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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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QIHAN’s speech at CITIC SECURITIES Capital Markets Annual Meeting 2018

QIHAN technology is the first enterprise that output 100,000 sets robot in the middle and large-scale service robot industry. Established in 2006, QIHAN began to perform independent research and development in 2009, and started the transformation to intelligent service robot in 2013. Employing over 800 staff and 160 of them were R & D engineers, the company has more than 200 patents and most of them are invention patents. In 2016, QIHAN had revenue of RMB 660 million and a net profit of about 150 million. And QIHAN was awarded one of the top ten service robots brands in China.

QIHAN is running three Sanbot robots now: Sanbot Elf, Sanbot Nano and Sanbot Max. Sanbot Elf is of 90CM height, 19KG net weight and can run 11 hours per charge. The system is ROS developed based on Android. Sanbot Nano is the Amazon Alexa powered service robot specially designed for home use. Cute and functional, the Sanbot Nano is the super companion for family members. Sanbot Max is the 1.45 meters tall, 100KG heavy. This advanced humanoid robot can work for 18 hours and stand by for 50 hours. It is powered with multiple systems, Android, Linux, ROS, TROS and peripherals can access to Sanbot Max thanks to its numerous USB and HDMI interfaces.

QIHAN owns a great number of innovations at voice processing, robot vision, object avoidance, walking technology, four-dimensional positioning navigation and more in artificial intelligence robotics: 1), in voice processing, QIHAN is the first company adopting multi-microphone localization and noise cancellation during hardware implementing motion, as well as beam localization in the whole industry. The company also designed a set of semantics to support the semantic customization in many scenes. 2) In robot visual, QIHAN is the only enterprise handling basic IPS algorithm based on FPGA. 3) In object avoidance, QIHAN adopted 3D in-depth camera to realize the object avoidance initially, then integrated ultrasonic, IR and TOF technologies to assist. 4) QIHAN occupied numerous patents in walking technology. For example, QIHAN makes the robot wheels walk more stable and less noisy by improving the Mecanum wheel and omnidirectional wheel. 5) QIHAN also leads in the industry in four-dimensional positioning navigation technology. Sanbot’s 3D positioning navigation is combined with multiple 3D cameras, instead of rotating laser radar. So Sanbot robot has more accuracy, speed, larger size map and less motion loss. 6) Motor is key to intelligent mobile robot. QIHAN adopts brushless motor and developed micro worm DC brushless motor and Mecanum wheel style outer hub motor, which have powerful torque force, low heat and self-locking function, and can work for 24 hours.

QIHAN build the Sanbot APP market and agent system via its own IoT platform QIHAN Cloud. All the robots’ remote upgrading, data collections are realized via QIHAN Cloud and it targets to three kinds of clients: 1) C-Customers: QIHAN offer PC and mobile Q-Link for interactions; 2) Solution developers and integrators: QIHAN offers the open API platform and SDK files to make clients create the customized APP market. 3) B-Clients/Agents: Clients can manage and monitor the condition of all the robots. Finally, QIHAN build a set of C-Customers, developers and integrators and B-Clients system.

QIHAN’s business model is Sanbot + Various Industries. QIHAN offers hardware, software, mobile APP and Cloud service, and cooperate with developers and integrators to customize a series of solutions. 1) For bank, QIHAN programs financial query to Sanbot robot to make it the professional robot consultant. 2) For education, the intelligent Sanbot is able to monitor the condition of the kids or students, and has good interactions. 3) For commercial chain, the advanced retail service robots have been working in a great number of beauty parlors and shopping malls. 4) For customs. Sanbot Elf has been in use in China’s customs for more than one year, and keeps the further upgrading and Sanbot Max intelligent robot is also been introduced now. 5) For court, courts in Beijing and Shenzhen also introduce Sanbot Max intelligent robot.

“Creation for Intelligent Life”, QIHAN is devoted to improving product quality and creating ground-breaking products for the customer. Using the interconnection of thing to thing, thing to human, and human to human, QIHAN providing products and services where everyone is a winner.

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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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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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Human and robot’s cooperation to be the best in financial consultant industry

If you are one robot fan who is always caring about the robotics affairs, you must know about Alexa robot from Amazon. Right now, this robot is playing the role of consultant for customers in UBS Group AG in Switzerland. With this progress, Alexa may make the appointments, analysis the stock and even invest into stock.

In recent years, robot consultant is becoming one kind of fashion. According to one investigation from CNBC, even though the consumers who use the robot consultant are limited, their interest in robot consultant is continuously growing.

As was reported from BBC, in the era of fast-developing artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence robotics is replacing human staff and going into financial department. Nowadays, the most of the transactions have been performed by robot independently in the Stock Exchange in New York and London.

Is the robot consultant just one kind of fashion? No. For individual users, robot consultant not only helps to choose and manage the balanced investment portfolio, but the cost is lower than general consultant companies. And this is one reason why the robot consultant is paid high attention to.

Of course, more enterprise clients prefer to communicate with human consultant to get the customized investment idea. Because they don’t think it reassuring to hand high amounts to the robot consultant. What’s more, the human consultant is able to give more proper ideas to enterprise clients in deed. However, this kind of humanoid service robot can exist because most of the work has high relation to its data statistics and data analysis.

As you may know, it is not easy to make one accurate and suitable solution. It requires not only the special analysis ability and judgement, but the powerful data processing ability. For example, the data that three consultants process in one day is easily handled by AI arithmetic within one hour. That is one advantages of robot consultant.

