Professor Ren C. Luo
Ren C. Luo

National Taiwan University, Taiwan




Ren C. Luo (M’83–SM’88–F’92) received the in electrical engineering from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University and President of Robotics Society of Taiwan. He also served two-terms as President of National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. He was a Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA and Toshiba Chair Professor in the University of Tokyo, Japan.

His research interests include sensor-based intelligent robotic systems, multisensor fusion and integration, computer vision, micro/nano technologies, rapid prototyping, and advanced manufacturing systems. He has authored more than 350 papers on these topics, which have been published in refereed technical journals and conference proceedings. He also holds several patents. Dr. Luo received IEEE Eugean Mittlemann Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 1996; ALCOA Foundation Outstanding Engineering Research Award, NCSU, USA; National Science Council Outstanding Research Awards, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2002-2005; National Science Council Distinguished Research Awards,2006-2008; TECO Outstanding Science and Technology Research Achievement Award, 2001. Dr. Luo is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions On Mechatronics (2003-2007). He served as President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2000-2001). He also served as President of Chinese Institute of Automation Engineers, Program Director of Automation Technology Division, National Science Council; Adviser of Ministry of Economics Affairs and Technical Adviser of Prime Minister's Office in Taiwan.

He contributes regularly to IEEE sponsored international conferences by serving as conference General Chairs (IEEE IROS 1992, MFI 1994, IECON 1996, MFI 1999, ICRA 2003, IECON 2007, IROS 2010), Program Chairs, program committees, and offers short courses or tutorials and plenary/keynote speeches in various countries and research communities. Dr. Luo is a Fellow of IEEE since 1992 and a Fellow of IET.


Intelligent Robotics : The International States of the Art, Challenges and New Opportunities in IE


In this talk, the rational for the development of the robotics technologies will be first discussed. A review of the robot world market prediction and the business trends will then be presented. The next concentration will be the overview with the state of the art of the robot development in leading countries and regions including USA, Japan, Europe, Korea, and also in Taiwan and Mainland China. During the talk, some of the progressive demonstrations of the robot deployment and application examples will also be included. There are many technical challenges, recent advancement and new opportunities will also be discussed. Finally, the current problems and possible solutions in business development of robot industry will also be presented.