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Highlights from the 2018 World Robot Conference

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Highlights from the 2018 World Robot Conference
Highlights from the 2018 World Robot Conference. (Image source: [Photo/Xinhua]
The 2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing ended it 5-day festivities on Sunday, 19 August.

Revolving around the world’s major areas of robotic research, application, innovation and development in an intelligent society, the WRC 2018 offered a venue where academic thoughts can be exchanged at high levels and the latest achievements demonstrated.


Chaired by Prof. Gong Ke, WFEO President-Elect, the prestigious international conference saw global robotic industry with the largest scale, the highest standards, and the most intensified resources. The conference pooled the wisdom of experts around the world, attracted top enterprises in the world and displayed the latest scientific and technological achievements, which had guiding significance for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The conference attracted a total of 166 domestic and international enterprises exhibiting their cutting edge technologies and more than 500 items are displayed at the scene.


Popular stars at this year’s World Robot Conference were undoubtedly the small, amateur-made “battle bots” which smashed, hammered and sawed their way through their opponents to a cacophony of cheers and shouts from a rapt audience.

The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT), and China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) jointly held the World Robot Conference from 2015 to 2017 for three consecutive years, with the permission of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

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