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National Chiao Tung University ("NCTU") is a top research university in Taiwan as well as in East Asia. Located close to Hsinchu Science Park (HSP)--the "Silicon Valley" of Taiwan. The College of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NCTU, established in 1994, was the first college in Taiwan focusing on the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. It is ranked as the top among all the engineering colleges in Taiwan. The college also collaborates closely with the industry and initiates numerous joint research projects. Our alumni from the College of ECE have played a significant role within the global industries of information, integrated circuits, networks, and communications, from the Science Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan to Silicon Valley in California, USA.

Self-charging ingestible polysaccharide battery coupled with a nanogenerator for controllable disinfection system

Institute of Biomedical Engineering 2020/09/22

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Biomedical electronics plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between engineering and medicine by enabling the development of miniaturized medical equipment offering efficient diagnosis as well as treatment for various diseases. However, despite the recent advances in wearable biomedical devices, the key power source, the battery, is often toxic and hazardous to human beings as it can result in ...

Remote Heartbeat Monitoring! FaceHeart Inc. Uses Images to Detect Physiological Signals, Applied in Household and Smart Finance

2020/09/10

Healthcare Management System with Physiological Signals Detection via Images
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The most common ways of collecting health data include devices like blood pressure measuring instruments and wearable devices and smartphones with APPs. Recently, a novel physiological-signals measurement technology is introduced by FaceHeart Inc., branched out from National Chiao Tung University. It requires only the images of human faces to measure heart rate, mood, and blood pressure. "so the d...

3D stereo image reconstruction using Cyber-Physical sensing (CPS) for growth monitoring of the fruit tree – A case study of Syzygium samarangense tree

Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering 2020/09/10

Application of Cyber-Physical Sensing (CPS) 3D Stereo Modeling for Fruit Tree Growth Monitoring
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“3D stereo image reconstruction using Cyber-Physical sensing for growth monitoring of the fruit tree – A case study of Syzygium samarangense tree”, proposes that the several technology combination of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), drone swarm, Real Time Kinematic(RTK), 3D image reconstruction, hyperspectrum and heterogeneous image fusion applied on the growth monitoring, analysis and modeling of t...

Developing Flexible PPG Sensor Patch

Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering 2020/08/27

Flexible PPG sensor patch
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We will establish a firm alliance between the Sensors IC Lab by Prof. Chao and all the related companies, including tech manufacturers of Wisechip and Epistar, IN design houses of Weltrend and Pixart, the system and sales compnaies of Inalways, TOYO Pham and Wsitron, etc. We will not only focused on advances of the key technologies on the flexible sensor patch, but also integrate the key know-how...

TSMC chip assists precision stimulation to improve the efficacy of Parkinson's disease

Institute of Electronics 2020/08/27

The Ministry of Science and Technology held a press conference on the research results on August 26th, 2020. Through the cooperation of biomedicine and the semiconductor industry, a cross-disciplinary team was formed to accurately treat Parkinson's disease. The picture shows Hong-Chen Chen (fourth from left), director of the Department of Biological Sciences of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ming-Dou Ker (fourth from right), professor of the Institute of Electronics of National Chiao Tung University, and Chiung-Chu Chen (third from left), a movement disorder physician at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
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National Chiao Tung University and the Chang Gung Linkou Hospital teamed up to develop a "intelligent adaptive closed-loop deep brain stimulation system" using chips developed by the TSMC process to give personalized electrical stimulation signals to patients with Parkinson’s disease. It not only prolongs battery life and reduces treatment costs, but also improves efficacy by 35%. Parkinson’s di...

Battery-free system design allows IoT devices without replacing batteries

Institute of Electronics 2020/08/27

Po-Hung Chen, a professor at the Institute of Electronics of National Chiao Tung University, has invested in battery-free system design and research, with the goal of solving the essential issue of replacing the batteries of hundreds of billions of Internet of Things devices, and has achieved a leading position in the world.
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Among the inter-connected devices, even if the mobile phone needs to be charged every day, it will not cause much trouble. However, even if the batteries of other nearly 100 billion devices only need to be replaced once a month or a year, because they may be located in remote places (such as the environmental detector is placed in the farming, forestry, fishery and pasture area), the battery repla...

