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CURI Research Support Taster Programme

25 Jan 2024

The College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators (CURI) collaborated with the Industrial Centre (IC) to organise a CURI Research Support Taster Programme on 4 - 23 January. The programme featured five workshops that engaged a total of 150 undergraduate researchers. These workshops provided an immersive and interactive learning experience, showcasing cutting-edge technologies and innovative concepts. Students had the opportunity to gain practical skills and hands-on experiences at PolyU’s state-of-the-art facilities.

  1. Step in the World of xR Workshop
    The workshop introduced students to the world of extended reality (xR), a rapidly emerging field. Held at the HiVE (Hybrid Immersive Virtual Environment), the workshop utilized CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) technology, offering a unique platform for practical and collaborative learning. Participants immersed themselves in 2D and 3D environments, enhancing their understanding of abstract concepts. Through virtual training, they acquired valuable skills applicable to real-life scenarios.


  2. AIoT at Your Fingertips Workshop
    It focused on the convergence of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (AIoT). Divided into two parts, the workshop began with an introduction to AI using Microsoft Azure's OpenAI service. Students explored various AI applications, such as image recognition and custom chatbot development. The second part provided an overview of IoT, guiding participants in building an IoT sensor node using a System-On-Chip (SoC). They learned to measure environmental variables, connect to the internet, and visualize data on a PC dashboard.


  3. IE Maker Lab Fun Tour
    They offered the students a captivating tour of the IE Maker Lab. Through engaging activities, such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, laser cutting, and UV printing, participants experienced the creative and innovative aspects of the maker culture. The tour served as an inspiration, encouraging students to explore their own ideas and nurturing their curiosity.


  4. Print out our Ideas Workshop
    The spotlight was the revolutionary technology of 3D printing. Students discovered the accessibility of 3D printers, enabling them to bring their ideas to life. They gained insights into the process of creating physical objects, expanding their knowledge of this transformative technology.


  5. RoboFun Workshop
    This workshop culminated in a lively Robot Party on campus. Students had the opportunity to engage with humanoid and collaborative robots, participating in interactive conversations and playful activities, and exploring their remarkable capabilities. The workshop emphasized that no prior technical background was required—only curiosity and a willingness to connect with these fascinating machines.

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