Logistics Robots for Automated Warehousing and Transportation


The robots being developed are to fully automate material handling tasks in warehouses, and tranportation tasks and last-mile delivery in logistics industry.

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Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing agreement and customised R&D collaboration
Problem addressed

The robots are to resolve increasing manpower shortage problem and to meet the demand for higher efficiency and cost-effective operations in the industry.

  • Innovative technologies in smart sensing and perception, smart manipulation, smart moving, and smart interactions are developed to drive the robots to accomplish complicated tasks efficiently and reliably.
Key impact
  • The robots will help resolve the manpower shortage problem, improve efficiency in delivery, enable high-precision manipulation and handling, and provide lower cost warehousing solutions.
  • The transformative innovation and technologies will also help local logistics industry to enhance the competitiveness.
  • The robots will contribute to the development of innovation and technology, and nuturing of technology talents in Hong Kong.
  • The application of the R&D output includes warehouse automation, container terminal automation, airport automation, automatic delivery, and self-driving logistics vehicles.
  • Production line automation in manufacturing plants.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network. CUHK undertakes a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and strives to provide scope for all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry.