15th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" (ER(ZR)-2020)

Ufa, Russia, April 15-18, 2020



The conference was established as a tribute to the memory of Dmitry Aleksandrovich Zavalishin (1900-1968) a Russian scientist, corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, professor, doctor of technical sciences, honored worker of science and technology of the RSFSR, founder of the school of valve energy converters based on electric machines and valve converters energy. The first conference was organized by the Institute of Innovative Technologies in Electromechanics and Robotics of the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in 2006 and is timed to the 65th anniversary of the Institute. Today the conference has become international and be held for the thirteenth time in St. Petersburg.
The purpose of the conference is the exchange of information and progressive results of scientific research work of scientific and pedagogical workers, young scientists, graduate students, applicants and students in the field of: automatic control systems, electromechanics, electric power engineering and electrical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, automation, technical physics and management in the electric power industry.
In this year, the conference is organized together with XIV International Conference Vibration-2020. Vibration technologies, mechatronics and controlled machines and V International Conference Electric drive, electrical technology and electrical equipment of enterprises in Ufa State Oil Technical University (USPTU, Ufa, Russia).

The conference is organized by St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI, St. Petersburg, Russia) and St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia) with cooperation of Southwest State University (SWSU, Kursk, Russia) and Ufa State Oil Technical University (USPTU, Ufa, Russia).

Robotics and Automation
- robots control and communication
- human-robot interaction
- electric drives and mechatronic modules
- sensor networks and cloud services for robots
- cyberphysical systems
Electric Power Engineering
- electric-power transformation
- renewable energy systems
- electrical networks
Mechatronics and Vibration Technologies (XIV International Conference "Vibration-2020. The vibration technology, mechatronics and controlled machines")
- dynamics of machines and robots
- multibody dynamics
- vibration system control
- biomechanical systems and technology
Electric Drives and Technologies (V International Scientific and Technical Conference "Electric Drive, electrical technologies and electrical equipment enterprises")
- electric technological installations
- power supply and relay protection
- electrotechnology and power converting equipment
- energy saving and energy audit
- diagnostics of electrical equipment
- automation of technological processes
- digital technologies and robotic complexes
- methods of teaching electrical engineering disciplines


.JPGDarintsev Oleg, Head of Robotics and control in technical systems Laboratory Mavlyutov Institute of Mechanics, Ufa Investigation Center, R.A.S., Professor Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU), Ufa, Russia

Lecture Title: The micro grippers: principle of operation, construction and control method

Abstract: The micromanipulation operations are a complex problem, so specific approaches are required in the development of micro gripper designs and synthesis of its control systems. Different examples of micro grippers are given, ways to control them are discussed.

.jpgVladimir Fetisov, Professor of Information and Measuring Technologies Department at Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa, Russia

Lecture Title: Aerial Robots and Infrastructure of Their Working Environment

Abstract: Aerial robots (also known as UAVs unmanned aerial vehicles) are increasingly being introduced into our life. Today we can see aerial robots in agriculture, building industry, delivery services, security and monitoring systems and so on. More frequently not single UAVs but their groups are used. It would be reasonable to control all functioning stages of such groups, including on-ground maintenance, in automatic mode. Development of infrastructure for automatic service and maintenance of aerial robots has appeared on the agenda of many companies specializing in unmanned aerial systems. Various aspects of such infrastructure creation are discussed with special emphasis on charging stations for UAVs with electrical propulsion system.

.jpegIlshat Mamaev, employee of the group of intellectual industrial robotics of the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Lecture Title: Towards human-robot collaboration

Abstract: Nowadays robots are shifting from highly structured industrial environment into human everyday life. This implies new requirements to the robot control, perception, cognitive abilities and safety. In this talk an overview of current research and industrial projects with a focus on human-robot collaboration will be given. Besides of control aspects of such systems, new proximity tactile sensor technology and its applications in robotics will be shown. Finally, some examples of AI/Machine Learning methods and its applications in robotics will be presented.


Sergey Konesev, Associate Professor of the Chair Electrical Engineering and Electrical Equipment Enterprises, FSEI HE USPTU, Ufa, Russia

Title: Multi-function integrated electromagnetic component for secondary power sources

Abstract: The development of digital, intelligent energy, electromechanics, electrical engineering leads to the active use of secondary power sources, frequency converters, inverter technology, power electronics. The desire to reduce the mass and dimensions of electrical devices and systems, increase their specific power creates the need to use key (pulse) modes of electric energy converters. To reduce electromagnetic interference, as well as dynamic losses during switching, it is advisable to use the resonant modes of the inverter technology. A multifunctional integrated electromagnetic component (MIEC) has been developed, capable of performing the functions of inductance (inductor), capacitor and transformer at the same time.


Jesus Savage, Professor of the Department of electronics and engineering of the National Autonomous University, Mexico City, Mexico

Lecture Title: Robotics, AI and Machine Vision conjunction paradigm.

Abstract: A semantical reasoning analysis mechanism is discussed, based on symbolic AI methods and digital signal processing for VIRBOT robotic system, being used in service robot testing for RoboCup-at-Home competitions, where a robot has incomplete data and acquires missing pieces of data, interacting with users.


