Air Products lecture to focus on robotics, automation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The second lecture in the fall 2012 Air Products Distinguished Lecture Series, at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 in 135 Reber Building, will focus on the growing applications of robotics, automation and mechatronics in non-traditional industries.

The event is free and open to the public.

The talk, titled "Recent Advances in Distributed-parameter Modeling, Design and Controls for Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics," will be presented by Kok-Meng Lee, professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.  

The objective of Lee's lecture is to stimulate discussion of the future of robotics, automation and mechatronics research and potential applications to the problems facing society in a rapidly changing world.

Lee's research expertise includes system dynamics and control, robotics, automation and opto-mechatronics. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is currently the editor-in-chief of the IEEE/ASME Transactions of Mechatronics. Lee joined the faculty at Georgia Tech after earning masters and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985, respectively.

The Air Products Distinguished Lecture Series features distinguished lectures presenting their most recent research findings in mechanical systems, thermal systems, nuclear engineering and engineering pedagogy and is made possible through the support of Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

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Last Updated October 02, 2012