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RFID Smart Logistics Solution

RFID’s container management system is to fix electronic tags on containers. The readers are installed at the entrances and exits of working vehicles or ports. They use non-contact information to read and write, and realize data and information connections between RFID logistic management systems.

The antenna and read-write device are installed on the container operation channel and the container lifting equipment. The long range RFID reader can read and write the information in the container transport to the electronic tag and connect it to the container management system to exchange data and realize the automatic identification and real-time of the container management.

The RFID-based container management system uses a UHF 900 MHz band system. Including installing 1-2 electronic tags at designated positions of each container, installing an electronic tag on each registered consignment vehicle (the electronic tag is generally installed on the front windshield of the consignment vehicle), and checking the port in the port to install UHF RFID readers at selected locations at the entrances and exits of the yards, and install readers on the stacker trucks and forklifts at the stacking yards. The stacker cranes and forklifts display readings on the driver’s cab display and bridge cranes at the port shore. The readers are installed on loading and unloading equipment such as port door cranes, site gantry cranes, container forklifts and container front cranes. During the operation of lifting containers, the electronic tags of containers are identified, which improves the accuracy of operations and improves work efficiency.

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Rest assured! AI is talking your boring and tedious work

Many people don’t realize is that the robot has existed for a long time, but different from what they think. There are many types of robots, including the amazon mobile robot, or the shop assistant like Target and Lowe.

However, the deployment of the industrial robot is not the only robot that can promote the business development. There are also many other kinds of robot and many companies have introduced intelligent service robotics to increase the working efficiency of the white-collar.

From financial service to accounting, to IT, most of the staff has a series of work that needs to be performed manually and repetitively. The manual work inherent risks, these risks including overtime work causes unnecessary burden for employees, and the departure and job-hopping.

Companies are looking for new ways to gain the competitive advantages, increase customer and employee loyalty, and, more importantly, to let employees release from boring and tedious work. And also, many companies and staff have found the easiness, freedom and high efficiency with the help of the advanced AI robots.

In financial sector, it is very obvious that, in the next 20 years, the positions will have a 93% high chance of being automated. But many accountants fear that this will lead to their unemployment. However, the rising automation such as the robots is good news to financial sector. With the aid of RPA (Robotic Process Automation), service robots will take the place of manual repetitive tasks, reducing the burden of revenue recognition and other processes. This will finally make the finance team closer to the 80-to-20 rule, with 80% of the time used for analysis rather than manual work.

In order to make the company ahead in the competition, and make the employees to keep their roles engaged and excited, implementing the strategy of the correct RPA is critical to the success of the future business.

Posted in Robotics-as-a-Service

Robotics-as-a-Service model accelerates the business innovation

AI and robotics are the hot topics and in a rising developing trend. They have spread their spectrum in different industries and applications globally. From manufacturing workshop, to retail, hospitality, public service, education and healthcare, intelligent robots are complementing a large quantity of activities which humans perform, speedily and efficiently. With the explosive growth in cloud-based storage, computing and artificial intelligence (AI), robotics as a service (RaaS) business models are gaining a lot of traction worldwide.

RaaS model offers highly adaptable business solutions to different customers with a variety of tasks and options. They can be used as rental or lease-purchase options depending on the needs of customers. Robots enable companies to complete more work done in a shorter time through virtual agents. RaaS has proved to be a blessing to different sectors including manufacturing which requires heavy operational work in warehouses, plants and distribution centers.

The combination of AI and robotics has already awed everyone with the development of robotics. AI not only allows intelligent service robotics to operate independently but give them the programmable API to make decisions on what APP or content should be put into the robots. The data captured and collected by robots in different industries and services can be stored in the cloud. This data can be further used in mass setups where a fleet of robots are required. This enables companies to improve productivity at minimal costs, build a smart business network and let employees focus on higher-value tasks.

Companies operating on RaaS model provide customers with services more responsive than long-cycle and capital-intensive purchases. It helps the customers save upfront investments and operating expenses before venturing into any highly operational business. RaaS firms also benefit from value-based pricing, faster innovation cycle and close connection with the product-market fit. Some of the known names employing RaaS business models include Sanbot Robotics, Liquid Robotics, InTouch Health, PrecisionHawk, and InVia Robotics.

This growth in RaaS is supported by macroeconomic trends that favor productivity solutions which avoid huge capital expenditure and mostly dependent upon 5G and MEC. According to an IDC report, by 2019, 30% of commercial service robots will be in the form of a “Robot-as-a-Service” business model, reducing costs for robot deployment. The report further estimates that by 2020, 60% of robots will depend on cloud-based software to define new skills, AI capabilities, and application programs, leading to the formation of a robotics cloud marketplace.

The emergence of RaaS represents a broader move to services-based models in the technological landscape. These models have the fastest growth potential for adoption and offer an attractive value proposition to different industries and businesses. Needless to say, RaaS is going to accelerate innovation thus disrupting and changing the state of traditional businesses in many industries globally.

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Robot supply side should care for its practical applications

“After the design and manufacturing, intelligent robots need to be applied into real scenarios practically. Only the down-stream make full use of the robot, will the industrial chain of up-stream (supply side) be more and more mature.

