Dr Esyin Chew

Dr Esyin Chew

Department: Department of Applied Computing and Engineering, EUREKA Robotics Centre

Office/Location: A0.04A, Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6249

Email: echew@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Dr Esyin Chew is the Director of EUREKA Robotics Centre with 80+ service and healthcare robots, one of the 11 specialist robotics centres in the UK for research facilities. She is a Reader in Robotics and Educational Technologies, recognised by UK & Welsh Parliament as "Expert" for AI and COVID consultation, a keynote speaker in many international conferences and seminars in robotics and EdTech. Esyin published over 140 project outputs, including quality international journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, media & press coverage and 5 national policy impact publications. Esyin has supervised and examined more than 20 PhDs, provides consultancy and training workshops such as service and social robots for healthcare, hospitality & tourism, and the educational sector with data analytics and visualisation capabilities, personal response systems and Turnitin-GradeMark-PeerMark.   

Esyin has led millions pound of government and industrial funded projects in the UK, EU, Australia and Malaysia, including the recent success of a thoughtful integration over 14 cutting-edge healthcare robots in hospitals, care home and universities with machine learning capability, funded by Welsh Government, British Council and the Alan Turing Institute

Before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University, she worked as an academic in the School of IT at Monash University Malaysia, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University of Glamorgan (South Wales) and University of Malaya. She facilitated institutional blended learning implementation, staff development on Technology Enhanced Learning and best practices/policy development. Esyin is invited as a keynote speaker for international conferences, reviewer for various indexed journals and conference proceedings in the related field.

Prior to her academic career, Esyin was a software engineer at Acer Group Malaysia and e-Business Ltd, contributing to the development of the first Malaysia online banking system and web-based Executive Inforamtion System (EIS) back in the 1990s.  ​


Staff development: various mentorship programmes, Online assessment and Feedback with Turnitin-GradeMark-PeerMark, Educational Technologies, Educational Robotics and STEM-STEAM workshops for school teachers.

PhD/MPhil/MSc Supervision: 

  • Healthcare Robotics Framework
  • Educational robotics and cognition in humanoid robotics 
  • Service robotics for hospitality & tourism with machine learning techniques and social analytics
  • Technology enhanced learning teaching, assessment and feedback with learning analytics
  • Blended Learning and online learning framework 

MSc/MBA/BSc Teaching: 

  • Social Media Analytics for Business
  • Applications for Social and Service Humanoid Robotics 
  • Physical Computing 
  • Management Information Software Tools, System Analysis and Design, Introduction to Data Science (Python, Tableau and SAS Visual Analytics)
  • Business Intelligence and Business Information System
  • Research Methods
  • Computers and Society, IT Governance, Electronic Commerce and Requirement Engineering
  • Python, Javascript, C++, C, PHP and VB/Pascal 
  • Mobile Web Apps Development


1. Humanoid Robotics for Elderly Women's Care and Wellbeing.

2. Bio-inspired robotic modelling with Cognition and ethical-social-legal conduct. 

3. Deep Learning and Classifications for Service Robotics. 

4. Healthcare Robotics as a Service framework with IRoT. 

5. Educational Robotics with machine learning and learning analytics.

Key Publications

The below are selected publications, full list can be found at Esyin's Google Scholar:

Robotics & associated IoRT: 

