報告題目: Science, Technology and Mechatronics, Quo Vadis?
報告人: Okyay Kaynak, UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
報告時間: 4月12日 星期五 下午2:00
內容簡介: This presentation will discuss the challenges that face industry in the 21st century. An assessment of the past will be presented, discussing the profound technological changes that have taken place during the last 2 decades, especially the changes observed in the manufacturing industry. The paradigm change from industrial electronics to industrial informatics will be pointed out to. This will be followed by a look at the evolution of the manufacturing paradigms. After a consideration of the above stated developments, the lecture considers the status of mechatronics in the information age and a discussion is given on how the boundaries that separate it from other technologies are eroding. The challenges that the engineers of the 21st century face are discussed and it is argued that different educational philosophies need to be adopted. Finally the state-of-art reached in mechatronics in the form of intelligent systems is overviewed with examples from different industries and a perspective on the future is given.
In the closing parts, a perspective on the future will be presented, pointing out the challenges that the manufacturing industry will have to face by the end of the decade.
報告人簡介: Okyay Kaynak received the B.Sc. degree with first class honors and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1969 and 1972 respectively. From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions within the industry. In 1979, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, where he is presently a Full Professor holding the UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics. He has hold long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, U.S. and Singapore. His current research interests are in the fields of intelligent control and mechatronics. He has authored three books and edited five and authored or coauthored more than 300 papers that have appeared in various journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Kaynak is a fellow of IEEE. Currently he is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and the incoming Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Additionally he is on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of a number of scholarly journals.
Dr. Kaynak is active in international organizations, has served on many committees of IEEE and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003.