Symposium and Summer School on “Pattern Recognition and Human Centered Robotics”

Principal Investigator: Jianbo Shi, Professor of Computer and Information Science & GRASP Laboratory

Co-Principal Investigators: Shu Yang, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Lead School: School of Engineering and Applied Science

Penn Partners: Perelman School of Medicine

Chinese Partners:  Chinese Academy of Science (Institute of Automation), Intel Research Lab – Beijing, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beihang University, Xi’an Jiaotong, Hong Kong Science and Technology University

Project Background

Penn Engineering plans to host an annual symposium and summer school at the Penn Wharton China Center to develop international engineering partnership through robotics. The symposium will showcase robotics developments in research labs from Penn to China, as well as student projects and competitions at the middle and high school levels involving FIRST Robotics. Engineering’s goals for the project are threefold: 1) to engage our local partners in China through joint research projects; 2) to boost their education impact in China through advanced tutorials and participation of robotics competitions starting from the high school level; and 3) to learn about technology topics particularly suited for development in China.