Frequently Asked Questions
What is Robot.TV, or Jiqiren.TV?
It is a video site of Robot.
Jiqiren is the Chinese pinyin of robot.
Although jiqiren was coined with jiqi (machine) and ren(person, people) — literally means ‘machine people’ or‘mechanical persons,’ and its counterpart in English is supposed to be cyborg or android, it is still used commonly as the term robot in the Chinese language. From time to time, jiqiren can also be used as the adjective robotic, such as Jiqiren shoubi (robotic arms), but it cannot be associated with non-human creatures, such as robotic dog (
jiqiren dog is not legal.) or robotic cat ( jiqiren cat is not valid either). Occasionally, jiqiren can mean robotics, especially when a company is named as ‘blabla jiqiren,’ which actually means blabla robotics.
Overall, jiqiren means robot, but it can also mean android, humanoid, cyborg, robotic, or robotics.
As a result, Robot.TV (jiqiren.tv) is nothing but a web site of robots.
When was Robot.TV created?
Robot.tv was created in 2015, which was dubbed as “the first year of intelligent robot era” in China.
Why did I create this?
As the founder, I am in the process of robotics studies, and this website is a side project. I created Robot.TV mainly for the following two reasons:
First, I am obsessed with all kinds of robots and the study of robotics. I am eager to know everything about robot, and to know everyone who also studies robotics.
Second, I believe robot is the NEXT BIG THING after computer and smartphone. Robots will be highly likely to be our best assistants, and hopefully they will not replace humans entirely. Another possibility is that robots can be true in the Chinese sense, i.e. humans and robots can be integrated and we eventually become cyborgs, which can be JiqiRen in Chinese sense. Robots can be an extension of us, and humans will be the soul of robots. We are likely to become JiqiRen.
Who am I?
My name is Chen Chen, and my English name is Justin.
What else projects have I founded or co-founded?
I co-founded CognitveBase, a search engine of Cognitive Property.
How to contact me?
Email: justin#robot.tv (Replace # with @)
You can also add me via QQ or WeChat: 359959667