Call for Proposals - Batch 5 R&D Projects of HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI) 


HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI) cordially invites HKUST faculty to express interest in the themes and topics released by the Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co. Ltd. (BDR), and submit project proposals. 

This batch of call for proposals has 2 categories: Frontier exploration and Pre-defined research topics

Frontier exploration:
Faculty may propose frontier research topic(s) that fall under any of the following themes: 

  1. 安全风险感知与识别
    Safety risk perception and identification
  2. 疲劳计算与仿真技术
    Fatigue calculation and simulation technologies
  3. 自适应控制算法
    Adaptive control algorithm
  4. 关键零部件寿命预测
    Life prediction of key components
  5. 机器人能源供给技术
    Energy supply technologies for robots

Pre-defined research topics:

  1. 抹灰机器人砂浆相关关键技术问题研究
    Study on key technical issues of plastering robot and mortar 
  2. 基于融合感知方法在室外建筑场景应用研究
    Application Study on fusion perception method in outdoor construction site scenarios
  3. 建筑工地环境实时稠密三维重建技术研究
    Study on real-time dense 3D reconstruction technology for construction site environment
  4. BIM数据与移动端地图引擎对接技术研究和应用
    Research and application on the integration of BIM data and mobile map engine
  5. BIM模型构件智能化编码技术研究
    Study on intelligent coding technology of BIM model components
  6. 关于自升造楼平台整体框架和摩擦轨道的材料保护解决方案
    Material protection solution for the overall frame and friction track of the self-lifting building construction platform 
  7. 外墙喷涂机器人测试与风险评估
    Testing and risk assessment on exterior wall painting robot
  8. 空鼓检测声音识别算法
    Sound recognition algorithm for hollow detection
  9. 锂电池测试与风险评估
    Testing and risk assessment on lithium battery
  10. 墙纸拼接及阴阳角铺贴关键技术开发
    Development of key technologies for wallpaper stitching and external/internal Corner (“Yin-Yang” Corner) Paving 
  11. FRCC免拆模板作为钢筋保护层参与结构受力的研究
    Study on FRCC permanent form as protective layers of reinforced steel involved in structural stress 

Remarks: English versions of the topics are for reference only. In case of discrepancies, the Simplified Chinese version shall prevail.


*An info session will be held on 13 Nov 2020 (Fri), 2:30-3:30pm. Click this link for details *


Technical details of the pre-defined research topics
Available upon expression of interest

Project Duration
Typically around 1 year  (including R&D and acceptance testing by user; depending on project requirements)

Typically around HK$2 - 3.5 million per project  (depending on project nature and duration)

Application Procedure
- Faculty express their interest by contacting HBJRI via Details of the projects will then be released to those who show interest.
- HBJRI will facilitate communication between HKUST faculty and BDR R&D teams on the project’s research direction and technical specifications
- Faculty can then submit a full proposal for panel selection and review after confirming contents with BDR R&D team.

Due Date of Expression of Interest
20 Nov 2020 or until the project is granted

Annie Kong (Email: , Tel: +852 2358 8368)
Jimmy Lam (Email: , Tel: +852 3469 2573)

About Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co. Ltd. (BDR)
Founded by Mr Yeung Kwok-Keung in 1992, Country Garden is a listed company in Hong Kong which has grown to become one of the Fortune Global 500s - an authoritative global company ranking.  Expanding its business to innovation and technology, Mr Yeung established BDR in July 2018.  BDR focuses on developing core robotics technologies and intelligent manufacturing through research and development on the autonomous systems, Internet of Things, AI, cloud computing, and big data platform, for ready deploying into various areas, such as construction, restaurant, smart community/living, smart agriculture, etc.

About HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI)
HBJRI has been established as a unique platform to strengthen the collaboration between University and Industry in research innovation and talent development, with focus on mutually interested areas including construction, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, smart cities and smart living, thus supporting the transition of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area into a knowledge-based economy through the development and commercialisation in innovation and technology.

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