China's robot industry urgently needs to break through the market bottleneck
when it comes to robots, it must be large and small "robot competitions" that slip to the top of your mouth, in which all kinds of robot performances are still fresh in your memory. On October 27, at the fourth China, South Korea and Japan robotics symposium with the theme of "opportunities and bottlenecks for the development of the future robot industry", experts and business representatives also brought their new gadgets with great interest: pug, spider man, little bookboy... Competing to perform "unique skills"
however, domestic experts and enterprise representatives frowned at the mention of being an important basic market for the development of various industries of the national economy, especially strategic emerging industries. "The products are great, but the difficulty is that our market is too small and people's acceptance of robots is too low." Zhang Wanjie, R & D Engineer of Beijing Bochuang Xingsheng Robot Technology Co., Ltd., said helplessly
according to Zhang Wanjie, at present, except that a few universities and scientific research institutions will buy some robots for experimental teaching, their robot products are mainly to participate in some robot competitions and exhibitions
Liu Jinchang, the project director of the advanced technology manufacturing division of the high technology center of the Ministry of science and technology, also has the biggest headache of robot marketing. "How to realize industrialization is a bottleneck encountered by the robot industry at present. Mass production and large-scale demonstration and application are a difficult problem for the robot industry."
according to the data, in recent years, the annual installation number of industrial robots in Japan has been maintained at more than 350000, and that in South Korea is nearly 80000. In 2008, the number of robots installed in China was less than half that of South Korea
in fact, China's robot technology has made great progress, and robot products have been widely used in some fields, especially in industry. According to Wang Tianmiao, the leader of the expert group in the advanced manufacturing field of the 863 program, the 6000 meter underwater robot has begun to carry out exploration work, the humanoid robot has entered the science and Technology Museum, and the medical robots such as brain surgery and orthopedics have entered the stage of clinical application. The robot equipment on the polar scientific research and unmanned aerial vehicles has given us a deeper understanding of the environment...
but the robot products that go to the market, due to the high cost, Many people are deterred. "Robot products that can meet household requirements are too expensive in terms of technology and accessories." Zhang Wanjie said that only a few low-cost and simple products can be seen in the market now, such as vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers. High end robot products usually have a loading speed range of 0.001~20in/Min (1in.=2.54cm) prices are mostly above 10000 yuan
"this forms a vicious circle. On the one hand, the cost is too high, and the people are unwilling to buy. On the other hand, if the demand is not strong, the production cannot form a scale, and the price cannot fall." Zhang Wanjie's colleague added aside
"in order to open up the market, we have made various attempts and developed educational robots for primary and secondary school students with a substantial increase of 111%. Students can disassemble and assemble by themselves according to the instructions, which can not only exercise students' thinking ability, but also exercise their hands-on ability." Ji Haifeng, who is also an engineer, said
"however, the demand of schools in this regard is still too limited, and there is an obvious gap compared with South Korea and Japan." Zhang Wanjie said
in South Korea, people, especially children, seem to welcome robot products. Mr. Wu, the head of roborobo robot company in South Korea, said that the market sales of educational robot products for primary and secondary school students are very impressive. "More than 60% of primary and secondary schools in South Korea have set up robot courses. Our company's products account for more than 65% of the total market sales, and the annual sales revenue can reach 2. The larger the result is, about 5billion won."
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