China Plans To 'Reshape The World' By Mass Producing Humanoid Robots

Zinger Key Points
  • China is targeting humanoid robot production by 2025.
  • The country is hoping for breakthroughs in environment sensing, motion control and machine-to-human interactions.

China unveiled plans to mass-produce humanoid robots expected to change the world.

What To Know: According to a new blueprint document published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology last week, China is targeting humanoid robot production by 2025.

The country plans to aid robotics startups in an effort to help develop talent in the field and ultimately "reshape the world."

China, which is the world's top electronics manufacturer, aims to develop breakthroughs in environment sensing, motion control and machine-to-human interactions over the coming years, per Bloomberg.

The government is reportedly encouraging the use of AI in the robots as it pushes for an expansion of robotics capabilities. The document indicates China wants to focus on making robot limbs more dexterous and eventually develop humanoid bots to think, learn and innovate on their own. 

AI has helped fuel humanoid robot ambitions in recent years. Tesla Inc's TSLA is developing its own humanoid robot called "Optimus." Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said he expects it to be ready when full self-driving is fully developed since the technology is very similar. 

Optimus is expected to be able to perform various tasks including making dinner, mowing the lawn and even taking care of a loved one. The Tesla robot is currently lacking real-world intelligence, which it seems China is focused on developing.

China-based robotics startup Fourier Intelligence hopes to have its humanoid bot ready for production by the end of the year. Other robotics companies pushing forward with robot development include Boston Dynamics, Engineered Arts and, Inc. AMZN.

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Photo: Pete Linforth from Pixabay.

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