President Xi Jinping has reiterated the importance of developing the robot industry to expand China's share in the global robot market. His outlook highlights the significance of innovation-driven development. The world is expected to enter a new era of intelligent manufacturing in the next decade, during which the robot industry will also undergo transformation and upgrading. That will be the era of "robot 2.0".
"Robot 2.0" will be a result of the integrated development of various advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, which may be understood both as a highly intelligent service platform and a service terminal that combines the virtual and real worlds.
With the implementation of "Made in China 2025" strategy, Chinese companies should not only manufacture machines and robots, but also promote international dialogue and cooperation, and integrate all the necessary resources. To make China's robot industry more competitive, the Chinese robot enterprises should focus more on research and development and invest more funds into the industry.