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Sanbot robot debut at Int’l tech fair, to benefit your business

The 73rd International Technical Fair kicked off here on Monday, bringing together more than 600 exhibitors from some 40 countries and regions.

The six-day event includes ten specialized exhibitions, such as artificial intelligent robotics and automation, transport and auto service equipment, power engineering and ecology, and chemical industry.

According to the organizers, 113 companies participated for the first time this year.

Meanwhile, over 40 innovations from around the world, including the Sanbot robot made by the Chinese company Qihan Technology Co, are participating in the international competition for innovative products.

Sanbot Robotic benefits to customers:

1.Sanbot facilitates processes and communication between clients and employees;

2.The commercial service robot allows employees to focus on complex business processes while serving customers for basic processes;

3.Improve customer experience with new technologies and attract their attention;

4.Cost savings.

Sanbot robotic functions:

1.Receiving customer queries, providing information and customer support;

2.Providing entertainment to keep the customer’s attention;

3.Visual identification of the customer;

4.Able to use as an alarm system for certain objects.

Emil Karanikolov, Bulgarian economy minister, said the fair was the most prestigious technological event in the Balkans.

“The participation of companies from nearly 40 countries, which exhibit not only technology and machinery, but also cutting-edge solutions for industry and the home, is a symbol of a dynamically developing economy characterized by sustainability, competitiveness and a European quality standard,” Karanikolov said.

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Review the basics of intelligent robots in our daily life

Intelligent robots have been helping human beings with the tasks that are either dangerous or repetitive. Additionally, some customized intelligent robots are designed to carry out specific tasks for personal, professional, and industrial applications such as elderly assistance, psychotherapy, and robotic pets among others. Intelligent robots make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and are operational without the need of human inputs. And they can work independently on a specified task and can also work in tandem with human beings in various service and industrial applications.

The global intelligent robot market is segmented on the basis of application into service robots and industrial robots. Further, the service robots are sub-segmented into professional commercial service robots and personal service robots at home. The intelligent commercial service robots are used across security & defense, logistics, firefighting, medical, demining, maintenance, inspection, and various other applications, while personal service robots are used across household, leisure, and entertainment applications. Industrial robots are further sub-segmented on the basis of their applications into beverages, food, electronics, and automotive segments.

Within the professional service robot segment, medical domain has been a key growth segment where there is a growing demand for smart hospital delivery and robot surgeons. Comparatively, industrial robots are more popular than service robots and these are anticipated to drive the intelligent robots market during the forecast period. Moreover, the growth in the deployment of intelligent educational robot is expected to be a promising prospect for the intelligent robot vendors.

The noteworthy drivers of intelligent robots market include adoption of intelligent robots by e-commerce sector, growing demand from the healthcare industry, the increasing domestic service sector, and the rising demand of care robots for the elderly. The growing service robot segment is a fundamental part of the advanced computer industry and much of the processing unit, sensor technology, and software is developed by intelligent robot manufacturers.

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China Daily: AI and intelligent robot mutually promoting and developing together

Artificial intelligence has never been integrated so closely into robotics, as domestic competitors on the market are gearing up to be at the forefront in the race towards a smarter and more automated journey.

Wang Peng, vice-general manager at the marketing division of Shenzhen-based Qihan Technology Co, said as AI tackles learning, perception, problem-solving, logical reasoning and many other related issues, the new technology will absolutely make robots smarter.

“AI technologies can enable robots to mimic some level of human intelligence, such as the ability of perception and thinking. And the artificial intelligent robot will be the best carrier for AI technologies.”

“The AI-enabled robots are able to assist in humans’ daily work, enabling people to spend their energies on more creative jobs, such as art and education.”

With multiple patents in several fields, including robotics and AI, Qihan Technology focuses on the developing the commercialization of AI-enabled service robots. Founded in 2006, the company now aims to use next-generation robotics and AI technologies to improve quality of life and business productivity for consumers.

Wang said the company is working on expanding its portfolio of “robotics-as-a-service” solutions. Thanks to the open application program interface platform, the Sanbot service robot, powered by Qihan Technology, can be customized for different scenarios in many fields, including retail, hospitality, education and healthcare.

During the World Robot Conference held in Beijing last month, Qihan unveiled new intelligent, cloud service robots called Sanbot King Kong. The 1.5-meter high humanoid robot features bionic arms, advanced navigation and is able to carry 75-kilograms. Equipped with a four-wheel drive system, the Sanbot King Kong can move at up to five meters per second, exceeding the average human walking speed.

Qian Dongqi, chairman of the Suzhou-based Ecovacs Robotics Co said as a new era of AI is coming, there will be infinite possibilities to develop the humanoid service robots.

