Taipei, Taiwan

The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology , commonly referred to as Taiwan Tech, is a public/national technological university located in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan Tech was established in 1974, as the first and the leading higher education institution of its kind within Taiwan's technical and vocational education system. The university is ranked 353 among world universities in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2013.The university is also ranked 52 among Asian universities in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2013. NTUST Taiwan was also ranked as Asia's 10th best institute in science and technology.Taiwan Tech enrolled 5,645 undergraduates and 4,744 graduate students, and employed 414 full-time faculties and about 318 staff members in 2013. The university’s 14 departments and 24 graduate programs are divided into the following 7 colleges, College of Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Management, College of Design, College of Liberal Arts and Social science, College of Intellectual Property Studies, and Honors College.Taiwan Tech has five campuses, the Gongguan campus, located at 43 Keelung Rd, Sec. 4, situated in the south region of Taipei City, being the main campus covers an area of approximately 10 hectares, while the whole campuses cover up to 44.5 hectares. Wikipedia.


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National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-07-20

A sole cushioning module includes a contacting plate, a base plate, a connecting portion and a first spring leaf. The contacting plate abuts against a sole. The base plate and the contacting plate form a space. The connecting portion connects with the contacting plate and the base plate. The first spring leaf is located within the space. The first spring leaf connects with the base plate. The first spring leaf is curved and forms a first outer curved surface. A first region of the first outer curved surface abuts against the contacting plate. When the contacting plate moves towards the base plate, the contacting plate presses on the first outer curved surface. The first spring leaf deforms, and the first outer curved surface slides relative to the contacting plate. The first region shifts towards an end of the first spring leaf connecting with the base plate.


Patent
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-01-05

The disclosure provides a catalyst structure for electrolysis of water. The catalyst structure includes a ferric oxide support and a plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts. The plurality of cobalt-containing compound catalysts attach to a surface of the ferric oxide support. The disclosure also provides a method of forming a catalyst structure for electrolysis of water.


Patent
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-02-25

An adhesive composition is provided. The adhesive composition includes a solvent and a polyamic acid. The polyamic acid is represented by the following Formula I: in which A is pyrenyl, anthryl, benzo[a]pyrenyl, benzo[e]pyrenyl, naphtho[2,3-a]pyrenyl, dibenzo[a,e]pyrenyl, dibenzo[a,h]pyrenyl or naphthyl; n is 0 to 10; X is greater than 0 and less than 1.


Patent
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-11-05

A catalyst for a fuel cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The manufacturing method includes the following steps. A first mixture is mixed with a solvent to form a mixture solution, wherein the first mixture includes a nitrogen-containing precursor, a sulfur-containing precursor, a non-noble metal-containing precursor, and a carbon support. The solvent in the mixture solution is removed to form a second mixture. A thermal treatment is performed on the second mixture.


Patent
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-09-12

A method for producing a polymer nanofoam includes: immersing a polymer material in carbon dioxide at a pressure greater than 5 MPa and a temperature of 30 C. to 40 C. to obtain a carbon dioxide-saturated polymer material, wherein the melt index of the polymer material measured at 230 C. and 3.8 kg is between 0.1 g/10 min and 8.0 g/10 min. Thereafter, the carbon dioxide-saturated polymer material is depressurized to atmospheric pressure, and then the carbon dioxide-saturated polymer material is heated to form the polymer nanofoam.


Yungching Realty Group announced a new partnership with iStaging to be the first real estate agency in the world to use MR (mixed reality) technology. Leveraging the advantages of both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), an entirely new “MR Smart Living” sensory experience is created, allowing consumers to lean into the future with the best of what the virtual and realistic worlds offer. Sun-Ching Yu, President of Yungching Realty Group, said: “With mixed reality, the whole world around you becomes your viewing screen, enriched with information. It’s an entirely new level of immersive experience. You might be sitting on your couch at home or taking a walk down a street, and now you can easily access a wealth of information. People don’t just buy a house, but also the whole ambience around it as well as the nearby lifestyle facilities. Convenience, prospects for future development, and the value of the property are crucial factors when it comes to the final decision. And that’s why our MR Smart Living service offers home buyers a way to make the most informed decision.” According to Dr. Lu from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology’s Department of Information Management, the combination of MR technology and lifestyle innovations is redefining the real estate industry. The partnership between the Yungching Realty Group and iStaging is spearheading this disruption. While MR is technically the most challenging, it also delivers the best experience for consumers. Johnny Lee, CEO of iStaging, noted that: “It’s through the integration of AR and VR that we can combine the virtual and real worlds into a higher level. There’s a delicate balance between allowing both worlds to exist and creating new interactions and simulations at the same time.” A demo of the MR Smart Living service was on display at the press conference announcing the deal between the Yungching Realty Group and iStaging. With Fujin Street, otherwise known as “little Europe,” in Taipei as the showcase, viewers were taken on a stroll along trendy restaurants, schools, local markets, and properties for sale with information of each venue and of the surrounding neighborhood shown in MR glasses. Previously, iStaging signed a deal with IMAR, an urban planning consultancy based in Saudi Arabia, to promote visualization technologies for the real estate industry. The partnership with the Yungching Realty Group is another milestone for iStaging, which was selected as a Top 21 company by the Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA). Lee expressed his excitement and confidence that the MR Smart Living service will serve as a model for the rollout of MR around the world. Additional resources The press conference was heavily covered by Taiwanese media: TV report by CTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTG2hx0rjUM TV report by USTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-8ADkbEvvc TV report by FTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzb5wnAYd0g Photo by Apple Daily: https://www.istaging.com/en/newsroom/images/yungching-realty-mixed-reality-2.jpg About iStaging iStaging is a leading provider of out-of-the-box augmented and virtual reality solutions for the real estate and furniture industries. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company also has satellite offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Paris. iStaging aims to help people transcend space by crafting immersive visualization products that empower the world to interact with distant places or objects. Press contacts • Corporate: Jasmine Chang at jasmine@staging.com.tw or +886-2-2711-0881 • USA: Jonathan Tzou at jonathan@istaging.co or +1-408-313-4620 • China: Leo Lee at leo@staging.com.cn or +86-021-52357510 • France: Fabien Bernard at fabien@istaging.co or +33-1-85-08-30-37


