Smart Service Robot


LSCM developed key building block technologies of service robots for warehouses, banks, and elderly homes. People searching, navigation and motion stability techniques are developed.

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Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing
Problem addressed

Some industries are in need of manpower to interact with customers, or even perform complicated and dangerous tasks in which human life could be threatened. And different service robots could be deployed to handle specific tasks. For example, wall crawling robots are deployed to perform pipe inspection tasks in nuclear power plants.

  • The Smart Service Robot can navigate and avoid obstacles in indoor environment. The SLAM and RGB-Depth camera are able to create an instant map of the area. It helps the robot navigate on its own path to reach its destination.
  • The robot move around and search for specific persons. Infrared camera can be installed in the service robot to enable it to move towards the specific person.
Key impact
  • Its build-in functions of self- navigation and different interactive applications can cater for the needs of various sectors.
  • Elderly homes, Estate management, Shopping mall
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

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.