Smart Packaging System


HKCLR developed the Smart Packaging System which can replace human in doing packaging works with high efficiency and low cost.

  • Smart Packaging System
Technical name of innovation
HKCLR Smart Packaging System
Research completion
Problem addressed

Material packaging is currently the painpoint for realizing robotic automation in logistics scenarios. HKCLR Smart Packaging System empowers the robot with high dexterity and intelligence, so it can grasp and adjust the posture of the randomely placed objects and put them in a carton in neat manner.

  • The soft robotic wrist of this system can be as flexible as the human's wrist.
  • The AI based machine vision can accurately and efficiently locate the target objects and their postures, so as to adjust and pack accordingly.
Key impact
  • This technology empowers robot with the human-level dexterity and is capable of various grasping tasks.
  • Quick and easy to install and operate. Greatly improved the efficiency of robotic automation in various grasping tasks.
  • Improve the packaging ability of robot in logistics, industrial and domestic scenarios.
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The Hong Kong Centre for Logistics Robotics was established in 2020 by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with research contributions from the University of California, Berkeley. The Centre focuses on the research and development (R&D) of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for “future workplace” as well as innovative solutions to the “pressing problems” in the logistics industry. In particular, HKCLR aims to advance robot intelligence in terms of

• Robust Sensing and Perception

• Human-Robot Collaboration

• Smart Manipulation Robots

• Unmanned Logistics Vehicles

The research team is composed of distinguished professors from the two universities and accomplished Ph.D. degree holders across world-leading universities. The Centre is dedicated to pursuing innovative breakthroughs in ready-for-use robotics and AI technologies via close collaboration with academic and industrial stakeholders throughout Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area (GBA), and Mainland China. It is expected that the Centre will foster the leading role of the local logistics industry in GBA and Mainland China, meanwhile enhancing its competitive edge in the global arena.