Siemens will open a facility in China dedicated to the research and development of new mechatronics systems, human-robot collaboration and the applications of artificial intelligence in robotic controllers.
In addition to robotics, the company’s core R&D areas in China include data analytics, cyber security, industrial internet of things (IoT) and digital twin, and connected city solutions. Siemens plans to partner with Chinese governments, universities and customers to address challenges such as traffic congestion, energy saving, public convenience and the environment as well as to build “digital cities” across the country.
"China's digital transformation is already having a profound impact on its economy,” says Dr. Roland Busch, CTO and member of the board at Siemens AG. “With Made in China 2025 and The Belt & Road initiatives, China intends to upgrade its national industry and boost its global competence through digitalization-focused innovations.”
Furthermore, Siemens has entered into a partnership with Tsinghua University to jointly set up a robotics research center in Beijing. Siemens also entered into an agreement with Hong Kong Science Park to create a smart city digital hub that will be powered by MindSphere, the cloud-based IoT operating system from Siemens. This hub will work to tackle challenges through an open, interactive and holistic approach.