Cheetah Mobile introduces new robots for trade shows

has introduced three new robots for trade shows –
GreetBot, EngageBot and FanBot. The company says the robots will
“elevate virtual and in-person event experience, offering
Covid-safe solutions”. (See video below.)

Cheetah Mobile says it has launched its exhibition solutions in
response to “the shifting environment in the events and trade
show industry due to Covid-19”.

Implemented together, these robots help event planners and
exhibitors provide contactless check-in, event information and
venue layout guidance for in-person attendees or for those

The GreetBot is available in multiple models to provide
additional functionality, including ID Certification and Thermo for
touchless temperature readings.

The robots have slight differences, as highlighted below.


GreetBot: The GreetBot can respond to real-time
inquires, as well as provide virtual venue tours, allowing remote
participants to visit different destinations as if they were in

For example, at the 2020 Beijing International Automobile
Exhibition (Auto China), online attendees voted for the automobiles
they wanted to see, and the GreetBot displayed their top choices,
creating an engaging experience.

EngageBot: The EngageBot can display detailed
event information on its large screen to on-site attendees, such as
the event agenda and venue map, as well as respond to participant
questions via voice control. Utilizing advanced AI technology, the
EngageBot acts as an on-the-ground marketing agent, eliminating
human contact.

FanBot: With a maximum load capacity of 50 kg
(110 lbs.), the FanBot is an autonomous mobile vending machine that
proactively offers snacks and drinks to in-person event
participants. Providing contactless service, it actively seeks
consumers as it roams the halls of the venue, aiming to anticipate
attendees’ needs.

To best serve event participants, the Exhibition Robots leverage
OrionStar’s Speech OS, a powerful open operating system. It
enables them to meet a speech accuracy of “more than 90
percent”, respond in 1.5 seconds or less, and detect consumers’
needs within a 5-meter radius.

In a press release, Cheetah Mobile says: “Understanding that
many events in 2021 will be virtual, and in-person events will be
different, we developed a solution to enable the event industry to
continue to provide engaging experiences to attendees.

“We see this as another opportunity for humans and robots to
work together and better the world we live in.”

OrionStar AI technology

All three robots are driven by the OrionStar AI Technology that
seamlessly integrates six components to bring its industry-leading
robots to life, including:

  • voice technologies (mouth), speech-to-text natural language
    processing (ears);
  • facial recognition and emotion perception (eyes), indoor
    navigation (legs);
  • six-axis commercial grade robotic arms (hands); and
  • industry-leading chip and proprietary AI algorithms

Earlier this year, 30 Exhibition Robots walked around the show
floor at the China International Fair for Trade in Services,
assisting attendees.

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| December 1, 2020
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