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Posted: May 02, 2013
Northeast China to build robot industrial base
(Nanowerk News) A robot industrial base with an estimated annual output of 50 billion yuan (8billion U.S. dollars) will be established in northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authoritiessaid.
Located in Shenfu New Town, a development zone in Fushun City, the industrial base will coveran area of 5 square kilometers, said Zhao Qibin, deputy director of the town's managementcommittee, at a press conference on Saturday.
Two robots dance during the 11th China International Equipment Manufacturing Expo in Shenyang, Liaoning province. (Photo by Pan Xiaochuan/Asianewsphoto)
According to Zhao, the industrial base will be completed by the end of 2017, and it will mostlydevelop robots and other intelligent equipment after academies and technical centers areestablished there.
The Liaoning provincial government has rolled out measures such as tax reductions and theentrance of venture capital to support the program, which Zhao said will be the country'slargest robot industrial base by 2030.
The robot industry is gaining momentum in China, as robots are gradually replacing traditionalhuman laborers, especially in the fields of rescue, assembly, printing, transportation andwelding.
To promote the application of relevant technologies and products, the China Robot IndustryAssociation was set up in Beijing on April 21.