UBTech Robotics, an artificial intelligence and robotics company specializing in the services and education sectors, has been selected by Fast Company into its latest list of most innovative companies worldwide.
The Shenzhen-based company has been included in the robotics category for advancing the art of humanoid service for various business environments.
The enterprise-grade, cloud-connected Cruzr robot has been used in retail stores, airports, banks, and other environments. With wheels and arms, the gleaming white bot is already performing tasks such as providing directions and discounts to shoppers at EasyHome, China’s largest home-innovation chain.
In addition to Cruzr, UBTech smart anti-epidemic robotic solution has been deployed in hospitals to help fight the COVID-19 virus.
Combining with 5G technologies, AI robots including indoor patrolling robot AimBot, outdoor patrolling robot Atris and consulting robot Cruzr are moving around to detect people in fever, identify those without face masks, spray disinfectants, as well as broadcast anti-epidemic info.
Liu Yue, chief of the Fever Clinic at the Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen, says: “Human staff have to take the temperature of each patient upon arrival at the fever clinic while the robots can monitor the temperature of up to 200 people per minute, which greatly improves efficiency and lowers the risk of medical worker infection.”
Liu Yue says that UBTech robots on the frontline can share the work pressure of the medical staff, and also cut the use of protective equipment at a time when they are in short supply.
UBTech says it designed the solution in less than 20 days after the novel infectious disease broke out in China. The company adds that it is now ready to roll out the robotic solution to more designated hospitals that treat COVID-19 infected people.
Amy Farley, Fast Company senior editor, says: “At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond.”