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Urbanovation
Urbanovation

Showcasing the interconnectedness of design, innovation and our city with a series of innovations, creative projects, concepts and solutions.

The campaign was launched to examine the interconnectedness of technology and design, and to look into how innovative ideas help resolve issues in the society with the aim to shaping a happier, smarter city for all to enjoy.

The theme this year is to co-create a happy smart city, focusing on three main areas including Robotic Applications, STEAM Education and Smart Living. The pavilion gathers 21 new innovations, creative projects, concepts and solutions from 21 collaborators under one roof.

Robotic Applications

Robotics and AI are seen as the key to the future smart city. How we could harness robotic technology to maximise human capacity in different aspects?

Design / Achitecture
HKU Robotic Fabrication Lab & Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
HKU Robotic Fabrication Lab & Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Food & Beverage
Welbot Technology Limited
Welbot Technology Limited
Life Risking Tasks
Roborn Dynamics Limited
Roborn Dynamics Limited
Medical
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)
Retail
Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited
Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited

STEAM Education

Smart people is one of the main attributes of a smart city. With the introduction of STEAM education, there has been a change in the education system as well as the tool we use. Interactive experience using AR/VR are created to arouse the interest of learning and more robotic gadgets are deployed in schools to stimulate creativity and reinforce the maker culture.

Leju (Shenzhen) Robotics Co., Limited
Leju (Shenzhen) Robotics Co., Limited
Everbest Technologies Limited
Everbest Technologies Limited
Umix
Umix
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
4M Industrial Develpoment Limited
4M Industrial Develpoment Limited
Robobloq Co. Limited
Robobloq Co. Limited
The Hong Kong Maker Club
The Hong Kong Maker Club
Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited
Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited

Smart Living

Embracing creative urban planning / design and innovations, we strive to build Hong Kong a more livable and smarter city for all.

Square Solution Limited x Independiente Communications Limited
Square Solution Limited x Independiente Communications Limited
OnActivity Limited
OnActivity Limited
3Ds Technology
3Ds Technology
Walk DVRC Limited
Walk DVRC Limited
Hong Kong Productivity Council - The Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS) R&D Centre
Hong Kong Productivity Council - The Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS) R&D Centre
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
ZOTAC Technology Limited and Sensory Lab Limited
ZOTAC Technology Limited and Sensory Lab Limited
Urbaneo Limited
Urbaneo Limited
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Robotic Applications | Design / Achitecture

HKU Robotic Fabrication Lab & Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The current research of the Robotic Fabrication Lab at HKU Focuses robotically controlled ceramic 3D printing. Featured at DesignInspire will be the latest designs of Ceramic Constellation pavilion, a collaboration with Sino Group and the CeramicINformation Pavilion, showcasing how robotic technology could be deployed in Architecture. On the same spot, HKU Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering would demonstrate how flexible and multipurpose robotic arm is in handling different tasks by making real time portrait of visitors with the robotic arm.

https://www.arch.hku.hk/staff/arch/lange-christian-j/

Robotic Applications
HKU Robotic Fabrication Lab & Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Robotic Applications
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Robotic Applications | Food & Beverage

Welbot Technology Limited

The UR10e robotic arm empowers future changes with collaborative innovations, a human centric UX, built-in force / torque sensor and an ecosystem for different applications. The technology is patented to enable operators with no programming experience to set up quickly with 3D visualisation. Welbot Technology has developed a BoTender by using this robotic arm by which you could expect a decent cocktail with assured consistency in quality.

http://www.welbot-tech.com

Robotic Applications
Welbot Technology Limited
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Robotic Applications | Life Risking Tasks

Roborn Dynamics Limited

Roborn Dynamics specialises in design and manufacturing of humanoid robot. Through its self-developed algorithm, 4 simple controlling sensors, user’s body and finger movements, one could directly and easily control the robot. The technology provides a great help in handling life threatening tasks like bomb disposal.

The company is a strategic partner of China Mobile in developing a 5G robot. With the 5G transmission, there will be no boundary of robot application, the 5G robot will be our future assistant in taking on different tasks.

http://roborn.com/

Robotic Applications
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Robotic Applications | Medical

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

To improve the quality of life of the elderly, LSCM has developed a Smart – service Robot, which can be configured for various applications. A modular approach makes it easy to install different sensors and end-effectors for manipulations. It is configured for an elderly care home setting and it possesses face recognition function. Equipped with different health monitoring sensors, it can collect and report the health status of elderly users. Meanwhile, it can incorporate vital sign sensors such as Blood pressure, Non-invasive breathing detection using UWB, SpO2 detection and Body surface temperature. The robot can provide social information by using Chatbot functions. Simple “weather forecast” and “customer services” demonstrations have been added. A power-assisted driving system has been also developed.

http://www.lscm.hk

Robotic Applications
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Robotic Applications | Retail

Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited

Teksbotics will bring in SoftBank Pepper and AGV (automated guided vehicle) which are widely used in different retail shops and events as receptionist or shop keeper. Pepper has the latest technology to recognize your emotion based on your expression and voice. They can also help you in many scenarios and environments such as receptionist in offices, concierge in hotel, customer services in retail, etc.

http://www.teksbotics.com

Robotic Applications
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STEAM Education

Aelos 1S

Leju will showcase 20 humanoid robots Aelos which performed a marketing campaign for Winter Olympic 2018 on a snowfield. Aelos is the first humanoid robot with one-stop educational solution to deliver comprehensive STEAM education, help students master multidisciplinary knowledge. Via its App and PC software, users could learn how to program the movement of the robots. The robots will perform dance and somersault at DesignInspire, showcasing the flexibility of robotic movements and its mimeticity of human.