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: EEB-04-2016 | Award Amount: 5.12M | Year: 2016

The overall goal of the RE4-Project is to promote new technological solutions for the design and development of structural and non-structural pre-fabricated elements with high degree of recycled materials and reused structures from partial or total demolition of buildings. The developed technology will aim at energy efficient new construction and refurbishment, thus minimizing environmental impacts. The RE4-Project targets the demonstration of suitable design concepts and building elements produced from CDW in an industrial environment, considering perspective issues for the market uptake of the developed solutions. The technical activities will be supported by LCA and LCC analyses, certification and standardization procedures, demonstration activities, professional training, dissemination, commercialisation and exploitation strategy definition, business modelling and business plans. The overarching purpose is to develop a RE4-prefabricated energy-efficient building concept that can be easily assembled and disassembled for future reuse, containing up to 65% in weight of recycled materials from CDW (ranging from 50% for the medium replacement of the mineral fraction, up to 65% for insulating panels and concrete products with medium mineral replacement coupled with the geopolymer binder). The reusable structures will range from 15-20% for existing buildings to 80-90% for the RE4-prefabricated building concept.


Tsai H.-C.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Information Sciences | Year: 2014

Swarm intelligence (SI) has generated growing interest in recent decades as an algorithm replicating biological and other natural systems. Several SI algorithms have been developed that replicate the behavior of honeybees. This study integrates two of these, the artificial bee colony (ABC) and bees algorithms (BA), into a hybrid ABC-BA algorithm. In ABC-BA, an agent can perform as an ABC agent in the ABC sub-swarm and/or a BA agent in the BA sub-swarm. Therefore, the ABC and BA formulations coexist within ABC-BA. Moreover, the population sizes of the ABC and BA sub-swarms vary stochastically based on the current best fitness values obtained by the sub-swarms. This paper conducts experiments on six constrained optimization problems (COPs) with equality or inequality constraints. In addressing equality constraints, this paper proposes using these constraints to determine function variables rather than directly converting them into inequality constraints, an approach that perfectly satisfies the equality constraints. Experimental results demonstrate that the performance of the ABC-BA approximates or exceeds the winner of either ABC or BA. Therefore, the ABC-BA is recommended as an alternative to ABC and BA for handling COPs. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Hou H.-T.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Computers and Education | Year: 2012

Massively multiple online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are very popular among students. Educational MMORPGs, however, are very rare, as are studies on gamers' behavioral patterns during such games. The current study is an empirical observation and analysis of the behavioral patterns of 100 gamers participating in an educational MMORPG called Talking Island ©. In our study, we recorded and summarized the gaming behaviors demonstrated by these participants over 335 days of observation from December 2009 to October 2010. We coded the recorded behaviors and conducted a frequency analysis, sequential analysis and cluster analysis to explore the behavioral distributions, behavioral-frequency transition and behavior-cluster patterns in the MMORPG. Gender differences in behavioral patterns were also compared and discussed. Based on the results, we discuss the potential and limitations of the game and provide suggestions for future research on and the development of educational MMORPGs. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Patent
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-06-27

A non-contact method for detecting physiological signals and motion in real time comprises: sensing a portion of a human body to generate a series of image frames by an optical sensing element; determining a complexion region from each of the image frames; then calculating a central coordinate of the complexion region; determining a sample block by expanding a surrounding range from the central coordinate, for getting a complexion fluctuation waveform; comparing said central coordinate with a central coordinate of a later image frame, to calculate a displacement in a unit time for determining whether the portion of the human body is in a static state. In the static state, an operating unit performs noise filter and peak detecting for complexion fluctuation waveform, and calculates a physiological signal. Said method can reduce the amount of data required to be processed in physiological signal detection, and improve the accuracy of the detection.

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