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16 feb 20245 min read

United Robotics Group present at World AI Cannes Festival (WAICF) 2024

United Robotics Group presents AI applications in Machine Learning and Deep Learning across robot portfolio at World AI Cannes Festival (WAICF) 2024

 Cannes, February 7th, 2024 – Invited to participate by World AI Cannes Festival organizers, Corp Agency and media partner "Planète Robots", United Robotics Group will showcase AI applications in robotics for education and workplaces for the first time at the 2024 WAICF in Cannes.

The company’s participation emphasizes its commitment to advancing the place of robotics in education and the workplace through real-world applications.

Social robots Pepper and NAO provide optimal platform for AI learning in classrooms

NAO coupled with Jupyter Notebook are an easy-to-use browser for teachers and students to program the robot from beginner to machine learning stages of programming. NAO is also compatible with LLM integration (like ChatGPT) taking customization and interactivity to a new level in programming education. Today, more than 13,000 NAO robots are being used in classrooms around the world and NAO is considered the platform of choice for humanoid robotics learning.

 Connected to Open IA or others LLM, Pepper can now interact with even more natural conversations and bring the power of GPT into a robotic body, very easily.

Plato Follow-Me software demonstrates embedded AI capabilities

Plato, United Robotics Group’s first cobiot developed with Aldebaran, now features the “Follow-Me” mode that uses SICK LIDAR sensors and 2D/3D sensors data to efficiently navigate fast-moving environments and support staff in the hospitality and food services sectors. Data fusion and the onboard neural network inference enhance on-device machine learning and computer vision, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon, necessary for the cobiot to assist and follow human staff without disengaging is safety mechanisms.

United Robotics Group’s participation at the WAIFC demonstrates its commitment to continue developing new robotic solutions for services that will have a positive impact on quality of life at work, and to rendering these technologies accessible and understandable to all – not only to train and inspire future generations but also to accompany the general public as these new solutions enter our day-to-day.

By reaffirming their commitment to responsible AI - and by supporting the #AIforGood initiative of the United Nations ITU platform for dialogue on AI - United Robotics Group wants its robotic solutions to harness the power of AI but always under the control of human staff, a cornerstone of the company’s CobiotX vision.

About United Robotics Group

United Robotics Group, founded by Thomas Hähn in 2020, unites nine service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem by bundling hardware and software expertise under one roof. Over 490 employees and 28 nationalities work at the company. Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, United Robotics Group brings together cutting-edge technology and robotic experts from both the social and industrial world. United Robotics Group shares the common ambition to empower humanity with technology, and lighten processes for humans, helping them focus on human interactions in a safe and secure environment.

As the CobiotX company who created this third generation of robotics – robots for humans, the United Robotics Group is committed to developing standardized and customized solutions to meet social and business challenges in the life science, health and care, hospitality, education, intralogistics, maintenance and surveillance sectors with quality, data protection and sustainability as key driving forces. All planning humans in the center of all. RSBG SE, the investment entity of RAG-Stiftung, focused on technology and engineering driven companies is majority shareholder of United Robotics Group. SoftBank Robotics Group is minority shareholder of United Robotics Group. www.unitedrobotics.group

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