What We Do

We Make Robots SmarterTM by connecting robots and devices over secure Virtual Backbone Networks (VBN) to Cloud AI. Our Human Augmented Robotics Intelligence with Extreme Reality (HARIX) platform is an ever evolving “cloud brain”. It is capable of operating millions of cloud robots performing different tasks. It also empowers robots and devices with Cloud AI capabilities such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision (CV), navigation, and vision-controlled manipulation.

With a broad ecosystem of partners, CloudMinds is empowering customer engagements in retail, hospitality, real estate, smart city and a wide range of other vertical applications.

Our Vision

By 2025 Helpful Humanoid Robots Will Be Affordable For The Average Household.

Driven by a Desire to Build Smarter Robots

Founded in 2015, CloudMinds’ unique Cloud Robot Service Platform consists of Human Augmented Robotics Intelligence with Extreme Reality (HARIX), Secure virtual backbone networks (VBNs over 4G/5G), and Robot Control Units (RCUs). HARIX is a highly scalable “
“Cloud Brain” that can operate millions of cloud robots of different types and service roles. HARIX features a highly efficient multi-media switching engine, a MMO gaming engine, and a powerful AI Cloud that seamlessly integrates best-of-breed AI technologies developed by CloudMinds and others. These include face and object recognition, voice recognition and NLP, navigation, and motion control (vision controlled robotic grasping and movement) as well as third party AI services. With a broad ecosystem of partners, CloudMinds’ Cloud Robotic services are empowering customer engagements in retail, hospitality, real estate, smart city and a wide range of other vertical applications.

A Truly Global Company

CloudMinds has offices in Beijing, Taipei, ShengZheng, Chengdu, Santa Clara, Irvine, and Tokyo. With a global network of ove 600 Employees, CloudMinds is the world’s first Cloud Robot Operator that truly serves its global clients. Our VBN Network spans 25 different countries connecting our HARIX Cloud Brain to Cloud Robots and smart devices all over the world.

Led by a Visionary Team

Led by serial entrepreneurs, scientists, and business strategists with total industry experience of over 60 years. All experts in their different fields, the CloudMinds team truly seeks to change the world.


Bill Huang

Founder and CEO

Sillicon Valley and Beijing

Bill Huang is the Founder and CEO of CloudMinds, the world’s first intelligent cloud robot operator.

Bill most recently served (2007-15) as the General Manager of the China Mobile Research Institute, where he was responsible for strategic technology initiatives, industry standards, new service business models and intellectual property rights creation. In this capacity, he led the development of the first carrier Android project, emerging big cloud projects, 4G LTE, the world’s first cloud RAN, and the world’s earliest SDH to PTN replacement project.

Previously, Bill served as was a Co-Founder of UTStarcom (1995) and served as its CTO, leading revolutionary innovations that included the first mobile softswitch and the first carrier-class IPTV system. He served as the founding CEO of Wacos (1997), a softswitch company UTStarcom spin-off, which merged with back with the company in 1999, prior to its 2000 NASDAQ IPO. Earlier in his career Bill was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Labs where he led projects on emerging software and network technologies.

Bill serves on the Board of Director of the China Electronics Association (CEA), is the Co-Founder of the International Softswitch Consortium (ISC), and is the recipient of numerous awards, including as selection in the “Talent 1000” Expert Plan of China. He is a recipient of the 2016 IEEE CQR Chairman’s Award, cited “For his leadership to surgically implement the most advanced technologies across the world’s largest communications network, for his influence unifying mobile technologies into a single world-wide standard, and for his service inspiring fellow engineers with vision to deliver value to end users.”

Since 2015, Bill Huang serves as a Commissioner of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), which has cited him for“his championing of new technologies at the core of information infrastructure, foundational role in advancing the capabilities of the world’s high-speed mobile networks, including mobile soft switch development, and disproportionate influence on the mobile infrastructure for the largest netizen population in the world.”

He earned a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Robert Zhang


Sillicon Valley

Dr. Robert Zhang is a Co-Founder and President of CloudMinds Technology, where he is responsible for the company’s global business and product strategies, operations, and strategic partnerships.

Prior to co-founding CloudMinds, Robert was the Head of Service Strategy and Operations for Samsung Telecommunications America (2012-15). Previously (2011-12), he was Vice President of Product Management at Irdeto where he was responsible for global product strategy on broadband video, which included over-the-top, connected, social and Internet TV and next-generation broadcasting. From 2009-11, he served as Vice President of Product Development at the Joint Innovation Lab. Prior to these senior executive roles, he was a Senior Program Manager for New Products Introduction, XBox 360 at Microsoft (2008-09) and as IPod Operations Program Manager (2004-08) and as Senior Engineering Scientist for CPU Software (2001-04) at Apple.

Robert served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association (2002-08) and as President of the Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology (2004-05).

Robert earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computational Mechanics and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. from Tongji University, China.


