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    Royal Society of Edinburgh
    22-26 George Street
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Scotland–China Research Workshop: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

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Groundbreaking Scientific Opportunities in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research: A 20-Year View

The RSE and the National Natural Science Foundation of China will be holding a two-day joint research workshop focused on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, working closely with the prestigious Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts from China and Scotland to discuss the current research landscape of Robotics and AI. The workshop will take place over two days at the RSE on Wednesday 12 September and Thursday 13 September 2018. This joint workshop will also provide the opportunity for participants to apply for RSE–NSFC funded joint projects to enable international collaboration in these areas.

The workshop will be jointly chaired by Professor David Lane FRSE and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE, both Directors at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

*Participation is free of charge but please do register early to ensure availability.  –


Professor David Lane FRSE, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, University of Edinburgh


Dr. Michael Mistry, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Ron Petrick, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Zhibin (Alex) LI, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Mary Ellen Foster, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Professor Ravinder Dahiya, Electronics and Nanoengineering, University of Glasgow
Dr. Mauro Dragone, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Glasgow
Professor Yvan Petillot, Ocean Systems Laboratory, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Xiu Yan, Design Manufacture and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde
Professor Andrew Wallace, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Hakan Bilen, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Professor Hong WANG, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, North East University
Professor Junyu DONG, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Ocean University of China
Professor Weishi ZHENG, Intelligence SciencE and systEm Lab (iSEE), Sun Yat-sen University
Professor Rong XIONG, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
Professor Xin WANG, Robotics Lab, Shenzhen Academy of Aerospace Technology
Professor Guoyin WANG, Key Laboratory of Computational Intelligence, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Professor Mingguo ZHAO, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University

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