China to host world robotics conference 2017

Added On August 11, 2017

This year's World Robot Conference will be held in Beijing in August.
The event will bring together nearly 300 artificial intelligence specialists and representatives of over 150 robot enterprises.
The theme of this year's conference is "Innovation, entrepreneurship, creation, to meet the smart society".
Taking place between August the 23rd and the 27th, the conference includes a forum, expo, and a robot online shopping festival.
It will also host the 2017 World Robot Competition, where robot enthusiasts from famous universities will show off their latest creations.
Luo Junjie, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, says the Chinese robot industry is an important part of China's economic development.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE)LUO JUNJIE, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
"We will make a strong support for the key components and foundations of the robotics industry to improve its quality and reliability. We'll also keep robotics application as one of 10 key areas in 'Made in China 2025' plans and traditional manufacturing industry."