Aiming at translating joint research outcomes into applications to improve people’s daily lives, PolyU and SenseTime Group Limited (SenseTime) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 4 November for collaboration on research and development related to metaverse technologies and autonomous driving applications.


The collaboration has two research focuses: metaverse-related imaging technologies and solutions for applications in areas such as education, art and tourism; and high-performance collaborative edge computing enabling autonomous driving applications.


With this partnership, PolyU harnesses its academic and research expertise to promote metaverse and AI technologies to bring benefits to business and society.


The Colour, Imaging and Metaverse Research Centre of PolyU, led by Dr Wei Minchen Tommy, is responsible for this collaboration. As a pioneer in exploiting the potential of the metaverse for different applications, the Centre was established to conduct high-impact fundamental research and develop system algorithms and solutions.