The 8th World Robot Conference (WRC 2023) was held from August 16 to 22, 2023 in Beijing, China. It was jointly organized by the Beijing Municipal People's Government, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT) and the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). The conference was attended by over 10,000 people from over 100 countries and regions.
The WRC 2023 featured three main events: the World Forum on Robot 2023, the World Robot Exhibition 2023, and the World Robot Contest 2023. The World Forum on Robot was a high-level forum that discussed the latest trends and developments in the field of robotics. The World Robot Exhibition showcased the latest robotic products and technologies from around the world. The World Robot Contest was a competition for robots in a variety of categories, including industrial robots, service robots, and educational robots.
The WRC 2023 was a major event in the field of robotics. It provided a platform for the exchange of ideas and information, and it helped to promote the development of robotics around the world.
Here are some of the key highlights of the WRC 2023:
- The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China, Mr. Xiao Yaqing.
- The conference featured keynote speeches by leading experts in the field of robotics, such as Professor Rolf Pfeifer from the University of Zurich and Professor Heikki Koivo from Aalto University.
- The exhibition showcased over 600 robotic products and technologies from over 140 companies from China and other countries.
- The contest featured over 1,000 robots competing in a variety of categories.
The WRC 2023 was a major success. It was a valuable opportunity for the international robotic community to come together and discuss the future of robotics. The conference helped to promote the development of robotics around the world, and it laid the foundation for future cooperation in this field.