“The AI technologies will enable more abilities for the robots, and the robots can provide the best application scenarios for the AI. And I believe a qualified robot must be equipped with AI.”

Wang, agreed, saying the company will work with more partners to build a better environment for developers and then enable more robot applications on the market.

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Expert: China is to lead the world in robotics

To be at the forefront of the next technological revolution, China is committed to cooperate with more countries and will be able to lead the world in several fields of robotics in the next five to ten years, said Toshio Fukuda, a member of the Science Council of Japan.

“China is a gold mine for innovation and technologies and has large markets for innovative AI robotics,” he said. “With the supportive policies, abundant resources provided by both the government and the companies and more forms of cooperation, China will catch up within a few years and then overtake other developed countries to take the top spot in many fields of robotics.”

He said during the World Robot Conference in Beijing last month that China is now at a new phase with the ability to produce its original robots, and will be able to lead the world in manufacturing robots and making intelligent service robots in the future.

“Particularly in China, there will be a huge market for services robots that assist people in improving the living conditions, such as the cleaning robots, care robots for the elderly and kids and the data logging robots for healthcare.

“After decades of economic boom and development, Chinese people now are sufficiently affluent to be able to afford a better quality of life. And I believe that in the near future, those service robots would be able to cater to people’s specific needs and bring much more value than we thought today.”

In 2015, China introduced the Made in China 2025 strategy, a 10-year national plan to transform the country into a world-class high-tech manufacturing power. The plan aims to move manufacturing up on the value chain, developing several key sectors, including robotics.

With the rapid development in robotics in recent years, China is becoming an increasingly important market for advanced AI robots.

The International Federation of Robotics estimates that China’s shipments of robots rose 27 percent to around 90,000 units in 2016, almost a third of the global total. And the number is expected to almost double to 160,000 in 2019.

Fukuda said Japan and China should cooperate together in developing and producing the necessary robots for consumers. Chinese robot companies should grasp the opportunity, he said.

“The competition in artificial intelligent robotics will be very fierce. Instead of being locked in a competitive environment in first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai, companies should find new niche markets and even target small towns,” he said.

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The current and future situation of intelligent service robot

The data mining and analysis iiMedia Research released “2016 China Robot Industry Research Report” shows that the sales of service robots will reach 34.9 million units by 2018. And, Chinese government released the robot industry development plan (2016 – 2020), manifesting the robot industry will be officially promoted to national strategy.

At present, economic and technological development and social civilization are the background of the birth of the artificial intelligent robots. When the industrialization level has been improving rapidly, the scientific and technological development has been accelerating and the value of the labor force has been continuously improving. Thus, human being’s repetitive workload need to be overtaken urgently.

In recent years, the application of robots has gradually shifted from the industrial field to the fields of cleaning, education, patients and elderly health care and home service. The innovative AI robotics has developed rapidly. The development of service robot is expected to provide new economic growth and driving force for the development of the national economy.

China’s population over 60 years has exceeded 10% of the total population, the aging population will become China’s unprecedented challenges. In addition, the proportion of the disabled in China is among the highest in the world. In the near future, care for the elderly and the disabled will be an important burden for society, requiring a large number of robotics in healthcare to provide services to help care for the daily life of the elderly and the disabled. All these are to improve their quality of life, thereby reducing the overall number of social workers and the quality of the demand.

Education requirement for intelligent educational robots will form a huge market. At president and during the promotion of quality education, general education, research university model, the promotion of educational robot courses, hands-on assembly and programming practice can expand the young people’s logical thinking ability, this entertaining plus education new model has become an effective means and tools for hi-tech education.

At the same time, China’s overall objective situation is demanding pre-school education more and more. With the vigorous development of the domestic pre-school market, pre-school education and entertainment robot for 3-6 year-old children will also have a huge market space.

In the future, intelligent service robots are expected to offer a large quantity of services in the fields of education, catering, shopping guide and so on with the continuous improvement of voice interaction and semantic understanding technology, etc. When the hi-tech giants are deploying and the new players continue to emerge the intelligent service robot industry, only the enterprises with ongoing technology upgrades and product updates service robot in order to stand out in the industry history.

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Service robot needs to be more ingenious

From family services to education and entertainment, from medical surgery to elderly health care, from scientific investigation to rescue, intelligent service robots are going into all aspects of our lives. Yesterday, 2017 International Summit of Service Robot Industry was held, many domestic and foreign large specialists gathered together to explore the development of the robot industry. They said that robots from China need to further improve the “IQ” and “emotional intelligence”, learning to more ingenious.

At the summit, the specialists unveiled the development direction: light-weight, flexibility and intelligence. They pointed out, “Intelligent robots’ accurate movements and actions cannot meet the requirement of the society, and they need to be more ingenious. The flexible functions are Cloud fused actual intelligent services are required.”

