Our Story


‘Build the most intelligent and intuitive robotics that enhance people’s lives.’

ForwardX is committed to deliver the most intelligent and intuitive-designed robotics, powered by the most cutting-edge computer vision and self-driving technologies. Our ambition never stops to explore and conquer the challenges we may face while on the way of inventing the most handy robotics for everyone in the near future. By liberating you from all the hassle and repetitive works, our products are here to empower you to live a more joyful and meaningful life.

About ForwardX Robotics:

Founded in 2016 by former Oracle SaaS product Head, Nicolas Chee, ForwardX Robotics is backed by CDH Investments, Eastern Bell Venture Capital, and Angel Around. Driven by a mission of pushing the envelope to enhance the lives of people and open up to more possibilities by heralding the next generation of AI robotics, ForwardX was formed by a team of top engineers and scientists passionate about developing cutting-edge robot vision and self-driving technology. ForwardX Robotics is headquartered in Beijing, with an office in San Jose.

  • CEO @ ForwardX Robotics

    Nicolas Chee

    Former Oracle China Regional Product VP
    (has earned the prestigious ‘President’s Club’ when he was in-service at Oracle);
    Former SAP Global Product Manager;
    The Champion of ABU Robocon 2003, Region of China;
    Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Master’s Degree in Integrated Circuit.

  • Doctor & Scientist in Computer Vision

    Junliang Xing

    Former Visiting Professor at Microsoft Research Asia - ‘Star Casting Program’;
    Have published over 70 papers on top-tier international journals and conferences in Computer Vision field;
    THU (Tsinghua University), Computer Science and Technology.


    Xiaoyi Chen

    Former Head of Embedded Software at Vincross;
    Former Senior Software Engineer at Motorola;
    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Master’s Degree in Signal Processing.

  • Hard-core Scientist in Computer Vision

    Guangpeng Zhang

    Former Cogent Algorithm Developer at 3M
    (Received 3rd place in NIST FRVT 2012 & FIVE contest, as the team leader);
    Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Doctor’s & Post-Doctor’s Degrees in Computer Application;
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Technology.

  • Staff Engineer @ ForwardX Robotics

    Fangning Cheng

    Studied Computer Science at Purdue University;
    Participant of the CERN LHC CMS Collaboration, which discovered Higgs Boson (a.k.a 'God particle');
    Facilitated research in Fermilab;
    Administrated one of the top 50 Supercomputer.

  • COO @ ForwardX Robotics

    Yaxin Guan

    10+ years of consulting and investment experiences.
    Former Vice President at SDIC Fund;
    Former Management Consultant at McKinsey& Company, Chicago Branch.

DNA in ForwardX

  • Explore.

    the horizon of the world.

  • Invent.

    from zero to one.

  • Conquer.

    technology challenges.

  • Empower.

    human-beings to enhance their lives and
    open up to more possibilities.