Therefore, the teaming-up is key to the development of intelligent service robots, which will make the down-stream have the feeling that robot and solution suppliers are solving the real problems, and further reducing business running cost, improving the service experience and intellectualization level.”

The statement was issued by Ryan Wu, Sanbot Robot Vice President stated. Ryan added more, intelligent robots are going into various industries and will become the hotspot in industrial area, social service area, media area and intelligent traffic area, and more.

The developer chain of Sanbot robots has come out maturely, which is mainly due to the company’s concept “Robotics-as-a-Service”. Now there are over 100 enterprises and partners customized the special practical solution based on Sanbot robots. These partners are serving for retail, beauty, catering, education, healthcare, banking, customs, court and more sectors.

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Application of service robots will accelerate in China

MIIT, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, will make great breakthroughs in accelerating the AI core technologies and symbolic products in the next three years. Intelligent home service robot is the key. By 2020, intelligent home service robot like care robots for the elderly aims to achieve massive production, and medical rehabilitation assistant robot and the disabled robot aims to achieve sample production.

China is facing the problems of increasing labor cost and aging population; the market of the service robot industry is gradually opening, therefore the opportunity appears. In particular, with the improvement of the life quality of our Chinese citizens, the service robots will speed up the search for more application scenarios. The service robots can meet some social needs, such as patients’ recovery, and have potential markets in individuals, families, and public services.

China is expected to take the lead in the transition from followers to leaders in the service robot. The core strengths of China’s development of service robots include: compared with overseas competitors, the cost advantage of Chinese service robots is obvious thanks to its more and more mature and complete electronic industry chain. The demand for service robots in the Chinese market will continue to be booming, benefiting from consumption upgrades and labor shortages.

With the improvement of the core AI technologies and the continuous improvement of the industrial chain, the price of service robots will fall and they will go into thousands of families. According to the IFR forecast, the service robots during 2016-2019 will have a market size of $50 billion, which will is much greater than industrial robots. According to the report released by the China MIIT, the service robot market in China has entered a stage of rapid growth.

However, intelligent service robotics still have a large development space and need time to perfect the related hardware and software infrastructure and services of the industry chain, including sensors, voice and visual, intelligent chip, operating system, etc. Therefore, greater service and products will come into being and bring better consumer experience.

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AI and robotics boost the students’ mental growth

With the society’s fast development, parents are busy with work to material life. So the mental health problems are ignored. However, the mental health education from school to get a good effect is more difficult because their parents play a very key role to their kids. The good news is, research and development of artificial intelligence robotics can be used for school kids’ counseling and education.

The students’ mental health education is an important part of the school education and teaching, which is related to the ideology and morality education in the school, and greatly helpful to the students’ growth.

In order to explore more ways to learn about the students’ mental health, many primary and secondary schools practice a separate room filled with warmth and kindness to relax students in a comfortable and quiet environment. But even so, still few students try the psychological consulting service in many schools. They don’t open their heart to tell their teachers their worries and problems, but all they showed is nervousness, shyness, distrust and vigilance.

Programmable humanoid robot with artificial intelligence technology, as a carrier of psychological counseling, anthropomorphic cartoon image, let the teachers remote control the robot with PC software and interact with students, so that students can be in a more relaxed atmosphere and with a sense of safety. Many of them that didn’t open their hearts to teachers and parents can easily talk with the robot.

The robot can say hello or other greeting lines when students enter the counseling room, which makes students eliminate their vigilance and concerns. Then through the questions and answers, voice interactions, the intelligent robot slowly guide students to express their own confusion and problems. Teachers can make use of intelligent humanoid robot carefully to listen to children’s troubles, and help them identify problems, and then explore solutions to the problems, so as to promote the development and evaluation of psychological counseling.

At the same time, the service robot can collect the background data, integrate and make analysis. After the students’ tests, the robot will automatically get the test results and analysis. Teachers can sort the psychological problems into different levels according to the results.

So far, Sanbot intelligent robots have been work as the “psychological counselor” in more than 10 schools. With the robots’ joining-in, mental health education in schools will be able to successfully carried out by the teachers. Teachers can find out their students’ psychological problems and solve immediately, to ensure the students grow up healthily.

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Intelligent robots going to white-collar from blue-collar

With the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, intelligent robots are increasingly becoming part of daily life, from production workshop to museum, to hotels, to banks and so on, with the trend from “blue-collar” to “white-collar”. Intelligent robots seem to have been going into all aspects of human society, and the robot industry has become one of the focus of competition in the new round of industrial revolution, “China Made 2025” clearly states the robot as a key development area, the Ministry has approved the construction of the national robot innovation center.

According to the white paper data published by IDC — the Robot 3.0 New Ecosystem in the AI Era, the market of global commercial service robots will reach 17 billion dollars in the medical, retail, wholesale, public service and transportation sectors by 2020.

Behind the outbreak of the service robot industry is the combination of the government policies, capital assistance and the third rise of AI technology. While, the cores are the population aging and the continuous high human labor costs in recent years. Many enterprises face a serious problem: the increasing mobility of employees, and the increasing cost of year by year.

With the development of artificial intelligence, the intellectualization of intelligent service robotics is getting higher and higher. It has been accepted by more and more people. The application scope of service robots has been not only limited to blue-collar, now they are working as white collar personnel in the families, banks, shopping malls, scenic spots and more in the future.