Recently, Prof. Galip Ulsoy of University of Michigan (UM) visited the department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Peking University.
Prof. Ulsoy has served as Chair of ME at UM, as Director of Civil and Mechanical Systems Division at the National Science Foundation (NSF), as Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Director of the US Army Ground Robotics Reliability Center and as President of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). He has received numerous awards, including the AACC's 1993 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the 2003 and 2016 Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Awards from the J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, the 2008 Albert M. Sargent Progress Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the 2008 Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal and the 2013 Charles Russ Richards Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the 2014 Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, received the 2012 Presidential Special Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and is a Fellow of ASME, SME, Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). His research interests are in the dynamics and control of mechanical systems.
On November 13th, Prof. Ulsoy gave a seminar at the lecture hall, titled “Reconfigurable Systems for Manufacturing and Automotive Applications”. In this talk, Prof. Ulsoy introduced the Reconfigurable manufacturing systems(RMS), which can provide exactly the manufacturing functionality and capacity needed, exactly when needed. The design of such smart systems requires new engineering design methods, such as reconfiguration, co-design and component swapping modularity. At the meantime, examples are presented to highlight the role that dynamics and control plays in designing systems to be more reconfigurable. These examples include optimal capacity management in an RMS, dynamics of a reconfigurable machine tool, and a reconfigurable stamping control system.
Prof. Galip Ulsoy delivering the lecture
After the seminar, faculty and students had stimulating discussions with Prof. Ulsoy for scientific problems and future collaboration.