Researcher Profile

Ai-Ping Hu

Ai-Ping Hu

Job title: Senior Research Engineer

Education: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2000)

Areas of research expertise: Controls, robotics, mechatronics, machine vision

List of any poultry industry projects you’re working on and your role: Intelligent Deboning: I am working on implementing force control, to be
able to detect and cut around bone at high speeds

What I find most rewarding about working on poultry industry projects: Being able to work on technology that will have a real world impact on lots of folks

A talent I wish I had: Being ambidextrous

Another occupation I’d like to try: Photojournalist

My first job: Making sandwiches at the Sunnyside Super Deli in New York City

If I could meet someone famous, who would it be and why: Leonardo da Vinci, because he seemed to fully use both sides of his brain

One thing people may not know about me: I’m famous

My day would not be complete without: Coffee

The last book I read: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The last movie I saw: um, Avatar?

My favorite song: Probably, Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

My motto: Carpe diem!

My hobbies: Photography, cycling, rock climbing, anything outdoors, cooking