Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 2nd World Congress on Automation and Robotics Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Eduard Babulak

The Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Keynote: The secure manufacturing IT system

Time : 10:00-10:40

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Eduard Babulak is an International Scholar, Researcher, Consultant, Educator, Professional Engineer and Polyglot with more than thirty years of experience. His academic and engineering work was recognized internationally by the Engineering Council in UK, the European Federation of Engineers and credited by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and APEG in British Columbia in Canada. He was awarded higher Postdoctoral degree DOCENT-Doctor of Science (DSc) in the Czech Republic, PhD, MSc and High National Certificate (HNC) Diplomas in United Kingdom as well as MSc and BSc Diplomas in Electrical Engineering Slovakia.


Given the current and future development of computerization and information communications infrastructures, the manufacturing industries are facing more and more challenges how to secure their production and distribution plants in conjunction with the information flow within the organization and worldwide via Internet. The pervasive access to Internet introduces new challenges how to secure control and management of manufacturing plants and at the same time to provide access to authorized personnel at any-time and from-anywhere. The author discusses the development of Access Control to Manufacturing Information Systems using a secure web system. The proposed system authenticates the authorized users according to their function in the organization allowing them to control specific tasks on site or remotely. The system facilitates alternative ways to distinguish between the user authentication and access hierarchies. It keeps track of access logbook and lists past events performed via web interface. The author further discusses the issues related to user authentication and authorization based on their roles within the organization. The main contribution of this work is to provide solution and secure any large complex manufacturing industrial site that use Web-URL Security from cyber-attacks on site or remotely by unauthorized personnel.

Break: Refreshments and Networking break 10:40-11:00 @ Foyer

Keynote Forum

Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi

Ryerson University, Canada

Keynote: Visual Servo Control of Robotic Systems: Applications and Challenges

Time : 11:00-11:40

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Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi received the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1995. He is a Professor of Mechanical-Industrial Engineering and the Director of Robotics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (RMAL) at Ryerson University, Canada. He has also been Visiting Professor in a few Universities in Korea, Germany and France. His research interests span over image-guided control and planning of robots. He has published more than 190 refereed papers in the journals and conference proceedings, authored/coauthored several book chapters, and edited/co-edited four proceedings in the field. He serves as the Associate Editor of several journals including International Journal of Optomechatronics.


Conventional robotic systems operate on open loop kinematic chain for positioning tasks and hence they are not robust to operate in unstructured environments. Uncertainties in target object’s position, unplanned compensation for object’s motion, bending of the links due to the load and accelerations, and joint slippages are examples of the elements frequently encountered in many industrial operations. Significant effort and expenses are therefore extended to enable robots’ operation in uncertain environments. Reprogramming and calibration of robots for recurrent or new tasks also add to the cost of robots’ operations. In this talk, I will review the fundamentals of direct end-point control of robots using vision sensor, i.e., visual servoing, and will show how this framework could overcome many of the aforementioned practical problems. The main structures and theoretical as well as practical issues in development and integration of visual servo control will be reviewed. Recent results in my laboratory including sensor fusion schemes, uncertainty modeling, and robust control for visual servoing will be shown. Next, I will show how integration of visual servoing would facilitate robots programming. A recently developed novel vision-based programming by demonstration approach (PbD) will also be discussed and its practical implications will be demonstrated.

Keynote Forum

Petter Falkman

Chalmers University of Technology Sweden

Keynote: Virtual engineering and commissioning of automation systems – a way to handle complexity

Time : 11:40-12:20

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Dr. Petter Falkman received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. Dr. Falkman is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology. He received his Master of Science in Automation and Mechatronics at Chalmers in 1999. Dr. Falkman is program director for the Automation and Mechatronics program at Chalmers. He is also part of the Wingquist Laboratory, a research center for virtual product and production development at Chalmers. Dr. Falkman is a member of the editorial board of the journal Advances in Automobile Engineering. His main research topic concerns information integration, virtual preparation, restart, verification, and optimization of production systems.


Vehicle manufacturing companies are today forced to handle and respond to a rapidly growing variety of vehicles, due to the environmental restriction on energy consumption and CO2 emissions. An additional requirement is also that these new innovative and environmentally friendly products are produced in already existing factories. A clear trend today is also that production volume has to be changed with short notice to meet market changes. Today´s manufacturing systems therefore have to be both energy- and time efficient, safe, as well as flexible to manage this complexity. The challenge is to reduce the production preparation time by bringing together mechanical and electrical engineers into a common virtual environment achieving a more efficient cooperation, enabling automatic generation of verified control programs. Another challenge is reducing energy consumption by embedding detailed robot energy optimization into early scheduling. A third challenge is to increase production efficiency, increase human and machine safety and decrease the number of discarded parts by performing virtual commissioning of entire manufacturing stations, including complete robot programs, control logic and safety equipment including HMIs. rnrnA required step in order to handle the above described problems is to extend early process design and mechanical simulation with control logics to ensure an intended behavior. It has been shown that possible savings could be achieved if PLC programming and optimization is included in earlier production preparation phases together with new functionality based on formal methods.rn