Robert Sattarov, Professor of Electromechanic Department, Ufa State Aviation University, Ufa, Russia

Title: Worm-like locomotion systems for in-pipe robots and its fuzzy sliding controller design

Abstract: In this paper, a fuzzy sliding control method is presented on worm-like locomotion systems for in-pipe robots. Firstly, the principle of the considered robots is given and the corresponding state-space model is obtained by suitable simplifying. Then, sliding mode controller is designed based on reaching law approach. In order to attenuating chattering and facilitating the parameter tuning, fuzzy rules are provided and combined into sliding mode control law. The influent of fuzzy rules for the performance of the controller is discussed. Simulation results on worm-like locomotion systems for in-pipe robots, verify the effect of the proposed fuzzy sliding control method.


Lingfei Xiao, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Control Engineering Department, College of Energy and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China.

Title: Intelligent sliding mode control and its application in mechanical & power systems

Abstract: Sliding mode control (SMC) is an effective control method with strong robustness, intelligent optimization algorithms have good effects for SMC on attenuating chattering, facilitating the parameter tuning, enhancing the robustness to mismatched uncertainties and improving the fault tolerance. In this talk, several kinds of intelligent sliding mode control methods will be given, the steady and dynamic control performance, robustness and fault tolerance will be shown on some mechanical & power systems.

January 25, 2020 ......Submission of full papers (extended!)
February 15, 2020 .....Notification of acceptance
March 01, 2020 .........Final papers submission and registration
April 15-18, 2020 ......Conference date

The official language of the event is English and Russian.

Yulia A. Antokhina

Ramil Bakhtizin, Russia
Sergey Emelyanov, Russia
Anatoliy Ovodenko, Russia
Vladislav Shishlakov, Russia

Andrey L. Ronzhin

Karsten Berns, Germany
Nikolay Bolotnik, Russia
Yi-Tung Chen, USA
Sergey Chigvincev, Russia
Alexander Danilov, Russia
Vlado Delic, Serbia
Ivan Ermolov, Russia
Naohisa Hashimoto, Japan
Han-Pang Huang, Taiwan
Shu Huang, Taiwan
Viktor Glazunov, Russia
Mehmet Guzey, Turkey
Oliver Jokisch, Germany
Airat Kalimgulov, Russia
Alexey Kashevnik, Russia
Marat Khakimyanov, Russia
Regina Khazieva, Russia
Pavel Khlyupin, Russia
Sergey Konesev, Russia
Eugeni Magid, Russia
Roman Meshcheryakov, Russia
Zuhra Pavlova, Russia
Vladimir Pavlovskiy, Russia
Francesco Pierri, Italy
Yuriy Poduraev, Russia
Mirko Rakovic, Serbia
Raul Rojas, Germany
Jose Rosado, Portugal
Vitali Shabanov, Russia
Hooman Samani, Taiwan
Yulia Sandamirskaya, Switzerland
Jesus Savage, Mexico
Valery Sapelnikov, Russia
Robert Sattarov, Russia
Vladimir Serebrenny, Russia
Michail Sit, Moldova
Lev Stankevich, Russia
Tilo Strutz, Germany
Georgi Vukov, Bulgaria
Sergey Yatsun, Russia
Arkadiy Yuschenko, Russia
Milos Zelezny, Czech Republic
Lyudmila Zinchenko, Russia

Pavel Khlyupin, Russia (Co-Chair)
Sergey Solyonyj, Russia (Co-Chair)
Sergey Yatsun, Russia (Co-Chair)
Radmir Aflyatunov, Russia
Oksana Emelyanova, Russia
Natalia Dormidontova, Russia
Maksim Ivanov, Russia
Nataliya Jarinova, Russia
Ilgiza Kaekberdin, Russia
Natalia Kashina, Russia
Timur Khabibullin, Russia
Boris Lushnikov, Russia
Alina Matova, Russia
Ekaterina Miroshnikova, Russia
Anna Motienko, Russia
Irina Podnozova, Russia
Elena Reznik, Russia
Anton Saveliev, Russia
Ekaterina Savelyeva, Russia
Sergei Savin, Russia
Oksana Solenaya, Russia
Dmitry Tyurin, Russia
Andrey Yatsun, Russia

Papers submitted to ER(ZR)-2020 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit a full paper with size of 10-12 pages formatted in the Springer style (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip) using the on-line submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=erzr2020). The paper format for the review has to be the PDF file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources.
Publishing Agreement

The accepted papers will be published in several volumes of ER(ZR)-2020 proceedings in Russian and English. The volume in English proceedings will be published in the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series of Springer. The books of this series are submitted to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and Springerlink.

ER(ZR)-2020 proceedings are available here: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811555794
ER(ZR)-2019 proceedings are available here: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811392665
ER(ZR)-2018 proceedings are free available here:
ER(ZR)-2017 proceedings are free available here: https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/abs/2017/27/contents/contents.html

The conference fee is 250 USD paid after notification of paper accept. It includes visa support, one copy of the conference materials, refreshments/coffee breaks, admissions, a museum excursion, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as possible, meals during the conference, the accommodation, and the conference trip are not included. Bank account details and payment instructions will be sent to participants after papers approval.
At least one of the authors has to register and pay the registration fee by March 01, 2020 for their paper to be included in the conference proceedings. Only one paper is included in the regular registration fee. An author with more than one paper pays the additional paper rates unless a co-author has also registered and paid the full registration fee. The payment may be refunded up until April 01, at the cost of 50 USD. No refund is possible after this date. In the case of uncertainty, feel free to contact the organizing committee for clarification.

The conference will be organized at the in the conference hall, of the Ufa State Oil Technical University (USPTU, Russia, Ufa, 1, Cosmonauts St., 1 building).

E-mail: zav-read@guap.ru
Web site: http://suai.edu.ru/conference/zav-read/