Hong Kong – Robotics for a better life

Robotics for a better life


     In its quest to promote the use of innovative technology geared towards benefitting people in their daily lives, the Smart Government Innovation Lab of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer collaborated with a local start-up to develop a guiding robot that escorts those in need.
     The lab showed news.gov.hk the robot’s special features and revealed the inspiration behind building such a project.
     The story is available at www.news.gov.hk/eng/feature today (May 21) in text and video format.

SEI Robotics and Amlogic Co-Launch the Wi-Fi 6E 8K Box


SEI 8K Box is developed by SEI Robotics and co-launched by Amlogic (IBC booth Hall 5 C.62) and SEI Robotics (IBC booth Hall 5 F.64). It integrates 8K, an IoT Module, Google Assistant, Dolby Atoms, DTS, EQ (Equalizer) and HDR10+, to provide users with cinema-level audio and video smart home experience.

The design style follows the “Box series,” reflecting a hard-core technological aesthetic with clean lines, brushed silver metal to enhance the texture, and an embedded RGB light bar, the light color changes accordingly to the TV screen content.

For the specification, SEI 8K Box is equipped with Amlogic S928X chipset which includes multi-core A76 & A55 big Little architecture, 12nm process, and a 36K+ DMIPS processing power. The video technology includes HDR10+ / HLG, Dolby Vision, Vivid HDR and a full-featured HDMI2.1a 8K UHD video interface. The sound technology contains Dolby Audio, Dolby Atoms, and DTS allowing users more perfect and detailed audio and picture presentation.

Contents on the 8K Box are ready with over 7 million movies and TV shows. Customers can enjoy shows, movies and live TV from a variety of sources.

SEI 8K Box has an embedded IoT module and supports Wi-Fi Mesh, Matter, Zigbee 3.0, Thread, and Wi-Fi 6E protocols. On the basis of the Homatics App and Google Assistant, SEI 8K Box has access to control smart home devices via TV. By means of Whole House connectivity, it also enables the control of smart home devices directly, which not only allows you to enjoy domestic entertainment, but also becomes the smart hub for your home.

“We are proud to co-launch with SEI Robotics on the Wi-Fi 6E 8K Box with our cutting-edge technology of S928X chipset, which deliver a leading-edge audiovisual experience to our customers,” said James Xie, Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Strategy, Amlogic.

“Our ongoing partnership of trust with Amlogic is a source of tremendous pride for the entire team at SEI,” said Jeff Yin, CEO at SEI Robotics. “We are dedicated to providing customers with state-of-the-art audio-visual experience and service. The launch of SEI 8K Box is our new milestone for our product innovation and customer focus.”

About SEI Robotics

Established in 2009, SEI Robotics is a Smart Hardware company and a Global leader in developing and manufacturing Android TV and IoT devices. As one of Google’s Tier 1 Android TV ODM Partners, we focus on innovative Android TV products like ATV HDMI Dongle, OTT & Hybrid Set-top box (STB), Android TV Smart Speaker, 4G/5G CPE Gateway, Wifi Mesh, and Home Security IoT. We successfully worked with a large number of Tier 1 international customers on multiple Android TV projects and Smart Home IoT Solutions. Our goal is always to deliver the best quality product on time. Visit SEI Robotics online at https://seirobotics.net.

About Amlogic

Amlogic is a world leading fabless semiconductor company that specializes in the design, development and application of high-performance, multimedia system-on-chip (SoC). As a result of our cutting-edge technologies and best-in-class solutions, we have actively expanded into new areas including smart vision, wireless connectivity and automotive electronics, ushering in a new era of AIoT. By providing complete turnkey solutions in combination with industry-leading software and hardware technologies, including UHD multimedia processing, artificial intelligence, content security protection, CPU and GPU with advanced process nodes, customers are able to rapidly optimize and develop market-leading products with state-of-the-art performance and power consumption. Founded in Silicon Valley, with R&D, support, and sales offices worldwide including Santa Clara, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Xi’an, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Mumbai, London, Munich, Indianapolis, and Milan. Visit Amlogic online at https://www.amlogic.com.


