Tiger Technology: More than just a “moving iPad”

Tiger Technology: More than just a “moving iPad”


From my understanding, a robot should act like a human. It should not only be able to feel, to communicate, to move, but also should be able to perform tasks like humans. I think this is a very important skill. But for now, the service robots in the market don’t have the capability. At present, we basically see the service robot as a computer with a chassis. People describe it as a “moving iPad.” I was really excited when I first saw Pepper from SoftBank a few years ago. However, I was disappointed when I touched its arm. Why? Because it didn’t have a strong grasping ability. We decided to create a robotic arm that can actually perform functions when built onto a service robot. In this case, our robots will have a greater possibility of being applied in different fields. We have to make a robot for consumers to use. Boston Dynamics is very popular in the US and they have really advanced technologies. But the robots they made have encountered a difficulty in launching on the market. So, we thought the type of robot we would make has to be cost-friendly in the consumer market. At that time, all the members of our technical team came from the industrial robotic arm sector. The industrial robotic arm sector forms a mature part of the service robot industry. We put a lot of effort into making the robotic arm safer. As we can combine both the technical and security aspects into the product, we are able to launch a flexible robotic arm into the consumer market, which is our goal. For now, we have a couple of applications scenarios for the robots. For example, we can also use our robots for the last 100 meters door-to-door deliveries in some large communities. Moreover, we will target in-home elderly care in the future. We believe our core competitiveness lies in the design of our flexible robotic arm. We believe we are also competitive in iteration. Based on different application scenarios as well as requirements by the customers, we are able to continuously iterate our robots.

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