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No "machine vision" robot is a serious "handicapped"
The author:SIPO  Time:2018-04-02  Read: 164

Introduction: This is also the focus of the current robot conference: the development trend of new generation robot technology and industrial application opportunities. The layout of the conference also reflected this feature: traditional industrial robots accounted for only a small part of the South Hall, and the rest and the entire North Hall are a dazzling array of service robots and special robots.

"Jiajia" stands at the entrance of the South Hall of the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Yizhuang, Beijing. Beautiful and intelligent, she undoubtedly attracted the most attention from this year's World Robotics Conference.

As China's first unique experience interactive robot, she can smoothly interact with the voice of the people around her, visually identify, and make actions and expressions such as dagger, shyness, blinking.

At the last session of the World Robot Conference, Geminoid F beauty robots from Japan were surprised in the same way. A year later, China developed "Jia Jia" that is comparable to it. This shows that in this field China It does not obviously lag behind foreign countries.

Whether it is Jia Jia or Geminoid F, it makes the concept of machine “person” out of the traditional mechanical image, and it is even more true.

This is also the focus of the current robot conference: the development trend of new generation robot technology and industrial application opportunities. The layout of the conference also reflected this feature: traditional industrial robots accounted for only a small part of the South Hall, and the rest and the entire North Hall are a dazzling array of service robots and special robots.

According to Qu Daokui, chairman of the China Robot Industry Alliance, robots have both mechanical and intelligent properties. At present, robots are now at a major turning point in the transition between old and new: robots are changing from "machines" to "people". The shape, human intelligence, human dexterity, etc. are being rapidly integrated into the robot.

Domestic robot opportunities

Industrial robots will be smarter and smarter. More services and special robot robots will move out of factories to more extensive areas such as homes, hospitals, and disaster sites. This may open up a huge market worth trillions of dollars in the future.

What is even more crucial is that at this turning point, Chinese robotics companies are almost at the same starting line with foreign counterparts.

Traditional industrial robots have been developed for half a century, and their application in China is only five to eight years. Therefore, the Chinese robotics industry has not been able to break through the brand effect, even facing the embarrassing situation of industrial hollowing out.

In the process of turning to a new generation of robots, China is expected to break in this round of reshuffle.

Taking the standard as an example, more than 90% of the standard of traditional robots has been led by foreign countries. Now that traditional robots have been highly matured, they are about to finish their life cycle. New robots are starting to take off, and new standards have not yet been established. This is a robotic belt in China. Came the opportunity.

"In the field of new and emerging robots, we are not behind the borders with foreign countries. There is no standard in foreign countries to point us. It is entirely possible for China to go ahead in terms of standards." Qu Daokui said.

To this end, China has set up a robotics standardization research and development group. Qu Dao-kuo revealed that China will publish a robotization standardization white paper and the entire standard system next month. This year, it will screen and evaluate 40 to 50 robot standards.

The new generation of robots will focus more on new technologies such as flexible manufacturing, big data, and perception systems. Between the demand, cost and technology, the latter is also the shortest board that restricts the next generation of robots.

However, what impressed the reporter was that there were many robots that could draw and write characters on the conference. The robot “Wang Yangming” could use the most difficult-to-find brush to write various types of script according to the user’s instructions. “Hand-painted” robots can Draw your portraits in real time and take pictures. There are also some industrial robots. They use huge robot arms to draw the shape of dragons and “Chinese dreams”.

This means that the robot has technically had a fairly accurate non-standardized operating capability.

Traditional industrial robots can only perform procedural standard work under the structural work environment. Due to the lack of awareness systems such as vision and force awareness, the robot also lacks the necessary accuracy. Compared with humans, robots are a serious “disabled person”.

This makes the robot can only be used in large-scale, mass production processes, such as automobile manufacturing (the number of robots in this field accounts for more than half of the total number of industrial robots), and it is not a point-to-point, force-sensitive sensing and visual coordination. In a wider range of areas (such as cell phone assembly), robots are still not competent.

However, with the development of sensor technology, computer technology and communication technology, the above problems are being solved. Many robots on the conference even started to have the flexible manufacturing of personalized manufacturing capabilities, which will stimulate the use of robots in other areas.

It is also widely believed in the industry that, following the automobile, the second area that will promote the development of robots in the future is the electronic manufacturing industry focusing on computers, communications, and electronics.

Service Robot Challenges More

The service robot is indeed a blue ocean. The chat robots, shopping robots, education and medical robots displayed at the conference also painted a beautiful blueprint. However, in the initial stage of industrialization, it may face more challenges.

First of all, service robots must be able to effectively solve users' needs at a low cost. At the conference, the reporter saw that the functionality of many service robots is still weak. Even many robots are more similar to toys, even if some robots initially have some service functions. However, the problem of large size, slow motion, and high error rate is still common.

In addition, service robots are also faced with the security and ethical issues of human-computer collaboration and interaction.

Old-age, disability, and medical care are the main areas of service robot applications. This requires that robots must handle the security issues in these scenarios. This is totally different from the robot's sensors and control systems.

Robots must be well integrated into the human environment. This requires that robots no longer be able to interact programmatically as they have in the past. Other interactions must be tried to solve the robot's operations in complex human scenes. Learning how robots understand human signals, especially the performance of multimodal signals in dynamic environments, and how humans interact with electromechanical signals also have a long way to go.

The coordination between robots is also a problem. It is necessary to study the mechanism of group intelligence and the distributed operating system so that all resources of the robot can be effectively managed.

In the "13th Five-Year Plan" of robots recently announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, it also explicitly requires the early layout of next-generation robots, focusing on technological research such as artificial intelligence and deep learning of robots, and breaking through the general robot control software platform, human-machine coexistence, security control, and high Integrated core technologies such as integrated joints and dexterous hands.

As Zvi Shiller, president of the Israel Robot Association, stated at the conference, the world is currently ushering in the second wave of robotic revolution. In this wave, the market is ready, and a large number of service robots and consumer robots have emerged.

However, the new generation of robots is a fusion of artificial intelligence, new materials, new drivers, new perceptions, and other industries and technologies. This will provide opportunities for the development of robots in a wider range of fields and will bring with them the challenges and difficulties associated with them.

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