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Unmanned Convenience Stores VS Intelligent Retail Service Robots

On August 8th, the first unmanned convenience store in Shenzhen, called WellGO, officially opened. People who enjoy going to stores and shopping can now experience something completely new and exciting.

WellGO is located in the Rainbow building and is the first store in Shenzhen based on ultra high frequency RFID technology, which is used in unmanned retail convenience stores for 24-hours a day. It is 12 square meters with 6 shelves, a curtain, a coffee machine, and roughly 300 different products. And the shopping processes are very simple: member identification, one step checkout and buy and talk away the product.

There is another option, a store with intelligent retail service robots. The Sanbot Elf robot invites guests to the store, adding to the fun. This robot brings the advanced solutions of “artificial intelligence robot”.

First, the design of Sanbot Elf is eye catching. A blend of advanced software and hardware with an elegant and aesthetic design attracts the attention of massive onlookers. The focus is to attract new customers.

Next, the functionality of Sanbot will please the customers. The commercial humanoid robots can entertain customers, advertise products, help customers learn more about the products, greeting customers, helping them find items on sale, and so much more. This enhances the experience.

It is worth noting that Sanbot will record interactions at the store. With Sanbot, management will be able to see what the customers like, which product required the most explanation by Sanbot, which product was bought the most, and even more product-related data. Sanbot advanced AI robot allows the store to collect and analyze big data.

From a current point of view, unmanned convenience store like this one can save this amount of manpower, rental costs, but the real savings are yet to be seen. The new retail store will service robot has a lot of potential and will create big changes in the world.

The AI era will eventually arrive, whether it will be here and gone in a flash or last a while. So, unmanned convenience store VS artificial intelligence robot, which one will you choose?

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Elites to discuss the big cake of intelligent service robot at WRC2017

The World Robot Conference (WRC) 2017 is on the way. The WRC event will attract the largest quantity of new generation innovative robotic products and the most passionate professionals and scholars in robot industry. What’s more, Chinese senior state leaders will attend the significant event.

There’s no question that massive highlights will debut at the conference. Among the highlights, there is one to be mentioned. On the afternoon of August 23rd, WRC2017 – Robotics Commercial Application Summit & the Opening Ceremony of the First Innovation Competition will be hold in Room A and B on the second floor.

Firstly, there are two heavyweight elites that will attend and share their points of views of the present robot markets and the future development of intelligent service robotics at the summit – Tan Jianrong and Pan Zhengxiang. Tan is the Chinese Academy of Engineering and was invited to be the Chief Scientist of QIHAN Technology Co., Ltd. in July. While Pan Zhengxiang is the member of IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) and doctor in HIT (Harbin Institute of Technology).

There are three features about the summit in the following processes:

One, at the summit, the subject is not how long we need to realize the all-sided intelligence, but it is the very problem each Chinese intelligent robot manufacturers care for: After such a long time development, how can the commercial robots for sale be combined and applied to the actual application scenarios?

Two, it is the first time that this actual problem will be talked about at this kind of large-scale world-class conference. At the WRC2017 – Robotics Commercial Application Summit, organizer will invite the robotics application operators to the stage and have a face-to-face communication, spreading their hearts to the robot manufacturers, robotic solution developers and integrators.

Three, most of the prediction and assessment of the future robot markets from the robot manufacturers are similar – Their marketing & sales planning transfers from B2C to B2B and the applications of artificial intelligence robotics in service industry require vertical operators’ further development by combing the industrial pain points and application scenarios.

So as to practice the essential to the summit, the guests are representative: including the investors to new robot startups, robot manufacturing enterprises and suppliers, robot operators who are digging out the marketing value and senior analysis companies that devote to the potential of advanced AI robots.

In addition to the points of views of robot applications and markets, the guests will perform live dialogs at the scene. When the robotic application operators throw out the question such as “The service robot is not as excellent as we expected”, how will the manufacturers, analysts and investors answer? And what are the other’s solutions of the robot when manufacturers inquiry the advantages and disadvantages of B2B and B2C in robot industry?

If you’d like to learn robot application market, listen to the robot leaders’ intelligence and have a live interaction with elites in service robot industry, come to attend the WRC2017 – Robotics Commercial Application Summit & the Opening Ceremony of the First Innovation Competition that is organized by (CAIA) China artificial intelligence robot industry alliance on the morning of August 23rd.

