SMF Visits NUS Advanced Robotics Centre and NUS Enterprise@Singapore Science Park

Debra Toh

19 July 2017 – With Industry 4.0 on the rise, powered by the future of robotics, autonomous technology and artificial intelligence, SMF and NUS came together to explore opportunities to create awareness on innovation in the deep technology space.

As a response to this interest, SMF organised a visit to the Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC), an interdisciplinary research centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS), for some 40 members. The research at ARC spans a wide spectrum of robotics with a focus on human-centered collaborative robots, robot perception, rehabilitation robotics and advanced factory “friendly” industrial robots. The trip also included a visit to NUS Enterprise @ Singapore Science Park where members got the chance to see the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Lab, a partnership between NUS Enterprise and Ascendas-Singbridge to spearhead Singapore’s first Deep Technology Hub.

Mr Julian Neo, Head of Commercial of DHL Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd gave a positive feedback that through this visit he now better understands the startup incubation culture and processes, and will bring this knowledge back to his workplace.

“We are exploring how our company can apply the knowledge gathered to automate their business and can play a part in the testing of Advanced Robotics solutions,” said Mr Clement Teo, General Manager of Singapore Test Services Pte Ltd.

This visit, with the assistance of the Institute of Higher Learning (NUS), paves the way towards the ignition of innovative ideas to make robotics technology-to-market possible, with members expressing that they were pleased to witness the development of the industry.

Mr Sunny Koh, SMF Deputy President and Chairman of the F&B Industry Group welcoming SMF members.

A demonstration was given to SMF members on the development of the state-of-technology.