The China International Robot Show is one of the largest robot shows in the world, and it attracts hundreds of exhibitors and visitors from around the world. It shows off some of the most advanced robot technology, ranging from toys like the AIBO to companion robots and super computers.
The show is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, as well as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It is hosted by the China Machinery Industry Federation and is the official exhibition platform of the China Robot Industry Alliance.
CIROS is the only exhibition project that the International Federation of Robotics supports.
By the Numbers
CIROS welcomed 216 exhibitors in 2015, and among those, 96 were new exhibitors. The number of exhibitors was up 80 percent over the previous year. Exhibitors were spread out over nine pavilions.
This year, 38,572 people visited the show, and they came from 18 countries and regions. The number of visitors was up 40.9 percent over the previous year.
Ten specialized technology forums and symposiums were held during CIROS, and 1040 reports were generated from the exhibits.
Participants also included 112 industry media and 41 public media.
Types of Exhibits
The reason that CIROS attracts so many visitors is that it shows off some truly exciting technology.
Some of the exhibits this past year included robots with industrial applications, such as spraying or welding; robots and machines with 3D printing technology; robot companions for industrial use; and many specialized pieces of equipment using robot technology.
Some of the technology made its debut during CIROS, while some of the technology is still new and not widely known.
Even as a consumer, attending these types of events can help you learn more about the technology that will become common place long before it has hit your local Best Buy.