Shanghai robots clean up at new airport


Shanghai robots clean up at new airport

SenseTime's smart security check system in Daxing Airport.

Robots developed by a Shanghai startup and smart security systems from a company setting up its headquarters in the city are in use at Beijing’s newly opened Daxing International Airport.

Founded in 2013, Gaussian Robotics has developed autonomous vehicles to perform cleaning, security and delivery services. It has more than 300 business clients in 15 countries and regions.

Currently, the startup’s products are used in airports in Singapore, Doha, Melbourne and in China at Pudong, Shenzhen and Hangzhou.

Technology developer SenseTime said its smart security systems are being used at Daxing.

With facial recognition and Internet of Things technologies, they can help improve the efficiency of security procedures and monitor luggage.

Using the new systems, more than 260 passengers an hour can pass through security, compared with 180 previously.

SenseTime’s systems are also used at the Beijing Capital International Airport and other Chinese cities.

SenseTime, one of the world’s richest AI firms after raising US$620 million in May 2018, last month announced it was setting up its Chinese headquarters in Shanghai.

Covering a land area of 47 square kilometers, the new airport is double the size of the capital airport, previously the largest in China. It boasts a terminal equivalent to the size of 97 soccer pitches along with faster security check and boarding procedures.

It is expected to handle 45 million passengers a year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025, making it one of the world’s busiest.

Shanghai robots clean up at new airport

Cleaning robots developed in Shanghai in action at the Beijing Daxing International Airport.