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Photos from the 2018 World Robot Conference in China

The annual robot conference held Aug. 5 to 19in Beijing is a showcase of China’s burgeoning industry that includes companionrobots, those deployed on manufacturing assembly lines and those used forentertainment.

Aug.15, 2018A girl looks at a robotic fishswim in the water at the World Robot Conference in Beijing.Jason Lee/Reuters

Aug.15, 2018Visitors watch robots playsoccer during the World Robot Conference.RomanPilipey/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Aug.15, 2018A visitor takes a photo of atactical robot from Chinese firm CITIC Heavy Industries.Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Aug.15, 2018A bionic flying fox isdisplayed at Festo’s booth.Jason Lee/Reuters

Aug.15, 2018Visitors take pictures of abionic flying fox.Jason Lee/Reuters

Aug.15, 2018Participants look at robotsduring the conference.Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Aug.15, 2018A robot arm demonstratesputting water into a cup.Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Aug.15, 2018A robot copy of former NBAplayer Yao Ming throws a basketball at Hefu AI Group’s booth.Jason Lee/Reuters

Aug.15, 2018A visitor sticks his hand infront of a patrolling security robot from Chinese robot maker Hunan WanweiIntelligent Robot Technology Co.Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Aug.15, 2018A participant adjusts a robot.RomanPilipey/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Aug.15, 2018Children look at a robotplaying badminton.Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Aug. 15, 2018 A robotic arm plays the guitarat Gree Electric’s booth. Jason Lee/Reuters

Aug.15, 2018Visitors look at a robot makingdrinks.Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Aug.15, 2018Children play with small robotsat a display from Chinese online robot education platform Roborobo.Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Aug.15, 2018A woman touches a robot.Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Aug.15, 2018Robots dance during theconference.Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

(article source:The Washington Post)