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Plenary Sessions

Session 1:

Prof Sham

Keynote Speaker 1: Professor Dr. Shamsudin Mohd Amin

Presentation Topic: An Experimental Approach in Designing Multi-Robot Systems


There are many pertinent issues and complex challenges confronting the robotics community at large. It could be in the form of the complex mechanisms required to accomplish some required tasks, or It could be in the form of advanced architectures of the controllers to emulate intelligence levels in the decision making processes, or in the challenges in the communication technologies being deployed. The multi-robot approach can be further extended into multi-team robot systems deploying homogeneous and heterogeneous robots at the same time. Issues such as robot team interaction and inter-robot communications become forefront challenges to be overcome by the robotics community. Several approaches have been introduced in designing robotic systems. The design methodologies could be classified as ethological guided/constraint approach, situated activity design approach, experimentally driven design approach. In this presentation, we attempt to share the experimentally driven design approach in building various generations of mobile robots leading to the intelligent multi robot systems for specific task achievement, i.e. transferring oversized objects. A step by step development and testing is presented, supported by video clip presentations of te experiments.


Speaker Detail:

  • Professor Dr. Shamsudin Mohd Amin (Robotics Research Group, Centre for Artficial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIRO), Materials and Manufacturing Research Alliance, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
  • Biography : Professor Shamsudin is currently Professor of Robotics at Faculty of Electrical, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia under the Department of Control and Mechatronics Engineering and CAIRO in Materials and Manufacturing Research Alliance. He has involved, chairing and founders in several professional bodies such as Asian Mechatronics Association, Malaysian Society for Engineers and Technologies (MySET), Instrumentation and Control Society of Malaysia (ICSM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Malaysia Section (2001), Asian Control Professors Association (ACPA) and Robotics and Automation Association of Malaysia (RAAM). Detail about professor can be found at

Session 2:

Prof Rizal

Keynote Speaker 2: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad

Presentation Topic: Where am I? The Problem of Localisation and Mapping In The Ocean


One major obstacle in operating an autonomous underwater robotics platform in the ocean is the question of localisation and mapping. The turbidity, damping and turbulent characteristics of the ocean waves limit the utilization of electromagnetic signals which are pervasively used for terrain or land applications. GPS and RF signals are attenuated significantly. Optical signal faces the problem of high reflectivity which hinders the distance of signal penetration. Hence, the option boiled down to acoustic signal which in itself is saturated with noise. Hence, the talk will embark to discuss some related issues and potential solutions.

Speaker Detail:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad (Head of Underwater Control and Robotics Research Group (UCRG), Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  • Biography : Dr. M.R.Arshad is currently an Associate Professor and the deputy dean of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia and with his team of researcher, is also the pioneer of underwater system technology research efforts in Malaysia. The main project for the research group is the development of a fleet of underwater robotics platform that covers nearly the whole water column, i.e. to a maximum depth of 500m. This fleet of underwater robotics platforms consists of, among others, an underwater glider and vertical profiler system. He has also been involved with a number of industry-based research projects such as the development of an intelligent culvert inspection system for highway inspection, and the development of Techno-Centre in one of the technology park in Malaysia. Dr. M.R.Arshad is very interested in investigating the fusion of the natural world with the modern engineering pool of knowledge. This is the reason his group has embarked on the bio-inspired research efforts and the utilization of nature to complement the current robotics system. The multi-disciplinary nature of the research scope is reflected in the groups’ researchers whom came from different technical background. The research group is also currently the secretariat of the National Underwater Research Network (NURN), for Malaysia. His group website is available at


 Program Schedule & Venue


 Main Program Schedule




8.15 am – 09.00 am


Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:20 am

Opening Session

Lecture Hall (DK2)

09.30 am – 10.30 am


Keynotes Speaker 1

 Lecture Hall (DK2)

10.40 am – 11.40 am

Keynotes Speaker 2

 Lecture Hall (DK2)

12.00 pm – 13.00 pm

Lunch Break

14:00 pm – 17:00 pm


Robotics & Unmanned Systems

Excellent Room

(Bilik Kecemerlangan)

Building 1,FKEE

Cybernetics & Informatics

Briefing Room


Building 2, FKEE

*Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshment is ONLY provided for secretariat, chairs, invited speakers and participants.