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Seven Development Trends for Robots in the Future (Part 2)

3: Looking more humanlike

As scientists develop more advanced intelligent humanoid robots, they will use the human body as a reference point. Japan has been leading the world in “realistic” robots, but China has some “realistic” robots as well.

The future of robots is to reach a point where robots will look just like a human. Even from a far distance, the robot will look like a human.

4: Durability Increases

Intelligent robots will have a tougher exterior and be able to go through more wear and tear. They will be able to be fixed easier and will last longer.

5: Extended battery life

These sophisticated robots need power to exhibit all of their incredible features. This requires a lot of power and the batteries of robots are getting bigger and storing more energy to keep up with the consumption levels. But, these batteries are hard to make. The robot’s body has a limit on how big the battery can be. This new robot battery will take a while to develop.

There will be multiple solutions to the energy storage availability problem in the future. On a larger scale, fusion power could be a solution. If fusion energy could be harnessed into a robot, then a robot would have a limitless power supply. But, this kind of power supply is still a far cry from reality, and achieving fusion is very difficult. Also, the future will have better energy reserves, and this will also include batteries. Temporary power storage will decline as permanent storage efficiency becomes more efficient. Intelligent service robots will also be able to charge faster and hold that charge longer in the future.

6: More Logical Analysis Ability

Humans have a large capacity for thinking and analysis. Reading, debating, writing an article, and more are all controlled by the brain. Even simple tasks such as walking, breathing, and balancing are actions we do not even “think” about. But, for advanced humanoid robots, this requires a lot of complex computations. In order for robots to be closer to humans, scientists and engineers will have to continue to improve the logical analysis program. This will increase a robot’s intelligent. Soon, robots will have the logical ability to have conversations, recognize when their battery is low without any prompting from a human user. Basically, logical analysis will help the robot accomplish many tasks automatically, which will help mankind become more efficient.

7: More and More Functions

Robots are here to help mankind. To do this, robots must be able to be able to accomplish a number of tasks. This can include a receptionist or home assistant. Will you use the intelligent service robot to clean your home, remind you of your daily tasks, or video chat with friends or help look after your children? When going outside, robots can help you carry heavy objects or even be your own personal bodyguard. In the further future, sci-fi may become a reality. Transformer robots may even become a reality. One robot could be a car, humanoid robot, speaker, and more.

At present, we do not know the future of artificial intelligence robotics for certain. There are so many possibilities and so many people working with robotics that a definitive future is out of the question. Some certainty in the future is the smart automatic GPS navigation and the automation of self-driving cars will be in robots, in fact, it is already becoming a function.

Of course, the questions today is, are people smarter than robots, or are robots smarter than people? People may have invented and built robots, but robots are constantly learning. Humans work 12 hours a day, sleep 8 hours a day, and have fun for 4 hours a day; however, robots work 24/7. As long as the robot has power, it will continue to learn and accumulate knowledge, some even faster than humans. This must be taken into account on the future development of robotics.

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Seven Development Trends for Robots in the Future (Part 1)

Today, the development of artificial intelligent robotics can be characterized as: Horizontally, the application uses are expanding, from 95% of industrial applications to more fields of non-industrial applications. Vertically, there are more and more different types of robots, some are looking like more human like, while others are becoming very small, some say as small as a grain of rice. Robots are becoming smarter and more enhanced.

Development Prospects of the Robotics Industry

One of the most positive parts of “Made in China 2025” is the robotics industry. The robotics industry is expected to reach $4.5 trillion by 2025. From this assessment, $260 million will come from advanced medical robotics in hospitals; 1.4 trillion will come from industrial automation and business service tasks. The use of robotics in the business industry is equal to $75 million in full-time employees. Also, smart home robots efficiency will save $500 billion.

Future Development Trends of Robotics

The development of robots is the next industrial/technological revolution, leading humanity in a new and advanced direction. In theory, a robot with “consciousness” is a highly advanced AI robot, but consciousness can be divided into simple consciousness and complex consciousness.  Of course, the human consciousness is still way, way more advanced compared to a robot’s. And, today’s robot’s “consciousness” is still in simple consciousness. The future consciousness of intelligent robots is in the following developments:

1: More perfection of the language function

Because robots will be interacting with humans, the language function must be perfect. To achieve perfection, the robot’s internal memory must store a lot of speech patterns and an extensive vocabulary. A robot’s language ability relies on how much language data is stored.

