Topic: Responsibility and Accountability of Robots
Lecturer: Professor Liu Xinjun, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University
Host: Liu Changqing, professor and vice president of Xiangtan University
Time: 9:00 – 11:00, November 16 (Monday), 2020
Venue: No.1 Auditorium, the Shaw Building
Liu Xinjun is a tenured professor and doctoral supervisor of Tsinghua University. He is currently chairman of the China Committee of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) and the director of the Beijing Key Laboratory of Precision/Ultra-precision Manufacturing Equipment and Control. His research directions are robotics and mechanism, and advanced and intelligent manufacturing equipment. He has published more than 170 research papers, and was included on the Elsevier’s Most Cited Chinese Researchers list for six consecutive years between 2014 and 2019.
He has more than 80 authorized invention patents, and won the second prize of National Natural Science Award; the first prize of China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Award (invention category); the second prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education; the Silver Award of the China Good Design Award; the Outstanding Science Paper Award of the 3rd China Association for Science and Technology; the first high-impact paper award of the Journal of Mechanical Engineering; and, the special prize of the National Robot Patent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Awards.
Based on the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the report first introduces China's responsibilities and accountabilities in the face of the national epidemic prevention and control. Then, for the needs of prevention and control, it explains Tsinghua Advanced Mechanism and Robotized Equipment Laboratory’s research and development in the parallel robots working in the mask production line, the throat swabbing robot for nucleic acid detection, and an automatic rapid temperature screening system suitable for outdoor environments. Finally, it prospects the relationship between human beings, technology, and nature.