U.S. - China Robotics Summit Fosters Collaboration Between Countries
Shane Laros posted on October 17, 2016 |
(Image courtesy MassRobotics.)
(Image courtesy MassRobotics.)

In an effort to foster international collaboration of technologies, talents and capitals, executives from 11 U.S. robotics companies will be visiting major innovation cities across China as part of the first U.S. - China Robotics Summit.

The summit is hosted by InTeahouse, in partnership with MassRobotics and will be led by Tom Ryden, executive director of MassRobotics, and Val Livada, senior advisor to InTeahouse.

"The ultimate goal of the U.S. - China Robotics Summit is to establish a long-term cooperation mechanism between both U.S. and Chinese startup cultures, entrepreneurs and investors," said Ryden.

"This new Robotics Summit will bring together the top global robotics technology companies, providing new business and investment opportunities between domestic and overseas markets," said Xin Liu, founder of InTeahouse. "By cultivating this global network, we hope to foster valuable ties between the U.S. and Chinese markets, specifically related to technology, talent and capital."

The summit comes at a time when Chinese aspirations in robotics are at an all time high - a fact not lost on the summit's attendees. Companies participating include iRobot, R-STORM, Artaic, Vecna Technologies, Soft Robotics, Ascend Robotics, GreensightAG, Locus Robotics, NextDroid, Insightfil and Movia Robotics.

"As a pioneer in the consumer robotics market, we're excited to be a part of the first ever U.S. - China Robotics Summit," said Chris Jones, vice president of technology at iRobot.

"China represents an important growth opportunity for iRobot. This Summit will help us develop new opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with robotics enterprises in both the U.S. and China."

The trip will take place from Oct. 22 to 30, 2016 including stops in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, Shaoxing and Beijing.

For more information, visit the InTeahouse and MassRobotics websites. To see other ways manufacturing in China is growing, check out these stories.

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