Thursday, December 1, 2016

Robots used at Customs in China

Those robots with embedded projectors being used at Chinese Customs.

It will be interesting to see how well this works.

Last month, customs officials at the Gongbei Port of Entry began using Sanbot, a humanoid robot designed and built by QIHAN Technology Company, to help increase efficiency, security and customer experience at the busy border crossing.

According to QIHAN, Sanbot is a service robot powered by a cloud-enabled app ecosystem designed to be deployed in a wide variety of settings including retail locations, schools, hospitals and more.

HD Projector in the back of its head

People are getting used to voice controlled assistants in their electronics with Google Now, Siri, and Cortana, and we’ve also seen devices like Amazon’s Echo taking off in a big way. Something like the Sanbot could serve the same purpose, except it can also follow you from room to room and guard the house while you’re out.

At the moment it’s not clear what the killer app for Sanbot really is. Did we mention it also has an HD projector built into the back of its head; that it can hook into your smart home setup to control your heating or lights; or that it can sync with a heart rate monitor to display your heart beat on the 10.1-inch, 1080p touchscreen on its chest?

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