Engineering giant Siemens is establishing a robotics research and development centre in China.
The company says the facility will be a global research centre in autonomous robotics, and is part of its innovation strategy to “master technology fields that are critical for future success”.
Worldwide, Siemens is planning to spend $6 billion this year on R&D, and China is likely to represent a significant portion of that budget.
Siemens says the global research community in its China R&D centre will comprise experienced experts from around the world will focus on:
- the research and development of new mechatronics systems,
- human-robot collaboration; and
- the application of artificial intelligence in robotic controllers.