, Nanjing, May 15th. Title: Robot Industry: Product development cannot keep up with the market’s demand for “increasing machines”

  Reporter Tang Juan Shen Ran

  The shortage of talents, technical bottlenecks, and the predicament of the robot entrepreneurial team...For the past few days, the "2021 World Robot Conference Series-Robot Travel" has entered the development cluster of the robot industry in Jiangsu Province, listened to the "spits" of industry enterprises, and focused on the robot industry The "new track" will contribute to the sustained and high-quality development of China's robotics industry.

  As one of the major manufacturing provinces in China, Nanjing and Changzhou, Jiangsu are the key cities for this "Robot Travel" survey.

  Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, once famous for assembling the mecha robots in the Hollywood movie "Pacific Rim", has now formed a robot industry gathering place in Changzhou Wujin. There are more than 60 robot R&D and production and supporting integration companies here. Jiangsu has nearly 70% of the robot production capacity comes from Changzhou, and the scale of the industrial chain has exceeded 6 billion yuan.

In the Changzhou Wujin robot industry gathering place, there are more than 60 robot R&D, production and supporting integration enterprises gathered here.

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  Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, has continued to increase investment in the intelligent manufacturing industry in recent years. According to the latest statistics, the city currently has nearly 100 companies involved in the development and production of robots. In 2020, the industrial scale will be nearly 10 billion yuan, and the annual output of industrial robots will exceed 10,000 units. Sets, an increase of 20% year-on-year.

  During the visits between the two places, it was found that with the booming market demand for robots, the types of robots can also be described as "only unexpected, nothing impossible."

  You can know the bad fruit rate without opening the nuts, and the sweetness of the fruit becomes visible. The 24-hour service in the hotel and shopping mall is uninterrupted, replacing firefighters into the fire scene, and running freely in extreme manufacturing environments...

  These technological innovations brought by robots are affecting people's lives in more and more fields, and are also promoting more and more industries to "add opportunities."

  However, the surge in huge market demand for China's robotics industry that is still in its infancy, in addition to confidence in the "sunrise industry", there is also a heavy burden on its shoulders.

  Jiangsu Jinheng Information Technology Co., Ltd. is a robot research and development company born out of traditional manufacturing. Sun Jingzhong, the deputy general manager of the company, said frankly, “Traditional manufacturing has a very large demand for robots. The number of front-line workers in the harsh operating environment has been greatly reduced, and remote-controlled robots are becoming the main front-line “operators” in the factory. However, the production environment is complex, and the requirements for manufacturing processes are also very high. It can be said that traditional industries are “increasing machines”. The demand is huge, but the market can only stop and wait for the product, waiting for the rapid development of robot research and development to meet more diverse needs."

With the booming market demand for robots, the types of robots can also be described as "only unexpected, nothing impossible."

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  Sang Zhimin, director of Nanjing Estun Automation Co., Ltd., a veteran manufacturer of industrial robots, also believes, "At present, robots are still unable to fulfill the demand for meticulous craftsmanship in many manufacturing fields. Artificial intelligence is needed to intervene and bring more diversified flexible production. Features."

  Jiang Yuanyuan, the person in charge of Zhengtu New Vision (Jiangsu) Technology Co., Ltd., pointed out that the defect detection robots developed by the company have become more and more widely used and more and more orders. However, the shortage of R&D technical talents has been plagued by the development of the company.

  In this regard, Li Lei, the head of the China-Israel Changzhou Innovation Park, said that the park has gathered many innovative carriers and R&D platforms for intelligent manufacturing, and technology transformation cannot keep up, making many technologies shelved.

It is hoped that the industry can introduce relevant policies to promote technological transformation.

  Regarding the future of the development of China's robotics industry, some entrepreneurs said, "In the global industry track of robotics, if China only competes in mature foreign fields, it will never be able to lead the way. Only in a new track can it achieve a start."

  Shen Can, the person in charge of Changzhou Huashu Jinming Intelligent Equipment Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd., told reporters that the company's orders have increased by 300% this year, all coming from the field of new energy vehicles.

"The production capacity of last year was completed in the first two quarters of this year."

  Fan Xisheng, director of Nanjing Jizhijia Robot Co., Ltd., introduced that the company’s main logistics robots have been widely recognized by domestic and foreign markets. “In response to market demand, the company is developing new types of heavy-duty robots to solve logistics manufacturing and other enterprises’ freight yards. Pain points."

  "In recent years, the robotics industry has developed very rapidly. Robot companies can be said to appear like a surge, but they also disappear like a surge." Sang Zhimin bluntly said that the big wave gold rush left behind the strong, "The positioning of the company is very important. In the end of qualitative development, big fish eat small fish."

  The organizer of the event, Liang Liang, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, pointed out that China is the largest robot market in the world, and China is also the fastest in the development of application fields. This is why, practitioners in China's robotics industry will face a variety of problems. However, "human-machine coexistence" is the future that is bound to come. For China's robotics industry, although the road is blocked, the future is not far away. (Finish)