Commercial use of robots growing rapidly in China

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The latest report from the International Federation of Robotics says China will have more robots operating in its production plants by 2017 than any other country. This comes as the country’s car and electronics factories are becoming increasingly automated. CCTV’s Wu Lei visited one of the largest robot manufacturers in South China’s Guangdong province for an inside look.

Commercial use of robots growing rapidly in China

Commercial use of robots growing rapidly in China

The latest report from the International Federation of Robotics says China will have more robots operating in its production plants by 2017 than any other country. This comes as the country's car and electronics factories are becoming increasingly automated. CCTV's Wu Lei visited one of the largest robot manufacturers in South China's Guangdong province for an inside look.

Highlights:

  • The International Federation of Robotics estimates that China is on course to having the most robots in world by 2017.
  • The industrial robot market in China is showing promising signs as workers get replaced due to higher labor costs.

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