Mobile robot developer Agile Robots to debut new products on Aug 26

Amid a shift toward digitalization over the past few years, domestic power suppliers have increasingly turned to robotics to automate dreary procedures like inspection.

Agile Robots (思灵机器人), a Beijing- and Munich-based cobot startup, said it will unveil new products on August 26, marking another step for the company to enrich its product line.

The new releases, including five members of the Diana 3 and Thor series, will meet the public both offline and via online live streaming.

The launch event will take place at the E2 exhibition hall of China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.

It is expected to bring together industry experts and global clients to share their insights into the company’s latest developments in cutting-edge robotic technologies, according to a press release from the company.

The products of Agile Robots are partially named after Greek and Nordic mythological gods like Zeus and Thor.

The company specializes in rolling out mobile robot capable of conducting self-initiated inspection at power plants and smart grids.

Combining force feedback, force control, machine vision and motion planning, among other core technologies, Agile Robots’s Zeus 3 robot can perform autonomous patrol of a high-voltage power switch room.

As a result, it reduces the number of manned inspections by 95% and the extent of human operation by more than 80%.

Amid a shift toward digitalization over the past few years, domestic power suppliers have increasingly turned to robotics to automate dreary and monotonous procedures like inspection.

Agile Robots is likely to face lots of competition in this area, up against rivals like SGAI (国网智能), Guozi Robot (国自机器人), Youibot (优艾智合) and more.

Agile Robots has partnered with smart power plants and electricty grid operators to help improve the efficiency of their maintenance and inspection work.

Aside from autonomous inspection, the company’s robots are also widely applied in healthcare and auto spray painting.

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Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at

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