According to incomplete statistics, in the USA, there have been more than 200 companies who are investing in the blue ocean market of robot consultant and the financial giants such as Blackrouck, Fuidlity, Vanguard and some others are among them. City Bank pointed out in one of its reports, “In the future 10 years, the capital of robot consultants probably reaches 5 trillion US dollars and it is a great piece of meat undoubtedly.

With the heat of “robot consultant is taking the place of human consultant” topic, some specialists insist in the questionable voice. James Gorman, the new “King of Wall Street” and the CEO of Morgan Stanley, pointed out, “robot consultant can only attracted part of the clients and they cannot replace all the analysts, strategist and investment consultants.”

Yes, we have to admit that, the present robot consultant cannot be called “professional”. Therefore, the combination consultant mode of human and intelligent service robot will probably be the main trend and best choice in financial consultant industry in the future years.

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China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference 2017 to be held in Beijing

Themed by “Intelligent Innovation, Intelligent Manufacturing, Intelligent Fusion”, China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference 2017 will be held on September 2nd in Beijing.

The goal of this conference is to promote a healthy and sustainable growth of China’s AI and robotics industries, expand cut-edge technologies, industry dynamics and enterprise experience and improve the influence of Chinese AI and Chinese intelligent robots in the world.

Artificial Intelligence is a challenging field and research in this field is especially difficult. For over half a century, people have been trying to prove theoretical theories and solving the technical difficulties of AI. In recent years, great progress has been made and new thought, now concept new theory and technology have been coming out in this field, which is becoming an important source for a new wave of science.

China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference 2017 will provide a platform for all participants to discuss how to enhance the level of independent research and development of artificial intelligence and advanced AI robot in China and practical abilities. This includes independent IT industrial systems and a basic industry capability. Promoting machine learning, intelligent manufacturing, and a Smart life are also included. The conference also focused on in-depth applications and industrial transformation in the fields of intelligent industries and National Defense Security, as well as analyzing the development trend in the industrial environments of AI and artificial intelligence robotics through intensive research. All of this is to help enterprises seize these rare development opportunities, which is helping many industries and further helping the robotics industry towards success.

The highlights of the forum were: Meeting and listening to top AI experts in person, sharing new perspectives about new technology, discussing the robotics industry and its future, AI, the development of the fusion of Big Data, research and production, well-known representatives from various enterprises, and the development and direction of “Made in China 2025.” To discuss this roadmap, 300+ robotics and AI experts shared their ideas.

Attendees included: Internet company executives, AI and robotics companies, technology specialists, entrepreneurs and other C-Level executives interested in using robotics, venture capitalists, AI consultants, technology solution providers, domestic smart equipment/robotic firms, robotics industry distributors, programmable autonomous robots /equipment integrators,  intelligent industry robot chains/ VC/ servo systems/ driver systems/ and core suppliers, well-known media channels, and local government leaders.

In the future, AI technology will further promote deep integration of similar technology, emerging technologies, and new industries, and promote the revolution of IT. The China Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Innovation Conference extends an invitation to you and looks forward to working with you about the AI and Robotics industry for the future together, usher in the era of intelligence.

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Tan Jianrong was invited to be the Chief Scientist of QIHAN Technology

On July 27th, Tan Jianrong, the Academician of China Engineering Academy, Mechanical Engineering Specialist, and professor of Zhejiang University, was invited grandly to be the Chief Scientist of QIHAN Technology. The two sides would plan to begin the deep cooperation in artificial intelligence robotics, and apply to build the academician workstation to train the first-rate industrial talents, to improve the R&D ability of Chinese service robot and commercialization of cute-edge research results.

The appointment ceremony of the chief scientist was held grandly on July 27th and Mr. Lin Lvde, the CEO of QIHAN Technology issued the certificate to Tan Jianrong.

“It is one of the milestone events for QIHAN Technology to recruit Tan as the Chief Scientist and it marks the innovation development strategy of QIHAN Technology went into a whole-new historic phase in artificial intelligence.” Mr. Lin made the speech at the ceremony, “Mr. Tan will make the strategic guidance for the artificial intelligence development and make an entire guidance for the present AI technology system in QIHAN Technology. We two sides will apply to build the academician workstation together and will make a specific research cooperation plan in the key business direction of artificial intelligence.”

After receiving the certificate, Mr. Tan shared his points of views on the development of artificial intelligence too. “The development of advanced commercial robots will generate the three big trends: hard-soft fusion, virtual-real fusion and human-machine fusion. We should have to have both the hard and the soft in the development of advanced AI robot. Under the condition of intelligent hardware condition, artificial intelligence is based on the big data processing and using developed Internet to combine the local application functions, to offer real and effective commercial value for various industries.

The judgements on robotic development from Tan happen to coincide with the strategy of the development and research and commercial application of Sanbot service robot. In 2016, QIHAN Technology proposed to be the creator and leader of intelligent service robot, and has been devoted itself to building the developer ecosystem of “Robot + Various Industries”. QIHAN Technology has been integrating the technical ability and industry resources of robot developer & manufacturer and robotic solution developers to form the “Robot + Industrial App + Cloud service” three-in-one ecosystem, create multi-role robot products in various industries and offer intelligent services in the multiple scenarios.

After the appointment, TAN Jianrong will play the full role in the AI system design and R&D achievement and industry experience in intelligent manufacturing and virtual reality. He will cooperate with QIHAN R&D team deeply to improve the R&D ability of the intelligent service robotics and promote the commercialization of cut-edge achievements. In addition, the two sides will apply to build the academician workstation together to gather and train first-rate industry talents to break through technical barriers and Production-Study-Research land, to take the lead in the coming eruptible development of artificial intelligence.