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Robots at work and play during CIIE

Zhu Shenshen
Playing tennis, selling ice cream and guiding visitors just some of the functions of the robots that will be on display at the second China International Import Expo.
Zhu Shenshen
Robots at work and play during CIIE
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FORPHEUS, a robot with sensing technology, will be in display at Japanese firm Omron's booth during the expo.

Robots able to play table tennis, sell ice cream, chat and guide visitors will feature at the second China International Import Expo. 

The technologies behind robots cover human-computer fusion, sensing, 3D printing and voice recognition and interaction, according to exhibitors.

FORPHEUS, a robot with sensing technology, will be showcased at the booth of Japan's Omron during the event.

It can calculate and predict the position of a ball at a high speed, accurately capturing its movement and angle and “reading” information on the player, ball and racket. 

Omron aims to demonstrate its vision of "harmony between man and machine."

Roboy, a 3D-printed humanoid, will be showcased at Infineon's booth. The German chip firm offers various chips and sensors as essential parts of the robot, such as voice-recognition speakers and laser sensors, which help the robot evaluate its environment and adjust its steps.

Roboy can hug visitors, ride a bicycle and sell ice cream. By next year, Roboy can be used to make basic medical judgments, the company said, using Infineon sensors.

Cheetah GreetBot, a robot to greet and guide visitors, will be at work during forums including the 2019 Intelligent Technology and Industry Forum for International Cooperation.

Currently, GreetBot is working in 20 industrial sectors like libraries, museums and exhibitions. The robots have served 30 million people, offering a million interactive voice services every day. The robot developer OrionStar is invested by New York-listed Cheetah Mobile..

Fu Sheng, Cheetah Mobile’s chairman and CEO, will give a speech on robot development at the technology forum, along with executives from Baidu, Huawei, SAP and Synopsys.

Robots at work and play during CIIE
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Cheetah GreetBot, a robot for greeting and guiding visitors, will be at work during for CIIE forums.

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