Experts from developed and developing countries discussed the findings of new research and future developments in robotics and related disciplines.
The researchers showcased their work and expertise at a three-day international conference on “Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies”, which began on Thursday at the National University of Science and Technology School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), said a press release issued the same day.
Dr Whoi-Yul Kim from South Korea highlighted the importance of using low-cost imaging devices for designing safety devices for cars. He disclosed that the devices developed in his lab are able to warn driver about pedestrians, incoming cars, and other obstacles that may pose a danger to human life.
Dr Mike Stilman from Georgia Institute of Technology gave a presentation on ‘MacGyver’ robots being developed in his lab. He said robots could now easily be used in rescue missions.
NUST Rector Muhammad Asghar said robots were facilitating human beings in almost all walks of life.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2014.
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