Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Prof. Vsevolod V. Koryanov,
The first deputy head of the department of Dynamics and Flight Control of Missiles and Space Vehicles of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia

Vsevolod Koryanov, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Department "Dynamics and flight control of missiles and space vihicles" of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, was born in the former Soviet Union in 1982. In 2006 finished the Moscow State Technical University, faculty of "Special engineering", Department "Ballistics and aerodynamics". In 2011 defended his dissertation for the degree of candidate of technical sciences. Since September 2011 he works at the Department "Dynamics and flight control of missiles and space vihicles" of Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the position of first deputy head of the department. Vsevolod Koryanov has more than 25 published scientific work. Spoke at the conference of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2013 (Beijing), 2014 (Toronto) in 2015 (Jerusalem). The main scientific direction - ballistics modeling and motion dynamics of space and landers.

Together with Professor Kazakovtsev in 2011-2015 Vsevolod Koryanov was the executive in charge of the joint grant №263255 within the European Seventh Framework Programme "RITD - Re-entry: inflatable technology development in Russian collaboration".

Prof.Polyakova Marina
Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Russia

About Prof.Polyakova Marina: olyakova Marina was born in Minsk, Buelorussia. After graduation from mechanical and technology faculty of Buelorussian politechnical institute in 1986 up to this date she has been working in Nosov Magnitogorsk state technical university at the mechanical and metallurgical department nowadays as assistant professor. Polyakova M. was awarded PhD in Metal Forming in 1998. In 2008 Polyakova Marina was awarded by the Commendation Diploma of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. Since 2012 Polyakova M. is the Honorary Employer of high professional education of the Russian Federation.

Scientific activity of Polyakova M. is connected with quality control in metallurgical technological processes, qualimetry in hardware production and peculiarities of production quality formation in technologies of hardware manufacture. She is also interested in creating nanotechnologies based on combination different types of deformation. She has got two patents of the Russian Federation for an invention the continuous method of carbon wire deformation nanostructuring. Various hardware devices and tools already applied for steel wire production can be used to implement this method thus simplifying its introduction to the current industrial equipment.

Polyakova M. took part in many international conferences and last year she was the section chair at The Second International Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics (St.Petersburg, 20-21 July). As a result of scientific work Polyakova M. wrote and published more than 75 papers among them papers published in referred journals. She is coauthor of three monographs about different aspects of downstream metal production.

Prof. Kwang-Yong Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering of Inha University, Incheon, Korea

Kwang-Yong Kim received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University in 1978, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1981 and 1987, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Inha University, Incheon, Korea. Professor Kim is also the current editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems, the associate editor of ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, and the chairman of the Asian Fluid Machinery Committee. He served as the editor-in-chief of the Transactions of Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and president of Korean Society for Fluid Machinery. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
He is interested in applications of the numerical optimization techniques using various surrogate models and computational fluid dynamics to the designs of fluid machinery, heat-transfer augmentation devices, micro heat sinks, micro mixers, coolant channels in nuclear reactors, etc. He has published 332 peer-reviewed journal papers, and presented more than 500 papers at international/domestic conferences.


Prof. Nikos A. Aspragathos
Robotics Group in Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece

Professor Nikos A. Aspragathos leads the Robotics Group in Mechanical and Aeronautics Engineering Department, University of Patras, Greece. His main research interests are robotics, intelligent motion planning and control for static and mobile robots and for dextrous manipulation of rigid and non-rigid objects, human-robot interaction, metamorphic manipulators, micro-manipulation, knowledge-based mechatronics design, industrial automation, and computer graphics.

He is member of the editorial board of the Mechatronics Journal, ROBOTICA, Cogent Engineering and ISRN Robotics as well as member of scientific committees IFTOMM, TC Robotics and Mechatronics and IFAC, TC4.3 Robotics, TC4.2 Mechatronic Systems and member of a considerable number of conference committees. He is member of Advisory Group for New Robotics Engineering Book Series, ASME Press and served as reviewer for about 40 Journals and more than 30 conferences and jury and reviewer for national and international proposals.

He was visiting professor in 5 universities and institutes gave invited speeches in universities and research institutes and served as external PhD examiner. He published more than 80 journal papers, more than 130 conference and about 10 book chapters. He was involved in research projects funded by Greek and European Union sources and in some of them was the leader.

"Safe and high performance Human-Robot co-manipulation"

Abstract: The collaboration of human with robots is based on the complementarity of their abilities to perform tasks that could not be performed if they work separately. These capabilities will be presented along with the main issues for safe and high performance co-manipulation. A short survey of the methodologies for the development of robot controllers for human-robot cooperation and relative application will be described.

The rest of this presentation will be devoted to methods for the identification of human intentions based on force measurements, the detection of unintended contacts and high performance stable physical co-manipulation.

The detection of human intention in co-manipulation of a bulky object with a robot in an a priori unknown task involving rotation and translation will be presented. Supervised and unsupervised learning with reference minimum jerk model and EMG measurements were introduced to modify the damping of the admittance controller for easy manipulation of the robot by physical interaction in translation and rotation of the and-effector.

Methods for manipulator performance constraints in Cartesian admittance control  for Human-Robot cooperation and enhancement of the stability limits will be presented along with a methodology for the distinction of intended and unintended contacts based on the force oscillation charateristics will be presented in details.

Experimental results with many subjects and comparison with alternative approaches will be presented with demonstrative videos and the speech will conclude with some hints for future research in human-robot collaboration.