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Western media: the robot conference shows that China's innovation ambition is faster than that of Europe and the United States.

original title: Western media: the robot conference shows that China's innovation ambition is faster than that of Europe and the United States. Reference news on August 17 western media said that 2018

original title: Western media: the robot conference shows that China's innovation ambition is faster than that of Europe and the United States.

reference news on August 17 western media said that the 2018 World robot Conference opened in Beijing on August 15, 500 intelligent robots will be exhibited, reflecting China's ambition to invest artificial intelligence in fields ranging from business to education

according to EFE on August 15, the conference will last for five days, during which an exhibition will be held to introduce the development achievements of 60 Chinese AI enterprises, and a meeting will be held with the participation of experts from the United States, Europe and East Asia. The protagonist of the conference will be bionic robots. According to the developers, they will be used in the hotel or banking service industry, the sales industry and even the education industry

Chinese experts pointed out that the cost of bionic robots is currently very high, with a cost of about 100000 US dollars. However, if the price can be reduced to $20000 to $30000, more bionic robots will appear in major shopping centers in China

it is reported that some robots in the venue, as if coming out of the film transformers, are singing and dancing to welcome all guests, and many children are particularly interested in these robots. Experts pointed out that the current challenge is to apply AI to products

the report also said that the "medical" robot was also exhibited at the meeting, but its current function is similar to that of the receptionist. The robot is equipped with an information display on its face or chest and sensors to prevent collisions with pedestrians. They can listen to users' requirements and provide corresponding information

according to the R & D enterprises, after hearing the disease described by the patients, this robot can point out the location of the corresponding diagnosis and treatment department or pharmacy for them, and can provide suggestions on how to treat the disease. But at present, this kind of "medical" robot cannot replace the real doctor

it is reported that many robots exhibited at the meeting are still in the process of improvement and have not yet been put into the market. R & D enterprises hope to take the opportunity of this conference to find professionals who can help these enterprises continue to improve the performance of robots, or find effective ways to reduce the still high manufacturing costs. For ordinary people, the price of robots is still difficult to accept

however, the person in charge of a research and development enterprise in Beijing said that their domestic robots have the same joints as human beings, can cook and clean, and are popular with wealthy groups in China

the robots of the enterprise played Taijiquan in the venue, which surprised the guests. Many robots also showed their artistic talents, some playing guitar, some performing calligraphy, and others can create paintings comparable to painters

it is reported that not all robots are human. One of the exhibition halls shows the manipulator that has been frequently used in the industrial field in recent decades. Nowadays, the industrial field has higher and higher requirements for the manipulator in terms of precision and reliability

the report also said that drones were also displayed at the venue. UAV industry has become a booming sunrise industry in China's economic field. UAVs made in China can transport goods weighing up to 1 ton. China has also built the world's largest unmanned aerial vehicle

according to the report, another highlight of the conference that requires frequent replacement of samples is the robot exoskeleton. With this robot exoskeleton, humans can carry heavy goods without worrying about injury

according to the enterprise, the most advanced robots developed by it are currently only used for military purposes. However, some robots for civilian use have also been developed

it is reported that the experts attending this meeting also include experts from the Spanish robot industry. According to the International Federation of robotics, China has become a major market for industrial robots, accounting for 25% of global sales. The Chinese government is vigorously supporting the development of the robot industry in the country, presenting a new image to the world

experts pointed out that robots in China are developing faster than those in the United States or Europe, mainly because Chinese people have become more innovative. The government hopes to bring more changes to China by encouraging the development of robotics

On the 15th, children played with robots in the venue of 2018 World robot conference. (AFP)

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[extended reading] robots replace manpower? Foreign media: AI is increasingly integrated into Chinese business activities

reference news on August 7, foreign media said that in China, AI and robotics are increasingly integrated into business activities

according to Venezuela's "cosmos" station on August 5, in a future style restaurant in Shanghai, that is, on November 23, a small robot came to the table, opened the glass cover, displayed a plate of crayfish dishes, and then said with its mechanical "voice": "I wish you a happy meal." In this restaurant called, robots replaced waiters

this is a project of a Chinese e-commerce company aimed at modernizing China's service industry

the company hopes to improve service efficiency and reduce labor costs by building catering chain stores. In, robots the size of microwave ovens come and go on the runway to serve customers

Caohaitao, the product manager who developed these robot waiters, said, "in Shanghai, the monthly labor cost of a waiter can reach 10000 yuan. In addition, two groups of waiters are required to work in shifts. However, robots do not need two shifts, and they can work every day."

