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The robot detection and certification era has arrived. Is China's robotics company ready?
Standards are crucial to any industry. Both technical progress and market expansion require standards and high-quality inspection methods as support. This is especially true for the robotics industry. At present, China is transforming itself from a manufacturing country to a manufacturing powerhouse. The widespread use of robots has added a fierce fire to the development of China's manufacturing industry. In recent years, more and more companies have been actively requesting machine substitutions and robot substitutions. The domestic robot market has seen explosive growth in demand, and China has become the largest market for industrial robots worldwide. However, it must be noted that because of the lack of standards, inadequate detection methods, lack of authoritative third-party certification agencies, and other reasons, some robot companies have not been fully developed and have low market acceptance. Therefore, strengthening the construction of testing and certification system and standardization construction has become a critical issue in the current development of the robot industry.
On December 13, 2017, the second International Robot Testing and Certification Summit was held in Chongqing. In order to meet the rapid development of robotic products and technologies, the 2nd International Robot Testing and Certification Summit Forum focused on "new ideas, new technologies, and new methods for robotic testing and certification" to open up ideas for exchanges and brainstorm ideas for development. At the same time, the forum also carried out special discussions on key issues such as industrial robots standard testing and certification technology, service robot technology standards and new trends of detection and certification, robot parts and detection technology, and other topics.
At the scene, Tang Zongwei, deputy secretary of the Party Working Committee of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area and deputy director of the Administrative Committee, delivered a welcome speech. Academician Cai Hechen made a speech, Director of Industry Coordination Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, Yong Yong, Department of Equipment and Industry, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Deputy Director Luo Junjie, Li Chunjiang, Director of the Certification and Supervision Department of the State Certification and Accreditation Administration, and Tian Zhaoying, Deputy Director of the Industrial Standards Division II of the National Standardization Administration Committee respectively delivered speeches.
The Director of the Year Yong said that in recent years, the integration of big data and the Internet, artificial intelligence and manufacturing has been gathering tremendous power and determining the direction of a new round of industrial change, while robots are a new industry symbolic industry revolution. Robotic products are representative achievements of intelligent products. The emergence of intelligent manufacturing, represented by robots, has become an important symbol of technological innovation in the modern era. It has also become an important indicator of a country's manufacturing level and core competitiveness. However, the problem of the big but not strong robot industry is still outstanding, and there is still a big gap compared with the requirements of the era of intelligent robots. At present and in the future, to solve the outstanding problems in the development of the robot industry and strengthen the guidance of the development of the robot industry, an extremely important task is to strengthen the construction of testing and certification systems and standardization, and create favorable environmental conditions for the development of the robot industry.