  1. Chew, E., Lee, P.L., Yang, J., Hu, S. (2022). Investigating the First Robotic Nurses: Humanoid Robot Nightingale and Partners for COVID-19 Preventive Design. In: Rauter, G., Carbone, G., Cattin, P.C., Zam, A., Pisla, D., Riener, R. (eds) New Trends in Medical and Service Robotics. MESROB 2021. Mechanisms and Machine Science, vol 106. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76147-9_15
  2. Mcvey, S.M, Chew, E. & Caroll, F. (2021) The Review of Dyslexic Humanoid Robotics for Reinforcement Learning, European Conference on e-Learning, (Oct 2021). DOI:10.34190/EEL.251.132
  3. Chew, E., Lee, P. H. & Khan, U. S. (2021) Robot Activist for Interactive Child Rights Education, International Journal of Social Robotics. The International Journal for Social Robotics, 10.1007/s12369-021-00751-3 (Impact Factor 3.168; WoS & Scopus-indexed, ranked within the top 20 of the Top Publications Google Scholar citations) 
  4. Yang, J. & Chew, E. & Liu, P. (2021) Service humanoid robotics: a novel interactive system based on bionic-companionship frameworkPeerJ Computer Science 7:e674. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.674
  5. Yang, J. & Chew, E. (2021) The Novel Design Model for Robotic Waitress, The International Journal for Social Robotics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-021-00745-1 (Impact Factor 3.168; WoS & Scopus-indexed, ranked within the top 20 of the Top Publications Google Scholar citations) 
  6. Hu, S. & Chew, E. (2021) The Investigation and Novel Trinity Modelling for Museum Robots, TEEM'20: Eighth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, October 2020, pp. 21–28, ACM Digital Library.  https://doi.org/10.1145/3434780.3436541
  7. Chew, E. and Chua, X.N. (2020) Robotic Chinese language tutor: personalising progress assessment and feedback or taking over your job?, On the Horizon. https://doi.org/10.1108/OTH-04-2020-0015 ISSN: 1074-8121. (Scopus, ECSI Australian Education-Indexed). 
  8. Yang, J. & Chew, E. (2020) A Systematic Review for Service Humanoid Robotics Model in Hospitality, Springer International Journal for Social Robotics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-020-00724-y (Impact Factor 3.168; indexed by WoS & Scopus, within the top 20 of Google Robotics publication) 
  9. Chew, E. & Turner, D. (2020) Can a Robot bring your life back? Robotics for Rehab. Springer Nature Book Chapter 1: Robotics in Healthcare: Field Examples and Challenges, Sequeira, J. (Ed) Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 1170. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24230-5_1 
  10. Yang J. & Chew, E. (2020) Intelligent Service Robots to enter the Hospitality Industry: Job Termination or Gospel to Waiters, 3rd UK RAS Conference 2020: ‘Robots into the Real World‘, University of Lincoln. 
  11. EUREKA Robotics Lab (2019) Written Evidence authored by Esyin Chew, UK Parliment Education Committee Fourth Industrial Revolution Evidence (Policy Impact Publication). 
  12. Chew, E. (2017) What are the implications of artificial intelligence? In Love and War, Written Evidence, UK Parliment Artificial Intelligence Select Committee’s Publication
  13. Chew, E. (2018) In Love and War with Service Robots: the Passionate Deployment, Challenges and National Policy Implications, Keynote of the 6th International Conference on Robot Intelligence technology and Applications: Robotics and Machine Intelligence: Building Blocks for Industry 4.0, 16-18 Dec 2018. Springer’s Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME), Springer Nature Singapore, pp.361-371. SBN: 978-981-13-8322-9 [IEEE and Scopus indexed]
  14. Chew, E., Lee, P.L. & Ho, W.H. (2018) Enhancing Seamless Nurses-Physician Communication After-Hours with Google Glass, 11-12 July 2018 Kuala Lumpur, IEEE 2018 International Conference on Smart Computing and Electronic Enterprise (ICSCEE) 2018 (Best Paper Awards). 10.1109/ICSCEE.2018.8538415
  15. Wong, N. W. H., Chew, E. & Wong, J. S-M. (2017). A review of educational robotics and the need for real-world learning analytics, 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Phuket, Thailand 13 November 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ICARCV.2016.7838707 (CORE Ranked A; ISI indexed conference proceedings)
  16. Chew, E., Lee, P. H., DharmaratneA., Chen, B. W. & Raju, D. S. (2016) SUHAKAM - Going Digital with Monash, The 3rd Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education, 4-6 Aug 2016, Fukuoka, Japan (CD Conference Proceedings). 
  17. Chua, X.N. & Chew. E. (2015). The Next Wave of Learning with Humanoid Robot: Learning Innovation Design starts with "Hello NAO". In T. Reiners, B.R. von Konsky, D. Gibson, V. Chang, L. Irving, & K. Clarke (Eds.), Globally connected, digitally enabled. Proceedings Ascilite 2015 in Perth, pp. 52-56).
  18. Chew Esyin, (2005) 'Mutually-Beneficial iE-E Seeker, A Web Intelligent Matching Using Multi-Dimensional Case-Based Reasoning', Proceeding of The IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, Sydney, 425-428. 10.1109/ICITA.2005.189  [ISI-indexed]   
  19. Chew Esyin and S.M.F.D Syed Mustapha (2004), ‘Negotiation in a Multi-Dimensional CBR System’ Proceeding of The IEEE Conference on Cybernetic and Intelligent Systems, Singapore, 1191-1195. [ISI-indexed] 
  20. Esyin, C. and S.M.F.D Syed Mustapha (2004), 'Modeling N-Dimensional Cases in Iterative Matching Environment', Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Informatics and Research Women in ICT, Vol 1, Kuala Lumpur, 61-69.

