STAR Lab co-founded SHIFT

Monday, April 24, 2017

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On January 16, following the election results of the Board of Directors of the OpenFog Consortium, ShanghaiTech Distinguished Professor-in-Residence Yang Yang was appointed Director of the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Region (GCR) Committee.

The OpenFog GCR Committee will accelerate the adoption of fog computing to solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, the Tactile Internet and other advanced concepts in the digitized world. The OpenFog Consortium (OpenFog) is a public-private ecosystem formed to accelerate the adoption of fog computing. It was founded by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University in November 2015 and currently has over 50 member organizations throughout the world.

On April 24th, the Fog Computing workshop held at ShanghaiTech University's School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) oficially launched the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Regional Committee and the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT). See here for the according news item with pictures. 

The ShanghaiTech Automation and Robotics Lab lead by Prof. Schwertfeger is among the founding members of the SHIFT. The STAR Lab will pioneer the employment of FOG technology for robotics applications and support the development of the FOG technology by providing alpha testing to this amazing technology.