Industrial Engineering Professor Presents Research in China

Harry Pierson
University Relations

Harry Pierson

Harry Pierson, assistant professor of industrial engineering, was among seven United States representatives recently invited to present research at the 11th Sino-American Technology & Engineering Conference on Smart Robotics, in city of Shenyang, Liaoning province, on May 16.

Nominated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pierson was among representatives selected from both academia and industry, from various engineering organizations and government agencies, offering the Chinese government advice for developing its industrial policy.

The conference offered many opportunities for China and the United States to cooperate and learn from each other in intelligent manufacturing and robotics. In addition to exchanging of ideas on research, industrial application of robots, and the state of the robotics industry, conference participants from the two countries discussed the development of intelligent robots and the prospect of adding Chinese robots to the international market.

Pierson's presentation at the conference, "Deep Learning for Smart Robotics: A Review," was coauthored with Michael Gashler, assistant professor of computer science computer engineering, and is the result of their research collaboration on applying deep learning methods to solve problems in industrial robotics.  The project was funded by an Engineering Research and Innovation Seed Funding Grant, the grant is an internal College of Engineering initiative.

In addition to the presentations, experts toured manufacturing facilities and research institutes to assess the state of robotics in China.  The U.S. delegation then prepared a report on the state of robotics in China and delivered it to Chinese government officials.

Gang Rui, Liaoning's vice governor, explained the importance of the development of robotics in the province and added that the government will promote cooperation with American research institutes and enterprises to attract more foreign talent to Liaoning.

Other topics presented by the US delegation included medical robotics, wearable robotics, mobile robotics and sensors.

Contacts

Tamara O. Ellenbecker, media specialist
Industrial Engineering
479-575-3157, tellenbe@uark.edu


Editor-selected comments will be published below. No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered for publication.

comments powered by Disqus

Headlines

Learn More About the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

A presentation by astronomy faculty and students on Thursday, Aug. 17 is the first of many events related to the Aug. 21 eclipse.

Bumpers College's Caillouet Receives Arkansas Flower and Garden Scholarship

Olivia Caillouet, a graduate student in agricultural and extension education, was recently awarded a scholarship by the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show.

Alumnus Demonstrates Significant Impact of Undergraduate Students on Biomedical Optics and Imaging Research

Kinan Alhallak, a recent U of A graduate, was the first author on a scientific paper published this summer in the Journal of Biomedical Optics about optical imaging research.

Bid Day Will Be Broadcast Live This Saturday at 10 a.m.

Panhellenic Bid Day will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Chi Omega Greek Theatre, and will broadcast live on UATV.

Music Professor and Students Participate in International Music Festival

Assistant professor Moon-Sook Park and two U of A students – Kyle Forehand and Hannah Rodriguez – performed at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy.

Newswire Daily