After giving an interesting lecture on dancing robots in October 2017, Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge, Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor in Science and Technology, delivered another public lecture on “Universal Manipulation for a next generation of industrial robots” on October 16, 2018.
Professor Christopher Chao, Dean of Engineering, expressed his gratitude to Ms Belinda Hung and her family for donating a permanent endowment to support the appointments of visiting scholars in the fields of science and technology. It attracts top academics in the fields to spend time at HKU over a span of two to three years and enables our students to interact with these world-class scholars.
Professor Kosuge started the lecture by introducing the concept of the universal manipulation. The goal of the universal manipulation is to create a robot, which executes different tasks using general-purpose tools without designing peripheral systems for each task, without using parts feeders, and without programing of the robots. He further discussed the issues for realizing the universal manipulation and introduce some of the solutions for the issues, which include new design of multi-purpose robot hands, integrated control system of visual and impedance servo, teaching by demonstration and so on. The lecture was well received and inspiring with full house attendance.
Professor Christopher Chao, Dean of Engineering, delivered a welcoming remarks.
Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge introduced the concept of the universal manipulation.
Professor Christopher Chao (right) presented a souvenir to Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge (left).
The lecture was well received and attracted full house attendance.
(From left) Professor Christopher Chao, Ms Belinda Hung and Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge.