UBTECH Preps Panda Robot for Dubai Expo

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September 13, 2021

The UBTECH Panda Robot has made its global debut at the 2021 World Robot Conference in Beijing, paving the way for an appearance at next month’s Expo 2020 Dubai in the China Pavilion.

The 1.3-meter tall, 63-kg robot was customized for the China Pavilion, UBTECH said. The black-and-white expressive face, combined with “its fun and engaging behavior is always a popular attraction for robot enthusiasts and customers around the world,” the company added. The technologies used for its humanoid service robot, Walker, were utilized on the panda robot, along with the expressive and life-like expressions.

The Expo 2020 Dubai will officially kick off on Oct. 1, 2021. UBTECH said the robot will debut as the Global Ambassador for Peace and Friendship, and serve as a guide to the pavilion. The China Pavilion includes exhibits on smart agriculture, artificial intelligence, and even calligraphy, Tai Chi demonstrations and other traditional Chinese arts and practices, “demonstrating how Chinese traditional culture is merged with the new information era.”

“With a variety of fascinating exhibits, the China Pavilion will fully display the nation’s achievements in space exploration, information exchange, modern transportation and smart life,” said Ruan Wei, director general of the trade and investment promotion department of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. “In concert with the China Pavilion Organizing Committee, UBTECH will showcase at the Expo how China’s innovation has led the country’s development, making a positive contribution to China’s successful participation in the event.”

UBTECH said its panda robot is a prime standard of how the company applied AI technologies to its proprietary robots, including computer vision for service robots, autonomous navigation and positioning, hand-eye coordination, high-performance servo joints, motion planning and control, and voice technology. The company has applied its technologies to several industries, including AI education, smart logistics, and medical care. 

The company announced it is currently looking for global partners, and should contact them via email.

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