Beijing founds first humanoid robot center nationwide in bid to tap industry further

Humanoid robot is all the rage in China after Tesla and a few industrial pioneers introduced their own models since last year.

The first provincial-level humanoid robot innovation center within China has been registered in Beijing, marking the latest in a string of efforts by the country’s capital city to develop its nascent humanoid robotic industry.

Chinese media reported today that the center, which was incorporated in the Robot Innovation Park of Beijing Economic Development Zone, will conduct research into five fields.

Specifically, the five fields cover the humanoid robot, LLM tailored to humanoid robot, motion control system, “tool chain,” open-source platform and developer community.

By setting up this new center, Beijing’s tech authorities hope to translate the synergies of industrial alliances and research experts into tangible results in the form of innovations.

Besides, the center also will take upon itself the mission to construct a sound ecosystem and hasten the commercialization of humanoid robotics.

The center seeks to build the world’s first “humanoid platform” and “LLM platform” to nurture more innovations.

Humanoid robot is all the rage in China after Tesla and a few industrial pioneers introduced their own models since last year.

Zheshang Securities predicted in a research note that market demand for humanoid robots will reach 1.77 units in 2030.

Worldwide, the market size is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 25% from 2023 to 169.2 billion yuan (US$23.23 billion) in 2030.

In the next three to five years, humanoid robots are likely to be adopted first in industrial and commercial scenarios.

And in the longer run, such as five or 10 tens from now, the contraption could find a higher rate of individual adoption.

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Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at

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