What the WRC 2017 Tells Us About the Industry Landscape of Service Robots and AI in China
Being held for the third consecutive year, the WRC (World Robot Conference) is an international convention and exhibition on robotics hosted by the People's Government of Beijing Municipality. The agenda of the 2017 conference consisted of forum, exhibition, and contest. While prestigious scholars and business leaders from China and all over world were invited to deliver speeches at the forum, the exhibition mainly showcased robots developed by Chinese vendors. The scope of this report focuses on the fields of service robots and AI (Artificial Intelligence) and seeks to learn more about the development trends of the Chinese vendors, thereby gaining a better understanding of the industry landscape of service robots and AI in China.