Its mission is to bring robotics, AI, and other advanced technologies to the construction industry. Unlike typical academic research institutes, the Center focuses on research driven by real and immediate problems, by regularly engaging with stakeholders, and cross-pollination of different project teams within the Center. Our goal is to deliver prototype solutions and start-up teams that can bring transformative changes to the construction industry.
The Center aims to help transforming construction through technology. We create an open platform for industry partners, university researchers and government organizations to engage in multi-disciplinary projects that address critical needs of the industry. Our goal is to derive technologies from advances in robotics, electronics, AI and other areas to deliver prototype solutions and start-up teams for transformative changes of the construction industry.
Just do it
Delighted to hear criticism
Learn from failure
Ask inspiring questions
Challenge the unknowns
Willing to listen
Interact with different principles, disciplines and views
Never give up
Believe in yourself
Trust your team
Seek for better solution
- Professor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST
- Founder of Automation Technology Center, HKUST
- Founder of Robotics Institute, HKUST
- Founder of Hong Kong Center for Construction Robotics
The Steering Committee is formed by professors from HKUST, UC Berkeley and Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI). They serve as mentors of the Center's project teams to provide academic and technical supports.
Industrial Advisory Board
The IAB is formed by top leading firms and figures in the industry. They advise the Center on strategic directions and potential research topics, and also provide us with industrial assistance and connections. They take part in evaluating and reviewing the Center's projects, and facilitate commercialization of technologies developed here.