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China's industrial #robot production surged 31.7% YoY to 25,635 units in November 2020. In first 11 months of 2020, #China produced a total of 206,851 industrial robots, up 22.2% from the same period in 2019, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed.

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China's industrial robot production rose 19.1 percent year-on-year to 237,068 units last year, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed.

In 2020, China's major industrial robot makers above a designated size raked in 53.17 billion yuan ($8.24 billion) in operating revenue, up 6 percent from a year earlier.

During the same period, their profits fell 26.9 percent year-on-year to 1.77 billion yuan, and the decline was 24.4 percentage points narrower than that in the first three quarters.

In December alone, the country produced a total of 29,706 industrial robots, up 32.4 percent on a yearly basis.

In 2020, China's robot manufacturers above a designated size that specially produce robots for service consumption posted revenue of 10.31 billion yuan, up 31.3 percent year-on-year. Their profits reached 70 million yuan, compared with a loss of 1.81 billion yuan a year earlier.

Last year, major manufacturers that produce robots for special operations registered revenue of 2.88 billion yuan, up 24.7 percent year-on-year, and profits of 120 million yuan, down 42.9 percent year-on-year.
 

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China's industrial robot production surged 19.1 percent year on year in 2020, official data showed.

The growing output indicates the improvement of market heat and the acceleration of intelligent upgrading of the enterprises, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Last year, the operating income of industrial robot manufacturing enterprises above the designated size registered a year-on-year increase of 6 percent, data from the MIIT showed.

The market of service robots performed well, with the operating income of relative enterprises above designated size reaching 10.31 billion yuan (about 1.6 billion U.S. dollars), up 31.3 percent year on year in 2020.

China strives to upgrade its labor-intensive manufacturing sector through technological innovation as it faces a shrinking working-age population and increasing labor costs.

The country released a guideline in 2016 with a goal of tripling annual production of industrial robots to 100,000 by 2020.
 

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A milestone achievement in soft robotics: Self-powered soft robot in the Mariana Trench
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On March 4, 2021, a latest achievement created by the joint research team from Zhejiang Lab (ZJ Lab) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) was published on Nature as a cover story titled "Self-powered Soft Robot in the Mariana Trench." Focusing on bionic deep-sea soft robots, Chinese scientists created the first soft robot that can operate at the deepest spot in the ocean.

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Technology enables Chinese to live thousands of years like in movie Thor and work at home. Life is good.
 

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China sees exploding growth in robot industry
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Beijing is set to hold the World Robot Conference 2015 from Nov. 23 to 25, focusing on collaborative innovation and the building of an intelligent society. China has been the biggest market in the global robot trade for two years.

According to Xu Xiaolan, Secretary General of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), this conference will include a forum in which experts will deliver key-note reports. Xu added that CAST will unveil a plan to promote innovations in the robot technology and industry and give a launching ceremony for a platform aiming to transform technological innovations into commercial products.

China has seen exploding growth in the robot industry, according to a press briefing for the conference. The sales of industrial robots in China hit 57,000 last year, as Vice Minister ofthe Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Mao Weiming revealed, which marksa growth of 55 percent on a year-on-year basis and a quarter of global trade.

However, China’s self-owned brands are far from satisfying the needs of various fields, Mao noted. For instance, in 2014, China mainly relies on importation of high-end robots inspite of the fact that the sales of self-owned brands robots reached 16,000.

Mao added China has stepped up efforts to make the robot industry development plan forthe period from 2016 to 2020 (the period of the 13th Five-Year Plan). China also supportspolicies to promote robot research, development and application in key manufacturingfields and build a standardized system for the robot industry and products.
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University of Science and Technology of China develops soft-bodied robots
2021-04-16 17:37:59 Ecns.cn Editor : Ji Xiang

(ECNS) -- Soft-bodied robots have been developed by a research team of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

Different from robots applied in deep-sea research and machinery manufacturing, these flexible robots are mainly used in daily life. They can feed, clean glass, open bottle caps, spray and grind for industrial use.

Inspired by nature, the robot is implemented with a Honeycomb Pneumatic network. Airbags inside the honeycomb structure will control its shape via air pressure, resulting in bending or elongating motion in different directions.

Compared with a traditional robot arm, the soft robot arm has more advantages in production cost, load capacity, and post-maintenance.

"The weight of a soft-bodied robot equals only a third of a traditional robot under the same specifications, and could even be much lighter. Its cost will be accordingly reduced to a third, even a fifth of a traditional counterpart," said Chen Xiaoping, a researcher of the School of Computer Science and Technology of USTC.

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