Educational Technologies (EdTech) and Social Media Visualisations & Analytics

  1. Mcvey, S-M, Chew, E., Carroll, F. (in press) Educational Robotics and Dyslexia: Investigating How Reinforcement Learning in Robotics can be used to help students with dyslexia, TEEMS 2022.
  2. Pinney, Carrol, F. & Chew, E. (accepted) Enhancing visual encodings of uncertainty through aesthetic depictions in line graph visualisations, the 25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 23rd-28th July, HCI International 2023
  3. Pinney, J., Carroll, F. & Chew, E. (2022). Enthusiast versus Antagonist: Exploring the perceptions of data experts on the visualisation of uncertainty. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET-AI 2022, April 21–23, 2022, Lausanne, Switzerland, Eds. T. Ahram and R. Taiar, AHFE International, Apr 22, 2022 - Technology & Engineering.
  4. Mishra, D, Chew, E, Ostrovska, S, Wong, J. (2020) Personal response systems through the prism of students' experiences. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/cae.22298 (WoS & Scopus-indexed)
  5. Ding, S. L. and Chew, E. (2019) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet: A study via metaphoric perceptions on how online feedback benefited Chinese learners, Journal of Educational Technology Research and Development, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-019-09651-w   ; https://rdcu.be/blOtj  [WoS-indexed, Scopus-indexed] 
  6. Chew, E., Lee, P. L. & Ho, W.H. (2018) Enhancing Seamless Nurses-Physician Communication After-Hours with Google Glass, 11-12 July 2018 Kuala Lumpur, IEEE 2018 International Conference on Smart Computing and Electronic Enterprise (ICSCEE) 2018 (Best Paper Awards). 10.1109/ICSCEE.2018.8538415 
  7.  Alena Y.T. Tan, Chew, E. and Kalavally, V. (2017) "The expectations gap for engineering field in Malaysia in the 21st century", On the Horizon, 25(2), pp.131-138, doi: 10.1108/OTH-12-2015-0071  [Scopus-indexed, A+ Education, Australian Education Index] 

  8. Chew, E., Snee, H., Price, T. (2016) Enhancing international postgraduates' learning experience with online peer assessment and feedback innovation, Journal of Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53(3), 247-259 [ISI-indexed] 

  9. Hiew, C. & Chew, E. (2016) Seams Remain in Seamless Learning, On the Horizon, 24(2), 145-152. [Scopus-indexed, A+ Education, Australian Education Index, and MyRA cited] 

  10. Chew, E., Ding, S., L. & Rowell, G. (2015) Changing Attitudes in learning and assessment: Cast-off ‘plagiarism detection’ and cast-on self-service assessment for learning, Journal of Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 52(5), 454-463. DOI:10.1080/14703297.2013.832633 [ISI-indexed] 

  11. Chew, E. & Jones, L. J. N. (2015) Better Teaching and Better Learning at Monash: Transforming Assessment and Feedback Practice, International Conference: Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015, The University of Hong Kong, 13-15 May, 2015. pp. 143.  

