Keynote Speakers

Speaker Profile:

Prof. Wei Tech Ang graduated with a PhD degree in Robotics from the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA in 2004, and M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 1999 and 1997 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU, and concurrently as the Executive Director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore, a joint collaboration by NTU, A*STAR and National Healthcare Group.

Prof. Wei Tech Ang’s research focuses on robotics technology for biomedical applications, which include surgery, cell micromanipulation, rehabilitation and assistive technology. His work has been well funded, published and cited, and resulted in several inventions licensed to the industry and spin-off companies.

Topic: Data-driven Assistive Robots


Assistive robots hold great potential in assisting people with disability to perform a variety of tasks in rehabilitation and activities of daily living. One key challenge encountered by assistive robots is that every disability is different. This requires that the Human-Robot Interface (HRI) be intelligent, intuitive and safe for successful deployment in collaborative tasks with human. This talk introduces our work in the development of several types of assistive robots with user-centric intelligent HRI targeting users across a wide spectrum of ability levels.