China, UK masterminds eye intelligent robotics
Updated: 2017-08-01

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The first China-UK Intelligent Robotics Forum opens at Fudan University in Shanghai on July 4. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]

Scientists, engineers and business representatives from China and UK gathered at Fudan University on July 4, to explore the challenges and opportunities in the development of intelligent robotics.

The meeting, organized by the prestigious Chinese university marked the first China-UK Intelligent Forum aimed at promoting in-depth explorations in the creation and development of intelligent robots, as well as its application in the biomedical field.

Aside a consensus reached by the Chinese and British scientists on intelligent robotics, the forum saw CSG Smart Science & Technology Co, a leading company in smart manufacturing of high-end equipment in China, donating three million yuan ($445,870) to support Fudan in cultivating talents in areas of brain-inspired intelligence.

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Scientist and engineers in areas of intelligent robotics share ideas at the forum. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]

Jin Li, vice president of Fudan and a fellow at the Chinese Academy of Science, said the forum was in cohesion with China's ever-expanding robotics industry in recent years, while UK's early steps into the robotics research, especially its leading role in the assistant driving and service robot areas, have prompted the two sides' joint efforts in industry-university-research cooperation.

Fudan University is keen on developing its robotic strength. For instance, the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence, which was founded in March, 2015, has taken advantage of Fudan's strength in computer and biological science and cooperated with 30 domestic universities to propel new breakthroughs in the field.

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The intelligent robots displayed at the forum. [Photo/fudan.edu.cn]

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