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AI2 Robot City from Prof. Hsu Ting Chia Awarded the Future Tech Award



The team of AI 2 Robot City, led by Prof. Hsu Ting Chia from the Department of Technology Application and Human Resources Application, was given the Future Tech Award by the Ministry of Technology. AI2 Robot City is a game-based learning kit for primary and secondary school students, which combines AI image-recognition teaching tool of MIT App Inventor and the computational thinking board game Robot City. Through this learning kit, users will learn to make smart cars, create image-recognition models, write and perform mobile application. Users will learn to write a program to recognize the personal cards in the board game, and furthermore to control the smart cars with blue-tooth and compete in the computational thinking board game.

2020 Taiwan Innotech Expo is executed by Academic Sinica, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Welfare under the guidance of the Ministry of Technology. 71 team were selected among 600 applicants and given the 2020 Future Tech Award. The interdisciplinary exhibition features “Future Technology”,

Innovation Pilot” and “Sustainability” themes and introduces innovations and creative products of Taiwanese industry, academia and research institutions,

plus a variety of activities including technology matchmaking meetings, pitching conferences and guided tours. The industry, the government and the academic are all interested in technology demonstrated in the expo.

According to Prof. Hsu, Al 2 Robot City is designed for users to learn about AI application through app, imagine recognition and table game without learning complicated math. Now the team of Prof. Hsu has launched an app on Google play. The design and development of AI 2 Robot City is based on constructivism learning theory while users complete meaningful task by actual doing it.