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    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 1:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Webinar
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    SUTD cordially invites you to the inaugural International Workshop on Future Communications 2021. Join us in this 1.5-day workshop with 10 keynote presentations by our esteemed guests and experts in the industry.

    Day 1: 23 June 2021 (Wednesday), 9.30AM to 5PM (GMT +8)

    Day 2: 24 June 2021 (Thursday), 9AM to 1.15PM (GMT +8)

    Visit the event page (https://sutd.edu.sg/iwfc2021) for details of the speakers and their topics.

     Register to join us in exploring the technological changes, future challenges and considerations for future communications.

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Webinar
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    CWith limited opportunities to venture out of the classroom, educators need not worry about students missing out on experiential learning. By leveraging on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities, students are immersed in experiences that enable learning beyond the classroom and spark learner interest. But how can educators get the most out of these emerging technologies? Join us at our upcoming webinar on 30th June to uncover how ARVR bring classes alive and create any situation, anywhere in the world with striking realism.

    Speakers include:  

    • Jonathan Foo, Associate Faculty & Course Lead, Principal Investigator, XR Media Lab, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)  
    • Khoo Hung Chuan, Director of Education Transform and Development, Lenovo CAP 
    • Pierre Nowacki, ARVR Business Development Manager, Lenovo CAP 
    • Dr. Ng Kian Bee, Head of Digital Learning, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU)  
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    • 1 Jul 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Since 1996, we have embarked into the journey of developing humanoid robots at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. We have ventured into the various technical aspects of humanoid robot development. In particular, we have placed special emphasis on mechatronics design of humanoid robots, planning and control of biped walking, hand-eye coordination for humanoid robots, cognitive vision for humanoid robots, and cognitive speech for humanoid robots. From 2006 onward, several teams in Singapore have received a substantial amount of research grants and have developed together two full prototypes of humanoid robots, which are about 1.8 meters in height and weigh about 80 kg each. And, each humanoid robot has 42 degrees of freedom with independent actuations. In this plenary talk, I will share some findings and results related to the R&D works of humanoid robots in Singapore.


    • 1 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Webinar
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    Educators must ensure that their students will be equipped with the skills that they need to be part of the digital age’s agile, future-ready workforce. Those looking to get into the ICT field are at a key point in the industry, and opportunities are rife. To effectively provide this knowledge to their students, educators also need to continuously upskill. In this talk, Cesar Brod, Director of Community Engagement at Linux will illustrate how ICT careers have evolved and what you and your students should do to be attractive to the market. 

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    • 15 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Zoom
    • 200
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    This is a series of three lectures for the audience of students from China’s universities. The purpose of the seminar is for students to gain a big picture of robotics within a short span of time. In these lectures, I will cover three topics, namely: a) the principles and methodology underlying the design and implementation of robots, b) the applications of robots for both automation in manufacturing industries and automation in service sectors, and c) the research and education with the aim of promoting robotics among the public.


    • 28 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Webinar
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    Themed “University-Industry Collaboration: Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, FIRST 2021 will dive into new frontiers in academia and industry collaboration through keynote presentation, forum panel discussion and industry showcase.

    Research and development (R&D) centres are everywhere across Asia, and corporations embrace partnerships with academic institutions for collaborative innovation, as well as the opportunity to recruit fresh talent. In an increasingly challenging Asian labour market, companies across a broad spectrum of industries must do what they can to cultivate a resilient talent pipeline.

    A holistic approach to entrepreneurship can also be mutually beneficial for universities, and entrepreneurs who start out in academia and industry. With motivated and connected experts dedicated to facilitating different types of relationships, university-industry partnerships can lead to exceptional results.

    Each university-industry partnership is a learning experience. Both successes and unmet targets are valuable learning points, because the experience can refine and transform further collaborations into long-term successes and enduring relationships. Join us to hear our distinguished industry leaders share their experiences and insights.

    You can click on the link below to register:

    https://ez-rsvp.com/e/sutd-2021


    • 1 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are gaining more and more popularity. This is due to the increasing demand of using robots with self-intelligence to assist people to efficiently perform difficult tasks, or to free people from doing dangerous jobs. As a result, people put a high level of expectations on robots in terms of self-skills and self-intelligence. Therefore, it becomes necessary to tell people honestly what are achievable with today’s progress and what will be achievable with future breakthroughs. In this seminar of 2.5 hours, I will go through the following key points: what is robot with self-skill and self-intelligence? what is history of robotics and artificial intelligence? what can be done with robots? What are the impacts of robots? how to design robot’s body with self-skill? how to design robot’s mind with self-intelligence?, etc.


    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    The first industrial revolution was characterized by fully machine-integrated manufacturing since 1784, while the second industrial revolution was characterized by fully production-line-integrated manufacturing since 1923. Since 1969, the third industrial revolution was characterized by fully computer-integrated manufacturing. During the period from 2011 to 2013, we have entered the era of fourth industrial revolution, which was characterized by fully network-integrated manufacturing. In parallel, we are gradually evolving into the fifth industrial revolution, which will be characterized by fully robot-integrated manufacturing.  The aim of such evolution is to achieve manufacturing as agile as possible with the help of massive deployment of sensors, actuators, networks, robots, and cloud computing. In this keynote speech, I will talk about: a) the landscape of manufacturing and industrial revolutions, b) the landscape of robotics and automation, and c) the roadmap of robotics applications for achieving robot-integrated manufacturing.


    • 1 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    The five key characteristics of future products, or systems, are such as: being smart, being network-centric, being compact, being energy-efficient, and being environment-friendly. Therefore, artificial intelligence is the enabling capability for manufacturing, or industry, to achieve smart products, or smart systems, in our modern society. In this seminar, I will first give an overview about the definition and history of artificial intelligence. Then, I will highlight the blueprint of AI 3.0, followed by some achievements from today’s artificial intelligence research. Subsequently, I will talk about introduction to industry 4.0 as well as automation systems, intelligent planning, intelligent control and unmanned factory for future manufacturing.


