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7OSME at Oxford

05 Oct 18
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ID: NEWS2018-No.4

Time: September 4–11, 2018

Place: Oxford, UK

EventThe 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME) took place in Oxford, the United Kingdom between 5th and 7th September 2018. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Autumn Convention of the British Origami Society, who have just reached their 50-year anniversary this year. Prof. Deng, Dr. Quan, and Dr. Guo went to Oxford to attend this conference. Prof. Sergio Pellegrino from Caltech gave a very impressive keynote speech on ultralight deployable spacecraft. 

AE for IROS 2018

01 Feb 18
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2018-No.1

Time: February 1, 2018

Place: Harbin, China

Event: Invited by Prof. Shugen Ma, Dr. Quan will serve as an associate editor for the IROS 2018, which will be held in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. He will handle the manuscripts with the keywords such as Biologically-Inspired Robots, Compliant Joint/Mechanism, Mechanism Design, and Underactuated Robots.

The information about the host city is listed as follows, cited from the official website of the IROS 2018.

The first historical record of Madrid dates to the year 865, when Emir Muhammad I commissioned the construction of a fortress in the village of Mayrit, on the banks of the river Manzanares. ‘Mayrit’ means ‘plenty of waterways’, which is why the city’s first records mentioned ´build in the water´. Madrid belonged to the Islamic world until 1083, when Alfonso VI of Castile took over the city.

Nowadays Madrid, capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan open city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service center of Southern Europe, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history. Art, traditions, gastronomy and multicultural openness play a key role in Madrid’s cultural life.

The capital has over 60 museums including the Prado Museum, a flagship art gallery with Goya, Velázquez, El Greco paintings, among others; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, with paintings ranging from Flemish artists to the avant-garde movements; and the Reina Sofía National Art Centre, dedicated to contemporary art containing works by Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, etc.

But if there is one thing that sets Madrid apart, it must be its deep and infectious passion for life that finds its outlet in the friendly and open character of its inhabitants. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the best Spanish and international gastronomy, to savor the charms of its tapas bars and taverns. The lively nightlife is another key attraction of Madrid, due to its variety and the exciting atmosphere to be found in its bars, clubs and flamenco halls.

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AMT founded

20 Sep 17
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2017-No.5

Time: September 20, 2017

Place: Harbin, China

Event: As an important part of Research Center of Aerospace Mechanism and Control (RCAMC), the Aerospace Mechanism Testing (AMT) laboratory is founded on September 20, 2017. It is a new start. Our research focuses on the testing technologies for various aerospace mechanisms. A new domain “” which is now being registered will replace the old one “”. Furthermore, a new logo for AMT is designed jointly by Dr. Quan and Mr. Deen Bai. In the logo, “M” resembles a solar panel which is a typical space mechanism deployed on satellite. The logo can be used by all the current members of the AMT laboratory. The copyright of the following logo is owned by Aerospace Mechanism Testing (AMT) laboratory.


IROS 2017 Associate Editor

28 Feb 17
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2017-No.1

Time: February 28, 2017

Place: Harbin, China

Event: Dr. Quan is invited to serve as Associate Editor for IROS 2017 (the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). Prof. Shugen Ma is an editor of IROS 2017, who will handle the papers with keywords, Biologically-Inspired Robots, Biomimetics, Climbing Robots, Legged Robots, Nonholonomic Mechanisms and Systems, Passive Walking, Robotics in Construction, Robotics in Hazardous Fields, Search and Rescue Robots.

Information for IROS Associate Editors


15 Oct 16
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2016-No.9

Time: October 9 to 14, 2016

Place: Daejeon, Korea

Event: Mr. Yinchao Wang attended the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016) which was held in city of Daejeon, Korea, October 9 to 14.


01 Oct 16
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2016-No.8

Time: September 24 to 29, 2016

Place: Munich, Germany; Toulouse, France

Event: Dr. Quan paid a visit to Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Cener (DLR), which is located in Munich on 26th September, together with Prof. Zongquan Deng, Prof. Rongqiang Liu, and Dr. Hongwei Guo. Dr. Zhaopeng Chen introduced the ongoing research on robotics to us in detail. After the visit, they attended the European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing (ECSSMET2016) which was held in a southern city of France, Toulouse, from 27 to 29 September.

ROBIO 2016 PC meeting

19 Sep 16
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2016-No.7

Time: September 17 to 18, 2016

Place: Qingdao, China

Event: Invited by Prof. Shugen Ma, Dr. Quan attended the program committee meeting of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, which was held in the beautiful coastal city, Qingdao. All the accepted papers and the best paper finalists were decided at the meeting. ROBIO 2016 will be open in the near December.


11 Aug 16
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2016-No.6

Time: August 7 to 10, 2016

Place: Harbin, China

Event: The IEEE ICMA 2016 was held in Harbin during August 7 to 10. Mr. Yuntao Li attended this conference and gave a brief report entitled “A Model for Static Contact of Revolute Cylinder Based on Geometric Constraint and Elastic Half-Space Theory”.

Farewell Party 2016

05 Jul 16
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2016-No.5

Time: July 3, 2016

Place: Harbin, China

Event: On 3rd July, RCAMC502 held a farewell party for graduates of this year. All members of RCAMC502 wish them good luck in the future careers.

Visit Ritsumeikan University

13 May 16
Qiquan Quan
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ID: NEWS2016-No.4

Time: May 12, 2016

Place: Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

Event: Prof. Zongquan Deng, Prof. Rongqiang Liu, Prof. Shengyuan Jiang, and Dr. Qiquan Quan visited the laboratory of Prof. Shugen Ma at Biwako-Campus of Ritsumeikan University.