The Chinese University of Hong Kong (acronym: CUHK) is a public research university founded in Hong Kong in 1963. It is one of Hong Kong’s top universities, committed to excellence in research, teaching and public service to make an impact on the society and future generations. The key figures are: 8 academic faculties, 33 research institutes, 20,000 students, 9,702 graduates (in 2017), 7,960 staff members, 1,059 Professors, and 390 degree programs. CUHK regularly ranks among the best Asian universities and worldwide in international rankings. In 2017, CUHK ranks 10th in Asia and 46th in the world according to QS Work University Rankings.
The group will be guided in the project by Dr. Darwin Tat Ming LAU who is Associate Editor for the Mechatronics specialty section of the journal Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), as an assistant professor in 2015. His research focuses on topics as bio-inspired and manipulator robotics including musculoskeletal and humanoid robots, collaborative robots, biomechatronic systems and redundantly actuated robots. These studies involve the development, kinematic and dynamic analysis, design, optimisation and control of these systems. CHUK will be involved in the “Design solutions for human-robot interaction and smart manufacturing for an Active Ageing Workforce” part and “Knowledge, management and dissemination” part.