SoundHound Inc. and Shenzhen Tanscorp Technology Co. Unveil Robot LQ-101, an Intelligent Family Service Robot Powered by Houndify Voice and A.I. Technology

Families Can Provide LQ-101 With Quick and Natural Voice Commands to
Receive Info on Weather, Sports, Restaurants and More; Device Also
Supports HD Video Calling and Smart Home Control

®, the leading innovator in sound recognition and voice-enabled
conversational intelligence technologies, and Shenzhen Tanscorp
Technology Co., the leading Chinese robot developer and manufacturer,
today unveiled Robot LQ-101, an intelligent family service robot powered
by SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify
voice-enabling conversational intelligence developer platform. Robot
LQ-101 will be on display at Shenzhen Technology Co.’s booth at CES from
January 5 – 8, 2017. It can be found in Booth #44545 at Sand Hall A-D at
the Las Vegas Convention Center.

With the Houndify integration, LQ-101 features powerful voice
recognition and information services capabilities, and families can
speak to the robot naturally to receive answers about weather, sports,
stocks, flights, hotels, restaurants, music, general knowledge and more.
Additionally, LQ-101 responds to various voice commands to control and
interact with the robot, such as requests to “come here,” rotate, dance,
make specific faces, or perform kung fu. LQ-101’s high-definition video
calls help families maintain relationships with long-distance loved
ones, while its indoor automatic cruising, facial recognition, and
carbon monoxide monitoring allow it to play the role of smart home
guardian. The device also includes support for smart home control,
multimedia playback and more.

“The Houndify platform was created to be the world’s first fully
agnostic voice and A.I. technology platform that easily allowed any app,
device, or appliance to have conversational intelligence,” said Keyvan
Mohajer, cofounder and CEO of SoundHound Inc. “Our collaboration with
Tanscorp allows us to bring the power of Houndify to homes everywhere
through a feature-rich, intelligent robot that will make a delightful
addition to any family.”

“We see Robot LQ-101 becoming a valuable family companion through its
rich capabilities, including high-quality video chat, remote and smart
home control, and health management, while incorporating Houndify voice
technology to enable it to understand commands like a human family
member,” said Douglas Zhang, Chairman of the Board at Shenzhen Tanscorp
Technology Co. “Houndify also provides a highly intelligent database of
information, such as weather, sports, stocks and news, so it can respond
to almost any information a family member may need to request.”

SoundHound Inc. introduced the Houndify platform in 2015, with the
mission of bringing A.I. to everyone. About 20,000 partners signed up
within a year, including Foxconn, Samsung,
and Rand
, and hundreds of distinct products are being Houndified.
Houndify is the only A.I. platform that is fully independent and
agnostic, which means business owners like Shenzhen Tanscorp Technology
Co. can deploy it anywhere and stay in control of their brand, users,
and data, while differentiating and innovating.

Houndify provides all the technology ingredients, including very fast
speech recognition, sophisticated natural language understanding, and
easy to use developer tools. This gives Houndify unparalleled
speed-to-market and the ability to scale, and includes an ever-expanding
set of domains, which are programs that provide users with relevant
information or actions related to their queries. The platform also
provides access to knowledge and data from partners including Uber,
, Expedia and more. Houndify is already featured in SoundHound
Inc.’s mobile apps, Hound,
the voice search & assistant app, and SoundHound,
the music search, discovery and play app, making them hands-free and
voice interface enabled.

Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit
to learn more and register. The Hound voice search and assistant app is
available as a free iOS or Android app, and can be downloaded via
For more information on Shenzhen Tanscorp Technology Co., visit

About SoundHound Inc.:

turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We
believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in
the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to
mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the
emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our
Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a groundbreaking smartphone
experience, and is the first product to leverage and showcase the
Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to
music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around
them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by
singing or humming. Through the Houndify platform, we empower developers
to be part of the Speech-to-Meaning revolution. Our Mission: Houndify

About Shenzhen Tanscorp Technology Co.:

Shenzhen Tanscorp Technology Co. Ltd.’s mission is to improve the
quality of life of all mankind. Since its establishment, the company has
formed a strategic cooperative partnership with the China Academy of
Telecommunication Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and South China
University of Technology, providing intelligence robot customization
services, including global cloud infrastructure, multi-language voice
interaction, multi-OS compatible systems, multi-user video conferencing,
emotion recognition, face and voice recognition, remote monitoring,
tele-operation, intelligent scene control, indoor positioning and
navigation, and system integration. The company is also committed to a
variety of industry scene application development.


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