Russian robotics company Promobot showcased its humanoid service robot, also called Promobot, during CES Las Vegas 2019. The bot is Russian-made and can perform multiple tasks, including policeman, accountant, host and tour guide among many others. Creator and founder Oleg Kivokurtsev, chose to build Promobot to resemble the human form so as to increase customer trust and empathy.
"It is a fully autonomous robot for business from Promobot. He can speak with you, recognize your face, understand who are you, move arms and body, show some information on their displays and work as consultant, administrator, promoter, in a place with big traffic like city malls, banks, expert centers, cinemas and another place. Each of our robot has a different application and customization. This one robot is a robot building manager. Our police robot, it's working in Asia now, it's testing. His general purpose is to recognize the face of the people and understand is it a violator or not. And after that, he is sending a signal to the police station, 'hey I recognize the violator, please come and help me',” Oleg Kivokurtsev said.
The Promobot company was founded in 2015. Today, it is the largest manufacturer of autonomous service robots in Russia, Northern and Eastern Europe. Headquarters and production facilities of the company are situated in Perm city. The company conducts its own developments in the field of mechatronics, electronics, face and speech recognition. The company's products are supplied to 25 countries.