Keynote Speakers


Prof. Clément Gosselin (IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow)
Robotics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Université Laval
Québec, Qc, Canada

BIO: Clément Gosselin received the Ph.D. degree from McGill University in Canada and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at INRIA in France.  Since 1989, he has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Université Laval, Québec, Canada where he is a Full Professor since 1997 and where has held a Canada Research Chair from 2001 to 2021. His research interests are kinematics, dynamics and control of robotic mechanical systems with a particular emphasis on the mechanics of grasping, the kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators, the development of human-friendly robots and the synthesis of haptic devices.  He is an Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. Dr. Gosselin received several awards including the ASME DED Mechanisms and Robotics Committee Award in 2008,  the ASME Machine Design Award in 2013 and the IFToMM Award of Merit in 2019. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010 for contributions to research in parallel mechanisms and underactuated systems. He is a fellow of the ASME, of the IEEE and of the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Gang Feng (IEEE Fellow)
Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering
Director of Centre for Robotics and Automation
City University of Hong Kong

BIO: Gang Feng received the B.Eng and M.Eng. Degrees in Automatic Control from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute, China in 1982 and in 1984 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1992.
Professor Feng was a Lecturer in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1991 and a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, University of New South Wales, 1992-1999. He has been with City University of Hong Kong since 2000 where he is now a Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering. He was also a ChangJiang Chair Professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, awarded by Ministry of Education. He has received Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the Best Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks and Signal Processing and the Best Theoretical Paper Award in the Second World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation. He is listed as a SCI highly cited researcher byClarivate Analytics. He is an author of one research monograph entitled “Analysis and Synthesis of Fuzzy Control Systems: A Model Based Approach”, and over 300 SCI indexed papers including over 120 in IEEE Transactions. His research interests include intelligent systems and control, networked control systems, and multi-agent systems and control.
Professor Feng is a fellow of IEEE. He has been the Associate Editor ofIEEE Trans. Automatic Control,IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems,IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, & Cybernetics,Mechatronics,Journal of Systems Science and Complexity,andJournal of Control Theory and Applications.