On behalf of the University of Agder (UiA) and of Oslo Metropolitan university (OsloMet), I was delighted and honoured to be invited as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP), 6-8 November, 2019, Bahawalpur Pakistan.
INTAP'19 was organised by the Artificial Intelligence Research Group, supported by Sir Sadiq Association of Computing and hosted by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB). INTAP'19 addressed recent advancements in the field of artificial intelligence that has resulted in a number of emerging fields of research such as Robotics, Ambient Intelligence, Pervasive Intelligence, Web Intelligence, Bio-Inspired Intelligence, and many more. Emergence in various new fields of intelligent computing has opened new horizons of research and development.
The title of my talk was "Human Robot Collaboration (HRC): From modular robotic to obstacle aided locomotion search and rescue". This topic initiated an interesting discussion at the conference.
The conference was also a very good opportunity to initiate synergies between universities within the field of mechatronics regarding education as well as research. A concrete plan was was discussed in detail with Dr. Imran Sarwar Bajwa, Dr. Rafaqut Hussain Kazmi and the Vice Chancellor of IUB, Dr. Athar Mahboob.
I take the opportunity to thank the organisers for a very successful conference organisation.
I was also impressed by the hospitality of local students, faculty members, and people. Pakistanis are, hands down, some of the friendliest people I have met in my travels so far.