Despite the red rainstorm warning, the sense of adventure burned bright in the hearts of our Alumni Tourcation participants. This campus tour featured PolyU’s Industrial Centre (IC) on the last Saturday of July, attracting overwhelming registrations from responsive alumni who secured their spots for an eye-opening weekend morning.
The alumni explored almost every corner of IC, visiting various specialty rooms that showcased PolyU’s state-of-the-art equipment. The highlights included 3D printing machines that aid research and teaching needs, as well as the Hybrid Immersive Virtual Environment (HiVE) that makes use of virtual technology to create a lifelike environment for teaching and learning. Our participants also stepped into two simulated workshops: the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Lab, an advanced warehouse space using the world’s first autonomous case-handling robot launched by Hai Robotics (a unicorn founded by two PolyU young alumni); and the Smart Elderly Home, a hi-tech home for the elderly with installations that help them overcome their daily obstacles.
In addition, there was an interactive DIY workshop on our itinerary. The alumni assembled different parts into a keychain carrying a charm with laser-printed PolyU campus and logo, which was a trophy for their conquest of PolyU IC.
For more photos of the event, please refer to our Facebook post.
The demonstrators provided a detailed explanation, making the tour truly eye-opening!