2021 World Robot Conference (2021 WRC) opened at the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area on September 10, 2021.
2021 World Robot Conference opens at Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area on September 10, 2021.
Cai Qi, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC, and Wan Gang, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and President of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), attended the opening ceremony and the launching ceremony.
Zhang Yuzhuo, Secretary of the Leading Party Members Group, Vice President in charge of daily work, Chief Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of CAST and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Chen Jining, Mayor of Beijing, and Xin Guobin, Vice Minister of industry and information technology, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches respectively.
Yin Yong, Member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC and Vice Mayor of Beijing, presided over the opening ceremony.
While noting that intelligent industry represented by robot is injecting new momentum into high-quality economic development and the global robot ecosystem is constantly improving, Zhang recognized the WRC an important open platform to gather innovation resources, introduce new products and facilitate industrial cooperation.
Zhang urged the robot industry to strengthen basic research and make technical breakthroughs to make more original innovation.
Zhang called on to put enterprises at the dominant position of innovation and promote the integration of industries,universities and research agencies to better communicate science and create a sound social environment to boost the industry.
Zhang concluded that Chinese sci-tech and industrial communities should join hands with their global peers to develop intelligent industry and deepen innovative cooperation to make contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Chen Jining said in his speech that the robot industry is one of the major priorities in Beijing’s accelerating process to become an international sci-tech innovation center.
Chen added that Beijing will give full play to its sci-tech advantages to provide support for the enterprises to carry out research, facilitate industrialization and promote the coordinated development of robot enterprises with intelligent manufacturing.
Chen urged to gather all kinds of innovation elements to foster industrial champions and leading-position enterprises, establish joint platforms for innovation, cooperation and product test and verification, empower traditional industries with new modes and build highlands of robot innovation and application.
Xin Guobin said in his speech that the Chinese government has attached great importance to boost high-quality development of the robot industry. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology must implement the important instructions of President Xi Jinping and follow the deployment of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to promote China’s robot industry from 4 perspectives: consolidating the industrial foundation, enhancing product supply, expanding application and optimizing industrial ecology.
At the opening ceremony, astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo sent video clips from the running China Space Station.
Toshio Fukuda, foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and former President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), delivered a video speech on behalf of the supporting international agencies.
After the opening ceremony, the participating leaders visited the exhibition areas of industrial robots, logistics robots and core parts of robots.
Wan Gang (L, front row) conducts communication with a panda-faced humanoid at 2021 WRC.
The WRC has been successfully held for five times since it was initiated in 2015.
The event is co-sponsored by the Beijing municipal government, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and CAST. It is co-organized by the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology and the administrative committee of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area.
The WRC is recognized as a grand event with the largest scale, the highest standard and the most abundant international elements in the field of robotics in China.
Under the theme of "Inject momentum and share results to build a win-win collaborative society", 2021 WRC consisted of a 3-day forum, more than 20 symposiums, exhibitions and contest among other activities.
The contest included four sections: Tri-Co Robot Challenge, BCI Controlled Robot Contest, Robot Application Contest and Youth Robot Design Contest, attracting nearly 1000 contestants to compete on-spot.
The exhibition displayed more than 500 new products from more than 110 enterprises and research agencies. The medical treatment robots and the application of brain-computer interface technologies highlighted the exhibition.
Lyu Zhaoping, Member of the Leading Party Members Group and Secretary of the Secretariat of CAST, Zhang Jiaming, Member of the Standing Committee and Secretary General of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC, Jin Wei, Vice Mayor of Beijing and Secretary General of the Beijing municipal government, Lu Jianhua, Academician of the CAS and Deputy Director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC), Wang Tianran, Academician of the CAE and Director of the national engineering research center of robotics of the Shenyang Institute of Automation of the CAS, Huang Wei, Academician of the CAS, Zhang Feng, President of the CIE, Lu Xin, President of the Chinese Society for Technical and Vocational Education and Yan Xiaohong, Deputy Director of the Committee on Culture, Historical Data and Studies of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC, attended the opening ceremony.
Relevant experts, scholars and entrepreneurs both at home and abroad, together with representatives of international agencies participated in the event in a combination form of online and on-spot.
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