  12. Chew, E. & Ding, S. L. (2014) The Zone of Proximal and Distal Development of the Chinese Language Studies with the Use of Wikis, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 30(2), 184-201. [ISI-indexed]

  13. Jones, N., Chew, E. and Blackey, H. (2014) 'A Classroom without Wall?' The Institutional Policy for Social Software in Learning, Teaching and Assessment, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 16(4), 417-427. DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.065546 [Scopus and British Education indexed]
  14. Jones, N., Blackey, H., Fitzgibbon, F. and Chew, E., (2010) ‘Get out of MySpace!’, Elsevier Journal of Computers and Education, 54 (3), 776-782. [ISI-indexed] (Esyin's PhD outcome)
  15. Chew, E. (2014) 'To listen or to read?' - audio or written assessment feedback for international students in the UK, On the Horizon, 22(2), 1-12. DOI: 10.1108/OTH-07-2013-0026  [Scopus-indexed, A+ Education, Australian Education Indexed, Emerald EarlyCite-indexed]
  16. Jones, N., Chew, E., and Blackey, H. (2011) The Blended Learning Journey of the University of Glamorgan, In R. Kwan et al. (Eds.), Hybrid Learning,  Springer, Heidelberg, LNCS 6837, pp. 157--166. [ISI-indexed]  
  17. Chew, E. and Snee, H (2011) Enhancing international student experience with innovative assessment and feedback (EiSEAF) with Vygotsky's ZPD, The CAL (Computer-aided Learning) Conference 2011 – Learning Futures: Education, Technology & Sustainability, 13-15 April. 20011, Manchester, UK (Best poster Presentation).
  18. Chew, E., Jones, N and Blackey, H. (2010) ‘Implementing Institutional Online Assessment – Addressing the Challenges’, In P. Tsang, S. K. S. Cheung, V. S. K., Lee, R. Huang (Eds), Hybrid Learning, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6248, 453-464. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14657-2_41 [ISI, Scopus-indexed] 
  19. Chew, E., Price, R., Roger, C., Blakey, K., N., Noblett, Matins, A., Martins, I. (2010)  'Turn it in or Turn it off – Confirming and Disconfirming Experience for Innovative Computer aided Assessment and Feedback', Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on e-Learning, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, 4-5 November 2010, Portugal, pp.155-162.  [ISI-index, ERIC & etc.]
  20. Chew, E., Price, T. (2010) 'Online Originality Checking and Online Assessment - an Extension of Academics or Disruption for Academics', In S. L. Wong et al. (Eds.) (2010). Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, 29 November-3 December 2010. Putrajaya, Malaysia: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
  21. Chew, E., Turner, D. and Jones, N. (2009) Chapter 1 - 'In Love and War: Blended Learning Theories for Computer Scientists and Educationists', In Wang, F., L. Fong, J. and Kwan, R., C. (Eds), The Handbook for Hybrid Learning Models: Advanced Tools, Technologies and Applications, PA: Information Science Reference, pp.1-23. 
  22. Jones, N., Chew, E., Jones, C. and Lau, A. (2009) 'Over the worst or at the eye of the storm?The Journal of Education and Training, 51(1), 6-22. [Emerald EarlyCite-indexed, Australian Education Indexed, Scopus-indexed ] 
  23. Chew, E., Jones, N. and Turner, D.  (2008) 'Critical Review of the Blended Learning Models based on Maslow's and Vygotsky's Educational Theory', In Fong, J. et al. (Eds), Hybrid Learning and Education, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5169, 40-53. [ISI-indexed]. 
  24. Chew, E., Jones, N. and Turner, D. (2008) ‘The Marriage of Rousseau and Blended Learning: An Investigation of 3 Higher Educational Institutions' Praxis’, In Leung, H. et al. (Eds), Advances in Web Based Learning, Springer: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4823, 641-652. [ISI-indexed] 
  25. Chew, E. and Jones, N. (2007) 'The Marriage of Freire and Bloom: An Assessment Prototype for Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Higher Order Thinking', Loughborough University: Proceedings of the 11th International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference: Research into E-Assessment, 10-11th July, 117-125. 

Other Projects and activities

Esyin is the project leader and founder of the below labs: 

1. EUREKA Robotics Centre (2018-present): www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/eureka
 i. IR Maker Lab: 3D design and printing for bio-inspired robots and robotics parts.
ii. HRaaS Hub: service robotics for healthcare and hospitality & tourism
iii. STEAM Hub: (1) STEM workshops, CPD and internship for teachers and pupils across Wales, Malaysia and India; (2) Robotics lab design and setup consultancy.

