Over 20 robots, some new releases, to grace the stage of 2023 WAIC

A highlight of the tech extravaganza is that more than 20 smart robots will be displayed, including some that are due to make their debut.

The 2023 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) will take place in Shanghai from July 6 to 8, with some tech champions set to display their state-of-the-art innovations.

The conference will showcase exhibits and feature discussions on 10 “frontiers” of technology, including large language model, smart chip, scientific intelligence, robotics, brain-inspired intelligence, metaverse, autonomous driving, data, tech regulation and security, and blockchain, according to the official WeChat account of Pudong New Area, where the WAIC is held.

A highlight of the tech extravaganza is that more than 20 smart robots will be displayed, including some that are due to make their debut.

Tesla Bot, or Optimus, will lead a pack of homegrown robotic products at the exhibition, ranging from the surgical robot of MicroPort (微创医疗) to wind turbine inspection robot from Clobotics (扩博智能), from quadrupeds supplied by firms like iFlytek (科大讯飞), Unitree (宇树科技) and DEEP Robotics (云深处), to the CarMo smart mining robotic carrier developed in part by Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The annual conference also features a star-studded lineup of speakers, bringing together around 1,400 delegates from around the world, including four Turing Aware recipients, a Nobel Prize laureate, and 80-plus Chinese and foreign academicians.

Attendees also include representatives of established tech firms from home and abroad, such as Tesla, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Huawei and Alibaba.

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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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