Professor Stefan Williams from the University of Sydney spoke at the World Robot Conference 2017 (WRC 2017) held in Beijing from August 23 to 27. Dr. Rachel Zhang, Business Development Manager, the University of Sydney Centre in China, also attended the event.
Sponsored by Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the China Association for Science and Technology, the annual WRC event revolves around the world’s major areas of robotic research, application and development to promote international collaboration and innovation.
As one of the VIP speakers, Professor Stefan Williams, President of the Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Head of the University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and the University’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics, delivered a speech entitled “Growth Opportunities for the Australian Robotic Market” to introduce the robotic market in Australia and the University of Sydney’s robotics research.
Afterwards Professor Williams and Dr. Zhang visited the World Robot Exhibition 2017 (WRE 2017) , a key part of the WRC 2017 to showcase industrial robots, service robots, specialized robots, artificial intelligence, and other latest achievements in scientific research as well as practical applications, and interacted with robotics researchers and entrepreneurs.
Professor Williams has been doing research in the field of marine robotics and his current focus is on the development and deployment of autonomous underwater vehicles.
With facilitating research collaboration and industry engagement being one of its core roles, the Centre in China has been providing active support to expedite the University of Sydney’s China engagement.
Tan Songwen, a doctoral student from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the University of Sydney, and CEO of Au High Tech Pty. Ltd., visited the University of Sydney Centre in China on July 12.
Mr. Chen Xinggong, Chief of American and Oceanian Affairs Division, Foreign Affairs Office of Suzhou Municipality and his staff visited the University of Sydney Centre in China on July 11.