2. Monash STELA Lab (2014-2017): Seamless Technologies Enhanced Learning & Assessment research with assessment & feedback model, robots, mobile devices and smart glasses. 

Esyin is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the below projects: 

  1. 2022-2023: PIE I for Women in STEM (£70,013); PIE II programme for Women in STEAM-H (£115,924), funded by British Council and partners in SEA. (£185,937)
  2. 2021-2022: HRaaS Project, funded by Welsh Government. (£332,340)
  3. 2021-2022: The Affordable and Novel Human-Centred Designed Far-UV Disinfection Service Robotics , funded by GA Fellowship and BioCareUV Ltd. (£12,000) 
  4. 2020-2021: Accessible Polygenic-weLLbeing (PLL) Robot for Elderly Women in Chronic Systemic Disease Prevention and Management; Epidemic Preparedness and Control with Care4URobot, funded by Impact Builder & Get Started Grant. (£5,000)
  5. 2018-2019: Robot Dewey, the Chinese Language Tutor, funded by Cardiff Met Interdisciplinary grant. The project was shortlisted as one of the Finalists of the eAssessment Award 2018, the International e-Assessment Awards. (£2,500)
  6. 2018: STEAM Labs with Educational Robots, funded by Schools, Local Councils and CSM (£11,359)
  7. Robots in Museum (2018), funded by National Museum Cardiff and CSM (£7,182)
  8. 2016-2018: Monash University Malaysia Strategic Grant: SMART Design Lab (MYR280,000 ~£52,000)
  9. 2016-2017: Monash University Malaysia Better Teaching Better Learning Grant. (MYR45,000; ~£8,400) 
  10. 2015: iCONNECT for EU-SEA e-Plagiarism Battle: EUSEA - iCONNECT, funded by FP7 CONNECT2SEA: Connecting ICT in Europe and South East Asia, ICT Cooperation Grant. (EU7,000)
  11. 2015-2016: Suhakam Goes Digital with Monash, jointly funded by Human Rights Commission of Malaysia: Suhakam and Monash University Malaysia (MYR10,000)
  12. 2015-2016: When Clickers meets Socrative: a student experience project for personal response system, funded by Monash University Australia: PVC's L&T Office Better Teaching Better Learning Small Grant. (AUD$5,000 ~£3,000)
  13. 2014-2015 Flipped Classroom: A cover up for Die hard Traditional Teaching, Monash University Malaysia: VITAL grant. (MYR7,000)
  14. 2015: Monash University Australia PVC’s L&T Office Better Teaching Better Learning Small Grant. (AUD£2,000)
  15. 2014-2015: Pedagogy for Electronics and Electrical Engineering & Information Technology Education in Malaysia in the 21st Century, funded by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). (MYR50,000)
  16. 2014: Sounds Good or Reads Well? Enhancing Assessment and Feedback Experience with online Audio and Text Feedback, funded by Monash University Australia PVC's L&T Office Better Teaching Better Learning (BTBL) Small Grant (£3,000)
  17. 2010-2011: Enhancing international student experience with innovative assessment and feedback on postgraduate Economics studies at Glamorgan, iLExSIG – International Learners' Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group, funded by The UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) Economics Network, RAE Funding and UK HEA-ELESIG small grant and Research Assessment Exercise Grant. (£2,000)
  18. 2009-2010: Turn it in or Turn it off? A Collaborative Pilot Project for Turnitin/Grademark Experience at Glamorgan, funded by Turnitin UK (iParadigm Ltd), Glamorgan Sandpit Education Research Grant. (£7,100)
  19. 2005: Biometric Authentication for E-Commerce, funded by Ministry of Education Malaysia Research Vote: PJP Research. (MYR10,000)
Esyin is also COI for other successfully funded projects in relevant fields (Total ~£500,000)

Selected Professional activities:

Editor, Chair and Reviewer: 