Review for Emerging Photovoltaic Devices for Specialty Applications

2020/08/20

Emerging Photovoltaic Devices for Specialty Applications
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Emerging solar cells, including dye-sensitized solar cells, organic solar cells, and perovskite solar cells, are receiving increasing attention recently because they can provide efficient solar power supply at low cost. On the other hand, these photovoltaic devices are also very useful for specialty applications. Because they all feature tunable band structures, which can be modified through molec...

Natural Language Processing

Institute of Communications Engineering 2020/08/18

Research team's speech recognition technology has obtained Presidential Acknowledge Medal
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The Natural Language Processing Center of Chiao-Tung University is led by President Sin-Horng Chen. The team members include: Professor Yih-Ru Wang, Professor Shaw-Hwa Hwang, Professor Yuan-Fu Liao, etc. There are also 7 post-doctoral researchers and 30 post-master researchers. The research center is established at Xining North Road, Taipei No. 62-5 6F, the research center office has a total of 20...

Taipei City cooperates with National Chiao Tung University and receives sensors to help junior high and elementary schools promote science and technology education

Institute of Electronics 2020/08/13

National Chiao Tung University donated Rabboni sensors to Junior High and Elementary Schools of Taipei City. Taipei City Government signed a memorandum of cooperation with National Chiao Tung University on August 12th. Under the witness of Deputy Mayor Shan-shan Huang (the second from left), Director of Education Can-Jin Tseng (the first from left) accepted the donation of 635 Rabboni from National Chiao Tung University. Those sensors will be distributed to the 6 self-made education and technology centers in junior high and elementary schools such as Ren-Ai junior high School in Taipei City.
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In response to the demand for emerging technology talents, Taipei City Government today (August 12th) signed a memorandum of cooperation with National Chiao Tung University and accepted the donation of 635 Rabboni sensors from National Chiao Tung University. Those sensors will be distributed to the 6 self-made education and technology centers in junior high and elementary schools such as Ren-Ai ju...

The Development of Smart Contact Lens System for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment

Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering 2020/07/20

The Development of Smart Contact Lens System for Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
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High intraocular pressure is a common symptom in glaucoma patients, but the relationship between intraocular pressure and neurodegeneration is still unclear due to inconvenient measurement of intraocular pressure. The main treatment method for glaucoma patients is to place eye drops on the patients by themselves, which has a poor treatment effect. In order to solve the above problems, we will comb...

Flexible waveguiding photovoltaics provide new solution for IoT energy supply

2020/07/15

Flexible waveguiding photovoltaics can supply energy for IoT systems.
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For internet-of-things (IoT) systems, the energy supply is a very critical issue as a large number of sensors, and wireless devices consume a huge amount of energy. Prof. Chen’s team from department of photonics, National Chiao Tung University have devoted themselves to the field of solar energy and tried to solve this problem by harvesting the photonic energy from the ambient conditions. In 2012,...

Techniques Of mmWave In Smart Campus Projects

Institute of Communications Engineering 2020/06/30

Industry- academia major league smart campus project
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Research Achievement: With wireless network demands explosively increasing and rapid development of renovated wideband services, services of high transmission rate, low latency, and high reliability are significantly demanded, which provokes new chances but challenges in the future wireless communication systems. However, traditional sub-6 GHz spectrum is scare and cannot afford explosive deman...

Smart City

Institute of Communications Engineering 2020/06/30

Asia pacific university student research workshop held by Broadcom Foundation
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Kai-Ten Feng, as an Associate Dean of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) is invited by Broadcom Foundation committee-Paula Golden and Henry Samueli-to mainly hold the Asia Pacific University Student Research Workshop (APW). Participants including Hong Kong University (HKU), University of California, Irvine (UCI), with special guests Alaba...

An Intelligent Driver Fatigue Monitor System with Emotion Recognition by Facial Action Unit Detection

Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering 2020/06/10

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According to the report from World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 1 million people die from the traffic accident every year. Most reasons of the accident are caused by the bad driving behavior due to the fatigue driving and the poor emotion status of the driver. In order to reduce these kinds of traffic accident, a Driver Monitoring System is the core idea in this research. By usin...

