Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jiafan Zhang

Research team in China, Robotics and Discrete Automation, ABB

Speech Title: Industrial robots in container port automation: case study, challenges and outlooks

Abstract: As the percentage of containers will grow steadily, container port automation has become a trend and the pace is now starting to accelerate. In this automatic and digital wave, no doubt, industrial robots together with the automated cranes, automated horizontal transportations would paly a more and more important role.

In this opening keynote, through the case study on the twist lock handling, regarded as the last mile to the real fully automated container port, the challenges and future potentials of industrial robots in container port automation will be discussed.

Brief Introduction to Dr. Jiafan Zhang: Dr. Jiafan Zhang received the B.S degree in mechanical engineering and automation from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2003 and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering and automation from Zhejiang University in 2009. After that, he joined ABB China Robotic R&D Center, with extensive experience in world-class product development. He is currently the research team manager with ABB Robotics and Discrete Automation. His main research interest includes fundamental and enabler technology for industrial robot design, reliability, and new applications.


Keynote Speaker

Prof. Yang Shi

University of Victoria, Canada

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Brief Introduction to Prof. Yang Shi: