Drones, humanoids and the Hand of Hope: Top 5 robotics companies operating in Hong Kong and …

A Baxter robot from US-based Rethink Robotics picks up a business card at the recently held World Economic Forum in China’s port city of Dalian in northern Liaoning province. Robotic innovations in Hong Kong are no less impressive. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong is using its proximity to manufacturers on the Chinese mainland to build up its expertise in robotics and is investing in more local talent and luring foreign companies to bolster the local industry.  Hong Kong Science and Technology Park has identified robotics as a core area of focus and is helping related companies move to the city or base their research and development labs there. While the University of Hong Kong’s HK$15 million (US$1.94 million) robot Atlas stumbled and flunked out of a recently held international competition, these five…


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