First in Taiwan! NCTU Presents A Large-Scale Face Mask Detector

2020/05/04

The face mask detector focuses on the partial facial features, so the public needs no stopping for the detection.
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The face mask detector focuses on the partial facial features, so the public needs no stopping for the detection. (Picture provided by NCTU) During the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourages the public to wear masks. Some crowded places, such as the MRT stations, campus, or commercial buildings, require massive human resources to monitor face masks. Acknowledgin...

Development of novel optoelectronic nanomaterials and sensing components

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

(Left) A photo of a Taiwanese team visiting France, taking a group photo at CNRS IS2M Center; (Right) A French team visiting Jiaotong University and taking a photo of the graduation oral examination of a Taiwan-French double-degree doctoral student You Shangyou.
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Research project principal investigator:  Professor Hsiao-Wen Zan In this project, the host team and the team of Photonic Team Director Dr. Olivier Soppera of the French National Academy of Sciences (CNRS IS2M) Photonic Team Director Dr. Olivier Soppera have continued their cooperation for the past 10 years to jointly guide three Taiwanese and French doctors. For doctoral students with a degree,...

Implantable chip biocompatible packaging production

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

NCTU-NAIST International Joint Bilateral Seminar
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Research project principal investigator:  Chair Professor Chung-Yu Wu After the implementation of the project in 2019, we have been able to improve the biocompatible packaging process of the retina chip, deposit the infrared filter layer of the nano-multilayer film on the image sensor, and coat IrOx at the electrode on the artificial retina chip. After the electrode is prepared, the biocompatibl...

3D cell printing and neural stimulation microelectrode array technology cooperation

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30


3D Bio-Printer provided by AIIM Research Center in Wollongong, Australia.
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Research project principal investigator: Professor Ming-Dou Ker The AIIM Research Center of the University of Wollongong in Australia produced a set of 3D Bio-printing equipment for BETRC. This equipment is used to 3D print retinal cells on the retina chip. BETRC provides a set of electrical stimulation platform equipment for the AIIM research center, which is a multi-channel electrical stimulat...

Modeling immunity and disease on a Heart-lung organ-on-chips system.

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

The results of the team shined in this year's Ministry of Science and Technology Future Science and Technology Exhibition. The technical achievements won the
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Research project principal investigator:  Professor Guan-Yu Chen Integrate the Electrical, computer and engineering technology of the National Chiao Tung University team and the scientific research experience of foreign teams. We establish precision diagnosis and treatment evaluation with an organ-on-chips bionic system. Our team has established a Lung-on-a-chip system for health assessment of s...

Battery-free IoT sensing component platform for medical electronic devices

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

2nd Joint Workshop on Bio-medical Sensor Network between NCTU and Tohoku Univ was held at Tohoku University.
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Research project principal investigator: Professor Po-Hung Chen Prof. Po-Hung Chen, Prof. Chung-Yu Wu, and Prof. Ming-Dou Ker led a PhD student Hao-Chung Cheng, and two master students Yi-Lun Chen, Meng-Jung Tsou to Tohoku University and visit Takahito Ono’s team to confirm the system/component specifications during Aug.21-24. We hold the bilateral seminar: "2nd Joint Workshop on Bio-medical Sen...

Forward-looking International Cooperation Research Project of Semiconductor Components and Chip Design

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

Special guest: RWTH Aachen Univ. Prof. Gemmeke & Prof. Ingebrandt.
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Research project principal investigator:  Professor Hung-Ming Chen 1. Visited the Department of Electronics, its laboratory and Nano Center on March 12, 2019. A bilateral seminar was held on March 13. Professors of the Department of Electronics were Prof. Wu Chungyu, Professor Lee Chenyi, Professor Lai Bocheng, Professor Chang Hsie-Chia, and Professor Hang Xueming, Professor Fang Weiqi, and Prof...

