PolyU ME PhD students Jiewen Lai and Kaicheng Huang won the Best Paper Finalist award with the paper entitled “A Learning-based Inverse Kinematics Solver for a Multi-Segment Continuum Robot in Robot-Independent Mapping”, at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2019) in Dali, China from 6 to 8 December 2019.

IEEE-ROBIO is one of the most prestigious conferences in the robotic field. It is an annual conference co-sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS). Continuing with more than a decade of its tradition, ROBIO aims to provide a premier forum for researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs involved in the general areas of robotics, artificial intelligence, and biomimetics to disseminate the latest results and exchange views on the future research directions of the related fields.

This year, ROBIO provided 6 best paper awards to the 403 accepted and orally-presented papers from all over the world, and 20 of the accepted papers were peer-nominated as the finalists for those competitive awards.

Jiewen and Kaicheng are both under the supervision of Dr Henry Chu in our department. Their research interest includes soft robotics, biomimetic robotic system, robotic manipulation, and machine intelligence.