BEIJING, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM), a leading mobile internet company with strong global vision, today held its AI-themed 321 Conference: A Night of Robots in Beijing where it unveiled a series of AI-powered smart devices and robotics products that leverage Cheetah Mobile's cutting-edge AI technology and product experience to help consumers and businesses increase efficiency and productivity. All of the products were jointly developed with OrionStar, a Cheetah Mobile-invested AI company based in Beijing. Cheetah Mobile Chairman and CEO Fu Sheng gave the keynote speech at the event.
At the 321 Conference, Cheetah Mobile and OrionStar introduced a jointly-developed robotics and smart device platform, Orion OS, along with five new products, including: Cheetah Voicepod, an AI-based smart speaker featuring precise voice recognition, voiceprint technology, superior sound and content from top providers such as Tencent Music and Ximalaya.com; Cheetah GreetBot, a full-sized receptionist robot designed to interact with visitors/customers and guide them to their destinations; Cheetah FriendBot, a mobile companion robot for children with educational and entertainment features; Cheetah VendBot, a roaming vending machine robot for use in malls, libraries, university buildings and other public spaces; and Cheetah Café, a robotic barista featuring two fully independent robotic arms.
"We have already become the first company in the world to possess the complete technology chain necessary to produce smart, practical and easy-to-use robots," said Fu Sheng, Chairman and CEO of Cheetah Mobile. "Our goal was to leverage our extensive technology and product experience to perfect each facet of robotics through a series of useful, scenario-specific products. We will continue to create robots and other AI-based devices for homes and businesses that can free people from repetitive, everyday tasks, so they can devote more energy to thinking, innovating and enjoying life"
Cheetah Mobile has already established robotics partnerships with multiple companies. At the 321 Conference, Pan Shiyi, Chairman of SOHO China, announced a strategic partnership with Cheetah Mobile to feature Cheetah Mobile robots in the company's SOHO Q3 shared office spaces; Wang Chuan, co-founder and vice-president of Xiaomi announced a partnership to equip Xiaomi's retail stores with Cheetah GreetBots; while Yao Jingbo, CEO of 58.com, took the stage to announce that 58.com will become the exclusive rental channel for Cheetah VendBot when it launches later this year. Cheetah Mobile also announced cooperation agreements with Microsoft, Sogou, Smartisan, Qualcomm and Nvidia to jointly promote the development of the robotics industry.
Orion OS is a robotics and smart device platform jointly developed by Cheetah Mobile and OrionStar consisting of a complete technology chain that includes a system on a chip (SoC), camera + vision algorithm, microphone array, text-to-speech (TTS) system, indoor mapping and navigation system, and seven-axis robotic arm. Orion OS is a truly open platform, with all technological capabilities and data available to developers. By joining the platform, developers gain access to all of Orion OS's customized features and services. In this way, Cheetah Mobile hopes to jointly promote the development of the robotics and smart device industry.
All of the products revealed during the 321 Conference will first be available in the Chinese market.
About Cheetah Mobile
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company with strong global vision. It has attracted hundreds of millions of monthly actively users through its mobile utilities products such as Clean Master and Cheetah Keyboard, casual games such as Piano Tiles 2, and its live streaming product Live.me. The Company provides its advertising customers, which include direct advertisers and mobile advertising networks through which advertisers place their advertisements, with direct access to highly targeted mobile users and global promotional channels. Cheetah Mobile is committed to leveraging its cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies to power its products and make the world smarter. It has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since May 2014.
OrionStar is an artificial intelligence company incorporated in China and controlled by Fu Sheng, CEO and Chairman of Cheetah Mobile. The company was established in September 2016 by a group of technology industry leaders and product specialists from Silicon Valley, Japan, Taiwan, Beijing and Shenzhen. In May 2017, Beijing Kingsoft Internet Security Software Co., Ltd. ("Beijing Security"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheetah Mobile, entered into a capital injection agreement with OrionStar. Pursuant to the agreement, Beijing Security agreed to subscribe to newly issued equity interest in OrionStar.
OrionStar is committed to using AI technology to develop the next generation of ground-breaking technology products and free people from the burden of overly complicated tasks, make homes more intelligent and create a better world through technology.
For more information about Cheetah Mobile and its products, please visit www.cmcm.com
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