Friday Hacks #95, August 28

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Date/Time: Friday, August 28 at 6:30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 2, School of Computing
Free pizza is served before the talks.

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Talk description

What exactly goes on in the commercial drone/UAV industry in Singapore and globally? Behind the hype of consumer “selfie” drones lies a vast number of interesting commercial applications, where drones become an enabler for enterprises to gain new aerial perspectives of their facilities and estates, to make intelligent decisions incorporating this additional dimension of data.

In this presentation, we will survey a number of such applications, reveal some of the behind-the-scene processes and technology platforms, and put on our thinking hats to design a solution for a hypothetical business need. We will also walk through some of the basics and upcoming technical challenges that the industry is looking for a better solution to, including both better hardware (mechanical design, sensors, network), and software (automation, geo-based systems, computer vision, and data analytics).

Speaker profile

Ong Jiin Joo is the CTO and co-founder of Garuda Robotics. One of his major focus is this idea of “Cloud Robotics”, where robots deployed into the real world are orchestrated in the cloud, leveraging ample compute resource in the cloud to make better use of ubiquitous environment data. Jiin Joo’s earliest career started in’s web development teams. In the years prior to starting up, he worked with SCS, IDA and Singtel to spearhead the test-bedding of new technologies and help enterprise customers adopt these new technologies, which includes fibre connectivity, business continuity, procurement exchanges, SaaS web apps, and enterprise mobility.

Garuda Robotics is a leading drone solutions provider based in Singapore. Operating across Southeast Asia in the agriculture, building management, and security industries, we generate actionable insights for our clients by combining drone aerial data with advanced analytics.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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