Ecovacs Releases Cleaning Robot Equipped with AI Chip and Voice Assistant YIKO

Leading auto cleaning robots supplier Ecovacs released a number of new products on Wednesday, including the Deebot X1, an AI intelligent voice assistant Yiko, and Airbot Z1, a multifunctional air purification robot.

The Ecovacs Deebot X1 is the first all-round sweeping and towing robot in the industry. The device can not only sweep and mop, but it can clean, dust, sterilize and dry. According to its official website, the Deebot X1 is rated at a 5000Pa suction ability.

The Deebot X1 integrates a RGBD sensor that was developed independently by Ecovacs, and is equipped with Horizon Robotics’ Sunrise 3 chip and brand-new AIVI 3D technology.

The new AI chip comes from Horizon Robotics. This Sunrise 3 chip has an ultra-low power consumption of only 2.5 W, and its ability to recognize different types of objects has been greatly expanded from 5 to 15. The AI processing speed of the chip has been increased by more than 400%.

Secondly, Ecovacs released its own Yiko Intelligent Voice Assistant. Users are now able to interact much more naturally with the robot and control its functions through voice commands. All Ecovacs products with Yiko can not only understand users’ meanings, but also carry out users’ instructions.

Ecovacs also released the Airbot Z1, a multifunctional air purification robot. This product has built-in multi-dimensional sensors which can operate in a variety of spaces, air quality and working situations. The new device has four featured functions: air purification, UV sterilization, fragrancing and humidification.

Qian Cheng, CEO of Ecovacs, said: “Today we are releasing epoch-making home service robots that contain breakthroughs in the functionality, intelligence and interactivity in the industry.”

On August 27, Ecovacs released its 2021 semi-annual performance report, showing an operating income of 5.359 billion yuan ($831.37 million), a year-on-year increase of 123.11%. The net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies was 850 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 543.25%.

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The company’s own-brand business increased by 164.25% year-on-year, contributing 86.75% of revenue in total, an increase of 13.51% over the same period from last year.

In terms of gross profit margins, the company’s comprehensive gross profit margin in the first half of the year was 50.28%, up 10.13% year-on-year, and the net profit margin attributable to shareholders of listed companies was 15.86%, up 10.36% year-on-year.