Eastern China city to host high-profile robot conference in early December

Specifically, it will feature panel discussions on the role of robots in sectors including education, mining, agriculture, rehabilitation, metallurgy and machinery.

The 2023 China Robot Industrial Conference will be held in Wuhu, an industrial city in eastern China’s Anhui Province on December 4-6, Chinese media reported yesterday.

The conference, which is one of the largest of its kind on robotics in China, will bring together hundreds of participants from the robotic industry, academia, government, and investor community, to discuss a range of topics on the development of robotics in China.

The choice of Wuhu as the host of the conference is symbolic. The city has evolved into a robotic powerhouse, boasting more than 220 such companies that contribute 30 billion yuan (US$4.2 billion) in output each year.

Around 100 of them record an annual revenue of 20 million yuan or more.

Held once every year, the event will touch upon subjects such as policy-making, macro-trends, application scenarios and integration of industrial players and resources.

Specifically, it will feature panel discussions on the role of robots in sectors including education, mining, agriculture, rehabilitation, metallurgy and machinery.

These panels are expected to cast a spotlight on industrial, service and specialized robots, with researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers proffering their thoughts on hot-button issues at the forefront of the industry.

As a highlight, Dr. Susanne Bieller, secretary-general of International Federation of Robotics, will attend the conference and deliver a keynote speech, sharing the latest data on the robotic space worldwide.

In addition, the organizer is also due to release studies on the Chinese robotic industry in recent years, as well as rankings of the top domestic players.

In 2023, China’s robot industry has kept its momentum, producing 320,000 industrial robots in the first nine months, up 0.4% year on year. Meanwhile, service robot production totaled close to 6.65 million units, jumping 39.3% over the previous year.

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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, Trip.com 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 nitao0927@gmail.com.

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