A drastically slowing economy is chiefly to blame for the anemic growth of the country's industrial robot space over the past year.
According to official plans, Yizhuang will attract a number of leading robotic firms and their supply chain partners from home and abroad to put down roots there.
The company vows to help clients configure the type of AMRs according to their preferences and with "the ease of playing building blocks."
It makes sense for Tianjin to embrace robotics and automation, as the traditional industrial powerhouse recorded slower economic growth over the past few years than other major cities.
China's construction sector is grappling with a labor shortage, amid an aging workforce and the tendency of younger generations to shun this back-breaking and seemingly undignified work.
Under the plan, local robotic companies are forecast to double down on their efforts in mainly four areas, namely, manufacturing, service, healthcare and education.
In this monthly column called “The deal tracker,” we look at major funding events that took place in China’s robotic sector the previous month and rank them in a chronological order.
As a highlight of their tie-up, the two firms will leverage their respective strengths to roll out a cobot named Lexium and integrate it into Schneider Electric's open automation platform EcoStruxure.
Prior to Expert Robotics, its founder and CEO Xu Zhendong is a specialist in AGV, AMR, flexible manufacturing system (FMS) and manufacturing execution system (MES) with over 10 years of experience R&D and productization.
Much of China's rural areas have suffered a loss of labor as younger populations migrate to cities in search of work, leaving behind the elderly to take care of the farm work. Mechanization is China's agricultural sector is still at low levels.
Cobots have increasingly become a favorite of industrial businesses thanks to its safety, agility, ease of use as well as relatively low comprehensive costs and convenience of deployment.
Unlike typical AMRs, mobile racks and autonomous forklifts that usually navigate the factory or warehouse floors on their own, Bosin's products are designed to move objects in midair.