Adopting power assist technology, LSCM’s Human-Robot Direct Tactile Interaction System (HARDTIS) can measure the micro deformation of the handlebars of cart or trolley when it is in use, so that amplified input force and direction signals will be generated to make a heavily loaded cart becomes very lightweight and easy to use.
The traditional motor-powered carts require users to receive training in advance in order to get used to the controller. A button for changing direction is also needed to change the moving direction. Besides, users may get hurt if they are not paying enough attention when operating it.
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) was founded in 2006, with funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, and is co-hosted by the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It aims to strengthen the local logistics sector and related industries by providing a one-stop resource for applied research and technology transfer, and to reinforce cooperation between the industry and research institutes to bring about meaningful and significant impact on the industry and the community.
LSCM serves the industry by initiating research projects, contract research, as well as providing business matching opportunities, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation. LSCM initiates technology and knowledge transfer to the marketplace to promote industrial digitalisation, facilitate technology advancement and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading logistics and commercial hub.