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Zippedi, the RaaS (Robotics as a Service) Retail Digitizing Platform Company, Today Announced the Close of $6.9 Million Series

 Zippedi Closes $6.9M Series Seed Funding Round Led By Grep VC with participation of Chilean Venture Funds CLIN and Alerce, as well as family offices from Chile and Colombia and GEN1 Capital based in Chicago.

Investment will enable Zippedi to scale up its market expansion in the U.S. to meet the rapidly increasing market demand in both the Home Improvement and grocery sectors.

Zippedi, the RaaS (Robotics as a Service) retail digitizing platform company, today announced the close of $6.9 million Series Seed financing led by Grep VC. Grep VC is joined by the Chilean Venture Capital Funds CLIN and Alerce, as well as two renowned family offices from Chile and Colombia and GEN1 Capital based in Chicago

Zippedi’s autonomous robot goes up and down every aisle in a retail store and looks at every product. It can look at tens of thousands of different products and hundreds of thousands of individual products every day. Zippedi makes sure that every product is in stock, in the right place, and correctly labeled. This makes in person shoppers happier because they get everything they came to the store to get, and online shoppers are happier also because everything they order is delivered without omissions or substitutions. Happier shoppers are more loyal and will spend significantly more of their shopping dollars at the store that always comes through.

Demand for Zippedi’s AI-enabled Robotics capabilities has skyrocketed during the last 18 months in part due to COVID-19. The sharp rise of e-commerce has forced the industry to find better ways to manage out-of-stocks, product picking and placement, age old problems that can greatly be improved if the stores are digitized. Zippedi digitizes brick and mortar retail stores, enabling digital handling of the 51 billion physical products on the shelves of the North American retail industry. Zippedi is expected to increase revenue roughly 4x in 2021 and further accelerate in 2022.

The financing will enable Zippedi to continue providing best in class support and services for its fast growing and high-profile customer base. That includes one of the largest Home Improvement chains in the world as well as one of the most prominent last mile delivery companies. In addition, Zippedi will be advancing its technology and solutions around streamlining processes that without store digitization are impossible to achieve.

“We are thrilled to count on the support of savvy and knowledgeable investors who see the future of retail through our lens and have been relentlessly supporting us to bring our vision to life,” said Luis Vera co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zippedi. “Having worked many years with Image Recognition and AI to solve these problems in retail, I can confidently say that this technology, in the last 4 years, has finally reached enough maturity to create the level of accuracy and cost effectiveness to be a practical solution for the marketplace.

“Zippedi has a great Robotics as a Service (RaaS) business perfecting retail shopping both online and in person. This solves a $1 Trillion out of stock problem for retailers and last mile delivery services,” said Paul Willard, Partner at Grep VC. “The robotics and machine technology they developed is very difficult to build and they are the only team in the world that can execute on this model, so Grep VC is very excited to invest in Zippedi.”

For more information on Zippedi’s innovative technology and solutions, visit www.zipped.com or contact InvestorRelations@zippedi.com

About Zippedi

Founded in 2017, Zippedi set out to digitize brick and mortar retail stores using RaaS (Robotics as a Service) to help retailers better manage the billions of physical products that the retail industry must handle on a day-to-day basis by providing a digitized version (Digital Twin) of the store. Age old problems like out of stocks, pricing errors, planogram compliance, replenishing, e-commerce, last mile delivery, and multiple other problems can now be managed using modern computational methods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zippedi is currently working with several blue-chip companies in the US and LATAM.

About Grep VC

Grep VC is an early stage Robotics as a Service venture capital fund. Grep VC invests in SaaS on wheels and believes that robots are the new autonomous computing platform, the next iteration from mobile phones, laptops, web servers, pc’s and mainframes in prior iterations. The Grep VC partners have been involved with such great autonomy companies as Zipline, Aurora, Cobalt Robotics, Wayve and more. RaaS is the new SaaS.


Luis Vera






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