Responding the continuously increasing interest about robotics and autonomous vehicle applications in Oceania from the academics, research and the industry, we decided to deliver more in depth session about our robotics solutions at National Instruments Technical Symposium tour in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to our solutions, we also wanted to back-up our technologies by different user solutions, guest presentations from different areas of robotics and we were also looking to leverage achievements and experiences of our regional partners. After being introduced to the "Big Eye" solution for robotics at the recent A1 Meeting in Austin, we invited our colleagues at NI Korea to be our guest presenters at NITS. Chu Kim also extended the invitation to the Pohang Institute of Intelligent Robotics (PIRO) to present their LabVIEW powered solution for robot aided education at our two biggest NITS locations: Sydney and Melbourne.
The presentation, which featured in our ‘Robotics Showcase’, was delivered by Dr Tae Hun Kang, Research Team Manager of PIRO, and Gio Hwang, Marketing Manager from NI Korea. They presented a robot, known as ‘Big Eye’, a joint initiative between PIRO and NI Korea to provide very intuitive educational tools to tech students on the fundamentals of robotics, along with a guide to develop robotics application in LabVIEW. In addition, potential distributors for the Big Eye solution were invited to attend the session and later meet with PIRO and NI for private discussions at the events. Based on outstanding response from our audience and very good initial discussions with potential distributor in Australia, we believe the ‘Big Eye’ might salute to our students at local Universities in a very near future.
As well as these event and potential distribution successes, having our colleagues from Korea with us in Australia provided an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, share successes and experiences and trigger ideas for future collaboration. We are looking forward to future partnerships such as this with our colleagues throughout the region.
Thanks to Chu Kim, Gio Hwang and Dr Kang for their enthusiasm, professionalism and support on this initiative.