Teaching and Research
Let's Bring Technology to the Community

HKUST's School of Engineering hosted the "Bring Technology to Community" exhibition at Hong Kong Science Museum, featuring innovative projects and research achievements of its faculty, students and alumni. With most of the exhibits being showcased in public for the first time, the exhibition aimed to promote popular science and demonstrate how technology improves everyday lives.

Among the exhibits was a 150-billion-pixel digital photo developed by Prof Pedro Sander from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a team of researchers. The photo set a world record and became the world's largest digital photo in September 2010. A number of award-winning robot machines designed by HKUST's Robotics Team, formed by engineering students, were displayed. They included a mini smart car which can automatically identify routes, an underwater robot which was commended by adjudicators for integrating aesthetics, simplicity and functionality, and a robot which entered the Robocon contest with high performance in terms of speed, flexibility and accuracy. Also on display was a Braille Embosser, which provides an affordable and environmentally-friendly solution for the visually-challenged on printing of computer documents; a digital photo frame with cognitive therapy embedded to postpone the deterioration of patients with Alzheimer's; and the digital ink art "Moxi", a combination of modern technology and Chinese art which was used to create special effects during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.