Toy industry leader Ir Dr Wong Tit-shing, an outstanding alumnus of PolyU and University Fellow, is a fervent supporter of PolyU. Having supported PolyU’s Service-Learning projects with his generous donation for decades, Dr Wong recently further his effort by setting up an Endowed Young Scholar to pledge his dedication to support the research in Smart Robotics and making it the fourth Endowed Young Scholar since the Scheme was launched last year.
Dr Wong saw great potentials in the future development of Smart Robotics, “Smart robotics have been not only the most essential elements to take the toy industry to the next level, thanks to PolyU, advanced development in Smart Robotics is in fact but also helping us to enhance human-robotic collaboration for the good of human kind. It can improve quality of human’s lives in the long run”.
Dr Zheng Pai, with his tremendous achievements in Smart Robotics, has been appointed as Wong Tit Shing Young Scholar in Smart Robotics. In his five-year renewable appointment, Dr Zheng will make good use of the annual funding from the Endowed Young Scholar Scheme, to experiment and actualise ideas, however small they may be, have the chance to be turned into big impactful products.
Dr Zheng, Assistant Professor of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lab-in-Charge of Digitalized Service Laboratory, and Leader of PolyU’s Research Group of AI for Industrial Digital Servitization, focusses his research on human-robot collaboration, smart product-service systems, and smart manufacturing systems. He sincerely thanks Dr Wong’s for his trust and support, “The appointment of an Endowed Young Scholar is a valuable recognition and support to me and my team’s efforts in the exploration of Smart Robotics. The research will contribute to achieving a symbiotic and proactive human-robot collaboration towards futuristic smart manufacturing.”
We welcome like-minded philanthropies to join hands with PolyU to create powerful impact through the Endowed Young Scholars Scheme. Please contact AADO or browse the Scheme website for more information.