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Tech Report #42: September 3, 2003

ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 7

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A typical ATIP Report is in two parts, one public portion, and one subscriber portion. The following is the titles of the reports published in July 2003 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).

  • ATIP03.039 : Indian Photonics R&D
  • ATIP03.040 : Quantum Dot Research in Taiwan (Academic)
  • ATIP03.041 : Humanoid Robotics Project
  • ATIP03.042 : The Biobank Japan Project
  • ATIP03.043 : Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials 2003 (IPMM'03)


Date: 1 July 2003
ATIP03.039: Indian Photonics R&D

ABSTRACT: The present report discusses the general state of Indian research in the field of photonics. It briefly describes and provides information on the major research activities in India today. It also discusses the applications of photonics in healthcare, the challenges that Indian researchers and companies are facing in pursuing research and development work, and the problems that remain to be overcome.

Date: 8 July 2003
ATIP03.040: Quantum Dot Research in Taiwan (Academic)

ABSTRACT: This report reviews recent academic research projects in Taiwan in the area of quantum dots, a topic that has been identified as a potential star in the field of nanotechnology. Related research has been included in Taiwan's National Science and Technology Program for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NSTP/NST), with university research primarily funded by the country's National Science Council (NSC). Research areas include simulation, electronics, photonics, bio-detection, etc. A list of these research projects is provided along with a discussion on quantum dot research capability in Taiwan.

Date: 11 July 2003
ATIP03.041: Humanoid Robotics Project

ABSTRACT: Japan is well-known for its high level of technology in both industrial robotics and more recently, entertainment robotics. In an effort to address two ongoing problems facing Japanese society, namely the ageing of the Japanese population and recurrent natural disasters, the Japanese government is hoping to adapt and enhance the country's robotics expertise by developing anthropomorphic robots to assist humans in these situations and others. The present report details one major project known as the Humanoid Robot Project sponsored by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to develop "Humanoid and Human Friendly Robotics Systems".

Date: 23 July 2003
ATIP03.042: The Biobank Japan Project

ABSTRACT: The Biobank Japan project was launched earlier this year with the explicit goal to move earlier investments in pharmacogenomics research closer toward clinical applications. Biobank Japan aims at creating a large-scale DNA repository, with blood samples from some 300,000 individuals, which will be linked to a database containing clinical information. The present report discusses the outline and goal of the Biobank Japan project and provides a detailed analysis of the project's background.

Date: 29 July 2003
ATIP03.043: Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials 2003 (IPMM'03)

ABSTRACT: Modeling and simulation constitute one of the most vital and most rapidly developing fields of materials science. Intelligent materials processing now makes extensive use of numerical tools such as simulation. A series of conferences focusing on this technology, the International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials (IPMM), meets every two years. The theme of this year's conference (IPMM'03), was: "Nanotechnology for the 21 st Century: Do good things really come in small packages?" Intelligent processing and nanotechnology have much in common. Atomistic simulations are being applied with great success to nanotubes and fullerenes, thin films and monolayers, and a variety of isolated or embedded nanoparticles. Simulations are also addressing properties of nanoscale materials and devices. All classes of materials—metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites—are under intensive study. In many cases, simulations are providing guidance for synthesis of new materials or fabrication of new devices. Nanotechnology also impacts intelligent processing by providing new sensors for processes and devices. The present report reviews IPMM'03 and summarizes the key papers presented at this conference.

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