  • Editorial Board of the 'PeerJ Computer Science', ISI/SCI Q1, Scopus indexed (2020-to-date) 
  • Editor board for MEKATRONIKA. http://journal.ump.edu.my/mekatronika (2019 -to-date) 
  • Reviewer of the International Journal of Social Robotics, WoS & Scopus-indexed Q2 (2018 –to date) 
  • Reviewer of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, WoS Q2 & Scopus-indexed (2012-to date) 
  • General Chair and Host of the 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RiTA2020), Cardiff. 
  • Reviewer of the Journal of Computers and Education, WoS Q1& Scopus-indexed Q1 (2012-2015) 
  • Reviewer and Committee Member of the 20th European Conference on e-Learning, 28-29 October 2021, Berlin, Germany. 
  • Reviewer and Programme Committee of the 7th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RiTA 2019) 
  • Advisory Committee for the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Technology, Engineering and Sciences (iCITES 2020), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. 
  • Reviewer of the First Telemedicine Conference, Malaysia (2015) 
  • Reviewer and Committee member of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th,15th, 16th,17th European e-Learning Conference, Portugal, UK, Netherland, France, Czech Republic, Greece (2010-to date). 
  • Review Committee of the Tenth International Conference on Design Science, Research and Information System and Technology, Dublin, Ireland (2015) 
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for the 6th International Plagiarism Conference, UK (2014). 
  • Reviewer of the 4th,5th & 6th International Plagiarism Conference, UK (2010, 2012, 2014) 
  • Reviewer of the Journal of Applied Research, UK (2009-2013) 
  • Reviewer of the 7th International Conference on Information Integration and Web Based Applications & Services (iiWAS), Kuala Lumpur (2005) 
  • Reviewer of the Joint International Conference on Informatics and Research Women in ICT, Kuala Lumpur (2004) 
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Problem-based Learning in Electronic Journal University of Malaya (2004-2005) 
  • Editor of the Joint International Conference on Informatics and Research Women in ICT Kuala Lumpur (2004) 

Invited Keynote Speaker or Trainer: 

    1. Chew, E. (2023) "A thoughtful integration of Robotics and automation in healthcare: a global case", Invited Speaker at the UK National Robotics & Automation Conference, NEC Birmingham, https://www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk/speakers/esyin-chew
    2. Chew, E. (2023) Invited Panel Speaker at WiDEn: AIs' images problems" with gender diversity issues, 'WiDEn' - Women in Digital Environments by the Alan Turing Institute, AIUK 2023. 
    3. Chew, E. (2022) Introduction to EUREKA Robotics Research in Healthcare, Hospitality and Education, Research Seminar, Portsmouth University. 
    4. Chew, E. (2022) Introduction to EUREKA Robotics Research in Healthcare, Research Seminar, York University. (Online Presentation)
    5. Chew, E. (2022) Women in STEM: AI & Robotics, Invited Keynote speech in the International Women seminar, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta , Indonesia. (Online Presentation]
    6. Chew, E. (2022) Robotics-as-a-Service for healthcare and hospitality, Invited Keynote Speaker at the UK National Robotics & Automation Conference, Coventry. https://www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk/speakers/esyin-chew 
    7. Chew, E. (2022) Invited Keynote Speaker (2022) at International Conference in Engineering Technology, IETP2022, Pahang, Malaysia. https://etic.ump.edu.my/index.php/en  
    8. Chew, E. (2019) Invited Speaker and one of the Panellist, Higher Education Festival (June 2019), Buckingham University https://www.hefestival.com/speakers-2019 