Next-generation intelligent positioning system and dynamically adaptable wireless millimeter wave network

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

Healthcare system and development field verification by teams of NCTU and Xinbei City.
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Research project principal investigator:  Professor Kai-Ten Feng Kai-Ten Feng, as an Associate Dean of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) initiates the three-year project of International Research Cooperation with Evaluating International Academic Prestige, which the topic is “Next Generation Intelligent Dynamic Positioning and Tracking...

Research on the Application of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analysis Technology

College of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019/12/30

Robot Vacuum Designed by NCTU Can Do Positioning, Map Construction, and Obstacle Avoidance

2019/12/15

When detecting an obstacle, the robot vacuum can automatically adjust its angular speed and reduce its line speed to avoid the collision. The robot vacuum is designed by Kai-Tai Song, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chiao Tung University and his team.
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When detecting an obstacle, the robot vacuum can automatically adjust its angular speed and reduce its line speed to avoid the collision. The robot vacuum is designed by Kai-Tai Song, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chiao Tung University and his team. (Picture provided by Prof. Song) Although robot vacuums have been widely used in many houses to k...

Dr. Chen Guanyu's laboratory won the Best Popular Technology Award of the Future Technology Exhibition

Institute of Biomedical Engineering 2019/12/08

Award-winning photos
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In recent years, our laboratory has developed technology to build organs on chips with the aim of creating alternatives for animal research and achieving more accurate and reliable preclinical experimental data. We are fully committed to establishing a bionic chip system—from the design of channels, selection of mold materials, chip bonding, and 3D structural conditions in the beginning, to the ap...

Dr. Lin Shien-Fong's laboratory won the National Innovation Award

Institute of Biomedical Engineering 2019/12/07

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Cerebrovascular diseases take away an average of over 10000 lives annually, even if patients with cerebral apoplexy survive, there are always sequelae caused by various degrees of nerve injuries leading to physical disability. What’s more, as muscular atrophy or functional degeneration occur easily to patients because of a long-time lack of exercises, they need to accept a long-term rehabilitation...

High-efficiency, foldable silicon solar modules combined with the curtain fabrics

2019/11/15

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In response to global warming and extreme climate change crisis, wide-spread use of green energy has become an urgent task. Since the products on the market are dominated by single polycrystalline silicon solar cells, the power generation efficiency is around 20-25%. Also, the power generation cost per watt is less than 1 US dollar. However, current outdoor solar power generation requires high-rel...

NCTU AI for Blood Flow Detection, Benefit Kidney Dialysis Patients

2019/11/14

Chang-Po Chao, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, and his team invent the world's first handheld
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Chang-Po Chao, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, and his team invent the world''s first handheld "Non-Invasive Blood Flow Detector" help the patients monitor their fistulas health condition. (Picture provided by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan) Kidney dialysis patients need long-term hemodialysis, whic...

Beat Google! NCTU Invents Smart Contact lens to Diagnose Eye Disease, Spending Nine Years

2019/11/14

 Smart Contact lens to Diagnose Eye Disease
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A team in Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chao Tung University (NCTU) has successfully invented a smart contact lens to help doctors diagnose eye diseases such as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). The lens will go through the clinical test in 2020. Google had carried out a similar project, but it was terminated in 2018. Therefore, the research of NCTU is world-leading. Other than eye disease...

Dr. Lin Shien-Fong's laboratory won the Young Investigator Award of APHRS 2019 Thailand

Institute of Biomedical Engineering 2019/10/25

A. High efficiency of ChR2 expression in NRVM.
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Optogenetic, which is a novel and useful tool due to its unique ability to act on specific neuronal groups, has gained wide application in basic and clinical medical researches. It can manipulate different groups of specific neurons at the same time at the right location. Therefore, our novel objective of the study is to use optogenetics to specifically dissect the complex network of sympathetic a...

Recovery the photonic energy from artificial light sources using perovskite photovoltaic devices

2019/10/10

Prof. F. C. Chen leads the research team from National Chiao Tung University find bandgap engineering can improve the performance of perovskite solar cells for indoor photovoltaic applications
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Prof. Fang-Chung Chen and his research team calculate the Shockley-Queisser limits under indoor light sources and reveal an unusual bandgap (Eg) zone, in which the dependence of the power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) on the value of Eg under illumination from the indoor lighting sources exhibited different trends from that under solar irradiation; this result runs counter to a common intuition. ...

