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Robot Makers see Demands Increase during Virus Scare

Robot Makers see Demands Increase during Virus Scare

Liu Zhiyong, CEO of ZhenRobotics Corp. says that China’s virus outbreak is increasing the demand for his high knee, bright yellow robots to help in delivering groceries and to patrol malls in order to look for shoppers who aren’t wearing masks. Zhiyong is among the millions of entrepreneurs who are slowly getting back to work after China declared victory over the coronavirus shut down. ZhenRobotics’ flagship model is the six wheeled, 27 inch tall Robo Pony. This self-driving robot is sold to retailers, hospitals, malls and apartment complexes. Zhiyong says that his orders have tripled since the outbreak began.

“The epidemic made people aware of the fragility of human beings,” Liu said.

Robots can make up for this vulnerability and provide services people can trust,” he said. “Trust in robots has been enhanced dramatically.”

The ruling Chinese government has been wanting to use robots in factories and consumer industries for a very long time. The government sees them as profitable exports and a way to compensate for the shrinking workforce.

Beijing has spent a lot on the robotics departments at universities and research institutes. Private developers can apply for grants and other means of support. One of ZhenRobotics’ robots patrols Taikoo Hui shopping mall in Shanghai. It recognizes customers without masks and reminds them to put one on and gives out hand sanitizer to people.



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