cyber-physical systems

Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and industrial solutions provider Delta Electronics have established a joint laboratory to develop smart technologies.The Delta – NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems was launched last week and will work on the development of cyber-physical systems, from large water and power distribution systems to emerging consumer systems such as the Internet of Things.

[quote] According to a release, the S$45 million (US$ 33,472,803.60) lab is supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore under its Corporate Laboratory@University Scheme, which funds corporate laboratories which are set up through public-private partnerships.

The release adds that at its full capacity, the lab will have more than 80 researchers and staff and NTU PhD students.

Key research areas include cyber-physical systems for smart manufacturing, smart learning, smart living and smart commercialisation. [Juniper names Singapore as ‘smartest’ city globally]

NTU president professor Bertil Andersson, said: "The joint lab brings together NTU's strong interdisciplinary research expertise with Delta's core competences in power electronics and smart energy management to create a unique research ecosystem.

"With the phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things worldwide and with Singapore moving towards being an interconnected Smart Nation, more advanced infocomm and electronics research are needed to develop cutting-edge technologies that will keep Singapore at the forefront of smart nations."

Securing our daily electronic interfaces

Ensuring the cyber-physical security of our devices and networks are become increasingly critical. These include mobile phones, temperature and humidity sensors connected through networks for monitoring and control of physical systems like air-conditioning and lighting.

Delta Electronics CEO, Mr Cheng Ping, commented: " … Cyber-Physical Systems technologies can be referred as the integration of advanced computing, communication, and control technologies to enable interaction and services between information systems in the cyber space and engineering devices/systems in the physical world. These technologies have limitless possibilities to transform a wide spectrum of sectors such as manufacturing, energy, healthcare and transportation areas. We believe our collaboration will realise better lives and greater business opportunities for generations to come."

NTU's chief-of-staff and vice president (Research) professor Lam Khin Yong, added: "The key areas of research in the corporate laboratory will draw on the strengths of both NTU and Delta Electronics, as we both have strong capabilities in engineering and technology with a track record of translating research into industrial applications.

"The new lab will take the partnership between NTU and Delta Electronics to an even higher level, as it builds on a joint lab set up in November 2014 to research the Internet of Things."

 

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