Robots steal the show at service trade fair

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Lin Lin  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-09-08

A total of 22 enterprises including Huawei, Tencent, SF Express, Blaz, Galaxy Interactive and Ledman from Shenzhen have participated in the ongoing China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing.

The city’s enterprises, mainly from trades in culture services, information services and supply chain services, joined the Shenzhen Exhibition Booth that covered 194 square meters at the China National Convention Center, the venue of the fair, showcasing the service and applications of latest technologies.

In the exhibition area, a snail-like robot can be seen independently moving toward a storage box, loading the box on itself, entering an elevator and putting the box back in place after delivery.

“They were busy day and night during the epidemic,” said Zhang Wenyi, design director at Candela (Shenzhen) Technology Innovation Co. Ltd., which develops the Candle series robots. According to Zhang, Candela sent a number of Candle robots to the Huoshenshan, Leishenshan and Jinyintan hospitals to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in the hard-hit city of Wuhan during the early days of the outbreak.

Shenzhen-based UBTECH Robotics Corp. has brought its intelligent thermal detection robots, which participated on the frontline in the anti-epidemic battle, to exhibit at the fair. Zhou Jian, founder of UBTECH, said the robots developed by the company have not only taken on tasks at hospitals, schools and companies in China, but have also provided anti-epidemic services in South Korea, Japan, Belgium, Nigeria and other countries.

Shenzhen Uditech Science and Technology Co. also introduced its robots that were first used at the makeshift hospitals in Wuhan during the outbreak of the coronavirus.

“The robots worked until closure of the makeshift hospitals in Wuhan delivering medicines to medical workers and patients,” Guo Ying, public relation manager of the company said. The company had deployed more than 2,000 such robots at hospitals and quarantine centers across the country to deliver meals and medicines.

Shenzhen Blaz Information and Technology Co. displayed its AR interactive digital products focusing on the popularization of intangible cultures including movable-type printing, tie-dyeing, pressed flowers and Chinese characters.

“The value of traditional culture and content lies in innovation and lasts long through innovation,” Zhu Wenzhen, chairman with Blaz, said at an interview, adding the company has been focusing on technology innovation of traditional culture and invigorating the vitality of the culture through interactive technologies.

Tencent brought its VisionSeed series that apply artificial intelligence technologies in alarms for fatigued driving, in-car smoking and making phone calls.

The system can send an alarm when the driver closes their eyes while driving. It returns to normal when the driver opens their eyes or blinks at a normal frequency.

Tencent also displayed its Chinese Go AI program that the company released in March 2016 and its facial recognition system for entertainment purposes at the fair. In digital service, the products for online conference and WeChat payment also made their appearances.

“In the past trade and economic activities, the emerging technologies represented by digital technologies only played a role of making something more perfect. But in the future, these technologies will become indispensable,” Ren Yuxin, chief operation officer of Tencent, said at an interview with Shenzhen Special Zone Daily.