Robot-Integrated Manufacturing

The first industrial revolution was characterized by fully machine-integrated manufacturing since 1784, while the second industrial revolution was characterized by fully production-line-integrated manufacturing since 1923. Since 1969, the third industrial revolution was characterized by fully computer-integrated manufacturing. During the period from 2011 to 2013, we have entered the era of fourth industrial revolution, which was characterized by fully network-integrated manufacturing. In parallel, we are gradually evolving into the fifth industrial revolution, which will be characterized by fully robot-integrated manufacturing.  The aim of such evolution is to achieve manufacturing as agile as possible with the help of massive deployment of sensors, actuators, networks, robots, and cloud computing. In this keynote speech, I will talk about: a) the landscape of manufacturing and industrial revolutions, b) the landscape of robotics and automation, and c) the roadmap of robotics applications for achieving robot-integrated manufacturing.

Sustainability in Business of Hospitality: A Fad or a Necessity?

This seminar discussed the opportunities and challenges of Sustainability in the business of hospitality in Singapore.

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How to Manage Challenging Behaviours of Children in an Inclusive Environment

The aim of this talk is to impart practical strategies that may help participants manage children with special needs in an inclusive setting and help them understand why meltdowns occur and how they can manage these meltdowns in a safe manner.

Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation - Cloud Computing, AI, Big Data and Blockchain Technology

With the enormous growth of Big Data, the technological advancement in Artificial intelligence (AI), and the availability of cloud computing, are revolutionizing the way we collect, analyse, store, and use data and this megatrend can be an important tool for governments, private sectors, and individuals to work together in order to create economic value in global digital world. Even though Blockchain technology is, still in early stages of development, it is clear that it will have a huge impact on the global digital economy as it is quickly gaining popularity in several industries. The most popular application of Blockchain has been in cryptocurrencies; however, it has the potential to transform various areas such as finance, logistics, smart manufacturing, smart contracts, e-health, e-payment etc. The objective of this talk is for the participants to learn about emerging technologies, such as Cloud computing, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and their role in driving digital transformation.

Agri-food Tech for Food Security

Food security is important for Singapore as over 90% of our food is imported. To mitigate supply chain disruption and climate changes that affect food suppy, Singapore sets to achieve target of producing 30% of its nutritional needs locally by 2030.

We can build our food security through Agri-food Tech that focuses in urban farming through agritechnology and also alternative proteins such as plant based and cultured meat.

Genre-based Approach to Decoding Research Articles in Health Science

Disciplinary research plays an important role in informing the practitioner who reads, as a member of the discourse community. Much of an allied health professional's work entails reading scientific texts, which are written differently from other types of texts, such as news reports and narratives. Decoding research articles requires the reader to know the rhetorical structure and language features typical in these texts, as well as the functions they serve, so as to more efficiently access the information provided. Drawing on genre-analytic frameworks for the different sections of research articles in health science, we will describe the structure and features and explain their textual and communicative functions. This session is particularly beneficial to young allied health professionals seeking to be informed by research in their area of work and perhaps also to write their own research articles for publication.

The Future of Food: 3D Printing and Personalized Nutrition

The food industry has seen many changes over the last several decades -- new technologies have been introduced into the way we cook, manufacture, and present food products to consumers. Through a series of mini-lectures, participants will gain an insight into the potential of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies as assistive tool to allow consumers to design, create, and “engineer” food with personalized shapes, colours, and textures. We will further explore the potential of 3D food printing in catalysing the movement towards personalized nutrition, where individuals consume a diet tailored to their individual needs to deliver optimum health and wellness. Participants will also have to opportunity to observe 3D food printing in action via a live printing demo.

Virtual & Augmented Reality Technology-enhanced Learning for Manufacturing

This talk shared what eduTech Innovation we are doing here in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to equip our future workforce with skillsets for the Industry 4.0 era. Specifically, Virtual & Augmented Reality (VAR) Technology are being developed in house with innovative pedagogy and assessment integrated for students to learn manufacturing through interactive VAR hands-on. An immersive VAR learning environment is established in The Hive @ NTU. In this learning space, the students from year 2 to 4 and the adult learners taking NTU FlexiMasters and continuing education courses are doing VAR Technology-enhanced Learning (VARTeL). Also, VARTeL has become an interdisciplinary education tool for engineering students to learn mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and etc. A large-scale experiment is currently undergoing under MOE’s Tertiary Research Funding Scheme to investigate the benefits to our students on the use of VARTeL in terms of Situational Interest, Self-efficacy, and Affordance. VARTeL solution will be demonstrated in this talk followed by a Q&A session at the end of the session.

