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World Robot Conference 2017 kicks off in Beijing

Society 23.08.2017 | 11:05
Photo: Xinhua
Photo: Xinhua

BEIJING, 23 August (BelTA - Xinhua) - The World Robot Conference 2017 takes place at Beijing Yichuang International Conference and Exhibition Center, in Beijing, capital of China. It is held from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, consisting of forum, exposition and robot competition.

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Beijing plans to develop into a global center for robotics by 2025 and has issued an industry blueprint at the ongoing World Robot Conference.

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The capital aims to receive 12 to 15 billion yuan (1.8 to 2.25 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue from the robotics industry by 2020 and 60 billion yuan by 2025, according to the plan.

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The city hopes to have 10 leading robotics companies, 10 R&D headquarters and become a world-leading robotics base by 2020.

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Beijing is home to around 240 companies specialized in artificial intelligence, with over 7,800 related patents. Beijing Economic Technological Development Area, which hosted the conference, has about 100 robotics companies.

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