Mid-Term Project Review Meeting Feb 2020

ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK

The ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting was hosted by UoL at the Cambridge Hotel in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It took place on the 26th February 2020. Attendees included students, researchers, academic staff, partner leads, the project manager and the EU Project Officer.

Due to the travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic Covid-19, the meeting was attended both in person and via Zoom video conferencing.

The mid-term meeting provided partners with an opportunity to engage in a fruitful and constructive dialogue between the consortium and the Research Executive Agency.

ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK

Members shared progress on the secondments, milestones and deliverables for the ULTRACEPT project. It also provided partners an opportunity to discuss challenges and to develop strategies for overcoming them.

In addition to this, a number of presentations were delivered by partner leads, researchers, and students as listed below. Presenters were able to demonstrate their research and share learning with others. In the afternoon, attendees had the opportunity to further network and share ideas.

STEP2DYNA Workshop 6 Agenda

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Venue: Cambridge Hotel, Cayley Suite, Granta Place, Mill Ln, Cambridge CB2 1RT, United Kingdom

  • 09:00-09:30: Arrival/registration
  • 09:30-09:45 :Introduction by Prof Shigang Yue

Coordinator’s/WP Leader Reports

  • 09.45-10.05: WP1 Visual Neural Systems Modelling for near range emergent collision detection – Presented by Shigang Yue UoL and Julieta Sztarker UBA
  • 10.05-10.25: WP2  Brain-inspired vision systems for long-range hazard perception – Presented by Xiaoyi Jiang WWM via video conference and Shyamala Doraisamy UPM.
  • 10.25-10.45: WP3 Visual computation of multi-modality sensor data for collision detection – Presented by Shigang Yue UoL.
  • 10.45-11.05: WP4 Systems integration, miniaturization, verification and demonstration – Presented by Shuang Li UHAM.

11.05-11.20: Mid-morning break

Shyamala Doraisamy presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
Shyamala Doraisamy presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK

Coordinator’s/WP Leader Reports

  • 11.20-11.40: WP5 Joint workshops, conference and dissemination – Presented by Shigang Yue UoL.
  • 11.40-12.00: WP6: Project management and exploitation – Presented by Shigang Yue UoL
Shuang Li presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
Shuang Li presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK

Researcher presentations

  • 12.00-12.10: Detection of objects on the road in low light condition using deep learning – Presented by Azreen Azman UPM.
  • 12.10-12.20: Road Wetness classification using acoustic signals – Presented by Siavash Bahrami UPM
  • 12.20-12.30: Secondment Report for ULTRACEPT Meeting – Presented by Huatian Wang UoL via video conference
  • 12.30-12.50: Multimodal teleoperation of robotic hand-arm system – Presented by Shuang Li UHAM.
  • 12.50-13.00: Thermal imaging for vehicle collision prediction and avoidance – Presented by Yicheng Zhang UoL.
Azreen Azman presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
Azreen Azman presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
Yicheng Zhang presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK
Yicheng Zhang presenting at the ULTRACEPT mid-term meeting held in Cambridge UK

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00: Meeting between seconded researchers and the REA Representative, Irina Tiron. Attendees: Azreen Azman, Siavash Bahrami, Peimin Li, Huatian Wang (attend via video conference).

14.00-15.00: Team leaders – meet to discuss arrangements for the outstanding joint workshop and training seminar.  

15.00-15.15: Afternoon break

15.15-16.15: Open discussion

16.15-16.30: Closing comments          

16.30: Meeting close