The HUST-NU High-Level Academic Forum was held online on August 7th. The event was jointly organized by the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation (AIA) of HUST and the Graduate School of Engineering of Nagoya University (NU). AIA professor Huang Jian and NU professor Yusehisa Hasegawa jointly served as chair. The forum focused on smart robot technologies. Ten academics from leading institutions, including NU, HUST, RIKEN, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Kyushu University and City University of Hong Kong, in the relevent field were invited to give lectures; . AIA dean, Zeng Zhigang and vice dean Zhang Haitao delivered opening and closing remarks respectively.
Zeng Zhigang said that the relationship between AIA and NU was dearly valued and he envisioned this forum as a bridge for academic collaboration. He hoped the two institutions would deepen their cooperation in the development of Control Science and Automation discipline.
Yusehisa Hasegawa pointed out that smart robot technologies could contribute to a society resilient against the pandemic and future disasters; so it was significant to strengthen research collaboration in this field in the current context.
The forum was comprised of ten lectures and Q&A sessions. The speakers shared their latest research findings and insights, while the audience gave feedback and had their questions addressed.
Nagoya University, founded in 1871, is a national research university in Japan with extremely high research standards in physics, chemistry and control science. It has produced six Nobel laureates and one Fields Medal winner. Its Graduate School of Engineering and HUST AIA have been partners for years. At present, the two schools are pushing forward cooperation in various fronts including teaching, research and discipline development.
Source: the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation
Written by: Lai Xiangyu
Edited by: Scott, Peng Yumeng