Beijing is planning to build two robotic industrial parks covering an area of 550,000 sqm in its suburbs, a top industrial forum heard on August 20.
Officials attending the forum titled “robots and tech fusion development,” which is part of the 2023 World Robot Conference that closes today, revealed that the two projects include a 250,000-sqm park in Yizhuang of southeastern Beijing, and a 300,000-sqm park in Changping in the city’s northwest.
The two parks, when completed, will undergird the Chinese capital’s drive to become a world-class robotic industrial powerhouse.
Late last week, authorities disclosed a plan to build Yizhuang, an economic development zone, into a robotic hub and use this satellite town as a testing ground for a variety of emerging robotic applications over the next three years.
Beijing’s robotic industry dates back a long time and has attracted a large number of firms with cutting-edge technology to settle down in the city, Chinese media reported.
According to a three-year action plan (2023-2025) on growing the city’s robotic sector, this effort will be characterized by product innovation and use case demonstration, as well as by ecosystem optimization and industrial collaboration.
The goal is to create a “Beijing template” for developing the robotic industry, the plan says.
Statistics indicate that that the market worldwide for robots is projected to surpass US$47.7 billion. China now counts more than 340,000 robotics-related firms.
Some of them have evolved into leading enterprises, unicorns and ecosystem partners.