University-Industry Engagement Week

Hong Kong institutions from joint AI and robotics lab to assist industry


By David Schwartz
Published: July 19th, 2022

A new joint laboratory has been established in Hong Kong to leverage the strengths of academia and industry to foster smart manufacturing. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) have established the CAIR-HKPC Joint Lab to tackle the challenges around the adoption of AI and robotics technologies.

The Joint Lab will focus on the application of large cross-modal, pre-trained AI models for industry use. Researchers at the lab will also explore human-computer interaction techniques such as the application of tactile sensor technology and image processing, among others.

The goal is to deepen the collaboration among industry, academia, and research institutes, accelerate technology transfer of AI and robotics technologies, and promote the development of related industries through joint R&D projects and exchange programs.

The Joint Lab will be based and directly address the needs of business enterprises, providing R&D and innovative applied technology solutions in fields such as intelligent systems, intelligent equipment, intelligent robots, digital modeling, and analysis technologies. It will include customized automatic equipment, advanced manufacturing solutions, and intelligent product development services.

“The CAIR-HKPC Joint Lab fully embodies the strengths of both organizations, with CAIR’s leading research capabilities and HKPC’s cutting-edge expertise and solid experience in providing innovative solutions and applied technology services for Hong Kong enterprises,” said Dr. Bo Xu, the director of CAIR and president of the Institute of Automation at CAIR.

“As Hong Kong’s booming [innovation and technology] sector has gained more vigor and momentum for rapid development, CAIR will enhance our research capabilities in pioneering fields such as [the] basic theory of new-generation AI, new human-computer interaction technology, advanced health-oriented robotics technology, and cross-modal open-source AI platform technology,” he added.

Source: CDO Trends

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