Platform for SiC Power System on a Chip

Institute of Electronics 2019/09/24

Platform for SiC Power System on a Chip
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R&D UNIT National Chiao Tung University / Professor Bing-Yue Tsui National Tsing Hua University / Professor Chih-Fang Huang National Taiwan University / Professor Kung-Yen Lee Technical Introduction Develop a SiC single-chip power system platform across processes, devices, and circuits to breakthrough the temperature and power constraints of Si applications. The research includes low-v...

Monolithic 3D-IC Strucuture and Fabrication Using Location-Controlled-Grain Technique

Institute of Electronics 2019/09/24

Monolithic 3D-IC Strucuture and Fabrication Using Location-Controlled-Grain Technique
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R&D UNIT National Chiao Tung University Distinguished Professor Kuan-Neng Chen; Chair Professor Chenming Hu; Professor Po-Tsang Huang Technical  Introduction The location of controlled-grain Si island is determined by the pattern of “cooling holes”. The grain size is determined by the distance between “holes” due to lateral grain growth using pulse laser crystallization. This predictabilit...

An integrated system of AI affective computing and multimodal physiological signals in patients with high-risk of cardiovascular disorder

Institute of Electronics 2019/09/24

An integrated system of AI affective computing and multimodal physiological signals in patients with high-risk of cardiovascular disorder
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R&D UNIT Kaohsiung Medical University / Professor I-Mei Lin National Chung Cheng University / Professor Wai-Chi Fang National Chiao Tung University / Professor Sung-Nien Yu Technical  Introduction The  technology  aims  to  develop  an  AI-based  emotional  detections  (anger,  sadness,  happiness,  and  neutral)  and multimodal physiological signals (ECG, EEG, and PPG) integrated system...

An Indicator-Free eMBB and URLLC Multiplexed Scheme for 5G Downlink System

Institute of Communications Engineering 2019/09/22

2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference
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Two major 5G services are known as enhanced-mobile- broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC). In downlink eMBB and URLLC multiplexed systems, some eMBB data resources have to be preempted for the transmission of URLLC data. One main issue for eMBB receiver is to detect the resource blocks being preempted. A common approach for the problem is the use of indicators. Howe...

Being The First in Taiwan! NCTU Attend DARPA SubT Challenge Held by US DOD

2019/08/12

Team NCTU attended the DARPA SubT Challenge in Pittsburgh, USA, competing with researchers of top universities around the world.
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Team NCTU attended the DARPA SubT Challenge in Pittsburgh, USA, competing with researchers of top universities around the world. (Picture provided by NCTU) Team NCTU from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) heads to Pittsburgh, USA, to attend the DARPA SubT Challenge, held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the United States Department of Defense, competes with researchers in ...

NCTU and Delta Electronics Inc. Build the First Edge Datacenter, a Foundation for 5G

2019/04/01

Collaboration Team by NCTU and Delta Electronics Inc.
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Collaboration Team by NCTU and Delta Electronics Inc. (Picture provided by NCTU) An industry-academic collaboration team, formed by Prof. Maria C. Yuang from Department of Computer Science, NCTU, Prof. Po-Lung Tien from Electrical and Computer Engineering, NCTU and Delta Electronics Inc., receives an invitation to IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) and Open Compute Project (OCP) for present...

NCTU Won the Fifth Place in the International Autonomous Boat Competition

2018/12/24

A team from NCTU attended an international autonomous boat competition held by the RoboNation, representing Taiwan. They competed with 14 would-top universities, made it to the final, and won fifth place.
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A team from NCTU attended an international autonomous boat competition held by the RoboNation, representing Taiwan. They competed with 14 would-top universities, made it to the final, and won fifth place. (Picture provided by NCTU) A team from NCTU attended an international autonomous boat competition held by the RoboNation, representing Taiwan. They competed with 14 would-top universities, made...

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