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2018-03-25
PolyU ME Robot triumphed in IMechE 2018

Bravo!  The PolyU student team won the Champion and the Most Innovative Awards in the 7th IMechE Greater China Design Competition held at Guangzhou on 24-25 March 2018.

Organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Hong Kong Branch, this year challenge was to design an unmanned robot for relief.  Eight top universities, including The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Macau, South China University of Technology and PolyU, participated in this annual competition.  

The PolyU team, comprised of third year undergraduate students, Ji-ho SHIN, Hung Ming Roy CHOW and Rudra SOMESHWAR, under the supervision of Dr Henry CHU and Ir Dr Curtis NG of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, designed and created a robot, which can successfully move across different terrains for material transport. 

“Our students were wholly dedicated to this challenge. They were highly self-motivated to work on the prototypes and well-prepared for the competition.” Dr Curtis NG said.

The judging panel marked the competitors based on design innovation, design methodology, potential for commercialization, presentation skills, as well as the technical performance of the prototype design during the demonstration session.

The PolyU team robot stood out from the rest.  The robot topped off the challenge in the competition with the full smoothness and highest efficiency. 

 “Students feel fabulous with their achievement and we are highly proud of them.” Dr Henry CHU exclaimed.

Watch the video to see how the mission was beautifully done!

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