The show floor at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is abuzz with new and interesting tech developments. UBTECH Robotics is throwing their hat into the ring with a lineup of robotics on full display at the busy Las Vegas Convention Center. If you can’t see them for yourself, check out four of UBTECH’s robotic highlights below.
Walker is UBTECH’s foray into the future of bipedal, intelligent, humanoid robot design. According to the company, it’s their “most advanced robot ever created,” and this year flaunts some serious upper body upgrades—it now has a pair of arms and hands for object grasping and manipulation.
At CES, Walker will showcase its flexible walking, self-balancing, hand-eye coordination, obstacle avoidance, and face and object recognition.
2. Alpha Mini
At the portable size of 9.6 in, tall, this robot is built as a companion ready to communicate, teach, and entertain. Along with its expressive face outfitted with LCD eyes, it includes features such as 4G LTE connectivity; face, object, and illustrated book recognition; voice interaction; and flexible movement powered by 14 servos.
3. JIMU Robots
For children 8 and up interested in STEM, UBTECH’s presents the JIMU robot building kits available in a variety of series.
“JIMU robots are designed to inspire and delight girls and boys with the challenge of assembling their robot from scratch, and then the fun of controlling it and coding its motions through the free JIMU app and Blockly coding platform,” according to UBTECH. The app also offers 3D, step-by-step, 360-degree building instructions.
Among other accolades, the JIMU robots were a CES Innovation Awards 2017 honoree.
Cruzr steps back into the intelligent humanoid robot arena with a customized, cloud-based design suited for the service industry. This year it boasts enhanced performance and “reliability in Retail 4.0 scenarios,” according to the company.
Cruzr is packed with a number of capabilities, including:
- Flexible arms with 360-degree movement
- Multi-modal interaction
- Video conferencing
- Facial recognition at 98 percent accuracy
- Safe and secure database
- Big data analysis and management
- Centralized control system
- Customizable service
- Automatic docking and recharging (battery provides 5-8 hours of active use, and 24 hour standby)
The service robot is already deployed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America, with plans of expanding to North America in 2019.