The Chinese robotics sector generated almost half of total global patents in the most recent year available, according to a new report.
The figure was published in the Annual Report on the Development of the Robot Industry in China, jointly written by HRG International Institute of Research and Innovation as well as the China Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation.
The two organizations produced what they call the 2021 Blue Book of the Robot Industry, based on their research.
The second blue book in the series, and in Chinese, it contains an analysis of China’s robot industry from five aspects including region, capital, talent, patent and innovation.
It studies the path and mechanism of industrial development and makes a judgment on the development trend and direction.
In a press release about the book, HRG says: “The report shows that the number of robot-related patents filed in China has ranked first in the world, accounting for 44 percent of the total robot-related patent applications published globally by the end of 2019.
“Sensors and robot software which are playing an increasingly important role in the intelligent process of robots are listed as new-type core components for the first time in the report.
“The blue book aims to provide forward-looking and objective first-hand data and trend analysis of industrial development.”
It adds that the report systematically summarizes and analyzes China’s robot industry from a scientific and rigorous perspective, hoping to provide authoritative, full and accurate information about the development of domestic robot industry for relevant government departments, enterprises, scientific research institutions, investment institutions and other industrial entities.