CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019 Prof. Gary FENG Received The Outstanding Research Award from CityU Prof Dong Sun elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering Award Winning Presentation in RoboSoft 2019 Tiny soft robot with multi-legs paves way for drug delivery in human body Third Prize in 3rd Underwater Robot Competition ASM Technology Gold Award 2018 World's first: mircrorobots delivering cells to precise locations in the body

Centre for Robotics and Automation (CRA)

Room Y6700, 6/F, Yellow Zone,
Yeung Kin Man Academic Building,
City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


Phone: (852) 3442-8420
Fax: (852) 3442-0172

News & Recent Achievements

Application for Research Degree Programmes

Research experience, with its training in logic and critical thinking, is necessary for many senior posts in industry; it is particularly valuable to those who plan to make their careers in research institutes, industrial research, teaching, or university life. We are opening application for research degree programmes (PhD/MPhil) all year around. For details, please feel free to visit here.

Tiny, soft robot with multi-legs paves the way for drug delivery in the human body

Dr Yajing Shen and Prof. Zuankai Wang’s team has developed a novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments. The mini delivery-robot could pave the way for medical technology advances, such as drug delivery in the human body. (Read more)

World's First: Mircrorobots Delivering Cells to Precise Locations in the Body

Professor Dong Sun's team, in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has designed micro-robots to deliver cells to a target site in live animals for the first time. The invention was published in the latest issue of journal Science Robotics. (Read more)

CRA Welcomes Delegation from Guangdong Power Grid Company

A delegation from Guangdong Power Grid Company visited CRA on 10 April 2018 to understand more about our R&D capabilities and existing projects, especially in Robotics and AI. The delegation received an update on the recent research led by Centre members, and they also visited the labs for more understanding of our research project.

FHKI delegation Visits CRA to Strengthen Ties

A delegation of 26 members from Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), led by its Chairman Mr Jimmy Kwok and Deputy Chairman Dr Sunny Chai, visited the University on 7 March 2018. During the visit, Prof. Dong Sun, the Centre Director, introduced the latest research work to the delegates, including cell control biotechnology, flying robot and mobile manipulator. The delegates were amazed at the research led by our young faculty members.

Research Showcase 2017: Frontier Research and Innovation@CityU

The Research Showcase, which comprised exhibition and technology forums, was held from 10 to 13 April 2017. It aims to provide the public with a great opportunity to learn about the transformation of research excellence and to explore three research foci: One Health, Digital Society, and Smart City, as well as other distinct Research Centres of CityU. CRA was happy to participate and demonstrate the flying robot in the event. The flying robot is one of the research interests of our associate member, Dr Pakpong Chirarattananon. In the technology forum, he also shared challenges that arose and the ongoing research development in the fabrication and control of a millimeter-scale biologically-inspired flapping-wing robot.