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Tech Talk - Self-Driving Vehicles: Applications and Trends

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we live, work, and communicate - with technologies that blur the lines between physical, digital and biological spheres.

Our Tech Talk series explores some of these emerging technologies. Join us to discover how they impact or disrupt our lives, and stay abreast with the breakthroughs and developments of today.

This session will adopt a hybrid format with an in-person audience of up to 45 persons and a concurrent live stream via Zoom.



In-person or Online
15 Feb 2022
7.30pm - 9.00pm
NUS Alumni Relations
Mr Kenneth Phang
6516 5005
kphang@nus.edu.sg

Event Details

Self-driving vehicles are emerging in countries like the US and China, providing services such as transportation and product/food delivery for the consumer market. While the current technologies have given us a good start, there is still much room for improvement to extend the capabilities of current self-driving systems. This talk aims to discuss the basic technologies behind self-driving vehicles, their potential applications, and the future of self-driving vehicles involving state-of-the-art technologies like 5G.

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Ho (Engineering ’13)
Lecturer and Consultant, Artificial Intelligence Practice
NUS Institute of Systems Science (ISS)

Dr Nicholas Ho received his B.Eng and PhD degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS. Experienced in the mechanical engineering field, he specialises in state-of-the-art Industrial 4.0 technologies such as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs), Internet-of-Things (IoT), Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Prior to joining ISS, he spent a number of years in research, whereby he assisted in the development of cutting edge CPS and IoT technologies, a novel VR training system, and groundbreaking optimisation models for biofabrication applications.

Terms & Conditions

Join us In-person at Shaw Foundation Alumni House
To ensure everyone's safety, the following Safe Management Measures will be implemented:
  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, or be medically ineligible for vaccination.
  • Audience size is capped at 45 persons.
  • Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Admission opens at 7pm and closes at 8pm.
  • All attendees are required to check-in using their SafeEntry token or app.
  • Attendees are required to keep their masks on at all times and maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre from other attendees.
  • Only single seats are available.
  • To minimise disturbance to other attendees, please stay in your seat throughout the workshop.
Please also note the following:
  • Flash photography and videography are not allowed.
  • Please switch off all mobile devices or turn them to silent mode during the screening.
  • Photography and videography by NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) will be carried out during the event.
Join us Online over Zoom
  • Registrants will receive the Zoom details via email 3 working days before the event.
  • This session will be recorded for archival and marketing purposes.
General Terms and Conditions
  • NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and its event partners may use some or all photographs/video recordings in their print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.
  • By registering for this event, you hereby consent to NUS collecting, using and/or disclosing your personal data to third parties (including any third party located outside of Singapore) for the purpose of processing, handling and managing your participation in the event stated herein.

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