Introductionto the World Robot Conference 2018

ThePeople's Government of Beijing Municipality, the Ministry of Industry andInformation Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT), and ChinaAssociation for Science and Technology (CAST) jointly held the World RobotConference (WRC) from 2015 to 2017 for three consecutive years, with thepermission of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It was aprestigious international conference in global robotic industry with thelargest scale, the highest standards, and the most intensified resources. Theconference pooled the wisdom of experts around the world, attracted topenterprises in the world and displayed the latest scientific and technologicalachievements, which had guiding significance for innovation andentrepreneurship. The conference had received care and guidance from leaders ofthe Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council. PresidentXi Jinping sent a letter of greetings, Premier Li Keqiang made a written reply,and Vice Premier Liu Yandong attended the opening ceremony and relevantactivities.

Based on the successful WRC from 2015 to2017, and with an aim to build a comprehensive platform for communication andcooperation in robotics worldwide, jointly establish a new normal that featurescollaborative innovation and development in the global robotic industry, andcreate new economic growth momentum for all countries, WRC2018, themed “CreatingIntelligent Momentum for a New Era of Openness and Shared Benefits”, isscheduled to be held from August 15 to August 19 in Beijing. WRC2018 willinvite world-renowned robotics experts to conduct high-level academicdiscussions, attract robot enterprises, universities and institutes to showcasethe latest achievements and application products in robotics, as well as holdmultiple wonderful robotic contests. WRC2018 will also explore the profoundimpact of robot revolution on social development in the future, focusing onareas such as strategic development, cutting-edge technologies, industrialapplication, thus building a communication platform featured by consultation,contribution and win-win situation for enterprises, universities, institutesand people from all walks of life around the world. In the end, the event will enhanceinternational cooperation on robotics, step up connections between smart societies,so as to benefit the social life of human.