Smart Retailing System


HKCLR developed the Smart Retailing System to empower the smart city.

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

The retail industry requires large amount of human resources on the collect & pay, replenishment, shelf fillers and stock management. This whole-process robotic automation solution will bring revolution to the retail industry.

  • The HKCLR Smart Retailing System not only empowers unmanned collect & pay, but also supports robotic automated warehousing, automated shipping and replenishment, as well as the automated picking.
  • The modular design and the use of AI empower the whole system with high scalability and intelligence.
Key impact
  • Enhance the automation intelligence of the whole retail process.
  • Greatly improve the storage rate and utlization rate of the retail spaces, efficiently reduces the retail floor area and retail cost.
  • Improve the landing efficiency of robot automation and AI in the Smart City. Facilitate the lives of citizens.
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  • Filed Chinese Utility Model Patent

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.