Research Directions

Smart Manufacturing Systems

We develop state-of-the-art manufacturing systems featuring advanced sensing, reasoning, planning and control technologies.

  • Cyber-physical Production Systems
  • Digital Twin
  • Industrial Internet
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Cloud Manufacturing
Industrial Intelligence

We develop intelligent AI algorithms to mine knowledge from unstructured industrial data, such as image, text, voice, and drawings. Scalable knowledge-based AI tools are developed for smart factories.

  • Industrial Machine Learning
  • Industrial Knowledge Graph
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Big Data / Small Data / Fast Data Analytics
Industrial Robot and Control

We build intelligent industrial robotic technologies for smart factory applications. The research focus is on unstructured environment sensing, data fusion, robotic learning, and adaptive control.

  • Multi-robot collaboration
  • Human-robot collaboration
  • Intelligent robotic control
Smart Manufacturing Automation

We develop future-proofing automation theories and systems towards factories of the future. The research focus is on flexible and collaborative manufacturing automation.

  • Multi-agent systems
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Human-in-the-loop system