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IEEE UK and Ireland Instrumentation and Measurements Chapter


We are happy to announce that we are sponsoring:

IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society
Distinguished Lecturer Seminar
Monday, July 1st, 2013,
Room: Northampton Suite C
City University London
4.00 pm: tea/coffee: Refractory
4.30 pm: Sensors, Automation and Robotics
By: Prof. G Sen Gupta
Massey University, New Zealand

Sensors, Automation and Robotics
In the first half of this presentation I will give a very brief overview of some of my recent research and development projects. I will highlight the importance of sensing and measurement in the world of robotics, and discuss future research and development of sensors in this area – MEMS, biological sensors etc.
In the second half I will illustrate two case studies of sensing and measurement-
RGB colour sensor based plant growth monitoring system
This presentation will detail the design of a remote controlled robotic arm which has been developed for the purpose of remote monitoring plant tissue growth in a modified clonal micro-propagation system for Crop & Food Research Limited, New Zealand. The robotic arm is equipped with a colour zoom camera and a low-cost RGB colour sensor. Plant images can be captured and stored in a database for subsequent processing. The RGB colour sensor has been calibrated against a high end spectrophotometer to monitor leaf colour.
An omni-directional hospital bed mover
An omni-directional platform has been developed to assist nurses and orderlies in a hospital to move a bed with patient. The platform can be attached to a bed at the footboard end and with the help of a joystick it can be dexterously controlled to manoeuvre the bed through confined spaces and tight corners. Sensors have been employed for accurate speed feedback and overall safety of operation.
Presenter Biography
Dr Gourab Sen Gupta received his B.E. (Electronics) degree from the University of Indore, India, in 1982, Master of Electronics Engineering (MEE) degree from the Philips International Institute, Technical University of Eindhoven, Holland, in 1984 and PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from Massey University in 2008. Since September 2002 he has been with the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT), Massey University, New Zealand where he is an Associate Professor.
His current research interests are sensors and instrumentation for robotics, embedded systems and sensor applications for assistive living. He has published over 110 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He has authored three books and 7 book chapters. He has been a guest editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), and Studies in Computational Intelligence by Springer-Verlag. He has served on the organizing committee of several international conferences and as Publication Chair for I2MTC 2009 held in Singapore. He chairs the biennial conference ICARA (International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications) which is held in New Zealand and technically sponsored by IEEE I&M Society. He has been invited to deliver keynote addresses in several international forums on robotics and automation. He is a senior member of IEEE since 2005.

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We are happy to announce that we are co-sponsoring:

The 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP – 13)

16th-17th December 2013, London, UK.

This conference follows the successful IDSS (Intelligent Distributed Surveillance Systems) events held in 2003 and 2004 and ICDP 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011, to bring together researchers, industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizens groups to share experiences and explore areas where additional research, development and better working practices are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.

The 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP-13) aims to create an important networking forum in which participants can discuss the present and future of image-based technologies for crime detection and prevention.

ICDP (and its predecessor IDSS) has traditionally been a special meeting point of different disciplines (computer science, social science, engineering, management, etc.) and an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the many different aspects of the application of imaging technologies in this socially crucial domain.

Paper submission timetable

1 September 2013 Submission of full papers (6 pages)
25 October 2013
Notification of acceptance
11 November 2013 Submission of camera-ready papers

PORTABLE POWER MANAGEMENT - An IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Franco Maloberti, University of Pavia, Italy. [Details]

LOW POWER DATA CONVERTERS - An IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Franco Maloberti, University of Pavia, Italy. [Details]

Massive Scale Electronics for “Internet of Things” Applications
a lecture by Prof. Federico Alimenti of the University of Perugia
Thursday, 8th of March 2012, 12:30AM-13.30PM
University of Westminster, Copland Building, Room N1.112
Sponsored by IEEE Circuits and Systems and Instrumentation and
Measurement and Co-sponsored by Solid-State Circuits Society UK and Ireland

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