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CUHK-Shenzhen and CMU Join to Train Robotics Undergraduates

  • 2019.12.18
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In the summer of 2019, five outstanding undergraduates from CUHK-Shenzhen were selected to attend the 11-week Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) programme. The joint review was co-conducted by Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS) at CUHK-Shenzhen and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

     In the summer of 2019, five outstanding undergraduates from CUHK-Shenzhen were selected to attend the 11-week Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) programme. The joint review was co-conducted by Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS) at CUHK-Shenzhen and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The programme is open to undergraduates worldwide every year with only about 35 people recruited. CUHK-Shenzhen has contributed to one-seventh of the programme's global admission.

 

Group photo of teachers and students at 2019 RISS

 

     Carnegie Mellon University enjoys a world-class reputation in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence research. Its RISS programme, launched in 2006, aims to cultivate undergraduates' research capabilities and select potential candidates for their graduate programs through academic exchange activities.

 

Photo of CUHK-Shenzhen Students at 2019 RISS Closing Ceremony

 

     The RISS programme begins in early June and ends in mid-August. During the project, CMU's Robotics Institute will conduct various activities such as workshops, seminars, research exhibitions and training lectures to provide better information exchanges and research platforms for students interested in robot intelligent research. Not only can students gain world-class research experience, but they can also connect with global scholars in cutting-edge robotics research fields. Sophomores and juniors who are studying at the School of Science and Engineering, CUHK-Shenzhen, showcase great enthusiasm and research potential for robotics and artificial intelligence, and have certain research experience in this field, can apply for this programme.

 

Group photo of 2019 RISS teachers and students with UBTECH mentors

 

      In order to give full scope to the industrial advantages of Shenzhen and integrate the University's research with the technology industry, CUHK-Shenzhen has introduced a university-enterprise cooperation model. Together with UBTECH, the University aims to create better platforms for students to put knowledge into practice. Before attending the summer programme at CMU, admitted students will have an opportunity to conduct a one-month paid research internship at UBTECH. During the internship, students will select a research topic, participate in research and complete a research report under the guidance of a UBTECH mentor. Established in 2012, UBTECH is a world-leading high-tech innovative enterprise integrating R & D, manufacturing and sales in artificial intelligence and humanoid robots.

 

       LV Yiwei, a 2015 graduate form SSE and Shaw College, CUHK-Shenzhen, was one of the students of 2018 RISS programme. In May, 2019, Lv was admitted to CMU 's ECE PhD Program with a full scholarship.

 

CMU News about Lv's admission

 

       Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), founded in 1900, is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CMU houses the top computer science school and drama school in the nation. It also houses one of the best schools of arts, business engineering and public management that are consistently ranked among the best.

  

       As of October 2018, CMU has welcomed a steady stream of distinguished professors and alumni, including 20 Nobel Prize laureates and 12 Turing Award winners. Carnegie Mellon University is ranked as the 24th best university in the world and its computer programme 6th globally by the Times in 2019. In 1979, Carnegie Mellon established the nation's first Robotics Institute, which has become the world's largest university-based robotics research team. With its superiority in computer science, engineering, and management, CMU has long been a world leader in robotics research, education, and innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in applying robotics to education.