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HUST-Nagoya Academic Exchange Lectures Series (Online) Successfully Held

Jan 10, 2022

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology-Nagoya University Academic Exchange Lectures Series (online) jointly organized by the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation of HUST and the Graduate School of Engineering of NU was successfully held. The series consisting of ten lectures began on October 23, lasting 7 weeks. The series of lectures invited scholars from Nagoya University, experts also NU alumni from the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research of Japan, and Kyushu University to deliver reports.


On October 23th, Professor Yamada Yoji from Nagoya University gave a lecture titled System Safety of Machinery. Prof. Yamada first described the case of a production system of man-machine symbiosis. After that, he modeled the failure of the machine and used this model to simulate and analyze the scenario of the machine's collision with humans caused by the failure of the robot. Then he talked about system redundancy and the available life cycle of items.

On October 24th, Professor Hisataka Maruyama from Nagoya University gave an academic report entitled Optical Micro-nano Manipulation and Measurement for Shingle Cell Analysis. He briefly described the advantages of microfluidic chips and micromanipulations. Then he demonstrated fluorescence microsensors for microenvironment measurement, and the production process of multi-fluorescence microtools. He practiced the temperature and pH measurement of single virus infection and infected cells, and explained the knowledge of injecting unilateral transducer into cells for intracellular measurement.


On October 30th, Professor Masaru Takeuchi of Nagoya University delivered a lecture on Wireless and Battery-free Technologies for Neural Engineering. He first introduced the micro-machining operation technology used in biomedical applications, focusing on the use of implantable neuro-stimulators to reconstruct walking motion. Then, he shared the research on the integration of motor neurons in striated muscle, which can promote new strategies for the treatment of nerve injury.


On October 31st, Professor Tadayoshi Aoyama from Nagoya University gave a report entitled Computer Vision in Mechatronic Systems. He introduced related work in multiple research fields including robot control, high-speed visual perception and human-computer interaction, as well as research on high-speed visual capture systems for moving microorganisms. He demonstrated a visual field expansion microscope system for micro-injection and a real-time 3D image display system.

On November 6th and 21st, Doctor ZHU Yaonan from Nagoya University gave two lectures entitled Robotic Teleoperation for Transparent Synergy between Human and Machines, and Master-Follower Control for minimum Invasive Surgery, respectively. The first report talked about the idea of remote operation and transmission, which led to the introduction of remote operation. Then, he discussed the architecture of remote operation, bilateral content and typical control framework, which involved the application of shared control and combined with deep learning to achieve control and grasp. The second one mainly introduced Dr. ZHU's team's research on minimally invasive surgical robots, focusing on minimally invasive surgeries such as Endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES), human-machine interface design, and robot-assisted suture.


On November 7th, Professor Yasuhisa Hasegawa from Nagoya University delivered a lecture titled Robot Motion Control for Physical Assistance-Mechanical Structure of Variable Joint Compliance. He introduced the key technologies of wearable robots and flexible drive joints with variable stiffness, explained the relationship between stiffness and flexibility, and the realization of adaptive flexibility.


On November 13th and 14th, NU alumni Dr. Shingo Shimoda from the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research of Japan gave two lectures titled Neurological Background of Behavior Control of Human Beings: Brain Mechanism and Signal Pathways and Neurological Background of Behavior Control of Human Beings: Application for rehabilitation, respectively. These two reports were aimed at improving the audiences' understanding of the signal pathways of human control behaviors and learning actions, the influence of nerve injury on behavior control, and how to design effective rehabilitation training methods. Dr. Shingo Shimoda clearly pointed out that adapting to the unknown environment was the most important feature of brain activity, and on that basis, he elaborated on the background of neurological studies.


On December 4th, NU alumni Professor Kazuo Kiguchi from Kyushu University gave a report entitled Design and Control of a Robotic Exoskeleton. Professor Miguchi introduced his research results in exoskeleton robot mechanism design, human body intention recognition and human-computer interaction control.


The three-month lecture series focused on technological frontiers, greatly improving the students' knowledge and broadening their horizons.

This series of lectures is a part of our school's collaboration project with Nagoya University. the Graduate School of Engineering of Nagoya University has long-term cooperation with the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation of HUST. The two Institutions will further deepen the cooperation on discipline construction, scientific research and talent cultivation in the future.


Nagoya University is a Japanese national research university and was selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. As of 2021, seven Nobel Prize winners have been associated with Nagoya University.

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