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A Guest from Thailand Visits VGTU's Faculty of Mechanics

2017-01-04
A Guest from Thailand Visits VGTU's Faculty of Mechanics
Lecturer Abeykoon Mudiyanselage Harsha Sameera from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, visited Faculty of Mechanics at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU).
 
The guest gave lectures to VGTU students on the topics of robotics and automation, also he presented the latest research on haptics . The representative from the Asian Institute of Technology, who works in a very innovative field of research, noted that people have been capable of successful recording and transmitting of image and sound for centuries; however, technologies are still struggling to capture and transfer the smell, taste and touch. The lecturer also shared insights on the remote surgery and telesurgery research, that enables a surgeon to carry out a surgery when the physical presence of the patient and the health professional in the same place is not possible.
 
The representative from the Asian Institute of Technology came to VGTU under the Erasmus exchange programme. During his visit, he met with the Vice Dean of Faculty of Mechanics Justinas Gargasas, the Vice Director of International Relations Office Aleksandra Sokolova and the Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator Dovilė Mackevičienė. Possibilities to develop new international projects between the Asian Institute of Technology and Mechanic's research institutes  were discussed. 
 
In addition, the guest visited research and training laboratories at VGTU's Faculty of Mechanics, and the creativity and innovation centre "LinkMenų fabrikas".