To give students more hands-on experience that beyond their traditional engineering curriculum, spread robotics knowledge that combines with deep mathematics and train students to have project management skills, the Robotics Institute has following educational initiatives.
ENTR 4000B Critical Steps to Successful Technology Startup
3 credits [2:3:0]
This course is intended for students who want to pursue hands-on technology entrepreneurship. We will work with students to identify critical steps and important milestones associated with each step towards building a successful technology startup. These include team building, market identification and research, product ideation, technology and supply chain evaluation and finally rapid prototyping all within a lean product and business development cycle.
Company visits, field trips, trade shows and deep interactions with serial entrepreneurs will be arranged. Students with good performance in the course are recommended to incubation program with seed funding to realize major goals set forth in the business plan and eventually to kick-off their own startups.
Piloting in 2018 is a collaborative series of joint online seminars and joint project opportunities with students form UC Berkeley. Students will travel together in a field trip to SZ & DG to learn more about the manufacturing ecosystem and participate in hardUST 2018.
UG and PG students from all disciplines are welcome to apply through http://ri.ust.hk/education/. 20 students will be accepted. Looking for students with passion to take on a journey of startup, hands-on experience with prototyping and commitment to success!
Highlights from 2017
Education programs at both the undergraduate level and the postgraduate level will be developed, as summarized in the table:
Cross Departments & Joint Supervision
|MPhil in Robotic Systems (2 yrs, incl. 1 yr internship)
MSc in Robotic Systems (1 yr taught, optional 1 yr internship)
MPhil Program in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship (TLE)
major Robotics courses
Minor program in Robotics
*Center for Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurship
*Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Cluster
|Double degree in Robotics (later)||Robotics PhD program (later)|
The Robotics Institute will organize and support UG and PG students to form teams to participate in selected major international Student Robotics Competitions, continuing the educational activity as in the past. A suitable competition is to be chosen from the following potential events.
Amazon Picking Challenge at IEEE ICRA
DRAPA Flying Insect Drones
RoboSoft Grand Challenge
MBZIRC, Abu Dhabi
|(July, each year)
(May-June, each year)
The Robotics Institute will organize and support outreach programs for local school students, including summer schools and participations in international robotics competitions. In particular, an opportunity is identified with the highly-acclaimed US FIRST Robotics Competition for HK school students.
|RI Summer School||FIRST Robotics Competition:
South China Region (incl. HK & Macao) Competition