At present, Chinese intelligent robot has potential markets and the demands are higher. “With the evolutions of the demographic structure and production mode, China’s demand for robots continued to grow substantially in the future, and hundreds of thousands of non-skilled robots will go into our work and lives.” Deputy Director of MIIT Luo Junjie said, because of the lack of artificial intelligence, the robots in the markets are not ingenious enough and need to further enhance. “More advanced voice recognition, visual recognition, emotional recognition and other functions are needed to enrich robot perception and movement, breaking the current cognitive limitations.”

Chen Xiaoping, the Dean of Research Center of University of Science and Technology of China, introduced that, with the dozen-year’s development, the accuracy of the robots’ “Machine + Control Technology” is developing very well and the thick and blunt images are changing with new material’s applications. “Light-weight + Flexibility” make robot application break the traditional industry manufacturing and be introduced into family, finance and health care areas.

Mr. Song Xiaogang, the Executive Director of the China Robot Industry Alliance, introduced that the robot, artificial intelligence, communication technology and mechanical control technology, given the robot voice, visual and touch, real-time response to the command, accurate reflection. This makes robot adapt to the rich areas of service and complex needs and is the focus of the future direction of development. “The global advanced AI robots have a big market with tens of billions of dollars, and robots, especially service robots, are becoming the new blue ocean of manufacturing,” he said.

“In the future, we hope that robots can achieve ’emotional interaction’ with humans.” Peter Sincak, director of the Department of Control and Intelligent Sciences at the Kosice Institute of Technology in Slovakia, argues that robots need to improve “emotional intelligence”, such as escort robots should gain the patient’s mood and choose the appropriate topic to release them from the pressure; or the intelligent educational robots, should also be based on the students’ movements, eyes or words, to timely adjust the lectures and activate students’ mood.

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Sanbot helps out with the transformation of Community Health Service Center

Healthcare reform means the responsibilities of basic level clinics are very important. Revamping the classification system, database, and health policies provides both opportunities and challenges.

In the new scenario, the Shenzhen Progressive Group Inc. (PGI) and Sanbot robot together have created the first smart community health center, which is located in Shenzhen Luohu District. This has received praise from both the provincial and national health planning leaders.

Intelligent healthcare is the new format based on IoT at the “Internet plus” era.

This intelligent medical service model is based on patients’ data. This model is divided in three stages, which are as follows: Data acquisition, knowledge discovery, and remote service. Basically, data acquisition is completed by a network of medical databases; discovery relies on big data processing technology, and the remote services are provided by Cloud service with medical terminals. These three factors give healthcare a sense of “wisdom, awareness, and action.”

With triangular layout of “device, App, and Cloud service,” the intelligent humanoid robot compliments the new intelligent medical service model beautifully and is a key aspect to this service, especially when it comes to Cloud computing platform services. The service model of Cloud computing and IoT is leading to data storage and the processing of medical data becoming efficient, scalable, and affordable, offering terrific medical services for people.

“Robot + Intelligent Healthcare” is equal to a successful transformation of local outpatient services.

PGI and the QIHAN team, together with Sanbot intelligent healthcare robot, went to the Shenzhen Luohu District community center to demonstrate the latest medical solutions and help advance the local clinics. This presentation at the community center was the first pilot program for this intelligent healthcare platform, and it was incredibly successful. The advanced medical robotics was exceptional and received praise from all leadership levels from the State Planning Commission and Hubei Provincial Health Administrative Department. This only further showcases how robotics and AI can revolutionize the healthcare industry. Sun Xizhou, the president of Luohu Hospital, said that the hospital will continue to support the usage of AI technology in community health clinics.

Sanbot is bringing intelligent medical solutions and creating a more advanced healthcare industry.

China is encouraging social programs to participate in the healthcare transformation. In 2016, the “Healthcare China 2030” laid out its plan of action. The focal point will be on the population’s health and emphasis on the local clinics and integrating the advanced health care solutions into all policies. QIHAN Sanbot robotics is a perfect fit for this roadmap and was beloved by hospital residents, doctors, and the health planning commission. The scientific and technological value is revamping the healthcare system and creating a successful transformation and a new model.

The advanced robotics in healthcare carries smart medical solutions, which is designed to build a connection of medical resources and data, creating an interactive informational environment. Based on the open API platform of Sanbot, Cloud computing, big data, IoT, and mobile medical apps will bring huge advantages to the IT infrastructure of the healthcare industry and will innovate the healthcare industry.

In the modern age of “Internet + Healthcare”, the need for fast updates and strategic adjustments is paramount. AI is the key in the next step for the healthcare industry, and many lives will be saved.