Bellabot is a serving robot developed by Pudu Robotics in Shenzhen, China. The display shows rich facial expressions, emoticons, and animations, but it has also added a touch panel function and carries meals through narrow passages while avoiding obstacles according to serving-related instructions.
The body is equipped with an infrared camera on the top to correct the body’s position. Under the front monitor, two RGB-D cameras are attached and used as a 3D obstacle avoidance sensor. It is also equipped with a rider, so even if a child suddenly pops out, it is designed so that it does not stop and collide. Full charging takes 4.5 hours and continuous use time is 12 to 24 hours. The battery is interchangeable, so you don’t have to wait for charging time.
The robot has 4 trays under the waist and has a loading capacity of up to 10kg per stage. It also senses the tray load and stays still until the customer picks it up. In addition, it is possible to set the table in an efficient order, guide guests from the entrance to the table, and can also be used in places such as hospitals and supermarkets in addition to restaurants.
It can be said that the demand for such automation is increasing as a non-contact response is required due to Corona 19. This is why serving robots are attracting attention. Related information can be found here.