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b) Service Robots

1. The JiaoLong Intelligent Wheelchair

The JiaoLong intelligent wheelchair is equipped with kinds of sensors including laser velocity measuring radars and visual sensors. Thus it can track the rider's guiding and memorize the map of the surroundings automatically. It acquires the ability of self-positioning with high accuracy and reliability, so it is capable of achieving the large-scale autonomous navigation in dynamic environments.

In addition, the wheelchair is very good at obstacle avoidance and path planning, which endows it with a high degree of security and maneuverability. Its touch screen and voice interaction capability satisfy different disabled users' personalized need for human-computer interaction. In a word, it shows that automation and robotics have a bright prospect in helping the elderly and the disabled to live and work independently.

JiaoLong Tour Guide Robot has a friendly human-like appearance. In addition to the same navigation capability as the JiaoLong Intelligent Wheelchair, the robot can detect the visitors in front of it by the camera on its head; moreover, it can say hello to visitors on its own initiative and make language interaction with them.

Intelligent Wheelchair and Tour Guide Robot of JiaoLong in Life and Sunshine Pavilion at Expo site

Mobile assisting-the-disabled manipulator with collision detection


C) Computer-aided design system for plastic surgery based on 3D medical image analysis and construction

We undertook the international cooperation program between China and France, and gained the support of the Dawn Program (Track) of Shanghai Education Commission. What is more, the research won the second prize for Scientific and Technological Advancement of Ministry of Education. Based on medical imaging scan, restoration surgery-aided design (such as skull patch, nose-filling material selection, soft tissue deformation prediction according to bone replacement plan etc.) can be achieved by integrated use of image segmentation, 3D image reconstruction, image fusion, 3D interaction and measurement, 3D image rendering and other technologies. The design has been applied successfully to hundreds of clinical cases in a few hospitals.

Cephalometric image analysis and measurement for orthognathic surgery

3D virtual cutting and moving

3D design for plastic surgery

Soft tissue deformations in cranio-maxillofacial plastic-surgical simulation


d) Researches on the Non-Invasive Examination technology of diversified human medical information

A miniature invasive intelligent system for examining human alimentary canal is able to achieve the continuous 24-hour monitoring of the pressure, temperature and the PH value of human alimentary canal. The test results can provide effective means and quantitative proof for assistive gastrointestinal motility disorders diagnosis, scientific research on gastrointestinal motor function and so on. The achievements have achieved the world-advanced level as the domestic initiator with 8 patents for invention. The outcome formed the third medical appliance with independent proprietary intellectual property rights and obtained product registration certificate and production permit. . The researches won the first and second prize for technological advancement of MOE and the second prize for invention of Shanghai.

Miniature electronic capsule    Portable data recorder    Data processing system



a) Intelligent Vehicles with EU

As the responsible unit, the Lab undertook the CyberC3 Smart car project of EU's ICT plan (40 million Euros); as the participating unit, it undertook the EU Sixth Framework CyberCars-2 Smart car project and succeeded in developing a series of intelligent vehicles, such as CyberC3, CyberSmart, CyberExpo, which has been of public demonstration at the World Expo in Shanghai, Shanghai Oriental Land, La Rochelle of France and other places.


b) International cooperation in AMS Space Detector Experiment

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Space Detector Experiment is a large international collaborative program to explore the antimatter and dark matter in the space under the leadership of Professor S. C. C. Ting, a famous physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate in physics. Taking part in this program are scientists and engineers of 30 odd research institutions from 11 countries and regions like the United States, China, Russia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Switzerland, etc. AMS is the first large magnetic spectrometer ever sent into the space by human beings.

The cryogenic ground support equipment (CGSE) is a system to cool down the second stage alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS02) magnet, to test it and to fill the super fluid helium into the magnetic Dewar of AMS-02 prior to take-off. The Key Lab of System Control and Information Processing was responsible for the design of the control system of CGSE. The system is used to monitor and control automatically the process of cooling, testing and filling.

From 2008 to 2010, the equipment was assembled and tested at European Organization for Nuclear Research at Geneva. As a result, it accomplished the monitoring and control task satisfactorily

AMS Space Detector    Control System of CGSE


c)  The advanced control in plate accelerating cooling process with Baosteel Group Corporation

The Lab has made some achievements in plate accelerating cooling process in cooperation with the Research Institute of Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation under the support of National High-Tech Research and Development Program ("863"program). 

An algorithm was put forward was designed according to the different specifications, ingredient, and target cooling temperature. Then A variable horizon model predictive control came into being.

By using the algorithm, the deviation value of the plate cooling rate was controlled within the range of process requirements.  The control accuracy of plates' final cooling temperature was raised from 60% to 85%, the comprehensive properties of steel plate improved and, steel yield rate was increased up to 95%.


d) Municipal traffic network of intelligent transportation systems with SEARI

Many years of research collaboration has been made between Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute with Shanghai Electrical Apparatus Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd., since 2003. After so many years of collaborative research, a large number of fruitful results have been achieved in municipal traffic flow estimate, and traffic information analysis of taxies with GPS, information integration of municipal traffic network, and the collection and dissemination of traffic information based on FM mutiplex broadcasting.

Set-up picture of induction-coil detector    Traffic flow analysis result based on taxies with GPS

Display interface of shanghai traffic state monitoring system (panorama gram)

Display interface of shanghai traffic state monitoring system (topography)


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