17 December 2020, Bangkok – Obodroid Corporation Limited held “Living with Robots”, a seminar to launch the company and its robots, which will serve residential projects including those of MQDC.
Mr. Polnut Chalermwan, CEO of Obodroid, said the company develops service robots and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide sustainable quality of life in partnership with the leading property developer MQDC.
The robots will operate in residential properties and other business segments, extending to general services, raising life quality for residents and the general public.
The company’s debut showcased KAITOMM, a companion/personal assistant robot, and SR1, a security robot.
Obodroid has also jointly developed PINTO, a delivery robot linking medical personnel and hospital patients, and MIRROR, a tablet to help medical teams and reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19 in hospitals across Thailand.
“Obodroid is focused on developing service robots and AI technology to serve the people of Thailand,” said Mr. Chalermwan.
“Obodroid unites Thailand’s leading engineers in robotics and AI. The company focuses on research and development for service robots in functions such as security, receptionist, advertising, delivery, companion, personal assistant.”
Dr. Mahisorn Wongphati, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Obodroid, said that KAITOMM is a companion/personal assistant robot that makes life easier for all ages, connecting them quickly and easily with everything on the planet. The robot understands commands and can talk with users in Thai and English.
SR1 is a security robot that can follow a set route through its Auto-Navigation System. It carries a 360-degree camera to collect information, images, and sounds. The robot has artificial intelligence (AI) to identify items such as faces, objects, animals, or weapons and to send swift alerts to security staff.
Obodroid’s team is proud to have worked with the Faculty of Engineering of Chulalongkorn University (MI Workspace) to produce PINTO, a prototype Quarantine Delivery Robot that can be controlled remotely, and MIRROR, a mini robot tablet to help patients communicate with medical staff.
Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Chief Advisor of FutureTales Lab by MQDC, said that International Federation of Robotics (IFR) forecasts exponential growth for the robotics industry of 31% to 48 million devices by 2021.
Service robots will be the leading segment, becoming part of everyday life. Thailand will lead ASEAN in robotics, welcoming the Robotic Economy. IFR data shows that Asia accounts for over 60% of the global market for robots.
“Society will open up to accept the use of robots as part of everyday life, rather than just a symbol of modernity,” she said.
“Accelerated by the COVID-19 epidemic, more and more people are open to using robots to enhance hygiene and maintain social distance. China’s Huazhu Hotels Group, with over 5,700 branches nationwide, found that robots providing services such as giving information or serving food made customers more confident during the epidemic.”
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