Thursday, May 30, 2013

We started out Thursday with a trip to AMD who makes microprocessors / embedded systems. After they gave us a presentation about the China groups' progress we were able to talk to many of the top engineers from the field. After AMD, the rest of the class went to Credo Semiconductors and OmniVision while Caleb Nelson and I visited 3M. From what I heard, many of the students enjoyed their trips though I personally can't say since I wasn't with them. I'm hoping to grab some pictures from these two places for everyone back home.
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We started out Wednesday with a trip to AMD who makes microprocessors / embedded systems. After they gave us a presentation about the China groups' progress we were able to talk to many of the top engineers from the field. After AMD, the rest of the class went to Credo Semiconductors and OmniVision while Caleb Nelson and I visited 3M. From what I heard, many of the students enjoyed their trips though I personally can't say since I wasn't with them. I'm hoping to grab some pictures from these two places for everyone back home.

As far as 3M goes, they were very kind and had close 100 demonstrations in their show room. We weren't allowed to take any pictures, but we are working with them to hopefully let next trips' group swing by. They also took us out for a wonderful supper (I don't think I've been so full in my life).

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University was on Thursday in which we were able to visit their robotics lab, digital processing lab, and even their ping pong lab (obviously the last one is a joke)! During the visit we were able to view the campus from inside the coach bus since it was raining, experience an interactive map, and see a 3d model (shown below).

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Kyle viewing the model is shown above.

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The top of the line ping pong lab impressed a lot of our students.

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The robotics lab gave us a brief presentation on new algorithms and equipment they have been using. We were shown formation grouping and sonar detection mapping robots. Below we see Steven enjoying his tour of the campus by wheelchair; all he had to do was point and click where he wanted to go on the map.

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He only goes by the nickname "Stephen Hawking" now, something about a brilliant scientist in a wheelchair makes sense.

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