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Weighing in at 100 kg and measuring 145 cm, the new customer service-oriented robot named Sanbot King Kong will be greeting guests at the Qihan Technology Co., LTD booth at this year’s MGS Entertainment Show. The most noticeable differences between King Kong and his previous generation Sanbot Elf are King Kong’s larger size and dexterous arms. With functional shoulders, elbows and wrists and five individually motored fingers, King Kong’s movements are reassuringly familiar. His impressive physique and automatically-adjusting center of gravity allow him to carry an impressive 75 kg of freight, and the brackets on the front of King Kong’s body can hook up to different-size trays, storage boxes, printer, large monitors/screens and more. King Kong has also installed the 3D vision simultaneous localization and mapping (vSLAM) cameras to support indoor positioning and navigation, autonomous route planning tasks. He sprints at up to 3.5 times the speed of a normal human walk (maximum 5m/s) and can run up to 18 hours on a single charge, returning to the charging station automatically when his battery runs low.
Elf, King Kong’s predecessor, has made a big splash in China, with deployment in shopping malls, commercial airports, and border crossings. Able to recognize faces, gesture toward doors and objects, respond to touch and even dance to music, Elf is proving that human-robot interaction will soon be the new normal. Elf’s expressive face and charming small-talk abilities have endeared her to children and adults alike, but her impressive navigation and sensor skills have really impressed the geeks out there. Like a human, she maneuvers effortlessly around obstacles in complex environments and turns toward the voice speaking to her, but unlike humans she can detect body temperature and converse in dozens of languages.
Elf and King Kong were designed for B2B applications in jobs such as hotel receptionist, restaurant server, museum tour guide, shop customer greeter, security screener, hospital patient monitor, and school teacher aid. King Kong can be specialized in casino to perform promotion tasks, casino navigation, and introduction of games with multiple languages and more, which will certainly benefit the gaming industry. You can interact with Elf and King Kong at the MGS Entertainment Show and experience for yourself what a Sanbot robot can do.