Engineering in Practice

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Webinar on Human-Robot Collaboration in the Construction Industry (Jointly organized by HKIE CVD and PolyU)

Date, time & venue

26 April 2023 (Wednesday), 17:00-18:00, Seminar via Zoom Meeting


Organized by

HKIE Civil Division and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Highlight

Human-robot collaboration is considered as the lubricant between many processes within factory lines, especially when it comes to installation and assembly. Human involvement is by far the most cost-effective way to provide the flexibility required for complex construction production; therefore, many researchers have been focusing on this interface. The degree of human-robot collaboration and the optimal level of automation depends on the design of the structure, and to fully leverage its potential, all industry stakeholders should be involved in the process. Many machine learning applications such as vision analytics and generative algorithms can provide the missing piece needed for effective management of human-robot collaboration. The anticipated impacts include how to provide safety for workers, how humans and robots can effectively share the workplace, while enhancing the productivity of projects. The collaboration enjoys the accuracy of robot operation and the creativity of humans. This webinar will focus on the applications of machine learning in supporting human-robot collaboration and opportunities to improve the current human-robot collaboration practices.






Free of Charge.


Dr Lo Jacqueline obtained her BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MSc in Structural Engineering and Geo-mechanics, and Ph.D. degree (2022) from the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at the Stanford University. Dr Lo’ s research lies at the intersection of construction engineering and emerging technology; focusing on civil and construction engineering, which aims to advance innovative solutions for the next generation building & infrastructure systems, such as digital construction, public safety in the built environment, innovation management, and smart mobility for future cities.


Registration & Enquiries

Please complete the on-line registration at The number of participants is limited to 500 on a first-come-first served basis. Priority will be given to members of the Civil Division.

Email registration will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be informed by email and provided a link to the Zoom Meeting at the designated time slot. Participants need to sign in using the membership no. and name entered at the time of registration. A CPD certificate will be issued 3 weeks after the seminar based on this membership no. and name.

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Alan Yan via email: