Professor Wang Tianmiao of Beihang University: Why hasn’t the robot industry exploded?

OFweekRobotThe 5th (Beijing) International Service Robot Core Technology and Channel Application Conference was held in Beijing. Wang Tianmiao, a doctoral supervisor of Beihang University, honorary director of robotics graduate students, and a national distinguished professor, Changjiang scholar Wang Tianmiao discussed whether the service Robot industry is an opportunity or a bubble.

At the meeting, Wang Tianmiao said that in 2016, many major events occurred in the robotics industry, such as man-machine wars, Boston Dynamics robots, etc. This spark can start a prairie fire and promote the rapid development of chips, technologies and markets.

However, even so, the Robot industry has not fully exploded as everyone imagined, and it has not entered the family and become everyone’s close friends. Wang Tianmiao said that the reason is the development cycle. The real outbreak is slower than we expected. Data shows that in 2016 China’sindustryThere are 72,400 sets of robots, 100,000 sets are expected in 2017, and only 9,000 sets in 2013. Therefore, the development of the robot industry will take some time.

Professor Wang Tianmiao of Beihang University: Why hasn’t the robot industry exploded?

In addition, Wang Tianmiao said that there is no substantial breakthrough in service robots, and it has a lot to do with the direction of research and development. We have been focusing on precise perception, artificial muscles, cognitive and emotional interaction, high-efficiency power batteries, etc. This is not correct. If we want to pinpoint the pain points of the industry, we should strive to seek breakthroughs in terms of scale requirements, standard modularization, cost control, specialization rather than universal bionics.

At the same time, Wang Tianmiao is very optimistic about the future of artificial intelligence. He further said that we have to admit that we are in a great era of change, and disruptive or destructive technologies will definitely appear. In the future, unmanned chemical factories will increase by 40%. % productivity, driverless cars will reduce traffic congestion and traffic casualties, and more.

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Published on 09/19/2022