Taipei Tech AIoT Lab

Artificial Intelligence of Things



AI Wings - An AIoT Drone System

AI Wings is an AIoT Drone System that consists of a cloud server for commanding drone fleets securely, software/hardware design for AIoT drones, and VR simulation for training and testing AI models. Users can install the AI models on the drones and deploy them in the real world. This project is under active development. Welcome to join us! (project home)

Drone Action Recognition

In this project, our goal is to train an embedded action detector on a drone that can recognize complex human actions such as running, eating, smoking, photo shooting. We have created a large-scale dataset to evaluate our algorithm. (project home)

VIVID - Virtual Environment for Visual Deep Learning

VIVID is a photo-realistic simulator that aims to facilitate deep learning for computer vision, which supports different characters: robot, drone, and automobile. The platform can be used for many research fields including deep reinforcement learning, semantic segmentation object recognition and human action recognition. For more details please visit the project's homepage.

Pothole Detection

We work together with Feng Chia University to develop a real-time pothole detector on Xilinx FPGA. Additionally, we propose to train detectors in VIVID, and increase the accuracy with less real training photos. Our system can also connect to CarSim and simulate the response of real cars' suspension systems. (project home)

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Prof. Kuan-Ting (K. T.) Lai 賴冠廷

Dr. Kuan-Ting Lai received bachelor's degree in Electric Engineering and master's degree in Computer Science from National Taiwan University in 2003 and 2005. After graduation, he joined Quanta Computer as a video ASIC engineer for 4 years, and started to pursue Ph.D. in 2009, under supervision of Prof. Ming-Syan Chen. During 2012-2013, Dr. Lai visited Prof. Shih-Fu Chang’s DVMM lab at Columbia University, and co-developed a large-scale video event detection system with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in Feb. 2015 and became the VP of technology at Arkados Group. He also co-founded AnyCharge, a wireless charging service provider in Asia. In 2018, Dr. Lai has joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at National Taipei University of Technology (臺北科技大學電子工程系). He led a group of students to win the ACM Multimedia Best Open-Source Software Award at the same year. His research interests include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), computer vision, virtual-to-real learning and Internet of Things. His habit is traveling around the world by joining conferences and making new friends.


Year 2022

Zong-Ming He

  • Hardware Engineer, Inventec, 2019 - 2022

Pin-Hsuan Liu

  • Advanced Placement Computer Science (APCS) Teaching Assistant

Zhi-Xuan Wang


Ching-Lin Lee

  • Hardware Engineer, Accton (智邦科技), 2021 - 2022

Kai-Ming Hu

  • Joined International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) & ACM National Programming Contest for Private Universities (NCPU)

Ya-Yun Chang

  • Advanced Placement Computer Science (APCS) Teaching Assistant

Tzu-Hsin Liu


Ying-You Lin

  • Software engineer, LargitData
  • 7th HACKATHON TAIWAN JUNIOR, Honorable Mention Award

Yuan-Shin Hsu

  • Software Engineer, Stark Technology Inc. (2020 - present)

Xiu-Ru Liang

  • Engineer, Acer Cyber Security Inc.

Yu-Hsiung Chiu

  • Technical Supervisor, Atrust Computer Corp.

Chih-Hsin Chen

  • 17+ years of sales field in the information technology (IT) industry of Data Center, Disaster Recovery, Security, and Cloud.

Yan-Zhen Chen

  • 110 Year Model Student of Taichung City
  • Intern, Local Tax Bureau of Taichung City (TCLTB)
  • Intern, Tax Payment Customer Service of the Ministry of Finance

Chi-Ting Liu


Supakit Piyatamrong


Ting-Wei Tsai

  • Firmware engineer, ASE (日月光), 2022 ~ present
  • Software engineer, BWant (2020/07 ~ 08)
  • 17th Holtek MCU Creative Competition, 8-bit Group Bronze medal (2022/12)

    Year 2021

    Wei-Xuan You

    • Academic Excellence Award, Department of Electronic Engineering, NTUT
    • BIOS Server Firmware Engineer, Compal 2021

    Kuo-Chan Sheng

    • Academic Excellence Award

    Bo-Yi Lin

    • 2018 Academic Excellence Award, Department of Communication Engineerning, AEUST

    Chung-Ying Ho


    Pin-Huei Liou

    • Software engineer, Micromax International Corp.

    Pin-Chun Li

    • Quality Testing Engineer, Xiaomi Taiwan
    • Quality Testing Engineer, OPPO/Realme Taiwan

    Cheng-Yi Lin

    • Intern, CyberLink

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    The table was created using Google Scholar on Jan. 25, 2023. For latest information, please visit My Google Scholar Profile.

    Title Cited by Year
    AI Wings: An AIoT Drone System for Commanding ArduPilot UAVs
    KT Lai, YT Chung, JJ Su, CH Lai, YH Huang
    IEEE Systems Journal, 2022
    1 2022
    TAGNet: Triplet-Attention Graph Networks for Hashtag Recommendation
    YC Chen, KT Lai, D Liu, MS Chen
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2021
    5 2021
    Efficient Two-Stream Action Recognition on FPGA
    JM Lin, KT Lai, BR Wu, MS Chen
    Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern …, 2021
    Learning Pothole Detection in Virtual Environment
    JC Tsai, KT Lai, TC Dai, JJ Su, CY Siao, YC Hsu
    2020 International Automatic Control Conference (CACS), 1-5, 2020
    Who is the boss? Identifying key roles in telecom fraud network via centrality-guided deep random walk
    YC Chang, KT Lai, SCT Chou, WC Chiang, YC Lin
    Data Technologies and Applications, 2020
    AnyCharge: An IoT-Based Wireless Charging Service for the Public
    KT Lai, FC Cheng, SCT Chou, YC Chang, GW Wu, JC Tsai
    IEEE Internet of Things Journal 6 (6), 10888-10901, 2019
    8 2019
    VIVID: Virtual Environment for Visual Deep Learning
    KT Lai, CC Lin, CY Kang, ME Liao, MS Chen
    2018 ACM Multimedia Conference on Multimedia Conference, 1356-1359, 2018
    13 2018
    The privileged sensing framework: A principled approach to improved human-autonomy integration
    AR Marathe, JS Metcalfe, BJ Lance, JR Lukos, D Jangraw, KT Lai, ...
    Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 19 (3), 283-320, 2018
    18 2018
    Mining the Networks of Telecommunication Fraud Groups using Social Network Analysis
    YC Chang, KT Lai, SCT Chou, MS Chen
    Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2017
    Learning sample specific weights for late fusion
    KT Lai, D Liu, SF Chang, MS Chen
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 24 (9), 2772-2783, 2015
    22 2015
    Recognizing complex events in videos by learning key static-dynamic evidences
    KT Lai, D Liu, MS Chen, SF Chang
    European Conference on Computer Vision, 675-688, 2014
    50 2014
    Video Event Detection by Inferring Temporal Instance Labels
    KT Lai, XY Felix, MS Chen, SF Chang
    Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013 IEEE Conference on, 2014
    146 2014
    Sample-specific late fusion for visual category recognition
    D Liu, KT Lai, G Ye, MS Chen, SF Chang
    Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013 IEEE Conference on, 803-810, 2013
    76 2013
    Human action recognition using histogram of oriented gradient of motion history image
    CP Huang, CH Hsieh, KT Lai, WY Huang
    Instrumentation, Measurement, Computer, Communication and Control, 2011 …, 2011
    62 2011

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