AI researcher Mo Chen works to integrate useful and safe robots
This week, computing science professor Mo Chen is recognized for his outstanding research in artificial intelligence (AI) by his appointment as a Canada CIFAR AI Chair, a program with a goal to recruit and retain world-leading AI researchers in Canada by supporting research programs through long-term funding.
Chen’s research expertise is in designing and applying artificial intelligence (AI) to satisfy the performance and safety requirements in robots. Determining methods to integrate useful robots safely into society in a way that assists people is an ongoing process that involves working on theory and simulations before experimenting with actual robots. Chen directs the Multi-Agent Robotic Systems Lab at SFU where he and his team initiate their projects starting with literature review in different areas of computer science to define problems and to then determine areas of improvement in their research.