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By ReutersUpdated: 15 June 2020 10:18 IST

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China’s industrial robot sales tumbled by a fifth in the first quarter Interest in robots has surged worldwide Robot startups iphone 6 custodia pelle in China are feeling the pain of pandemic

With glowing blue eyes and trusting feline features, a new robot cat by Chinese startup Elephant Robotics cover samsung galaxy grande neo plus seems happily oblivious to the worries of CEO Joey Song as he shows cover iphone x trasparente it off at the company’s lab in Shenzhen. Elephant Robotics’ main business is cover samsung s6 wood the automation of factory assembly lines but revenue has plunged by a third this year due to the coronavirus, leading the company to cut staff by a fifth.

“It’s custodia iphone subacquea tough,” said Song. “Before, we had more than 30 people.”

Due to the downturn, the firm is putting more energy into the robot cat project funded on Kickstarter in December. Readying its first large batch custodia cover huawei p10 of 1,000 cats for sale, it hopes that as more consumers work from home, interest in pet robots will grow.

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“If the industrial robots can’t sell right now, we just focus on other robots to lower the risks,” Song said.

Interest in robots has surged worldwide as the pandemic forces hospitals, manufacturing, and services companies as spigen cover samsung a5 2017 well as governments to look afresh and with new urgency at ways to minimise human contact.

But in cover samsung a50 a libro disney China, months ahead of many countries in reopening its economy and the custodia cover samsung s5 world’s biggest market for industrial robots, new business seems largely limited to robots for warehouses and disinfecting. Most clients are now too spooked by the uncertain business cover samsung s8 divertenti climate to invest in expensive factory gear, industry executives say.

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“Automation should be a way to fight virus consequences but on the other side if you want to invest, you need to custodia folio in pelle per iphone x – nero know the market forecasts,” said Vincent Bury, managing director at equipment maker CNIM China. “Nobody has a crystal ball now.”

China’s industrial robot sales tumbled by a fifth in the first quarter cover samsung galaxy a10 marvel from a year earlier, according to Shanghai based consultancy Stieler Enterprise. It predicts second quarter sales will likely decline 15 percent.

While the pain is being felt widely, major players in China such as Switzerland’s cover samsung s4 fantasia ABB, Japan’s Yaskawa Electric, and Germany’s Kuka are expected to weather the storm.

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But for domestic robotic startups that have hitched their prospects to a broad shift within Chinese manufacturing to more automated factory lines, the rest of this year could be make or break. custodia iphone 6 coniglio Access to fresh funding is tight as venture capitalists wait to see which firms will survive the immediate downturn.

“We’d love to wait for another one or two months (before investing) to see how they’ve recovered, whether it’s going to get cover samsung a7 2018 marvel back to normal,” said the vice president of an investment firm with several interests in China’s robotics industry.

“We’re struggling, luckily struggling,” said Lawrence Han, chief technology officer at Triooo, a maker of industrial cleaning robots backed by Taiwan’s Foxconn and based in the high tech hub of Shenzhen. “I think our product was delayed by almost three months.”

Triooo is working to clear a backlog of orders and hopes to eventually sell in Western markets where its robots, used in places like hospitals and airports, are more cost effective due to higher labour costs there.

Beijing based Geek+, a maker of robots that transport and stack goods in warehouses, opened its San Diego office in February just as supply chains in China ground to a halt. After three months of uncertainty, it suddenly saw demand soar as the spread of the coronavirus spurred consumers to shift most of their custodia cover samsung s6 shopping online, said Mark Messina, chief operating officer of Geek+ Americas.

At Youibot, which specialises in robots for power stations and furnaces, the outbreak prompted the company to develop a robot that can patrol public spaces, scanning body temperatures and emitting a virus killing ultraviolet light when people are not around…

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