 Oral Session Schedule

[OS] Robotics & Unmanned Systems

Chair: Hendriyawan Achmad and Safwan Mohd Rawi


OS Topic



Cooperative Positioning of Multiple AUVs for Underwater Docking: A Framework



Multiple Non-Identical Four DC Motor Synchronous Speed Control: Initial Hardware and Control Scheme



CFD Analysis For Moving Rigid Body in The High Tidal Environment of Sea-bed



Combination of Transverse-Trot Gait Pattern for Quadruped Walking Robot



Development of a Cognitive Engine for Balancing Automation and Human Control of Surgical Robotic System



A Study of Drift Force on Submerged Body in X4-AUV Development



Backstepping Approach for Underactuated System



3D Image Construction Using Single LRF Hokuyo URG-04LX



Simulation Study Of Space Robot Dynamics (Tele-conference)


[OS] Cybernetics & Informatics

Session Chair: Nur Aqilah Othman and Lim Shun Hoe


OS Topic



Classification of Ammonia Odor-profile Using k-NN Technique



Classification of Ammonia in water for Oil and Gas Industry using Case Based Reasoning (CBR)



An Experimental Study Of Combinational Logic Circuit Minimization Using Firefly Algorithm



An Analysis of γ effects to H∞ Filter based Localization



Gaharu Sensor: Classification Using Case Based Reasoning (CBR)



Gravitational Search Algorithm for Assembly Sequence Planning



An Approach to Reduce Computational Cost for Localization Problem



Comparison of Manualy-Designed and Automaticaly-Evolved Hybrid Articulated-Wheled Robot



Combining Tree-based Genetic Programming with Pareto Multi-Objective Optimization for Evolving Modular Robots





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Author Guideline & Information


Papers must be written in English and should describe original work. Prospective authors are invited to submit their full paper in Adobe PDF document format through e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). All submitted papers are to be limited to a maximum length of 6 page (A4 size, single space, Times Roman of font size 10, one column format), including figures, tables and references. Author is required to use the colloquium template for initial submission and camera ready.  Papers will be published in the JEECIE if at least one of the authors is officially registered and presented.


Important Dates

1st Round

Deadline for full paper                                                       : September 15 2014

Notification of Acceptance                                                 : September 22 2014

Submission camera ready manuscripts                            : September 27 2014


2nd Round

Deadline for full paper                                                       : October 15 2014

Notification of Acceptance                                                 : October 22 2014

Submission camera ready manuscripts                            : October 25 2014


Last Round

Deadline for full paper                                                       : November 5 2014

Notification of Acceptance                                                 : November 10 2014

Submission camera ready manuscripts                            : November 17 2014

*Registration and Fees (Before November 20 2014)


Local                                             RM300                                                                                            

Overseas                                       USD 94         


Payment Method

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Secretariat CRUSC 2014
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Universiti Malaysia Pahang,
Pekan, 26600, Pahang, Malaysia.
and payment information are as follows:
Bank Account # : 556235304266
Bank Account name (please be exact)/Beneficiary : Bendahari Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Bank Name: Malayan Banking Berhad
Branch: Cawangan Pekan
Bank Address: No. 96 Jalan Sultan Abdullah
Postcode: 26600
City: Pekan
State: Pahang
Country: Malaysia




CRUSC 2014 Organizing Committee



  Assoc.Prof Dr. Kamarul Hawari Ghazali

Organizing Chair

  Dr. Addie Irawan

Program Chair

  Dr. Mohammad Fadhil Abas

Finance Chair

  Dr. Zainah Md. Zain

Publication Chair

  Dr. Mohd Razali Daud  

Promotion Chair

  Mohd Helmi Suid


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamzah Ahmad (Program)

Mohd Zaidi Mohd Tumari (Program & Promotion)

Mohd Falfadzli Jusoh (Program & Promotion)

Dr. Saifudin Razali (Program & Promotion)

Dr. Dwi Pebrianti (Publication)

Maziyah Md. Noh (Program)

Siti Nurbadri Sheikh Ismail (Finance)

Salmiah Salim (Program)






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