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A robot in every Hong Kong hospital? One man’s vision to tackle surgeon shortfall

Interview with Professor Samuel Au Kwok-wai, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering on his surgical robots developed to assist surgeons.


Red Lights at Hong Kong Crosswalks Are Helping Phone Zombies Cross the Street

Professor Hendrik Tieben, Director, School of Architecture gives his expert opinion on the effectiveness of the government’s trial installation of an auxiliary device at road crossings to enhance pedestrian safety.


This Hong Kong farm is using fish and blue lights to grow basil the size of your face

Professor Lam Hon-ming, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Life Sciences gives his expert opinion on the possibility of vertical farms to solve the problem of land resources and increase agricultural output in Hong Kong.

Robot made of sticky tape and metal powder could crawl on your organs

Research by Professor Zhang Li, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering on a magnetically controlled soft robot used for carrying out medical procedure.


A focus on diverse disciplines yields results from cancer to COVID-19

Research by professors from the Faculty of Medicine on gut microbiota, lung cancer therapy and using a liquid biopsy to detect many types of cancer.

Pandemic has left more HK kids overweight: survey

Joint research by Professor Albert Li, Chairman, Department of Paediatrics reveals that the proportion of overweight and obese kids more than doubled during the pandemic.