HKU SAAS Data Science Lab of the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong is organizing an AI robotics vision and automation technology challenges competition for secondary school/undergraduate/graduated students, and companies. It is sponsored/supported by Kinth Technology Ltd and other industrial partners. The aim of this competition is to promote development of artificial intelligence (AI) robotics vision and automation technologies at the school level and the industry level. The competition encourages students and companies to develop innovative AI robotics solutions with AI, data science and statistical tools for solving current hot topics/problems in robotics vision and automation. The competition also serves as a platform for local secondary schools, institutions, and industries to share knowledge, innovation and experience on the application of AI robotics technologies for solving business problems, enhancing businesses’ competitiveness, and creating business insights for industries in social science, smart city, healthcare, education, and Internet of Things (IoT).

For details, please download the competition flyer here.

For newsletter of the competition, please download here.

Please submit the seminar pre-registration and the competition application by 28th Feb 2021 and 25th Apr 2021 respectively via the link of After the seminar pre-registration, you will be invited to a zoom seminar to kick off the competition, and to give an introduction of AI in robotic programming on 12th Mar 2021 via zoom. After the submission of the competition application, the participants (the students and the companies) will be arranged to a workshop to pitch their idea on 7th May 2021 via zoom. The business case and prototype submission deadlines are on 29th Aug 2021. If you have questions, please email to Dr Adela Lau at email

Requirement of Submission and Schedule

Number of Participates in Each Team2-4 people
Format of Project Report

Number of words:
The business case writing should have minimum 2000 words (around 5 pages) and not more than 4000 words (around 8 pages).

Case Writing Format:
Chapter 1 Project Background (200-400 words)
Chapter 2 Problems (100-200 words)
Chapter 3 Current solutions and its limitations and why AI robotics vision and automation technology that can solve the problems and limitations (400 – 800 words)
Chapter 4 Your proposed solutions (800 – 1600 words)
Chapter 5 Conclusions (100 – 200 words)
Chapter 6 Future work (400 – 800 words)
Chapter 7 References and Acknowledgement (not count as the word count limits)

Prototype Format:
The python program and an AI robotic demonstration in YouTube (set as unlisted)

Pre-registration DeadlineDate: 28th Feb 2021
Competition Official Kick Off and Webinar
on introduction of AI in Robotic Programming
Date: 12th Mar 2021
Venue: Zoom (TBA)
Competition Application DeadlineDate: 25th Apr 2021
Workshop for students/companies to pitch ideaDate: 7th May 2021
Venue: Zoom (TBA)
Project presentation video record in YouTube (unlisted), and report submissionDate: 29th Aug 2021
Submission: Email URL to Dr Adela Lau at

List of Sponsors/Supporting Organizations