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China wants to promote a robotic revolution to reform its economy

The Chinese government will prioritize improving the technology of its production plants and diversifying the workforce, within its plan to reform the country’s economy with an eye toward 2025.

China aims to lay the foundations to lead an authentic robotics revolution that will allow it to consolidate its economic development and maintain its growth rate compared to other countries. With this ambitious plan, the Chinese government aims to improve its productivity by planning the work automation carried out by millions of low paid workers.

The will to promote the technology sector complements the ambitious production objectives set by China in its latest economic model, with which it aspires to double the rent per capita of the country for the year 2020. The government’s plan was evident in the World Robotics Conference recently held in Beijing, where the vice president of the People’s Republic of China, Li Yuanchaostressed the capital importance of the robotics for the economic future of the country.

Much of the success of the country’s productive sector depends on the low production costs, mainly due to the cheap and unskilled labor of its workers. But the economic growth of recent years, accompanied by a significant increase in salaries, has been the trigger for the technological boost of the industrial sector and the diversification of labor within his plan to reform the economy.

The commercial and economic potential of the Chinese market for the production of all types of household appliances and electronic devices for domestic use is well known to all, but the deployment of many of these robots within manufacturing plants would improve the productivity and the efficiency of those jobs performed by cheap and low skilled labor.

Robotics companies assure that this work automation plan would have reciprocal benefits for workers, since the implementation of robots in production lines requires a process of maintenance, improvement, design and development which must be carried out by personnel with Technical formation specific. Therefore, the economic benefits not only fall on the efficiency of production, but also improve the Professional qualification of the workers, and therefore, their salary.

Replacing millions of low paid jobs with robots could seem counterproductive for the Chinese economy, as jobs are destroyed. But it is also true that a large part of these jobs do not require specific training and are invested 40 hours weekly for an average salary of 498 euros a month.

In any case, many of these tasks performed by humans will not be easy to automate at low cost. In principle, it is intended to replace those systematic tasks of visual inspection and manipulation of objects with robots, using specific intelligent automata.

For two years now, China has led the number of robot imports worldwide, monopolizing the 25% of total sales in the sector. But these data could be increased to one third of the total of industrial robots installed in the world for the year 2018according to the calculations of the International Federation of Robotics.

The program to improve the manufacturing base and turn China into a world power of green manufacturing in 2025, is another of the government’s plans to prioritize the robotics sector in order to regenerate the country’s economy. The plan “Made in china 2025”, launched last May, is inspired by similar initiatives carried out in Germany and the United States.

But work automation will not only be limited to the incorporation of robots in manufacturing plants, it also includes the implementation of intelligent systems and connectivitywith the purpose of increasing the efficiencythe productivity and the flexibility of the sector.

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By Edward Griffin

As the CEO of Gamer Pro Corp, I lead a passionate team dedicated to creating immersive gaming experiences. With a background in gaming and a drive for innovation, I strive to push the boundaries of what's possible in the gaming world. Alongside my gaming career, I am also a small business owner, composer, and writer, exploring my creative side in various mediums. I pursued my education at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and hold a BSc in Biochemistry from The University of York, graduating in 2017. I am fueled by a lifelong curiosity and a deep love for the gaming community.