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ITRI demonstrates 2 cutting-edge technologies at CES 2017

2017/01/07 23:17:06

Photo courtesy of ITRI

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan's leading high-tech applied research institution, demonstrates 2 cutting-edge technologies at CES 2017, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show being held Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, the United States, according to a statement issued by the ITRI.

In the four-day international fair, the institute demonstrates a robot equipped with ITRI's Intelligent Vision System that is able to play chess with attendees and fill coffee at various fill levels while the coffee cup is at random locations, it said, adding that the institute also presents an ICT solution for drones that can remotely control LTE-connected drones for fleet management.

The Intelligent Vision System enables robots and other machines to interpret the visual world, act on visual information, learn from experience, and can be applied to consumer and industrial requirements, it noted.

"The robot is able to distinguish between various chess pieces and their locations; and between various coffee cups," the ITRI said.

In addition to perceiving different objects based on size, shape, color and location, the Intelligent Vision System enables a robot to grip, move and interact with the objects, while avoiding collisions with other objects.

The system also enables a robot to adapt to changing conditions and act accordingly, the ITRI said. "Robots equipped with the system can change their behavior and perform tasks based on random events and requirements."

The ICT Solution for Drones delivers world-leading ability to control more than one LTE-connected drone from one fleet management system. It integrates the operation of multiple drones and unlimited range even across continents via LTE, the ITRI said.

Its potential applications include aerial photography, security patrol, solar panel, wind turbine, and power line inspection, landslide inspection, and transport, it said.

"We are glad to demonstrate at CES 2017 two of our leading technologies in vision systems and drones, which are important trends in consumer and industrial markets," said Kao Ming-jer Kao (高明哲), deputy director general of ITRI's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories.

"ITRI's Intelligent Vision System has many potential applications for companion robots that can assist seniors, families and individuals, while our ICT Solution for Drones is a promising drone fleet management system, which can operate across continents and off-grid for extended periods," Kao said.

(By Romulo Huang)