On September 17th, Shenzhen Bay Club’s 2018 British Culture Festival opened the chapter of “High Technology and Advanced Manufacturing”. Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar, director of the Edinburg Centre for Robotics, was invited by the Club to give a themed lecture of “the novel scientific advancements and technological innovations in robotics”.
Prof. Vijayakumar and his research team have long been dedicated to enabling robots to perform human activities such as navigating and walking, grabbing, and interacting with others, through the constant upgrading of programming and the setting of logics. Prof. Vijayakumar, in his speech, put forward the concept of the “Shared Autonomy System”, which will facilitate the rehabilitation of patients in the medical field and the maintenance of equipment in the industrial field, as well as reduce labor cost and improve efficiency through Mobile Collaborative Robot, thus achieving the vision of “human-machine collaboration”.
Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar then demonstrated to the guests how the robotic hand developed by his team can perform a series of human hand movements through autonomic learning, so that the guests can understand what the robots can achieve in the future more directly.
The technological breakthroughs and innovations in robotics will promote the industry to progress from “automation” to “intelligence”, helping us to cope with major challenges in the future. Shenzhen Bay Club is looking forward to witnessing this journey with you!