BREED HKU’s quadruped robot – DoggiE @6th Inno Show

Innovation Wing affiliated student interest groups

Project supervisor: Dr. Match W.L. Ko (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Project information

Project descriptions

Quadruped robots are envisioned to play an inseparable part of urban operations under the new normal, to perform versatile errands like instant data-retrieval in inaccessible/a multitude of environments, real-time monitoring. Such robots have been heavily researched and developed recently, offering optimal endurance, maneuverability and stability, as demonstrated by models in the market, like ANYmal C and the Alien go robot.

DoggiE aims to become the first industrial-grade quadruped robot developed by HKU, to accomplish accolades of the quadruped robot “Spot” at Boston Dynamics, to supplement task forces during emergencies and shortage of manpower, broadening the range of surveyance, and minimizing injuries/damage to human resources, with less than half of the cost (~300k). It offers versatile functionality, being capable of climbing stairs, implementing computer-vision, object retrieval and self-recovery. We believe establishing the technical basis of DoggiE, enables engaging in partnerships with the government or companies specializing in outdoor robotic solutions.

Team information

Project leader: LAM Cheuk Yin, Bryan, BEng(CivE)

Team member(s): Ryan CHAN, BEng(ME); Haris RASHAID, BEng; Shaheer ZIYA, BEng

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The InnoShow award @ The 3rd Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected as the InnoShow award winner at the 3rd Engineering InnoShow.

Winner of the Super "GOOD JOB!" Project Award @ The 6th Inno Show

This project team received the highest number of votes from participants as the Best Project in the 6th Inno Show and was awarded the Super “GOOD JOB!” Project Award.

BREED HKU's quadruped robot - DoggiE won the Super "GOOD JOB!" Project Award
Photos in the Engineering Inno Show