The ongoing 19th RoboCup event in which 2,000 participants from 47 countries and regions are taking part is happening in provincial capital Hefei. The event that has been raising interest level of robotics in China is not only leads to competition, but allows participants to test and present developments in robotics.
Goocoo Robot Industry Share Holding Co. Ltd., headquartered in Hefei, presented the new version of its pioneering model known as Kejia, a service robot designed by the University of Science and Technology of China. Kejia has won the 2014 Service RoboCup.
Chen Gang, deputy general manager of Goocoo Robot, was of the view, "Our company was involved in the real estate sector, but we took a leap of faith and changed to robot production at the end of last year. We are confident in the potential of the emerging intelligent robotics market".
For now, the company has not started large-scale production of service robots, as they are quite expensive for the use of the public. Chen said that majorly, their products are being bought by restaurants or event firms.
In the coming time, human assistance robots will become cost effective. There are chances that hospitals and families will be quite interested in having them. China has majorly industrial robots' market.
In 2014, around 57,000 industrial robots were sold in China, which are up 54% annually. The International Federation of Robotics, China's industries will have purchased 400,000 robots by 2017.
NYC Today, by Gloria Bradley on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 01:01
On May 11, the Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index 2010 China, remarking “a dramatic rise in the quality of research being published by China”. University of Science and Technology of China is ranked 3rd of TOP 10 Institutions in Index 2010 China.
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