What We Do
To operate smart robots for people, we have built and currently operate an open end-to-end cloud robot system, and offer it as a service to the world. Our pioneering world class architecture, which consists of a ‘cloud brain,’ a ‘nerve network’ and robot controllers, is capable of operating a massive number of intelligent and secure robots simultaneously. This architecture is complemented by our smart joint technology.
Our cloud robot system leads the evolution of the robotics industry towards an intelligent robot system, The highly scalable operating platform formed an ecosystem with scalability potentials and capability of integrating our products and services with all relevant players in the robotics industry. Moreover, our end-to-end cloud robot system opened up numerous applications and tremendous monetization opportunities that can go beyond just robotics.
Our mission is operating smart robots for people.
We are headquartered in Beijing, China, while having branches and offices in different regions of China and also international operations in the United States.
As of March 31, 2019, CloudMinds had 680 full-time employees.
Bill is a technology visionary, innovator and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of work experience in the development of key technologies. In 1996, Mr. Huang has creatively proposed the “the Network is the Switch” soft switch concept, co-established the International Soft switch Consortium (ISC), developed the first mobile soft switch system in the world, and developed the first carrier-class streaming media exchange and IPTV system. In 2007, He joined China Mobile with the vision to build a R&D center like Bell Labs. He led China Mobile Research Institution in technical innovation, research and development, He also creatively proposed the strategic concept of constructing the three major infrastructures (network, applications and terminals) of the next-generation mobile internet for the carriers. He promoted the TD-LTE to be an internationally mainstream 4G standard, and developed the first operator-based Android smartphone open operating system (OMS). Thanks to this contribution, in 2016 Mr. Huang received IEEE CQR Chairman’s Award for his leadership to surgically implement the most advanced technologies across the world’s largest communications network. In addition, he has initiated the adoption of Hadoop and OpenStack technology, carrying out development of cloud computing and big data platform, to build China Mobile “Big Cloud” cloud computing platform, which has successfully supported the world’s largest operator of public and private clouds construction and services. Since 2012, Mr. Huang has created a new architecture for building intelligent robotics system, the cloud-based robot system. The idea is to split the robot into three parts, the brain (cloud) and nerve (mobile network), and body (terminal). With this vision, people can build and operate very intelligent and mobile servicing robots that can help companies and families.
Dr. Zhe (Robert) Zhang is a co-founder of our company and has served as our director and vice president of international business development since May 2015. Dr. Zhang is responsible for the global business and product strategies, operations and strategic partnership of our company. Prior to co-founding our company, he served as head of service strategy and operations at Samsung Telecommunications America from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as vice president of product management at Irdeto, a leading software security and media technology company, from 2011 to 2012, where he was responsible for global product strategy on broadband video. He also served as vice president of product development at the Joint Innovation Lab from 2009 to 2011 and as a senior program manager at Microsoft from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Zhang received his M.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University in 2005, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational mechanics, M.S. in EECS from the University of Illinois, and B.S. from Tongji University in China in 1992.
Mr. Zhangliang (Richard) Tang has served as our chief financial officer since July 2018. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Tang was a founding partner of Paradigm Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm that provides advisory services, from November 2016 to July 2018, where he was responsible for the firm’s overall management. From April 2015 to November 2016, he was a director at China Renaissance (HKSE: 1911), a leading investment banking and investment management firm dedicated to China’s new economy businesses. Prior to that, Mr. Tang was an executive director at J.P. Morgan from April 2011 to April 2015. Mr. Tang received his bachelor’s degree in international finance from Fudan University in China in 2002.
Dr. Karl Zhao has served as our vice president of engineering since July 2018. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Zhao was the head of engineering of mobile apps and video for OpenX from January 2016 to June 2018, where he led the architecture, design, development and deployment of mobile app and video ads exchange servers that can handle multi-billion requests per day. Prior to that, he served as the lead system architect in AT&T from June 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Zhao received his doctor and master degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in 1992 and 1990, respectively, and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 1988.
Mr. Dafeng (David) Zhao has served as our vice president of sales since September 2018. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Zhao was a vice president at LIONCO Holding Group Co., Ltd from January 2016 to August 2018, where he was responsible for this company’s investments and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to that, he served as president of Datang Capital Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd., an investment management firm, from January 2008 to May 2013. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Zhao served as general manager of greater southwest region and executive assistant to the CEO of UTStarcom, where he was responsible for business development and sales. Prior to that, he served as a product manager and sales director at Beijing Terui Electronics Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhao received his master’s degree in May 2012 from the International Academy of Management and Economics in Philippines in 2012.