Humanoid service robot is showcased in Berlin

Humanoid service robot is showcased in Berlin
Humanoid service robot is showcased in
5 September 2016, by Nancy Owano
special gift," or "limited time offer," etc.)
Reuters said it has front and rear cameras, a
microphone, display screen, and 360-degree
rotating wheels.
What about charging? The Sanbot site described
the product as an auto self-recharging robot. The
notes said it can find its charger to be recharging
itself. "The metal plate on the charger is safe in nonworking status. It will trigger up the "ON" status for
Sanbot while the robot sends out the "POWER UP"
instruction within 50cm distance." The safety
standard is met by 19V AC, according to the site.
Credit: Qihan Cctv
(Tech Xplore)—Off in the not so distant future one
can hear the march of the humanoid robots, ready
to lend an everyday presence in many retail shops
and home services. Qihan is a company that's
making some noise in that direction.
Pultarova said the company has given Sanbot a
simple open architecture and the makers were
hoping to win over the service sector. ("An open
approach, Qihan hopes, will help Sanbot penetrate
the many target industries its makers aim for.")
The application programming interface is open to
all. Qihan made the API publicly available for
developers to build new applications. Reuters
quoted Luo as saying that they would like to invite
developers to join them to offer more services in
retail, education, hotel, security and industry, for the
The company recently unveiled their Sanbot robots
at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. Tereza
Pultarova said Sanbot was already up and about on
Pultarova in Engineering and Technology
the job in China. It was guiding travellers through
Magazine had a report on Sanbot as well as other
Shenzhen Airport.
sites covering the intro.
"The plucky little robot has flipper arms, a pair of
wheels for feet and a body chock full of various
sensors to help it perform a factotum of different
jobs, from security guard to nursing home
companion to educational assistant," wrote Brian
Heater, hardware editor, TechCrunch.
The primary software runs on a private cloud
server. The robot has to be connected to its cloud
server through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The secondary
software has the tailored apps. A user's
smartphone app controls it.
Hi, I'm Sanbot: The robot talked to the world in a
video posted on Friday. The robot said it is very
(In retail settings it could propel itself over to
clever, and has eyes that can always recognize
customers, telling them pitches including words like
family and friends, can follow a person's footsteps,
"buy one, get one free," or "scan and you get a
turn on lights, and behave as a family security
The video notes said "A new humanoid robot
named Sanbot developed by a Chinese company
hopes to take the service sector by storm. It can
work as a shop keeper, waiter, teaching assistant,
security guard or a smart home manager and
personal assistant."
"I have strong safety consciousness." Sanbot said it
can detect strangers immediately.
The Sanbot site said the robot is a reliable guard
when you are away from home in that It will send
out an alert if strangers break in or in case of a fire
inside. The site also said that Sanbot will take
pictures of the stranger and upload it to the cloud.
Sanbot hardly looks like a menacing guard but that
is not the point; it is designed to be dependable and
act promptly. "People sometimes say I am too
chubby to be a security guard," Sanbot said, "but I
am pretty nimble."
Reuters said Sanbot goes on sale in Europe in
October and in the US next year.
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