About Our Team at Youcan Robot
Our team is made up of an elite industry of professionals, focused on R&D. We’ve successfully launched 4 generations of UAVs, with more on the way.
Our engineers have created brand new technology and smart design into the underwater UAV space, with a keen eye for detail.
Our knowledge of AI and commitment to the products means that we offer top tier customer and partner support.
Youcan Robot was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers and visionaries committed to intelligent technology and global exploration. Since the beginning, our team has pursued excellence in every aspect of our business, with the goal of bringing new and exciting solutions and tools that can be used on both a recreational and professional level.
Our first product took 6 years to develop, as we carefully engineered both its hardware and software components according to our exacting specifications. Known as the BW Space, it was the first underwater drone equipped with intelligent tracking capabilities. We followed that up with the BW Space Pro, which became the first underwater drone with zoom functionality, 4K video recording, and the ability to dive nearly 100 meters.
It was these products that launched Youcan into one of the leading designers of underwater exploration products. We continue to invest in research and development, and have launched branches throughout Asia, including Shanghai, Zhejiang, Tokyo, and Suzhou.
We’re proud of the work that we do. But we’re also not finished, and we’re excited to bring you with us on our journey to becoming the leading name in drones and robotics.
Our investment into R&D is at the heart of everything that we do. There’s a saying that goes “every 1% detail comes from 100% effort.” We have an entire team of engineers and designers that have poured their hearts into their research and testing, moving our products from idea to creative blueprint to structural design to production.
It was due to these efforts that we were able to produce the advanced underwater drone products that you see today. Our focus continues to be on innovation and quality. We continue to research new technologies in the underwater robots and drone space, and have completed several quality assurance certifications including CE, UL, PSE, FC in both Europe and the United States.
Youcan Technical Committee
Founder and CEO
Youcan Robot was founded by Li Zhiqin. Li had over 20 years of experience working in electronic video processing and R&D manufacturing. His resume includes research and development with Shanghai Radio and Television, Dongjie Electric, Mstar, Techwell, and other internationally renowned hardware and semiconductor companies. He brings his management and research experience, combined with intimate knowledge of supply chain efficiency to both Youcan and its products.
Former professor of Shanghai University, former researcher of Institute of Robotics, University of Pittsburgh
Before joining Youcan, Xu Zhixiang was a professor at Shanghai University and a researcher at the Institute of Robotics at the University of Pittsburgh. Known as a leader in the field, both academically and in research and development, Xu was awarded the Certificate of Government Allowance in 1993, and the Guanghua Technology Award in 1995. He also personally presided over major robotics projects, including those related to remote control mobile robots.
Professor and doctoral supervisor of School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University
Miao’s puts him deep into the research of complex electromechanical equipment, intelligent robots, and “robot collaboration” – talents that he takes with him into Youcan Robot. In the past decade alone, he has published more than 30 scientific papers in journals like China Science, Automatica and many others. He presided over 5 national level scientific projects as part of both the National Key R&D Program and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has also been awarded the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress 1 Prize.
Professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Information Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University.
Zhang’s research has focused extensively on artificial intelligence, networked intelligent information systems, wireless network positioning, and the “energy internet.” He has more than 100 academic papers and 10 national patents for his outstanding work in these fields. He has also participated or presided over more than 20 national, provincial, and ministerial level projects for organizations that include the National Fund Committee, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, and the Shanghai Municipal Commission.
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Youcan Robot was invited to assist the CCTV Science and Education Channel in the filming of "Geographic China - in Search of Chinese White Dolphins.”
Using One Of Youcan Robot’s Underwater Drones, Suzhou Radio And Television Station Produced A 3 Minute Short Video Entitled “Roaming Suzhou,” Which Was Shown On CCTV News Channel.
The BW Space Pro Was Used In Several Live Broadcasts With Baidu, Including The Underwater City Of Qiandao Lake, Guangxi Wannian Karst Cave, Panjiakou Underwater Great Wall, And Sanya Wuzhizhou. Coral Reef.
Listed on CIO Outlook’s Top 10 Robotics Solution Providers for 2018.
Following the success of the BW1, Youcan established its first Japanese branch in Tokyo.
Youcan unveiled its 1st generation underwater drone, titled the BW1, at the DRT Show in Shanghai.
Youcan Robot was founded, registered as Youcan Robot (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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