Awarder at the CCTV Ceremony of the 2012 Annual Science and Technology Features of China

     An influential CCTV program on the Award Ceremony of the 2012 annual Science and Technology Features of China was broadcasted on Feb 7, 2013. The annual CCTV award ceremony is established for the first time and the awardees were elected by a national committee led by the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, while the candidates were recommended by Chinese leading professional organizations and experts including the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
    Our robot, KeJia, was chosen as the only robot awarder for the ceremony. The robot was specially developed for tour-guide at the USTC museum, based on a new version of our robots that have participated in RoboCup@Home competitions since 2009. This was the first time that a service robot has ever participated in so important a national TV program on science and technology in China.