Professor Yeap as a keynote speaker for the 2nd Research Development, Innocation and Design Conference held in Bangkok from 3 - 4 March 2008.
Professor Yeap as a Conference Co-chair, Australasian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2008. www.ai08.org
Professor Yeap is a member of Advisory Committee for organising the prestigious conference, IJCAIR 2009 in Pasadena, California.
Professor Yeap presented a paper in the AAAI Spring Symposium on "control Mechanisms for Spatial Knowledge Processing in Cognitive/Intelligent Systems", Stanford University, 26 - 28 March 2007.
Professor Yeap as a keynote speaker for the IEEE Sponsored International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Information and Signal Processing (ROVISP), from 29 - 30 Voember 2007, Park Royal Hotel, Penang.
November 2007 – Professor Wai Yeap presented a paper on “Using a Mobile Robot for Cognitive Mapping. In International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Hyderabad, India.
November 2006 – Professor Wai Yeap presented a paper on “Initial Experiments with a Mobile Robot on Cognitive Mapping. In International Symposium on Practical Cognitive Agents and Robots (PCAR), Perth, Australia.
November 2006 – Dr Jochen Schmidt presented a paper on “Mapping and Localisation with Sparse Range Data. In International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA), Palmerston North, New Zealand.
August 2006 – Dr Jochen Schmidt presented a paper on “A Split & Merge Approach to Metric-Topological Map-Building. In International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Hong Kong.
June 2006 – Chee Kit Wong presented a paper on “Computing a Network of ASRs Using a Mobile Robot Equipped with Sonar Sensors“ at International Conference on Robotics, Automation, and Mechatronics (RAM), Bangkok, Thailand.
November 2005 – The Robotics group has constructed an "Introduction to Robotics" for nine gifted students from St Cuthbert College. Prof Wai Yeap, Dr Jochen Schmidt and Chee Kit Wong ran this course from mid October for six weeks. The students were to program a dancing robot competition.
The students were divided into 3 groups. They are only given the instruction to create a dancing robot. They have been encouraged to be creative. They have very limited technical knowledge.
So competition is judged on: creativity; working as a team to come up with an interesting idea; using other resources (such as themselves in their dance routine, their choice of music to go with the movement, etc) well to create an impression.
The judges were Dr Kathy Garden and Ms Liz Battersby. The winning team that gives the best impression was Sprinkling fairy dust on their dancing robot.
Conference dinner at the LISP Conference
April 2005 – Professor Wai Yeap presented a paper on Semantics Parsing Revisited or How a Tadpole Could Turn into a Frog at the 2nd Language & Technology Conference, Poznan, Poland.
Poland in April 2005
February 2005 – Chee Kit Wong presented a seminar on "A mobile robot that maps naively but plans intelligently" at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.
February 2005 – Chee Kit Wong presented a paper on "A mobile robot that maps naively but plans intelligently" at the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Innsbruck, Austria.
November 2004 – Prof Sapiyan presented a robotics seminar at the Institute.
August 2004 – The Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence was hosted by the Institute.
3rd May - 9th October – Prof Sapiyan (University of Malaya, Malaysia) spent his sabatical leave at the Institute. He worked closely with Robotics group.
April 2004 – TheNLP group participated in a video Conference with FRANZ Lisp to discuss the new approach of programming and language that would benefit the NLP group.
August 2003 – Professor Henry Huang from UCLA presented a seminar at the Institute: "Image database management and server-based applications at UCLA nuclear medicine".
February 2003 – The Institute organised: "A Special Workshop on Robotics and Cognitive Approaches to Spatial Mapping" in Auckland.
Co-chairs: Professor Wai Yeap and Dr Margaret Jefferies.
Invited participants include: