Dean's Message
Fall 2013  No.24
Robotics on a Roll!
It has been a terrific spring and summer for the HKUST Robotics Team.
MATE International ROV Competition
Washington, US
Champion, Technical Report and Poster Display sections; No. 4, Explorer Class (University Level) out of 24 international teams
Champion Award, Explorer Class in the IET/MATE Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2013, enabling the team to advance to the US competition
Thanks go to DHL Express for providing logistics consultation and sponsoring the air express transportation of HKUST’s underwater robot, and to RS Components for sponsoring the electronic components and equipment. DHL Express has sponsored the transportation for all three years that the team has competed, ensuring the safe and timely delivery of the robot to the US through its professional support.
Robocon 2013 Hong Kong Contest
Two HKUST Robotics teams swept four out of six awards: Championship, First Runner-up, Best Engineering Award, and Best Artistic Design Award. The team went on to represent Hong Kong at the regional contest in Vietnam.
ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2013
Danang, Vietnam
Best Engineering Award
Hong Kong IET Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition (YPEC2013)
Overall Champion, competing against winners from all sections, including postgraduate and industrial
Championship, Undergraduate Section against 29 other teams
The 8th Freescale Smart Car Competition (South China Region)
Wuhan, China
Three HKUST Robotics teams gained two Third Class Awards and a Certificate of Merit
Lasting Impression
The benefits of the Robotics Team experience were highlighted by Dingzeyu Li, BEng Computer Engineering (2013), who has been awarded a scholarship to undertake a PhD in Computer Science at Columbia University. Talking about student life at HKUST, he said: "The time spent in Robotics Team was the most unforgettable. We discussed, argued, settled our differences then worked together toward a single goal. That is the kind of experience you never forget." 
Robotics Team members are supervised by Prof Tim Woo, Director of the Center for Global & Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Engineering Education.