As time moves on, the language function of artificial intelligent robots will become better and better. This is undeniable. Soon, robots will be able to learn multiple languages faster than a human. In addition, robots can utilize the self-reorganization vocabulary ability. This means that they are communicating with humans, they can automatically use relevant of similar phrases if they are confronted with statements or words that or not internally stored. This ability of being able to respond to a previous sentence in a logical way is a form of consciousness.

2: Perfecting the movements

A robot’s movement is similar to a human’s. Human gestures are very diverse, waving, shaking hands, walking, running, jumping, and more gestures are all human movements and actions. Robots can imitate some of these movements, but they are slow and rigid.

Intelligent service robots in the future will have more realistic movements, having them seem more human like. Robots may soon be able to have movements that many humans cannot do such as a somersault or handstand.

3: Looking more humanlike

As scientists develop more advanced intelligent humanoid robots, they will use the human body as a reference point. Japan has been leading the world in “realistic” robots, but China has some “realistic” robots as well.

The future of robots is to reach a point where robots will look just like a human. Even from a far distance, the robot will look like a human.

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China Merchants Bank to be a “light bank” with the help of Sanbot

The Shenzhen China Merchants Bank branch is taking off on its “light bank” track with a ceremony in Shenzhen Futian CBD (Central Business District). Many leading representatives of commercial financial institutions and Merchants Bank attended the ceremony.  Sanbot, one of the advanced humanoid robots in the world, was invited to be the greeter at the ceremony, adding new intelligent elements for the new direction of the Shenzhen CMB branch.

China Merchants Bank is the pride of Shenzhen. 30 years ago, China Merchants Bank started the trend of Chinese banks becoming joint-stock banks. The Shenzhen branch is very important and founded in 1944 and has grown at a very fast pace. Because of this, on June 20, the Shenzhen China Merchants Bank branch officially moved to the Shenzhen Futian CBD. The ceremony consisted of many leaders of major financial institutions, cooperative listed enterprises, and government departments, all of whom were celebrating.

Sanbot service robot was the MC, arriving early in the morning to greet over 300 guests as they arrived one by one, reminding them to sign the wall and to play videos about CMB. Sanbot played music to liven the atmosphere (The song of China Merchants Bank). Sanbot also helped people order coffee.

Now, Sanbot serves as a greeter in the Shenzhen China Merchants Bank. The financial industry will pay more and more attention to the values Sanbot brings to the table, which is not only saving the bank time but also improving customer experience. Sanbot commercial robot for sale energize “Robot plus Finance” to bring great potential commercial value to fiscal development.

First, robots can help improve the efficiency of banking operations and reducing customer waiting times. Despite the increase in the speed of banking network services in recent years, but people are still waiting for a long time before they can be helped. This leads to irritated clients.   In this scenario, the Sanbot intelligent robots can help alleviate the situation. This is done by Sanbot providing customers with guidance, helping them queue in line, help with basic banking services, which greatly reduces wait times.

Second, the robot assists the bank in marketing promotion. Sanbot has a quite few advantages over a human namely, no deviation, no emotional fluctuation, and can work 24/7. Sanbot can continue to provide face-to-face business, consulting, and guidance services to customers as well as proactively introducing the bank’s new services, great deals, credit card services and letting the customer use their phone to connect to the bank.

Finally, in addition to these advantages, Sanbot comes with security features. QIHAN has the world’s leading security technology. Sanbot advanced AI robot can be combined with the current security system of the bank in order to achieve independent patrols, avoiding obstacles, audio/visual surveillance, alarms, and a series of 3-D security functions.

The president of the Shenzhen China Merchants Bank branch, President Yeu, said in in his speech yesterday that the opening of the new office building in the Shenzhen branch of CMB is a new starting point, which will build towards the goal of the “light bank” that will provide quality financial services for nearly 9 million customers, over 150,000 local businesses, and the general public.

The Sanbot robot has been given the honor to be a part of China’s Shenzhen branch new journey. In the future, artificial intelligence and innovative technology will help the banks to upgrade to the next level.

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QIHAN Technology gained the Red Sail Concept Innovation Award

[Introduction] Last week, the Red Sail Award of the forth Shenzhen Electronic Equipment Industry came out. Among the 45 enterprises who gained the awards, QIHAN Technology, thanks to the advanced design of Sanbot intelligent humanoid robot, gained the Concept Innovation Prize at the event.

