Cheetah Mobile's Robots Help Healthcare Professionals Combat COVID-19

BEIJING, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) ("Cheetah Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading AI-driven industrial internet company with global market coverage, today announced in collaboration with OrionStar, an intelligent service robot company that it has invested in, key success metrics from the large scale deployment of its multifunctional robots, Smart Epidemic Prevention and Control Robots, in over 30 hospitals, transportation centers and shopping malls in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province in China, the epicenter of the pandemic, as well as to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

Three types of the Smart Epidemic Prevention and Control Robots are equipped with Orion Star Robot OS. Smart GreetBot guides the way for patients, does remote ward rounds, fever pre-diagnosis; Smart ThermoBot conducts no-contact temperature measurement, mask detection and alert system, telepresence option for safe communication; and Smart DeliverBot, does medication, test report, medical waste delivery, in addition to several other functions using natural voice communication, facial recognition and hospital navigation.

The robots also help guide preliminary diagnosis and treatment, primary disclosure of medical information and fixed-point delivery of medical supplies. The epidemic prevention and control program aims to reduce the workload of medical staff and reduce the risk of cross-infection. Hospital medical staff are using the robots to help them communicate and perform routine examinations remotely. Given the highly infectious nature of the disease, as well as the importance of keeping medical staff protected, the robots are able to provide much needed help to doctors and nurses as they continue their important work while minimizing their exposure to COVID-19.

"Our smart service robots are typically seen in other scenarios, such as public service centers, schools, and hotels amongst others--servicing nearly 30 million people in total and processing as many as 1 million speech-based reception interactions per day. We are so glad we could quickly deploy them for hospital use to help combat COVID-19," said Fu Sheng, CEO of Cheetah Mobile. "The success of using advanced technologies to help humans perform in their jobs in a more efficient, and most importantly, safe, manner, is unprecedented and represents the future of healthcare."

Key Success Metrics

    --  The robots interact with patients more than 2,000 times during the
        course of a day, 92% of which are voice interactions. The robot
        completes over 100 deliveries per day, and the delivery distance is more
        than 10,000 meters, which reduces the working pressure of medical staff
        and reduces the risk of cross-infection.
    --  The Smart ThermoBot can measure body temperature in public places
        without contact with an accuracy of ±0.3?. At a subway station in
        Xiamen, with an average daily flow of 13,000 people, the robot's
        temperature detection speed reached 5 people per second and the
        temperature response time was milliseconds. The Smart ThermoBot, which
        is widely used in public scenes, is conducted nearly 40,000 times a day.
    --  The advantage of robots is bearing labor intensity with its 24/7 public
        scene intelligence assistance capability. It can continuously provide
        functions such as consultation, tour guide, shopping guide, inquiry,
        remote control and efficient transportation. Following human
        instructions, the artificial intelligence powered robots are collecting,
        storing, and transmitting data, photos, and videos concerning health
        barometers, including body temperature measurements.

Cheetah Mobile robots are created to co-exist with humans and make their lives easier. Healthcare workers have been subject to an extraordinary amount of stress and hard work, and we are very proud that our robots have helped to alleviate their burden. By allowing medical staff to interact with patients remotely and taking over some of the physical burden, Cheetah Mobile has made it possible for healthcare workers to focus on providing quality treatment without risking their own health. The robots have been deployed to hospitals including Peking University Shougang Hospital, Beijing Haidian Hospital, Wuhan Vulcan Mountain Hospital, and Zhengzhou's Xiaotangshan Hospital.

About Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Cheetah Mobile (NYSE:CMCM) is a leading AI-driven internet company with global market coverage. The company is committed to "Using technology to improve people's lives in a world where humans and machines coexist".

Drawing strength from its original businesses, Cheetah Mobile is on a strategic upgrading path from the mobile internet to the AI-driven industrial internet and has built up the AI capability for vertical integration. The formula of robots designed as a combination of 4 aspects which coexist with each other and have qual contribution: AI, Hardware, Software, and Service. Specifically, its algorithm capabilities include the whole-chain speech technology (mouth), the microphone array (ear), the total-sense visual recognition (eye), the indoor navigation platform (leg) and the six-axis mechanical arms (hand). Besides, it has also established three open systems of OrionStar Speech OS, OrionStar Robot OS and OrionStar Arm OS to deliver intelligent service robot solutions based on intelligent cloud-based service robots.

Meanwhile, the solutions have been covering more than 20 scenarios, including Intelligent Public Service Solution, Intelligent Anti-Epidemic Solution, Aim Consumer Engagement Solution, KTV, Expo, Smart Home, Smart Voice Assistant, Smart 3C. With "intelligent service robots" and "AI-empowered" businesses as carriers, Cheetah Mobile is well poised for the upcoming intelligent upgrading of services and products in the AI and 5G era. Cheetah Mobile empowers industries with AI technologies in pursuit of discontinuous growth, aiming to become a world-leading AI industrial Internet player.

SOURCE Cheetah Mobile