University. He has published tens of papers in Top IEEE Transactions journals and conferences.

His research interests include robotic micro/nano manipulation, soft sensor, acoustic holography, and human-robot interaction.

His research group now has openings for Master and PhD students. Self motivated undergraduate students are also highly expected. Please contact at or drop by office at SIST 2-402.I if you are interested.