the restaurant relies on a supermarket chain owned by the company. Diners can order through the supermarket's mobile app, and the robot waiter will then send the dishes to the guest's table. The restaurant also offers takeout service

experts believe that in China, where labor costs are relatively low, this concept shows more a way to apply new technologies than a new business model

it is reported that these restaurants are also a symbol of China's rapid application of new technology. China is determined to become a leader in artificial intelligence. In China, it is common to pay with. More and more drugstores, bookstores and other retailers no longer need cashiers

the company's main competitor announced that it plans to open 1000 restaurants in China with robots responsible for cooking and service by 2020. Many Chinese e-commerce enterprises are also promoting the use of drones to provide distribution services

it is reported that as the growth of China's e-commerce industry begins to stabilize, such innovative measures will help enterprises reduce costs. "In the past, everyone was looking for rapid expansion, but this growth has ended, and everyone must focus on improving their operations," said Jason Ding, a trade expert at Bain

"it is important to reduce costs and improve services, and applying robots in the right place can contribute to this," he said

According to the report, however, some experts believe that although robots can save labor costs, they still cannot replace human labor. Wang Hesheng, a robotics professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, said that because the cost of these robots is still too high, it is difficult to popularize them in the short term. He said that if labor costs continue to rise, the application of robots will make up for the related losses. (compiled/Tian CE)

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data figure: in a restaurant in Shenyang, a robot waiter named "Liangliang" served dishes to customers (photographed on May 21, 2015). Photographed by Pan Yulong of Xinhua News Agency


[extended reading] foreign media said that the express robot has been on duty in China: full load of goods leisurely drive to the destination

reference news on July 20, foreign media said that in the quiet residential area on the outer edge of Beijing, a yellow and black cube the size of a small clothes washer leisurely drives to the destination

according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on July 18, this "real yellow horse" is an autonomous delivery robot that can deliver daily necessities such as drinks, fruits and snacks from nearby stores to residents in high-end residential areas in Beijing

it is reported that the creators regard robots equipped with GPS systems, cameras and radars as the future of China's logistics

according to the report, a customer took out a packet of nuts from the "real yellow horse" and said that the robot's driving speed was less than 3 kilometers per hour - which was equivalent to the speed of human walking slowly - there was room for improvement

a customer who doesn't live on the first floor said, "the disadvantage is that it can't be delivered directly to the door like a courier." The tourist added, "even so, it's still quite practical. Robots are relatively fast."

PricewaterhouseCoopers said that China has the largest purchasing market in the world. Whether buying electronic equipment or toilet paper, avocado or clothes, Chinese people have been used to enjoying Express home service by pressing only one button on the smart screen, sometimes placing several orders a day

it is reported that if customers want to use the "real yellow horse" to obtain delivery services, they need to select the products they want, enter the address, and make payment. The supermarket staff put the items in the robot, and the robot immediately left

it is reported that Liu Zhiyong, the founder and CEO of real machine intelligence, which makes robots, sees a bright future from his works

he said, "at present, there are 100million parcels to be delivered in China every day. There may be 1billion parcels in the future."

he also said, "there will not be enough couriers to complete these tasks at that time. We need more and more robots to fill this manpower gap and reduce costs."

it is reported that the labor distribution cost of the last kilometer is particularly high, because the key to delivering goods to customers' doorsteps is accuracy, and customized services are necessary

it is reported that the robot weighs 30 kilograms, has six wheels, theoretically has a maximum speed of 12 kilometers per hour, has four cameras, constantly scans the surrounding world, and is equipped with lidar, so that they can avoid obstacles

according to the report, not everyone believes that this robot is a long-term logistics solution

Shaozhonglin, former Deputy Secretary General of China Express Association, said that they are helpful "in a short distance". "But it's not sure whether they can become a broad solution for the last mile delivery, because the customer still has to go downstairs to get his package," he said

"in addition, the cost is still high: including purchase and maintenance costs, operating costs, etc."

it is reported that Zhenji intelligent company believes that the cost will fall over time

Liu Zhiyong also said that the robot will soon have the technology needed to use the elevator, which means that it will no longer be limited to delivery on the first floor

the report points out that at the same time, China's express delivery is increasingly completed by independent means. In recent months, several companies have been allowed to deliver goods via drones, either directly to customers or between distribution centers.

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