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All about Development of intelligent service robots

All about Development of intelligent service robots

Today, robots are no longer just undertaking a single tedious mechanical job, but are also engaged in various jobs that are closer to humans in various industries. Especially service robots, which can imitate human actions, such as delivering meals or even making noodles. Service robots have become the fastest growing track in the robotics industry. In recent years, Shanxi's service robot industry has also been actively exploring and practicing, from use to manufacturing, and has accelerated the pace of development in the rapid growth of the industry's market scale.

Service robots step into the life circle

In the rehabilitation hall of Shanxi Provincial Acupuncture Hospital, a patient with mobility impairment due to brain trauma stood on the conveyor belt of a gait rehabilitation robot with the support of his family. The therapist took the patient's gender, age, height, weight, pelvic circumference, Various data such as calf length are entered into the computer. "With this device, patients can perform walking function training. The training will not damage the joints and ligaments of the patients." Xu Jing, deputy director of the rehabilitation department of the hospital, said.

Cleaning windows is an inseparable "headache", especially for users who live in high-rise buildings. In my country, domestic cleaning robots are growing at an annual rate of 50%. The glass-cleaning artifact "Bo Niu" independently developed and produced by Shanxi Jiashida Robot Technology Co., Ltd. solves the problem of people climbing glass-cleaning, and only one robot can do it all. At present, the window cleaning robots produced by the company are exported to the European Union, Japan, South Korea and other countries and regions, with an annual output value of 150 million yuan.

Seemingly overnight, robots began to enter people's lives. Sun Xiaopu, deputy general manager of Shanxi Jia Shida Robot Technology Co., Ltd., said that China is now one of the largest producers and consumers of home robots. With the development of artificial intelligence, 5G, and intelligent Internet of Things in my country in recent years, intelligent robots produced by ourselves are gradually entering the home. It can really improve the happiness of life and improve the quality of life, so the market is gradually enlarged.

The reason for the strong demand in the service robot market, An Yue, chairman of Shanxi Robot Industry Alliance and chairman of Shanxi Anxinhengchuang Robot Technology Co., Ltd., believes that, firstly, due to the increase in labor costs, there is a serious shortage of low-end repetitive workers; secondly, because of the large-scale robots The production cost of robots that replace work is low, and the employers can afford them; third, due to the huge market demand in my country, the diversified development of service scenarios, and the role of the "butterfly effect", technology updates and iterations are fast.

Service robots: Fastest growing in robotics industry

With the warming up of the robot industry, the global service robot market has maintained rapid growth, and my country's service robot development growth rate is higher than the global growth rate; in 2019, the service robot market sales increased to 2.2 billion US dollars, accounting for about 1/4 of the global market share .

The data shows that compared with medical service robots and public service robots, home service robots occupy the largest market share and are the first segment to achieve industrialization. In the field of tool robots, products such as sweeping robots and smart speakers have achieved large-scale mass production. Among them, sweeping robots have developed rapidly in recent years. China Ecovacs not only has the most complete product line of home service robots in the world, but also has become one of the leading manufacturers in this field. An industry pioneer and industry standard setter, in addition to the vast domestic market, Ecovacs has also established American branch offices and European branch offices in Los Angeles, USA and Dosseldorf, Germany, respectively. Among the educational and entertainment robots, educational robot companies such as Makeblock (children's products) and Lanzhou Technology are all in rapid growth. Among them, Makeblock (children's products) has successfully "going overseas" and has over 10 million users worldwide.

Regardless of the global market or the Chinese market, service robots have become the fastest growing track in the robotics industry.

The reason for the rapid development of service robots, Li Ruifeng, deputy director of the Institute of Robotics at Harbin Institute of Technology, believes that from the demand side, the aging of the population, the reduction of the labor force and the increase in labor costs are the needs of the development of the service robot market. The essence of service robots is to improve the quality of services and improve people's lives, which is a fundamental driving force for the development of service robots. From a technical perspective, the development of artificial intelligence technology and intelligent manufacturing technology provides a technical foundation for the development of service robots. At present, universities and scientific research institutions are very active in researching service robot technology. The rapid development of intelligent perception technology, human-computer interaction technology, and pattern recognition technology has brought about fundamental changes in the development of the service robot industry.

Service Robots: Continue to make efforts from use to manufacture

In recent years, Shanxi's service robot industry has also been actively exploring and practicing. In the backstage control room of the Taiyuan Xuefu Intelligent Parking Building, you can see the internal structure of the parking building and the access of vehicles. Cao Jun, deputy general manager of Dongjie Intelligent Technology Group Co., Ltd., introduced that they used a combination of handling robots and plate chain handling technology to move the car from the entry room to the transition room. It is transported to the parking space configured by the system with a plate chain conveyor through the transition room. When picking up the car, you only need to enter the license plate number at the exit, and the system will automatically send the car to the exit to complete the task of picking up the car.

The license plate selection, intelligent guidance and other systems, it can find the best path and destination and issue instructions to achieve precise parking. Cao Jun said that the 13th floor of the South Library and the 11th floor of the North Library of the Xuefu Intelligent Parking Building have nearly 80 parking spaces on each floor, with a total of 918 parking spaces, which greatly improves the land utilization rate.

Recently, a circular intelligent three-dimensional parking garage produced by Dongjie Intelligent has just rolled off the production line. Wang Yonghong, deputy general manager of the company, said that the lower part of this product can be equipped with 8 entry and exit compartments at the same time, which can efficiently realize the access of vehicles. At the same time, such products can be built to more than 20 layers. Therefore, it can park more than 400 vehicles at the same time, which can greatly and effectively solve the parking needs of customers. Last year, product sales reached more than 1 billion yuan.

In addition, Dongjie Intelligent has R&D institutions in Shanghai, Shenzhen and other places. Among them, Dongjie Intelligent Research Institute was established in Shenzhen, focusing on three research directions of "intelligent hardware, AI, and industrial Internet". At present, Dongjie Intelligent has a number of international leading technologies, with more than 180 patents and more than 60 software copyrights.

Faced with the huge consumer market, companies have also turned their attention to the field of manufacturing service robots. An Yue said that service robots should be service-centric, and public service areas such as smart parking garages have begun to use robots widely. Public service robots are an important breakthrough point for service robots.

How should Shanxi break the game if it wants to develop service robots? Li Ruifeng believes that the future prospects of Shanxi's development of service robot technology and industry are still very broad. As a major energy province, Shanxi must take advantage of some new technological dividends to transform into a new economic development model. For example, a large number of applications of artificial intelligence technology, big data, cloud computing, including 5G technology and other communication technologies, these technologies enable service robots to better improve the degree of intelligence. Now a large number of unmanned systems have appeared, such as intelligent logistics, intelligent medical care, rehabilitation, family education and other robot systems, making the robot market more and more broad.

He also believes that the active participation of enterprises has also accelerated the industrialization of robots. In the development of the service robot industry, Shanxi enterprises should pay more attention to the core advantages of technology. In the field of market segments, we will give full play to our own characteristics and advantages, make full use of the market and the original technical foundation, and make Shanxi robots, especially the service robot industry, do better and stronger in the future.

If you want to overtake in the field of robots, what is the direction of your future efforts? Sun Xiaopu said that as a service robot manufacturer, they hope to cooperate with universities in the province to turn ideas into products. At the same time, with the help of the Robot Industry Alliance, everyone can cooperate, share resources, and gather talents.