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ME MPhil student received Young Researcher Award in CNERC Annual Technical Symposium 2021

30 Sep 2021

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Samantha LEE Hoi Yin, a MPhil student of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the Young Researcher Award in the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (CNERC) Annual Technical Symposium 2021 held on 30 September 2021 at PolyU. Samantha presented the research on “Automatic vision-based seam detection and tracking system for robotic welding/sealing planning” at the symposium.

The CNERC Annual Technical Symposium 2021 is a technical symposium organized by the CNERC aiming at promoting technological development, sharing and exhibiting the findings and accomplishments among researchers of CNERC projects. Through applied engineering research on steel construction, the CNERC aims to capitalize on huge potentials offered by construction professionals in Hong Kong to further enhance socio-economic development through technological advancement in sustainable infrastructure development. The CNERC receives strong support from the Development Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR and the Construction Industry Council.

Samantha is under the supervision of Dr David Navarro-Alarcon in the PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering. She teamed up with Peng Zhou, Maggie Xu and Victor Wu conducting research in the Robotics and Machine Intelligence Laboratory. Her research interest focuses on computer vision and collaboration in multi-perceptual robots.

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