Another featured robot will be Pando, an intelligent programming robot capable of emotional interaction. Not only can it perform tens of thousands of delicate movements, complete scenes such as dancing and competition, but also autonomously avoid obstacles and conduct emotional interaction, touch interaction and voice interaction with users. Users can control it through gestures, as well as the handle and mobile phone.

http://www.lejurobot.com/

Leju (Shenzhen) Robotics Co., Limited
Leju (Shenzhen) Robotics Co., Limited
Leju (Shenzhen) Robotics Co., Limited
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STEAM Education

Everbest Technologies Limited

Makeblock is one of the most internationally renowned STEM / Maker Educational Platforms.It encourages students developing computational thinking, engineering skills, creativity and problem-solving mindset while acquiring STEM knowledge. It also supports makers’ limitless exploration through its powerful tools and platform.

Makeblock Inspiration Space at DesignInspire showcases creative STEM projects from local students, offering a precious opportunity for them to share their design and thinking process with the public. Their projects will inspire visitors, and demonstrate to the world the progress that STEM Education, Innovative Design and Maker Culture have made across Hong Kong.

https://www.makeblock.com/

Everbest Technologies Limited
Everbest Technologies Limited
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STEAM Education

Umix

To get rid of the high barrier, high budget, steep learning curve and the sophisticated UI of professional music softwares, UMix Music App provides the voice-to-MIDI conversion, key signature detection, chord detection and rhythm detection algorithms, using artificial intelligence and digital audio processing techniques. By humming the melody, users could produce a complete digital music work anytime and anywhere, that reduces the complexity of music composition and could master the skills effectively. Users can eventually export and share their completed music work to the community.

The ultimate goal is to transform the current digital music production industry such that everyone can learn and produce music more easily and smoothly, disregarding age, background and music preferences.

http://umix.hk

Umix
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STEAM Education

Mini-underwater Robot

HKUST has always been a keen promoter of STEM education to youth. The Center for Global & Community Engagement (GCE) at HKUST School of Engineering designs a mini-underwater robot with 3D printing techniques and appropriate components. It aims to promote STEM knowledge in the area of underwater robotics to the public.

http://www.ust.hk

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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STEAM Education

4M Industrial Develpoment Limited

Hong Kong-based 4M is recognized as one of the premium brands in the educational toy trade. It aims to build and grow 4M brand, delight customers and deliver ever-more creative, innovative, high quality products that make learning fun.

It will showcase a giant toy Buzz Wire built with its logic block and interactive photo booth with AR technology, demonstrating it could be fun to learn.

http://www.4m-ind.com

4M Industrial Develpoment Limited
4M Industrial Develpoment Limited
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STEAM Education

Robobloq Co. Limited

Robobloq is a one-stop solution developer and integrator for STEM education, the Robobloq platform combines sturdy aluminum mechanisms, intelligent wireless electronics modules and easy-to-use drag-and-drop graphical programming software and applications. It can be easily set up to create robots and IOT devices such as line-following toys cars, robotic Arm and even prototypes of professional equipments. Robobloq empowers children and students to develop hands-on ability and coding skills and to bring their innovative ideas to life.

http://www.robobloq.com

Robobloq Co. Limited
Robobloq Co. Limited
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STEAM Education

The Hong Kong Maker Club

The Hong Kong Maker Club gathers enthusiasts in technology-based DIY culture, with a focus in electronics, robotics, 3D printing, coding and more. Four projects are demonstrated, which includes a laser cut machine for art and design, a 3D-printed toy gun, 3D-printed robotic arm, and a gigantic robot.

http://hkmakerfaire.wordpress.com/

The Hong Kong Maker Club
The Hong Kong Maker Club
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STEAM Education

NAO

Teksbotics will feature NAO which has the latest technology to recognize your emotion based on your expression and voice. Users could program its movement via an app.

http://www.teksbotics.com

Teksbotics (Hong Kong) Limited
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Smart Living

Broadcast AR

With the screen sponsored by Sqaure, INDE (UK) will feature a broadcast AR technology with different scenarios including Air Sea and Land experience, Back to Jurrasic, Ocean Adventure and Live Avatar etc., their niche compared to other service providers is their cinema quality movies. The Live Avatar - Sean will be a limited performance every day in which the Sean would interact lively with audience according to their motion and reaction.

