Patrol inspection, cleaning, temperature measurement, cloud care, unmanned distribution and other robots have played a great role in epidemic prevention and control. With the resumption of work and production, pressing the shortcut key and the upsurge of “new infrastructure”, the main battlefield of robots has also undergone a strategic shift.
There are no official statistics on how many robots are on the front line.
However, the reporter learned from the China Electronics society that in early February, the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the world robotics conference issued the initiative of “uniting you and me in the scientific and technological war” epidemic “to jointly win the war of epidemic prevention and control”, which received the response of more than 130 Robotics and artificial intelligence enterprises.
On February 28, daki technology entered Wuhan Wuchang shelter hospital and delivered intelligent operation brain, service robot and third-party Internet of things equipment including independent intellectual property rights in six days.
“We have received the demand from Hubei and hope to further modularize and systematize the project of intelligent shelter hospital,” Ge Qi, vice president and CMO of Dazhi technology, told Science and technology daily, “The deployment in this emergency is not only a stress test for the whole robot industry, but also a thorough understanding of the effectiveness of the construction of smart hospitals. Only by introducing systematic solutions in a planned and purposeful way can we improve the scientific and technological ability and operation level of hospitals to deal with public health emergencies and natural disasters, and avoid cramming.”
Tan min, CBO of uberselect technology, said that an epidemic three to five years in advance made the public aware of the robot industry, made the key areas in which robots play a role such as public affairs and medical care clear, also tested the strength of robot enterprises, and determined who can continue to improve in the next two to three years.
“After the SARS, every hospital has established a fever clinic. After the outbreak, new technologies and products such as robots will become a powerful helper in hospitals,” said Chen Weiqi, marketing manager of Shanghai titanium Robot Technology Co., Ltd.
What other valuable use scenarios have the robotics industry seen?
Labor intensive repetitive industry is still a scene with consensus in the industry. Zhang Shusheng, assistant general manager of CITIC Heavy Industry Kaicheng Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., said that robots instead of manual to provide contactless services have played an important role in epidemic prevention and control, and have made the best demonstration for the deployment of robots for daily inspection in dangerous environments, urban pipe corridors, remote unmanned factories and so on.
As Chen Wanjun, vice president of strategic development of Beijing Fanxiang Technology Co., Ltd., said, “the epidemic situation has turned the trend of machines replacing people in specific scenes into an unprecedented rigid demand.” however, is this industry prosperity a specific scene demand or a stepping stone to the market? Can robots become a strong support for the “new infrastructure”?
Yang Li, marketing director of Shanghai Xianzhi Robot Technology Co., Ltd., believes that in the next two or three years, the biggest challenge is data sharing and opening up port protocols in all aspects, which is not only related to the generalization, platform and modularization of cross enterprise robots, but also related to whether robots can play a greater value.
The robot runs indoors and outdoors. Do you think it’s a car or a man? If it’s a car, is it a motor vehicle or a non motor vehicle? How to distinguish the responsibility from the traditional means of transportation? If there are multiple kinds of robots from multiple manufacturers in a usage scenario, will they be blocked together or will they give way in an orderly manner?
Turning to the above problems, Xiu taojun, commercial director of No. 9 robot Co., Ltd., said that the robot industry still lacks industry general standards and tracking and evaluation system, and the industry supervision needs to move from fuzzy to more standardized.
Whether it pays to let the robot stay or not, the user has an account in his mind.
Xiu taojun stressed that robots are not Superman. Only by removing virtual fire and returning to value can they really become a part of the new infrastructure.
Responsible editor; zl