Dept. of Electrical Engineering Grabbed the Champion of IEEE IROS in Humanoid Application Challenge
The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS was held in Madrid, Spain from October 1st to 5th. In the Humanoid Application Challenge, known as the indicator of the development of the next generation of robots, Prof. Jacky Baltes, Prof. Chen-Chien James Hsu and Prof. Wang Wei Yen from the Department of Electrical Engineering lead a team and received the champion.
Prof. Wang and Prof. Hsu are research members of Pervasive Artificial Intelligence Research Labs. Their AI research projects "Development of Theory and Systems of Robot Learning from
Human Demonstration (LfD)-Human Action and Face Expression Analysis
System Based on 3-D Images" and "Development of Theory and Systems of Robot Learning from Human Demonstration (LfD) — Development of Learning from Human Demonstration Robot" pass the selection of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is one of the largest and most impacting robotics research conferences worldwide. Established in 1988 and held annually, IROS provides an international forum for the international robotics research community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines. In addition to technical sessions and multi-media presentations, IROS conferences also hold panel discussions, forums, workshops, tutorials, exhibits, and technical tours to enrich the fruitful discussions among conference attendees.
In 2018, the topic of IROS is Towards a robotic society. This is the grandest conference of robots ever, with 2700 papers submitted from 62 countries and more than 3300 representatives from the government, institutions and organizations.
Prof. Jacky Baltes is experienced in attending IROS. Under his guidance, his team went to Madrid for the final round, receiving the first prize in Humanoid Robot Application Challenge-Robot Magic and Robotis OP3 which is worth USD11,000.