      Artificial Intelligence: Robotics, the curriculum and inclusion video streaming: https://vimeo.com/345303465
    9. Chew, E. (2018) Invited Keynote Speaker, the 6th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications, Robotics and Machine Intelligence. 16-18 Dec 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. https://icrita2018.org/speakers.php 
    10. Chew, E. (2017) Invited Keynote Speaker at Trends in Holistic Education Symposium Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. https://thesa.taylors.edu.my/programme/keynote-speakers 
    11. Chew, E. (2015) Invited Speaker in the 25th MEIPTA meeting that consists of 22 public local universities e-learning heads / heads of education management / heads of academic development, July 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia. 
    12. Chew, E. (2015) Invited Pre-workshop Speaker, International Conference on Innovations, Shifts & Challenges in Learning and Teaching, Nov 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
    13. Chew, E. (2014) Invited Speaker, Celebrating Innovative Learning Practices: Opportunity for Community Engagement and Collaboration, Monash University All staff CPD, Sept 2014, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
    14. Chew, E. (2013) Invited Keynotes Speaker,  UCSI University 2nd Blended Learning Symposium, Nov, 2013. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
    15. Chew, E. and Jones, N. (2012) Keynotes Address of the 5th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, Aug, 2012 Guangzhou, China. 
    16. Chew, E. (2011) Invited Speaker for Turnitin Leader Experience, Quality Conference, University of Wales, August 2011, Cardiff, UK. 


1. Member, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (since 2018) 

2. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom (since 2011)

3. Member, e-Assessment Association, UK (2010-2013)

Awards and Recognitions:

1. Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award of Research and Innovation, Cardiff Met University (2018). 

2. Finalist eAssessment Award (2018), the International e-Assessment Awards, Innovation Category: Robot Dewey, the Chinese Language Tutor http://eassessmentawards.com/shortlist-2018 

3. Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing and Electronic Enterprise (2018): The Design of the Care4Patience with Google Glass. 

4. Welsh Crucible (2017) Award Winning Leadership Development Programme for Future Research Leaders: http://www.welshcrucible.org.uk/esyin-chew 

5. Bronze Prize, the National Invention, Innovation and Design Competition: Innovation of Healthcare starts from OK Glass (2015). 

6. Bronze prize, the UiTM Teaching Aid Competition: The use of BYOD with Socrative and Clickers (2014). 

7. Best Poster Presentation, Elsevier’s Computer-Aided Learning Conference, UK (2011). 

8. Gold Medal awards in University of Malaya, Research, Design and Innovation Expo: Mutually-Beneficial iE-E Seeker, A Web Intelligent Matching Using Multi- Dimensional Case-Based Reasoning (2006). 

9. Silver Medal Awards in University of Malaya: 100 years Research, Design and Innovation Expo: Easy Voice Authentication System v.10 for e-Commerce (2005). 

10. Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University Australia; Faculty nominee for the Vice Chancellor’s Citation Award (2015): Educational Technologies. 

11. Best Lecturer Awards in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaya, in academic year of 2005/2006, 2004/2005, 2003/2004 (voted by students).

External Links





Selected Press & Media: 

  1. The Secretary of State for Wales in Cardiff Met's Eureka Robotics Lab with a student, Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison & Dr Esyin Chew, Secretary of State for Wales visits world leading research facilities at Cardiff Met University (wales247.co.uk)
  2. EUREKA Robotics Lab is profiled by the International Trade Department, UK Government as one of the 11 specialist centres in the UK to access Social/ Service Robotics facilities and long-term healthcare robotics R&D. 
  3. Senedd Cymru, Beyond the pandemic: what some experts think, COVID-19 Register of Expert. 
  4. BBC (2020) Adam Walton explores our relationship with robots, we’ll hear from Dr Esyin Chew, Founder of Eureka Robotics Lab at Cardiff Met, Dr Ze Ji, from the School of Engineering at Cardiff University; and Professor Robert Richardson, Director of the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation at the University of Leeds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l14c
  5. One fo the Keynotes Speakers at the largest robotics and Automation Conference 2022 (Dr Esyin Chew) with other speakers including Suzy Harris, Head of Army Experiments at the UK Ministry of Defense, The CEO of National Robotarium, Professor Stewart Mille, a UK government-backed asset based in Scotland, and Professor Rob Buckingham OBE, director of RACE at the UK Atomic Energy Authority: https://www.roboticsandinnovation.co.uk/news/events-news/robotics-and-automation-2022-conference-highlights-day-1.html
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  22. Robot TEMI and Disinfection Robot at Duffryn Ffrwd (2022)  https://twitter.com/eurekarobot/status/1598800762003283968?s=20&t=6lFiuuWG3z2-DEUdPBA3CQ
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