Pudu Robotics has successfully deployed its robotic solutions in more than 600 cities around the world as of the end of 2022. The company aims to expand its services and use cases in 2023, as Pudu continues to ramp up its international presence and step up its game in offering the best service robots.
As of the end of 2022, PUDU's robots were exported to over 60 countries and regions, serving customers in more than 600 cities. Additionally, the robot maker secured shipments of more than 53,000 devices in 2022.
In a bid to bring its robots to more industries, PUDU has partnered with a number of world-known brands and companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Marriott and Hilton. In addition to catering businesses, PUDU's robots have been put to use at hotels, shopping malls, convenience stores and office buildings.
One major focus for PUDU lies in research and development, as it is committed to developing its own technology and making the robotics parts used in its products on its own. Looking ahead, PUDU has set ambitious goals to develop more use cases and scenarios for its commercial service robots in the coming year. The Company aims to boost its research and development capacity to keep optimizing its products while offering exceptional after-sale services.
The International Federation of Robotics, a non-profit industry association, predicts that the global service robot market is expected to reach a size of around $20.2 billion in 2023.
Robots on the Rise
In restaurants and hotels, more owners are looking to automate parts of workflows with service robots so that staff can focus on the business of true hospitality, and gain real-world experience with cutting-edge technologies.
Among the brands testing robotics: Wing Zonewill make Flippy 2 a part of the chain's standard build for all future restaurant locations.QSR Jack in the Box will begin to pilot Flippy 2 and Sippy. Tech innovatorChipotle is testing a Robotic Kitchen Assistant. After a successful pilot program,White Castle will add Flippy to 100 locations.
Robots will become more intelligent and easier to use as technology advances in 2023. PUDU intends to develop better robotics in line with this trend and its multi-functional and multi-scene strategy.