Future Ready Skills Training for Advanced Manufacturing 

Singapore's manufacturing sector, which is one of the country's most important economic pillars, is undergoing a digital transformation (DT) to innovate and embrace new technological breakthroughs in order to position itself at the forefront of the value chain. The living labs in ITE's Digital and Advanced Manufacturing programme, which began in December 2019, support this DT in both technology and skills training. 

This presentation discusses how these labs will enable businesses to access and experiment with digital production technology, as well as explore the application of innovative manufacturing solutions for skills development. ITE's collaborations and engagements with the industry also align living laboratories to support the curation of industry-relevant modules, Certificate of Competency (CoC) courses in Advanced Manufacturing. The acquisition of these essential skills aims to help today's technicians advance their careers as they support digital transformation.

Design for Everyday Life

Everyone is talking about design education and design thinking, but what is it exactly? Perhaps you are thinking, design is something for the artistic and creative types? Or that it is relevant only for those who keep up with trends and styles? Join us for this seminar to find out what everyone seems to know: that design is really everywhere and that you are actually constantly evaluating and making design decisions everyday in your life, in your work and at home, what you choose to buy, wear, use, and what you seek to do. Then learn to harness this knowledge to understand how you can also use design as a guide to making informed decisions in your business and personal life.

Service Robots: Innovation at the Frontline

Along with the growth and worldwide acceptance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), consumers are displaying heighten interest in service experiences that incorporate interaction with innovative AI-enabled technologies. Focusing on the use of service robots in frontline service delivery, this workshop starts off with a short talk on service robots, the different types of robots, as well as its pros and cons. Some practical real-life examples of service robots being used in the local landscape will be shared. The second part of the workshop will entail a live demo of a service robot, known as Temi. The audience will have the opportunity to engage and interact with the robot to experience how robotic technology can be incorporated in the delivery of modern day services.

Data Science in Preventive Health

The use of technology has made health care more accessible and affordable. This session will depict highlights on how Republic Polytechnic has been working with industry partners to implement various cost effective and mobile solutions through wearables. This session will also share potnetial upcoming CET courses that leverages on these solutions.

3D Printed Energy Storage Devices

Low-dimensional nanomaterials have attracted significant research interest in the water treatment field due to their extraordinary physical and chemical properties over the past decade. In our research lab, we develop exceptional low-dimensional nanomaterials and explore their applications in effective energy storage devices. One of the greatest challenges besetting the development of battery technologies is fast charging, especially within flexible or compact designs. We discussed how the design of low dimensional nanostructure can correlate with the ion transportation efficiency, the activity of electrochemical reaction and energy storage based on chemical transformation. We have studied the prospects of fast prototyping and scalability for 3D printed energy storage devices.

Caring for your eyes

How often should you get your eyes checked? Do you know our eyes are at work from the moment we awake until we close them to go to sleep? Our eyes are indeed an important part of our health. Join Lim Yuan Zhi, a lecturer from ITE College East Opticianry Department, School of Applied and Health Sciences, on tips to care for your eyes and learn about common eye diseases in Singapore.

Design for Circular Economy

Join Professor Peter Ortner and SUTD ASD students to understand how design can unlock a zero-waste circular economy. The presentation will cover common frameworks for circular economy design, some inspiring case studies, and an in-depth look at student experience upcycling A380 components into new objects as part of the SUTDxSIA Upcycling Challenge 2021.

Applications of 3D Printing in the Industry and Workplace

In this seminar, participants are introduced to 3D printing as an additive manufacturing method. Participants will be presented with varied use cases of 3D printing across the industries so that they can gain some ideas of how 3D printing can be deployed in their homes and workplaces. The seminar is suitable for all levels, including participants with no 3D printing experience.

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