Karl Frederick Rauscher



Karl Frederick Rauscher serves as Chairman of CloudMinds’ Strategic Advisory Board, which supports the company’s mission across technology, business and policy dimensions.
Karl has over 30 years of business experience in the communications and Internet industry, including 15 years of chief executive and board experience with responsibilities spanning profit and loss, cost center and hybrid business models. He is the founder of the Associaton of Cloud Robot Operators (ACRO).
Karl is a Commissioner, and the Managing Director and CEO of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), a federation of Chairmen and CEOs affiliated with the world’s leading Internet companies with a reach of nearly 200 countries and with aggregate annual revenues exceeding $500 billion, who anticipate and address high-consequence issues concomitant with the advance of information and communications technologies.
He recently served as a Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Liquid Robotics, and as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Sonavation, where he currently serves as Chairman of their Strategic Advisory Board.  He has served as Ambassador-At-Large and Chief Architect of Cyberspace Policy at the 400,000+ member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he encouraged technologists to engage in critical policy issues that have been created by the digital revolution. While serving as CTO & Distinguished Fellow of the EastWest Institute, he led the first China-U.S. and Russia-U.S. bilaterals on cybersecurity. In this regard, The New York Times editorial board recommended his guidance for U.S. President Obama and China President Xi prior to their meeting in 2013.
Previously, Mr. Rauscher was appointed as Vice Chairman of U.S. President George W. Bush’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Industry Executive Committee. He was elected by industry peers as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC), was appointed to chair subcommittees of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC) and served on the National Academy of Engineering / National Research Council Critical Infrastructure Roundtable. He is also the founder and President of the not-for-profit Wireless Emergency Response Team (WERT), which led advanced search and rescue efforts for survivors of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Rauscher previously served as Bell Labs Executive Director and has received its highest recognition as a lifetime Bell Labs Fellow, cited for his historic breakthrough in ultra-high reliability for architecting the development of hundreds of widely deployed industry best practices for the reliability and security of communications networks. While at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) he conducted the first evaluation of speech recognition in live public networks (1990). Mr. Rauscher is an inventor with over 40 patents/pending, the first being awarded in the field of artificial intelligence. His work has been featured in major media, including BBC, Bloomberg, China Daily, CNN, C-SPAN, Financial Times, Hindustan Times, PCWorld, Scientific American, Sky News, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
Karl holds electrical engineering degrees with high distinction from Pennsylvania State University and Rutgers University, and has completed advanced programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and the Stanford University Law School Rock Center for Corporate Governance Directors’ College.

Ding Hong

Member, CloudMinds Strategic Advisory Board


Hong is a Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chief Scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics.  He is a former Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Ding brings a cutting edge scientific mindset to the CloudMinds Strategic Advisory Board. He has made major contributions to the world’s understanding of high temperature superconductors and topological materials using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, including the discovery of pseudogap in cuprate superconductors, the observation of s-wave superconducting gap in iron-based superconductors, the discovery of Weyl fermions in solid-state materials, and the discovery of Majorana zero mode in iron-based superconductors. He has published more than 240 papers with the total citation number over 20,000 and has an exceptional H-index of 67, and has given more than 100 invited talks in international scientific conferences.

Ding received the Sloan Research Fellowship Award in 1999, was elected as American Physical Society Fellow in 2011, and was selected as a CCTV Science and Technology Annual Innovation Figure in 2018. He has also co-founded Kili-Innovation Research Institute to commercialize innovations.

Dr. Ding earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his B.S. in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  He joined the Department of Physics at Boston College and served as assistant, associate and then full professor for a decade.


Jan Geldmacher

Member, CloudMinds Strategic Advisory Board


Jan Geldmacher is President, Sprint Business, where he is responsible for B2B strategy and execution to serve small, medium businesses, enterprises, and wholesale customers across the globe. Through the sales and product teams, Sprint Business offers includes wireless, wireline and IoT solutions nationally and abroad.

Before joining Sprint, Jan served as CEO of Vodafone Global Enterprise, the UK-based business unit, responsible for defining the strategy and operational execution of Vodafone’s relationships with multinational corporate customers worldwide.

Jan also served as Director of Vodafone’s Enterprise Business Unit for Germany, CEO of British Telecom Germany, Member of T-Systems’ executive team and Head of International Networks and Joint Ventures with Deutsche Telekom. Prior to that Jan started his career in AT&T Global Information Solutions (NCR Corp) and held various management and sales roles.

Jan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.


Quanzheng Li



Q is assistant professor of medical imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the Signal and Image Processing Institute at the University of Southern California. His specializations are based on medical imaging and signal processing and include static and dynamic model-based image reconstruction of MRI, CT and PET.

Dr. Li was a winner of the Low Dose CT Grand Challenge sponsored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for achieving the best performance among teams from 26 countries in detecting liver lesions. He was the recipient of 2015 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) early achievement award. Q serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Image Processing and as an editorial board member of Theronostics.

Q holds a Ph D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Tshinghua University and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Zheijiang University.


Andrew Schwabecher



Andy is a Vice President in the Business Development group responsible for SoftBank Corp’s cloud computing and cyber security portfolio. Before joining the Business Development unit, Andy served as a founding member and Chief Technology Officer of SB Cloud, a joint venture between SoftBank and Alibaba Group. Prior to SoftBank, Andy was the founder of a managed infrastructure company in the Silicon Valley (acquired by 8×8 NASDAQ:EGHT), focusing on the developer market. After the acquisition, Andy served as a General Manager of the cloud data division of 8×8 from 2010 to 2014.

Andy also serves as a director of Dome9, a Cyber Security startup, and a member of the Equinix Technical Advisory Board.

Andy holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz.