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ME students clinch 1st Runner-up and Best AI Implementation Award at AI x HK OPENCUP 2022

25 Nov 2022

PolyU Mechanical Engineering (ME) research postgraduates and undergraduates together with students from another department have formed 2 teams to join the AI x HK OPENCUP 2022 held on 25 November 2022. The competition brought together over 100 teams from local universities participating in the tertiary student category. We are thrilled that ME students won 2 awards in the competition.

The team “NikoIAI” formed by 2 undergraduate students, KHAN Hamad from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and HASAN Fuad from the Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, with their project entitled “Artificially Intelligent Collision Avoidance System” won the 1st Runner-up along with a cash prize of HK$20,000 and a trophy.

The team “ROMI” formed by 3 PhD students, Samantha LEE Hoi Yin, Jeffery ZHOU Peng, and Luiza LABAZANOVA from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with their project “A Multi-Sensor Interface to Improve the Education Quality in Arc Welding Training Tasks” won the Best AI Implementation Award and received a cash prize of HK$5000 and a trophy. Samantha, Jeffery, and Luiza are under the supervision of Dr David Navarro-Alarcon in PolyU ME. They conduct multi-robot research in the Robotics and Machine Intelligence Laboratory.

The AI x HK OpenCup 2022 is an AI-related competition organized by Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The competition brings teams together to develop and pitch their creative technological solutions for the betterment of the community and sustainable living. The aim of the event is to encourage talents to ideate AI solutions for addressing real-world problems with the objective to make a positive social impact and promote sustainability.

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