On July 27th, 2017, all the award winning enterprises of the Red Sail Award gathered together at the Night of EeIE2017 Innovation Achievements & the forth Industry Design Red Sail Award ceremony in the Shenzhen Civil Center. As the leader of artificial intelligence, QIHAN Technology was invited to the event grandly and gained the Concept Innovation Prize of the forth industry design Red Sail Award.

The appraisal and selection of industry design Red Sail Award was held by Shenzhen Electronic Equipment Industry Association and Shenzhen Intelligent Equipment Industry Association and undertaken by New Wisdom Media Institute. The competition is aimed to improve the entire innovation level of Shenzhen electronics and intelligent manufacturing industry design and to achieve the leap-type transformation from “Made in China” to “Made in China with Wisdom”.

The appraisal and selection was launched from April, 2017, and Sanbot Elf, as one of the most advanced robots in the world, participated in the event. After serious of screening-out and selection from the good, finally, QIHAN Technology, together with Konka, Jaguar and other 15 enterprises gained the Concept Innovation Prize of the forth industry design Red Sail Award.

The winning Sanbot Elf is an advanced humanoid robot, with height of 90.2CM and more than 60 sensors distributing around the body such as PIR Body Induction, IR distance sensor, IR Sending and Receiving Induction, gyroscope sensor, touchscreen sensor, etc. The 360-degree surrounding sensing matrix design and the hidden sensors around the whole body creates the rich sensing abilities, which makes the sense of hearing, vision and touching sense superior to the competitors.

What’s more, Sanbot Elf is equipped advanced facial recognition, voice interaction, independent walking, object avoidance, auto recharging and many other advanced functions. HD Laser projector before its head, 10.1 inches visual touchscreen and the flexible walking system with three all-orientated wheels makes Sanbot Elf much more outstanding than other humanoid robots.

This time, Sanbot, highlighted among the 310 items from 226 enterprises, gained the Concept Innovation Prize. It not only was another approval of the continuous innovation of QIHAN Technology, but pushed QIHAN to go on with the further development and innovation for Sanbot’s artificial intelligence roboticswith prospective thought and vision and to accelerate the upgrading transformation from “Made in China” to “Made in China with Wisdom”.

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Sanbot helped out the showing ceremony of Transformers 5

On the early morning of June 23th, the film of Transformers: The Last Knight, which has been being called the “Box Office Killer”, debut in a great number of theatres in China.

Just right before the movie, each theatre began various kinds of promotion activities that publicized the movie brought sales volume in their theatres. While the tickets were sold hotly, Shenzhen Theatre of Huayi Brothers Media Group outstood with an amazing action, introducing Sanbot intelligent humanoid robots to boost the theatre. The action was to make one of the hottest industries – AI to serve movie industry, creating the new performance of domestic movie marketing promotion.

When movie fans went into the Huayi Theatre, a group of Sanbot service robots were offering different kinds of services: customer reception, movie publication, broadcasting trailer, attracting massive fans to stop to have a look. Many of them were surprised by the integrating mode of “Robot plus Movie” and they applauded and had interactions with the cute and intelligent humanoid robots.

As the leading artificial intelligent robot, Sanbot’s AI image matched well the roles’ metal characteristics in the movie. The whole new combination of “Robot plus Movie” proves the era of promotion-oriented and the applications of the intelligent service robotics are infinite.

At the warming-up scene, movie fans could easily watch the trailer of transformers 5 movie. The customized movie promotion mode, powered by Sanbot robot, not only improved fans’ cognition experience to the movie, but raised the fans’ enthusiasm to see the film. In addition, the multi-functional Sanbot is a smart customer receptionist, guiding and interpreting the road, ticket inquiry, membership card processing, etc. As the moving publicizing assistant that can walk independently, avoid object automatically and broadcast movie advertising fragment at the same time, Sanbot never stopped the movie fans to have fun and brought them new movie experience.

As known to most of the movie fans, Huayi Brothers Theatre is the affiliating theatre of Huayi Brothers Media Group. As one of the most influent all-around entertainment brand, Huayi Brothers has always been considered the pioneer and leader of Chinese entertainment industry. This time, its Shenzhen theatre teamed up with one of the hottest AI carrier – Sanbot humanoid service robots to add intelligence factors for the Transformers: The Last Knight. The cooperation of strong brands created one splendid and special movie showing ceremony with future technology, as well as the new promotion in the movie industry.