2017 Robotics Day Rundown

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About the Robotics Day:

Organized by the HKUST Robotics Institute, supported by the School of Engineering, the 2017 Robotics Day will focus on how robotics and other automated technologies create profound and positive impact on industries and our daily lives. The event will serve as a platform to facilitate the knowledge exchange among the industrial and academic experts, and a channel to showcase the research and educational results of the Robotics Institute over the past year.


Morning Session (Seminar)

0900 – 0930

Registration & Morning Coffee Break

0930 – 0945

Opening Remarks

HKUST Executive Vice-President and Provost (Prof Wei SHYY)

HKUST Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies (Prof Nancy IP)

HKUST Dean of Engineering (Prof Tim CHENG)

0945 – 1005

Special Remarks by Dr David CHUNG, JP, Under Secretary of the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB)

1005 – 1010

Group Photo

1010 – 1040

Robotics, AI, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Its Impact on Hong Kong and Beyond

Prof Frank PARK, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University

1040 – 1110

Open challenges in action and interaction

Prof Danica KRAGIC, Vice Dean of School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH

1110 – 1130

Coffee Break

1130 – 1200

Robotics: Learn More Than Just Engineering

Mr. Shuo YANG, Director of Intelligent Navigation Technologies, DJI

1200 – 1230

Overview of RI and its achievement and closing remark for the morning session

Prof Michael WANG, Director of HKUST-Robotics Institute

1230 – 1330

Lunch Break


Afternoon Session:



1430 – 1900

1st HKUST-KTH Joint Workshop on Robotic Manipulation – Representation and Optimization


Live Demonstrations, around 15-25 mins each

1330 – 1730

HKUST Cheng Yu Tung Building 2/F

1.    Autonomous Drone (Prof SJ SHEN)

2.    Smart Manufacturing – Automatic Motor Assembly Line (Prof Michael WANG, Dr Yang ZHANG)

3.    Unmanned Mold Manufacturing (Prof ZeXiang LI, Dr Yang ZHANG)

4.    Smart Soft Hand Robot (Mr Alexander TSE)

HKUST Jockey Club IAS Lobby

1.    Autonomous Driving (Prof Ming LIU)

2.    Baxter Demonstration – Tic-Tac-Toe & Automatic Checkout System (Prof Kaiyu HANG)

3.    Students’ posters about control, cyber-physical or energy systems. (Prof Ling SHI)

4.    Zara Returns and Nora the Psychologist (Prof Pascale FUNG)

5.    Robomaster (Dr Winnie LEUNG)

HKUST Outdoor Swimming Pool

1.    Autonomous Crewless Boat (Prof Ming LIU)

2.    Underwater Robot (Prof Jun SEO)