China’s seven ministries issued a joint policy directive on January 29, aimed at encouraging the development of the nation’s high-tech sectors between 2025 and 2027.
Humanoid robotics is one of the 10 iconic tech products in need of being tapped according to the directive.
The document was released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology together with six other agencies like the ministries of education as well as science and technology.
In the realm of humanoid robotics, the authorities listed a handful of major breakthroughs that are required to turbo-charge humanoid robotics, a fast-expanding segment worldwide.
These include high-torque servo motor, highly dynamic motion planning and control, bionic perception and recognition, nimble robotic hand, and tactile e-skin.
The directive also emphasizes the need to develop technologies with use cases in smart manufacturing, home service and hazardous workplaces.
In addition to humanoid robotics, the nine other iconic tech domains include quantum computer, brain-computer interface, 6G networks and so on.
The directive also spells out six new segments that the country looks to foster.
They span areas ranging from automated manufacturing and the next-generation wireless telecommunication to future-looking energy services and new materials science.
Specifically, manufacturers in the future could leverage bioengineering, nanometer and laser beam technologies to improve their processes, the directive says.