http://www.indestry.com/
http://facebook.com/squaresolutionltd/

Square Solution Limited x Independiente Communications Limited
Square Solution Limited x Independiente Communications Limited
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Smart Living

Projection Mapping

Onactivity will sponsor a projection mapping solution at the entrance of hall 3E to welcome our audience. The content will be tailor made for the theme co-create a happy city. Sensors will be installed in the setting with which the projected image will be interacting with the visitors and be responsive to audience’s motion.

http://www.onactivity.com/

OnActivity Limited
OnActivity Limited
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Smart Living

Magic Table

3Ds Technology will showcase a magic table incorporating RFID and projection mapping technology, demonstrating a gimmicky way of presentation of product information. Once the RFID sensor receives signal of products, pre-set product information and video could be shown on the table via projection mapping. Magic Table not only helps stimulate customers" desire to buy, it can also analyse customer"s shopping behaviour based on the data collected, help making strategic business decisions.

http://www.3ds.hk/

3Ds Technology
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Smart Living

Urban Planning

Walk DVRC Ltd., formally established as an NGO in January 2017, has a vision for a more walkable and liveable Central Business District that begins with the revitalisation of a decaying Des Voeux Road Central. Recognizing that cities lacking a heart or smart core lose their global relevance, Walk DVRC aims to transform a key stretch of road -- from Pedder Street to Western Market -- into a dynamic public realm worthy of a city of Hong Kong"s image and status. Walk DVRC"s mission includes linking this critical artery to the cultural and heritage sites that surround it, raise the innovation and technology bar on the road as well as fostering art and local entertainment.

A design contest “Walk DVRC International Design Competition” was held to imagine a more walkable DVRC. The successful combination of MLA+ (architects and planners), Mobility in Chain (professional transport planners) and dmau (public space analysis and design experts), has emerged to be the winner of the competition. The team has re-envisioned and re-engaged the street as quality public space. The concept is to realign the tramlines along the street, five new tram stations and a new square will appear, each will have a rooftop where different activities will happen with contents related to Heritage, Garden, Arts, Sports and Food. The design, aims to reclaim the generosity of the original streetscape, re-establishing the domain of the pedestrian in one of Hong Kong’s main thoroughfares, will be featured at Urbanovation, DesignInspire.

The Sheung Wan Fiesta, a two-block, 90-day trial scheme, will serve as the model of a pedestrian-friendly CBD. Planned for April to June 2019, the Sheung Wan Fiesta will see the blocks between Morrison to Hillier Streets of Des Voeux Road Central closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a walkable, inclusive and culturally vibrant promenade that will provide food, entertainment and relaxation spaces for everyone.

http://www.walkdvrc.hk/

Walk DVRC Limited
Walk DVRC Limited
Walk DVRC Limited
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Smart Living

Autonomous Drive Electric Vehicle

APAS R&D Centre recently acquired its first autonomous vehicle (AV) development platform with the support of the Innovation and Technology Commission. It will serve as a R&D platform for future local development and application of autonomous technology. It provides the self-driving hardware to tackle a wide variety of testing and development challenges. This autonomous-ready EV is completely configurable to APAS’s R&D needs. The AV development platform equipped with robust drive-by-wire capability, Artificial Intelligence platform, 8 HD cameras, 3D Lidar and 4G connectivity. It is built with functional safety as priority with multiple levels of operational redundancy. At any point the safety driver can regain full control of the vehicle.

http://apas.hk

Hong Kong Productivity Council - The Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS) R&D Centre
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Smart Living

Multifunctional Lamppost

ASTRI’sSmart Pole adds a new dynamic in smart city development. The innovative Smart Pole has been developed using the most sophisticated next generation network technologies that brings breakthrough advancements in smart city development. The design has four key features: smart city applications powered by Internet-of-Things, smart mobility solution facilitating Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication, enabling role in 5G technology development, and interactive features accessible through a display panel.

http://www.astri.org

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
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Smart Living

City Energy Planning

Zotac and Sensory Lab will co-feature a City Energy Planning concept. This smart grid model allows players to act as an Energy Planning Manager. Players need to implement effective smart grid strategies such as restructuring infrastructure, managing energy demand and supply, optimizing usage of energy resources. Through energy demand management, energy trading in microgrids, smart meters, electric vehicles and smart grids, players could realize a low carbon economy and a green smart grid. Each decision of the player is determined by three criteria: energy efficiency, environmental protection, and cost saving. When the game completes, the player can see the final score of their design.

http://www.zotac.com
https://www.xensorylab.com

ZOTAC Technology Limited and Sensory Lab Limited
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Smart Living

Smart Rubbish Bin

This smart rubbish bin is installed with ultrasonic fill-level sensors that can be fitted to any type of container, and a data and predictive analytic online platform. It could be integrated with other waste solution. It helps cities and waste collection organizations reduce operational costs by eliminating unnecessary pick-ups, providing dynamic collection routes and schedules for a complete optimization of the collection operations. Our solutions also improve public cleanliness by reducing the impact of overflowing bins.

http://www.urbaneo.com.hk

Urbaneo Limited

Funding organisation

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