Pudu Robotics Releases BellaBot Pro, a Catering and Retail Service Robot

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Pudu Robotics, a service robotics provider, has launched BellaBot Pro, a smart service robot using artificial intelligence to deliver personalized interactions to customers throughout their dining and retail experience. This new robot includes voice and greeting interaction, improved dish identification, an updated curve screen for advertising and enhanced safety, and efficiency features.

Since its launch in 2019, BellaBot has been deployed in high-traffic environments by global companies such as PizzaHut, Jollibee, Carrefour, KFC, and Walmart, to deliver orders, promote menu items and products, and welcome guests.

"We are at an automation and robotics tipping point across the economy. Pudu Robotics aims to develop robots which improve the efficiency of human production and living, and our service robots are used throughout the world," said Felix Zhang, founder and CEO of Pudu Robotics," in a statement. "BellaBot Pro's AI and marketing capabilities represent a major step forward for PUDU and the robotics industry at large. We developed this latest version based on extensive customer feedback from our thousands of customers all over the world.

BellaBot Pro, the latest addition to PUDU's fleet of smart service robots, features several enhancements, including the following:

  • Enhanced marketing capabilities through an 18.5-inch advertising screen on the robot's body and customizable options such as dynamic facial expressions, multimedia advertising, a variety of voice selections, and an adaptable skin appearance, among others.
  • Advanced PUDU VSLAM+ technology with laser and vision fusion for simplified, sticker-free deployment, adaptable to a variety of environments, including those with high ceilings (up to 30 meters) and large areas (up to 200,000 square meters).
  • Greeting recognition interaction through a front camera that can detect specific customer gestures, such as waving, and be able to determine the appropriate response to interact with customers.
  • Improved tray detection with visual inspection (fisheye camera) to monitor BellaBot Pro's tray status, allowing the robot to autonomously proceed to the next task once it detects that a customer has completed self-service meal collection.
  • Dish recognition on the tray that allows BellaBot to provide dish introductions through voice broadcast.
  • Tray atmosphere ligh for clear meal pickup signals.
  • Omnidirectional obstacle avoidance.
  • Ground projector lights for approaching intersections, alerting pedestrians to the robot's approach.

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