“I have seen multiple media reports of USST's “Xiaobei” 4.0 in the World Artificial Intelligence Conference. As a student of USST, I feel very greatly proud. I immediately applied to the conference to see how our “Xiaobei” 4.0 stands out among so many high-tech products. It occurred to me that we had the class “Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence”. I want to witness the innovative power brought by the technology which may contribute some wisdom to our future internships. At the 2023 World Artificial Intelligence Conference, from July 6th to 8th, Zhang Yanshu, a student majoring in Industrial Engineering at Business School, USST, visited the conference and expressed her feelings.
As a key research and development project of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, the "Xiaobei” 4.0 of the Institute of Machinary Intelligence of USST has attracted extensive attention from both inside and outside the industry and the media since its debut at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference. “Xiaobei” 4.0 has also been successfully selected as a project on the 2023" Excellent Artificial Intelligence Leader Award SAIL TOP30 "list due to its combination of" high-level "," practicability "," innovation ", and" leadership "characteristics.
“Xiaobei” 4.0 adopts the original 'white plus black' cross-modal learning technology, and achieves less than 100W of walking energy consumption through lightweight structural design and inertial drive technology. Currently, it has the lowest energy consumption in the global field. Combined with our self-developed joint and sensing algorithms, with the same load, “Xiaobei” 4.0 becomes lighter in weight, more adaptable, safer, and more cost-effective. Professor Li Qingdu, Executive Dean of the Institute of Machine Intelligence at USST, delivered a science lecture to the audience present.
It is worth noting that "Xiaobei” 4.0 also resolves the technical difficulties of traditional bipedal robots such as bending legs, small stride, and large-flat feet, making it a truly natural gait bipedal robot. Professor Li Qingdu's team achieved the dynamic performance of "Xiaobei” 4.0 with hydraulic drive through innovative tendon driving technology. At the same time, it was paired with a multimodal perception system and an intelligent training platform to achieve the large-scale training of robotic meta-skills and specialized skills.
Robots are known as a "jewel at the top of the manufacturing crown", and their research and development, manufacturing, and application are important indicators to measure a country's technological innovation and high-end manufacturing level. Since the establishment of the Institute of the Machinary Intelligence Research of USST, Professor Li Qingdu's team has been committed to creating a universal humanoid robot platform that can represent the domestic and international advanced level. The appearance of "Xiaobei” 4.0 has brought new breakthroughs and innovations to the field of artificial intelligence. Next, Professor Li Qingdu's team will continue to focus on key core technologies of humanoid robots, making greater contributions to serving the national strategy of "new generation of artificial intelligence" and building a smart society.