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China plans mass production of humanoid robots

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Published 9 January 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Humanoid robots on display at the 2023 World Robot Conference in Beijing. Here, Huang Jiawei shows off Unitree's latest creation.

China has announced plans to begin mass production of humanoid robots by 2025, marking a strategic initiative that could reshape the global robotics and artificial intelligence arena. The move signals China’s ambition to become a dominant player in this advanced technology sector.

China is taking a significant step forward in robotics by taking the lead in the development of humanoid robots. This ambitious venture is expected to not only provide a major boost to China’s economy, but also have a significant impact on the global advanced technology market.

With hundreds of thousands of humanoid robots ready to work in the near future, China’s vision includes the widespread integration of these robots into various sectors. The market for human-like robots is estimated to reach a global value of $150 billion annually within 15 years. According to projections, robots could become a natural part of the factory workforce between 2025 and 2028, and expand to a wide range of occupations between 2030 and 2035.

– China’s robot production covers many different fields of work. However, the quality of these robots is not that high yet, but it is steadily improving, robotics researcher Henrik Iskov Christensen, a professor of robotics at the University of California, told Swedish popular science magazine Illustrerad vetenskap (Science illustrated).

Technology race

These accelerating developments in robotics have spurred global competitors into action. The US and EU have stepped up efforts to avoid falling behind in the technology race, as evidenced by restrictions and new projects to promote the development of their own robotic technologies.

US-based companies such as Agility and Tesla, as well as Hanson Robotics, are among the players that have introduced their own versions of humanoid robots. These initiatives, along with university projects, underscore the growing trend of robotics research and development worldwide.

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