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Yu-Zheng Lin and Jyun-Yan Chuang from the NSRRC's Vacuum Group Won 2018 Mobilehero Competition
Yu-Zheng Lin and Jyun-Yan Chuang of the NSRRC’s Vacuum Group are winners at the 2018 Mobilehero Competition.

       In 2001, the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs hosted the Wireless Communication Industry Summit. As a result of this summit, the Communication Industry Development Project Office initiated the "Mobilehero Competition" in 2002. The purpose of this competition is not only to unleash the creativity and innovative talents of young people, but also to seek novel integration solutions of hardware and software to support the communication industry. More than 8,000 "mobileheroes" have stood out from this annual competition since its inception. The theme of each year's competition addressed major industry trends. In 2018, there were three categories: Smart IoT (Internet of Things) Innovation; MediaTek LinkIt™ ONE Application; and 5G Massive MIMO*1 Design, incorporating with the theme "IoT Applications – combining ICT*2 (e.g. big data analysis, AI*3, AR*4/VR*5, etc.) and smart devices. Assessment was based on their innovation, technology maturity, project completion, and feasibility for commercialization.

       Research Assistant, Yu-Zheng Lin, and Assistant Engineer, Jyun-Yan Chuang from the NSRRC's Vacuum Group went all the way to the final round and won the "Special Jury Award" and "LINE Project Award". Their winning work is a task-oriented "chatbot" program, similar to the iPhone's Siri. It embeds a web-based real-time dashboard for monitoring TPS. Compared to the traditional graphical user interface, dialog systems and the graphical user interface are integrated into this cross-platform program, which can be run on mobile devices. Besides interactive queries that allow the NSRRC engineers and scientists to acquire machine status in real time, the program can send proactive alerts with diagnostic information when errors occur. This program was built on Lin and Chuang's experiences with accelerators, which contain a massive number of sensors and devices. However, its practical and mobile features can meet the monitoring need in chemical process, power supply or feed factories, which all take up a large surface area and are equipped with a lot of sensors.

*1 MIMO: Multi-input Multi-output
*2 ICT: Information and Communication Technology
*3 AI: Artificial Intelligence
*4 AR: Augmented Reality
*5 VR: Virtual Reality