There have been robots in the form of dogs, baby seals, and hedgehogs, so why not unicorns?
A Chinese maker is planning to bring a rideable robot unicorn to market…someday.
Xpeng Robotics, the maker, is a division of XPeng car makers. It takes advantage of XPeng’s experience with navigation to travel safely across different kinds of terrain. It also provides emotional connection between unicorn and rider, responding to speech and to body language.
Or it will do so. The trailer for the World Premiere of the Robotic Unicorn is mostly a cartoon.
Xpeng makes autonomous vehicles, though, and — like Hyundai and Toyota — styles itself a mobility company rather than a car company. The XPeng P-7 is set to enter the European market, having gotten a 5-star safety rating in China.
Their factory is an Industry 4.0 facility, of course.
Pre-order for Christmas?
Actually, Xpeng has not given any hint of when they expect to have a robotic unicorn available to inspect, let alone to buy. It’s video set in the Land of Giant Mushrooms makes it seem downright mythical.
We will watch it with interest, however.
In the meantime, we stand ready to provide all the service and support you need for your Indramat motion control systems. While Indramat is no longer a separate company, we can arrange factory repair and reman air most of your legacy components.
They return to you with a new warranty, as well as all new wearing parts and housing.
For parts that have been updated in terms of technology, you will receive the newest version from the original manufacturer. The results are like new — or even better. Call us for immediate assistance.