In collaboration with Peking University, Beijing Smart Technology created a feminine version of its service robots. They called the female humanoid service robot Mary.
Capitalizing on the same features of its previous service robots, Mary can be customized for use in restaurants, hotels, and museums. Aside from serving as guides in these places, it can also be utilized as a research platform robot for further studies and enhancements.
Mary is a wheel-based robot with a humanoid upper body. Capable of face recognition, it can automatically detect whether a person is standing in front of it or not. Upon detection, it extends its hands to the person and shakes hands. It is also capable of uttering simple greetings like “Hello”, and “I’m glad to see you!”
Mary can perform a lot more functions, such as playing quiz games and indexing more than 100 people in its camera. It has the ability to remember these persons with more than 50% accuracy. Other relevant information, such as advertisements, can be readily displayed on its touch screen.