    • 15 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    The five key characteristics of future products or systems are such as being smart, being network-centric, being compact, being energy-efficient, and being environment-friendly. Therefore, artificial intelligence is the enabling capability to achieve smart products or systems in our modern society. In this seminar, I will cover the following contents: a) vision-centric intelligence and its applications, b) speech-centric intelligence and its applications, c) planning-centric intelligence and its applications, d) control-centric intelligence and its applications, e) data-centric intelligence and its applications, and f) design-centric intelligence and its applications.


    • 1 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Artificial Intelligence is regaining its wide popularity in recent years. On one hand, the importance of Artificial Intelligence is due to the availability of big data which is the result of the formation of large systems that are interconnected by various networks. On the other hand, robots and machines of tomorrow are urgently in need of gaining self-intelligence so as to be able to efficiently perform difficult tasks, and even to free people from doing dangerous jobs. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence in the public minds or eyes, people are putting a very high level of interests on knowing the scientific solutions behind the understanding and capabilities of self-skills and self-intelligence. In this seminar of 2.5 hours, I will go through the following key points: what is today’s definition of Artificial Intelligence? what is today’s blueprint of Artificial Intelligence? what is the history of Artificial Intelligence? what is the current state of art in terms of cognitive capabilities which enable machines to see? ? what is the current state of art in terms of cognitive capabilities which enable machines to hear? what are possible applications which are, or will be, enabled by Artificial Intelligence?, etc.


    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Artificial Intelligence is regaining its wide popularity in recent years. On one hand, the importance of Artificial Intelligence is due to the availability of big data which is the result of the formation of large systems that are interconnected by various networks. On the other hand, robots and machines of tomorrow are urgently in need of gaining self-intelligence so as to be able to efficiently perform difficult tasks, and even to free people from doing dangerous jobs. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence in the public minds or eyes, people are putting a very high level of interests on knowing the scientific solutions behind the understanding and capabilities of self-skills and self-intelligence. In this keynote speech, I will go through the following key points: what is today’s definition of Artificial Intelligence? what is today’s blueprint of Artificial Intelligence? what is the history of Artificial Intelligence? what is the current state of art in terms of cognitive capabilities which enable machines to see? ? what is the current state of art in terms of cognitive capabilities which enable machines to hear? what are possible applications which are, or will be, enabled by Artificial Intelligence?, etc.


    • 1 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Future transportations in land, sea and air will depend on the massive deployment of autonomous vehicles. In this way, the traffic safety could be guaranteed by advanced technologies. In addition, the autonomies in mobility will largely help us reduce the dependence on the employment of skilled human drivers so as to tackle the problem caused by the shortage of well-trained manpower in the sectors of transportations. In this keynote speech, I will present the key technologies behind the achievements of autonomies by all kinds of vehicles in land, sea and air. The autonomies of these vehicles include: landmark following, moving target following, automatic parking/docking, collision avoidance, automatic landing, automatic maneuver, and target identification, etc.


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Description:

    This talk will consist of a series of three lectures, which are for the first time to be delivered at Japan’s Gunma University under invitation.

    Lecture 1:

    Title: Autonomous Vehicles on Land Surface

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present the achievements of R&D works leading to autonomous vehicles on land surface. Examples from Eureka-PROMETHEUS project and DARPA Grand Challenge will be shown. And, the addressed topics will include autonomous capabilities such as: visibility enhancement, land following, car following, automatic parking, and collision avoidance.

    Lecture 2:

    Title: Autonomous Vehicles on Water Surface

    Abstract: In this talk, I will present the works done in the context of Maritime RobotX Challenge. The efforts are to develop viable solutions which will make future vessels or boats to gain autonomous capabilities such as cruising on sea, collision avoidance on sea, patrolling on sea, signal detection in sea, target identification on sea, docking on sea, and mission-taking on sea.

    Lecture 3:

    Title: Future R&D Trend of Autonomous Surface Vehicles

    Abstract: In this talk, I will envision the trend of future R&D leading to truly self-intelligent vehicles on both land surface and water surface. The addressed topics will include cognitive vision and cognitive audition which are relevant to autonomous vehicles of future.


    • 1 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    We are living in the ocean of signals. And, there are two major types of signals which are particularly important to the intelligence of both human beings and robots. One of them is the visual signal. And, the other one is the audio signal. Therefore, the study of visual signals and its applications to the perception of scenes or objects is an important topic in robotics as well as artificial intelligence. In this seminar, I will make the attempt of re-organizing the contents of robot vision into the following categories such as measurement-centric vision, reconstruction-centric vision, model-based vision, behaviour-centric vision, and cognitive vision. And, on the basis of the above categorization, I will outline the past achievements of robot vision and future trends faced by today’s vision research.


    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
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    Within the wide spectrum of frequencies, the universe could be classified into three layers, namely: the layer of materials, the layer of devices, and the layer of systems. At the level of systems, we face open-loop control/management systems, close-loop control/management systems, analogue systems, digital systems, etc. Since the literal meanings of control and management are very similar, the theories behind control and management should be the same. However, the reality is that control and management are two different topics in science and engineering. Most importantly, the theory of control is much more advanced than the theory of management. As a result, there is a need to bridge the gap between control and management. In particular, it is important to create the awareness of control theory among professionals in the field of management. In this talk, I will outline the key concepts of control theory, and explain how these useful concepts in control theory could shape the mindsets of people in management positions. Certainly, better ways of managing various social systems on Earth will greatly increase the world’s level of civilization into a new height.


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