Journal of Applied Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

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Robotic Surgery and Artificial Intelligence -IMPORTANT STUDY

-Simon X. Yang


Head of ARIS Lab,
School of Engineering,
University of Guelph.

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Simon X. Yang


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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1,

Research Interests:


  • Intelligent navigation, communication and cooperation of multi-robot systems
  • Intelligent mobile manipulation robotic system for greenhouse vegetable harvesting
  • Intelligent sensing, navigation and teleoperation of mobile robotic systems
  • Prototype of a network-enabled intelligent autonomous mobile robot for industrial applications
  • Internet based network communication and teleoperation of robotic systems
  • Human-robot interaction through natural language understanding and virtual reality
  • Robot vision and image/signal processing in robotic systems
  • Prototype of behaviours-based mobile robots for industrial applications
  • Real-time map building/updating, path planning, tracking and control of mobile robots in dynamic environments
  • Real-time motion control of robotic systems with unknown robot dynamics
  • Real-time multi-sensor fusion and reactive navigation of mobile robotic systems

Intelligent Systems

  • e-safety: A framework for management of organizational safety using autonomous mobile robots in a self-configurable Wireless sensor network
  • Remote monitoring and analyzing pork farm odour using wireless sensors and an odour dispersion models
  • Prototype of robotic electronic noses for odours and integrated modeling of odour emissions in pork production systems
  • Modeling and analysis of risk factors for enteric pathogen infection
  • Neural network model of temperature impact on West Nile activities
  • Microbial food safety ; integrated modeling techniques for, farm to fork, risk assessment
  • Modeling and analysis of supercritical fluid extraction of bioactive components from biomaterials
  • Sensory motor control of wing beat in insects such as a locust and a fly
  • Sensory perception and visual motion information processing in vertebrate retina


  • Prof. Simon X. Yang received the B.Sc. degree in engineering physics from Beijing University, China in 1987, the first of two M.Sc. degrees in biophysics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1990, the second M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston, USA in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 1999. 
  • Prof. Yang joined the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, Canada in 1999. Currently he is a Professor and the Head of the Advanced Robotics & Intelligent Systems (ARIS) Laboratory at the University of Guelph in Canada.
  • His research interests include intelligent systems, robotics, sensors and multi-sensor fusion, wireless sensor networks, control systems, soft computing, and computational neuroscience. 
  • Prof. Yang serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, and serves as an Associate Editor or Editorial Member of several other journals.
  • He has involved in the organization of many conferences.
  • He is the General Chair of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Logistics and Automation.