According to comprehensive media reports, abb, a Swedish automation giant, has invested US $150 million to build a “factory of the future” in Shanghai, which is planned to be completed in 2020. It is a factory that “makes robots with robots”. However, the cutting-edge robot technology produced by ABB can not meet the demand. It will feature “collaborative automation solutions” (called cobots) to enable robots to cooperate with human beings Rather than replace it.
China will promote the automation strategy characterized by this, and thus reshape the world robot market. The picture shows a factory inspecting a customer service robot in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province on December 4, 2018.