New technologies developed in Zhongguancun to combat COVID-19

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Over 200 tech companies in Beijing's Zhongguancun area have joined the fight against COVID-19 by developing new technologies and products, including an unmanned delivery robot and intelligent service elevators.

In the lobby of Zhongguancun Frontier Technology Innovation Center, an infrared thermometer robot has been deployed to check the body temperatures of visitors. Displayed on its screen are an infrared thermal image of the visitor, the real-time imaging and a national report on the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed by SoundAI, a Beijing-based AI innovation company, the temperature measurement system uses an infrared hemisphere camera to check body temperatures and display the temperature on its screen.

The center also features six smart elevators, which allow people to move between floors without having to touch a button, thereby reducing the risk of cross infection. One of the six elevators is voice-controlled-a feature which was developed by SoundAI. Visitors can use simple spoken commands to control the elevator, which will then transport them to the designated floor. The other five elevators were updated by Yunji Technology. Scanning a QR code using a smartphone takes users to a mini program where they simply enter the number of the floor they wish to travel to. 

The elevators are also compatible with unmanned robots which can deliver food to the center's staff. These delivery robots, also developed by Yunji Technology, can travel in elevators entirely on their own.

Users scan a QR code to order their food online, entering their floor number as their address. Once the order in the kitchen is complete, the cooks then input the instructions to the robots and place the food on the trays. "The delivery robots connect with the elevators, and can then control them to get to the designated floor. Once there, they send a message to the person who ordered to collect their food," explained the head of the project at Yunji Technology. In addition, it is also possible to order snacks and drinks online from two vending machines, and have the items delivered with the help of the robots.

According to the Zhongguancun Administrative Committee, a total of 15 high-tech companies have settled in Zhongguancun Frontier Technology Innovation Center, each with an average estimated value of over one hundred million yuan. These companies boast the latest technology and top-level teams and have been well recognized by the market. Having put these high-tech products into practice, the center has shown itself as an example in the fight against COVID-19.

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