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  1. Underwater robot contestants aim to help preserve marine life

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... a series of workshops. They observed coral from a glass-bottomed boat last month at WWF's Marine Life Centre in Hoi Ha Wan. They also tested their prototype robots in a water tank ... Miranda Yeung Twenty-one local school teams are going to display their innovative talents and compete in next month's third Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge. The competition ...

  2. HK wins top honours at robot contest

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Underwater Robot Challenge earlier this year. They competed against 24 teams in the US. At the finals, teams were required to perform a series of complex tasks while controlling an ROV underwater ... A group of Hong Kong students have become the first overseas team to win major honours at an underwater robotics competition held in the United States. Five Form Six students from Shau Kei ...

  3. Students invent robot that helps around house

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley It's every household's dream- a robot helper that can take care of all those time-consuming chores. And thanks to children at a Hong Kong school, it may be becoming a reality. What is thought to be the city's first domestic helper robot was unveiled yesterday by Form One and Two students from Lingnan Dr Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School. ...

  4. Students engineer robotic future

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Engineering students who thought the work of lamp post cleaners and painters was too dangerous have designed a robot to help them. The 'mechatronic' device- so-called ... by a micro-processor. Alan Fung Sik-lun, leader of the four City University students who designed the robot as their final-year project, said he was inspired by the workers and wanted to make a machine to help ...

  5. Don't treat us like robots

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... strive to develop our potential and discover our interests. We should not be treated like robots with only one aim and one role. Music can give us a new perspective on life and on ourselves. ...

  6. Mass tutoring churning out 'robot pupils'

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'cram schools' that have become lucrative businesses and provide exam tips. He said this system was churning out 'robots' that excel in exams, but have scant time for non-academic ...

  7. Robots fight it out in the ring

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse A robot wrestling competition held at Tsuen Wan Plaza last month saw some of Japan's top competitors face off against local robotics fans. The friendly competition, which ... Festival. The Robo-One 'bipedal humanoid robot' competition was launched in Japan in 2002 and features a demonstration session followed by one-on-one robot fights. The Sugiura Family ...

  8. Bottoms up

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Students from the HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute No2 Secondary School and their submersible robot, Yuen Yuen 2, celebrate success at the finals in the secondary school category of the Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2007, organised by City University and WWF. CityU and its drone Penguin were crowned champions in the universities and colleges division. Teams remotely ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... be a potential method to resolve the discontent of the public about the current education system. Isaac Fong, Kwai Chung   No passes for those who wear glasses? When I renewed my Pleasure Vessel Operator ...

  10. Battle of underwater robots

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit An annual competition is calling on young people to come up with innovative ideas using their science and engineering knowledge. The Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge is scheduled to be held from April 10 to 12 at City University. The contest is in its fifth year. Participants are required to design remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and complete set tasks within ...




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