Founded in 2013, Orbbec is a start-up focusing on 3D cameras.
AISpeech Co., Ltd.
AISpeech—Artificial Intelligent Speech, initially founded in Cambridge U.K. in 2008, is a company focusing on end-to-end spoken dialogue system technology. AISpeech has become a speech technology provider in China, specializing in providing solutions for all kinds of intelligent hardware, such as in-car devices, smart home and robots.
New versus Old Robotics: How everything is changing
In this article, we will describe the upcoming transformation in the world of robotics. This analysis is drawn from our report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players
Alibaba focuses on e-commerce and develops its own speech technologies. There is no direct competition so far
Artificial Intelligence reads better than humans
A new AI-powered robot is outperforming humans on a reading test.
Mobile robots: key to success lies in fleet productivity
Autonomous mobile robots are causing a paradigm shift in the way we envisage commercial and industrial vehicles.
Voice and facial recognition to ease Shanghai subway
What will the future of transportation look like? Alibaba is working with Shanghai Metro to find out.
Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?
The idea of drone delivery sharply divides commentator opinion: some dismiss it as a mere publicity stunt whilst others consider it a game changer that will bring near instant product fulfilment to e-commerce, stripping traditional shops of their last major differentiator.
Autonomous mobility: disrupting last mile delivery using mobile robots
Last mile delivery remains an expensive affair in the parcel delivery business, often representing more than half of the total cost. Its importance is also growing thanks to a change in the composition of total deliveries with B2C deliveries rapidly taking on a bigger share.
Facial recognition payment system
The smile-to-pay service allows customers to place their order via a self-serve screen and to smile at the camera for payment.
Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Let us be more ambitious and look at elimination of all energy storage.
Flashhold warehouse robotics company
Founded in 2014, Flashhold is now the best funded Chinese warehouse robotics company. It has raised more than $30m since early 2017. It is also an adaptation of the Kiva approach to the automation of the goods-to-person task.
The very structure of the bus is changing with electrics, mechanics and electronics previously made as "components-in-a-box" being replaced by structural electronics - the roof is the solar, the dashboard is the instruments - all as smart materials.
From RFID to smart home, China is following the world's trend
IDTechEx attended the 2015 Shenzhen International Internet of Things Expo (IOTE) in August.