The 2023 World Robot Conference, one of China’s most important robotics-related extravaganzas, will be held from August 16 to 22 in Beijing.
The conference is to take place in Yizhuang, an area in the Chinese capital, under the auspices of the Municipal Government of Beijing, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and China Association for Science and Technology.
The conference will consist of forums, exhibitions and competitions. With a focus on robotic technologies and industry trends, the event is intended to foster academic exchange and showcase innovative applications of robots across a broad spectrum of industries.
According to the organizers, the conference will hold three topical summits, four international forums and 20 plus panel discussions, bringing together thousands, if not tens of thousands, of attendees.
The conference sets aside an exhibition area of about 40,000 sqm, arranging for the first time robotic products across 10 categories, namely, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, commercial logistics, healthcare, senior care, emergency response, and more.
These categories accord with the 10 application scenarios outlined in an official document called “Robot plus” released early this year.
Besides, about 100 robotics-related companies from home and abroad, such as ABB, Festo, Hyundai, Siasun (新松), JD Logistics (京东物流), and Tinavi (天智航), will be present at the exhibition, displaying some 500 exhibits.
More than 50 new product releases are also scheduled, including a bionic swift robot, quadrupeds, robot fish, and so on.
Well-known enterprises such as UBTech (优必选), CloudMinds (达闼科技) and Xiaomi (小米) will showcase their latest breakthroughs in and future applications of humanoid robotics, which are a media darling these days.
In addition to the forums and exhibitions, the conference will also host four competitions on integrated robotics, brain-computer interface, robotic application and designs by youngsters.
These competitions will run nationwide and collect entries through the end of this year, with an estimated 80,000 candidates expected to take part.
More than 1,000 delegations, or 4,000 participants, will be invited to compete in the finals in Beijing.