Service Robots on display at CES 2022
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 (January 5-7th in Las Vegas), Keenon Robotics had their full line-up of high-performance service robots on display -Delivery Robot series, Hotel Robot, Hospitality Robot and Disinfection Robot, with its next-generation Delivery Robot T8 meeting worldwide visitors for the first time.
Keenon Robotics Co., Ltd. is an artificial intelligence enterprise founded in 2010 and headquartered in Shanghai,China. The company applies advanced intelligent service robots and AI technology, to create efficient, reliable and practical solutions – helping enterprises in various industries around the world improve service efficiency and achieve intelligent upgrades. Keenon Robots are used in over 500 cities in 34 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions across China and, have expanded to the United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, and South Korea. Areas of use include catering, medical care, hotels, venues, business offices, community aged-care and airports.
Tony Li, Chief Executive Officer of Keenon Robotics commented at the show “As staff-shortage and high labor costs caused by the pandemic continue to plague many industries, Keenon aims to develop reliable and cost-effective robotic solutions to ease the pain of hotel operators and restauranteurs while facilitating better services for their customers. We believe that the autonomous revolution led by intelligent robotics will keep humans out of tedious, labor-intensive and dangerous tasks, allowing us focus on more meaningful things in life.”
The different robots on display included:
Hospitality Robot – an intelligent and tour-guide robot that can escort visitors around a designated venue and bring them to their seats. The Robot has a cute appearance with double-sided HD display screens for ad placement, designed to attract visitors.
The Keenon Delivery Robot series – built from the ground up to transform the food service industry. They are designed to be assistants capable of helping staff to serve food and pick up used dishes and cups. They are equipped with state-of-the-art AI technologies including SLAM automatic positioning and navigation technology, which allows them to easily navigate the complex working environments of restaurants, hotels and other commercial venues, driving a more efficient customer service experience.
Keenon Hotel Robot is geared toward hotels that aim to automate and streamline room and item delivery service. Operating with unmatched accuracy, efficiency, and safety, when ordered by just a phone call from the customers, the robot can automatically ride an elevator and deliver amenities or foods to them, providing prompt, around-the-clock and more private hotel services.
The Disinfection Robot – a robot capable of disinfecting high-traffic areas and minimizing people’s exposure to harmful microbes at those venues. It is fitted with an Ultraviolet (UV) light and disinfectant dry-mist sprayer and can kill 99.90% of germs and virus, providing maximum and high-efficient protection for public places such as hospitals and schools.
In September 2021, Keenon completed a $200M Series D financing led by Softbank Vision Fund 2 (SVF2), marking the largest funding ever received by a service robot company. The company now serves more than 10,000 customers globally.