Beijing will build a robotic industry with core revenue of more than 30 billion yuan (US$4.14 billion), an official document revealed yesterday.
China’s capital released an action plan yesterday concerning innovation in the robotic industry between 2023 and 2025, mandating that by 2025 the city will incubate 100 robotic products with high technological level and added value.
Besides, it will generate 100 application scenarios for robotics with the potential to be extended nationwide.
Already home to a large number of robotic firms big and small, Beijing also looks to possess one of the world’s highest ratios of robots per 10,000 industry professionals.
The goal, the document says, is to create a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in robotics and establish a world-leading robotic industry cluster.
The plan also emphasizes the need to facilitate the development of humanoid robots, to lead advances across four other categories, including healthcare, collaborative, specialized and logistics robots, in which Beijing has an existing advantage.
In addition, Beijing will execute an initiative to incubate 100 new robotic products as well as create an innovative product system that it says is “smart, open, advanced” and features a “nexus between research and development.”
Among all the city’s robotic industry practitioners, market incumbents will be encouraged to play a bigger role in building an industrial chain and integrating the hardware and software parts, the plan indicates.
The action plan also pledges efforts to double down on underlying infrastructure such as large language model, core technologies and key components, so as to spur the growth of an overall industrial ecosystem.
According to the document, Beijing will implement pilot schemes to address needs in sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics, senior care, emergency response and agriculture, in a bid to showcase typical use cases of robotics.