Recently, a “road robot” can be said to have burst the network. According to relevant media reports, the “robot” appeared in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province. Its appearance is like a hundred meter long “road guardrail”, but different from ordinary guardrails, its column is designed as an information processing unit and mechanical transmission unit, with four motor pulleys at the bottom, which can realize automatic traverse through intelligent control.
It is reported that this “road robot” has been put into use at two intersections to act as a “switch” for tidal lanes. According to the change of traffic flow, the traffic police only need remote control, can realize the tidal Lane isolation switching, and can complete the whole lane change in a short time. During the use period, it effectively improves the traffic efficiency and speed of the road. Thus, the “road robot” has a significant role in alleviating urban road traffic. In fact, the same robot appeared as early as January this year, when it was in Haikou City, Hainan Province. This robot is not the first time to appear, but has long been a regular on the road in China.
Of course, when it comes to robot regulars on the road, there are three other robots. Do you know who they are? If you don’t know, it doesn’t matter. Today, let me take you to know! In recent years, with the frequent occurrence of traffic congestion, the frequent occurrence of traffic accidents, and the growing shortage of police resources, more and more robots have been used in the process of traffic law enforcement, including inspection robots, capture robots, traffic controllers and so on. They occupy every position of the road with extremely fast speed.
Among them, at the intersection of traffic lights, we can see the figure of traffic control robot. For example, in 2016, robot traffic counsellor “Xiaowen” appeared in Tongzhou District of Beijing, which can not only conduct man-machine dialogue and travel guidance, but also capture illegal behaviors; At the same time, in 2017, Xiangyang also set up a robot traffic police “Ping’an baby”, which can direct pedestrians.
On the highway, we can also see a variety of inspection and illegal capture robots. For example, the most common is the inspection robot like a car, which can replace the traffic police for road inspection and is very reliable; In addition, in 2017, Beijing traffic control department also applied a capture robot, which can move along the high-speed guardrail to capture and collect evidence of illegal acts.
Even along the road, in various parking lots, we can see robots. Whether it is the “intelligent parking robot system” launched by Hikvision in 2016, or the parking AGV and parking robots currently applied in Changsha, Hangzhou and other provinces and cities, they always remind us that robots have penetrated into all aspects of traffic management and road law enforcement.
Nowadays, the accelerating process of urbanization puts forward higher requirements for the construction of ecological civilization, and urban sanitation is related to the face of the city, which naturally becomes the top priority of ecological construction. However, due to the influence of wages, urban living costs and aging trend, the shortage of sanitation workers is increasing. In this context, the application of sanitation robots is emerging. Since 2018, Shenzhen, Changsha and other places have started to carry out the relevant measurement work of environmental sanitation robots. Meanwhile, during the national day, Changsha Juzizhou scenic area also ushered in the normal operation of the third generation of environmental sanitation robot “unmanned small sweep”. In 2019, with the appearance of the first group of environmental sanitation robots in Changsha, the environmental sanitation robots are officially on the commercial road.
Today, with the opening and further development of 5g business, as well as the continuous implementation of garbage classification and other policies, intelligent sanitation robot has become a beautiful landscape in the city. They clean up and pick up garbage on the road to ensure road cleanliness, which not only promotes the development of urban environment, but also reduces the pressure of sanitation workers.
Under the background of the rapid prosperity of e-commerce economy and the increasing pressure of logistics, the “last mile” distribution problem haunts the major logistics express enterprises. In order to solve the problems of insufficient manpower, low efficiency and high cost, enterprises turn to robots. In view of this, logistics distribution robot has become another frequent customer on the road. In China, as early as June 2018, JD launched its intelligent distribution robot, which was tested in Renmin University of China and Peking University; In the same month, its express delivery robot got pilot operation in Beijing, Xi’an, Guiyang and other cities. The development of distribution robots represented by Jingdong has accelerated the pace of China’s commercial development.
At the same time, in foreign countries, Amazon also launched scout, a six wheel delivery robot, nuro, a silicon valley robotics company, also launched level 4 fully automatic unmanned delivery vehicle, Pepsi Cola and Robby robot of the United States jointly launched an autonomous robot, which also shows the rapid development of foreign distribution robots. Since the outbreak this year, logistics distribution robots have played a significant role. Under this influence, we can predict that in the future, it will further step on the road at home and abroad and become an important participant in people’s life.