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On the afternoon of May 17, the online seminar "5G Cities: Assistive Technology from Accessible Communication to Accessible Life" organized by the Global Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) was held as scheduled. Mr. Xiaoqing Huang, founder and CEO of CloudMinds, shared the application practice and successful experience of cloud robots in the field of smart elderly care at the meeting. Mr. Huang said: "Our intelligent robots have done a lot in the elderly care industry. Today, with the support of 5G, with the support of artificial intelligence and intelligent flexible joints, we can finally use intelligent robots as a new type of 5G service and 5G one of the most important applications in the future".
Today, China has entered an "aging society". In 2021, the number of elderly people aged 65 and above will exceed 200 million, accounting for 14.2% of the total population, of which 44 million are disabled elderly. The aging of the population is faced with problems such as heavy family burden, scarcity of labor, and difficulty in taking care of the mental health of the elderly, which has attracted attention from all walks of life. China "14th Five-Year Plan" proposes to implement a national strategy to actively respond to population aging and improve the elderly care service system. According to the "14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of the National Aging Industry and the Service System for the Elderly", China will accelerate the in-depth application of information technologies and intelligent hardware such as the Internet, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G, etc. in the field of elderly products, increase intelligent prosthetics. Products such as robots will promote smart and healthy elderly care. The application of technologies such as 5G, robots, and artificial intelligence will become an important means of coping with the aging of the population.
As a leading enterprise in the intelligent robot industry, CloudMinds started to pay attention to the elderly care business very early, and continuously promoted the research and development and application of robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies, and achieved fruitful results. In 2021, in the Smart Life Special Competition of the 4th "Blooming Cup" 5G Application Solicitation Competition held by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, CloudMinds won the award for the "5G Cloud Robot for Disabled and Elderly Care Application" project, and explored a new model of smart elderly care and disability assistance. Xiaoqing Huang introduced in his speech that CloudMinds has provided a series of intelligent robots for nursing homes in Shanghai and other places, which can complete the work of drug distribution, personnel access management, night security patrols, etc., and can also accompany the elderly to chat, sing, dance, and have disinfection, temperature measurement and other epidemic prevention-related functions are popular among the elderly.
CloudMinds is the world's leading creator, manufacturer and operator of cloud robots. It has developed the core technologies of various cloud robots and realized commercial applications. For example, HARIX OS, a cloud brain distributed operating system based on the "cloud-network-device" architecture, can make the cloud brain possess various intelligences by scheduling various computing resources in the cloud, edge and terminal, thereby It can empower a wealth of cloud robot equipment. In addition, the modularized and standardized Smart Flexible Joints (SCA) and the "HARIX World" that realizes digital twins can also provide more support for industrial ecosystem partners such as robot hardware manufacturers and robot application developers, and jointly accelerate the promotion of Large-scale deployments of cloud robots.
Mr. Huang also stated in his speech that if an intelligent robot can replace a human role in a certain field and reduce the cost by half, then it can truly realize commercial application. Currently, the areas that are relatively easy to implement include retail, cleaning, inspection, etc. He also said that there are too many labor jobs that humans are unwilling to do, leaving too many areas for robots to serve. Many dangerous, boring, or unpleasant jobs are not suitable for humans, and can be done by robots. CloudMinds hopes to continue tight cooperation with industry associations, mobile communication operators, medical institutions, and many other industrial partners to jointly promote the realization of the future of 5G cloud robots.
Forecast data shows that by 2050, the number of robots in the world will reach 10 billion, and the market size will reach 30 trillion US dollars. Behind these rapidly growing data, it means that more and more intelligent robots will enter various fields of economy and society. With the joint efforts of all parties in the industry, intelligent robots will continue to help implement the national strategy to actively respond to population aging and create greater value for economic and social development.