Nearly 300 artificial intelligent (AI) specialists and representatives of over 150 robot enterprises will gather in Beijing from Aug. 23 to 27 for the World Robot Conference 2017.
China has been the world's biggest producer of industrial robots for three years, accounting for 25 percent of global production.
China also remained the largest market for industrial robots in 2016, with sales rising by 26.6 percent year on year to 88,992, according to a report released by China Robot Industry Alliance in July 2017.
As China is in the critical stage of "Made in China 2025," a blueprint to move manufacturing up the value chain, the development of industrial robots has become a major aspect in transforming and upgrading the country’s manufacturing industry.
In China, a growing number of children begin to show strong interest in robots. Meanwhile, robot education in various forms is getting increasingly popular as it can cultivate the creativity and practical ability of children.
Attend Robot Lessons
Volunteer Xu Jie (L) introduces the robots to kids at Dinggang Community, Hefei City, capital of east China's Anhui Province, July 26, 2017. The Dinggang Community started a robot lesson in which kids assemble robots and run them under volunteers' direction. The course aims to enrich their vacation and improve their ability of practice and thought. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)