A Chinese company is working to develop a robot capable of “cutting, milling and assembling” a range of industrial parts.
The robot will be manufactured in China and assembled in India.
It will be developed in partnership with Indian and US manufacturers.
In a press release, China’s Xinhua news agency said it is developing a “robotic industrial parts machine” to support the Chinese market.
It said the new robot is “capable of cutting, millering and assembling industrial parts”.
It said it aims to start selling it in 2018.
“The new robot will provide a much better and more affordable way for factory owners to design and build industrial machinery,” the agency said.
China’s biggest manufacturer, Dow Chemical, has been testing robots for years and has a factory in India that is currently working on its first prototype.
It has also said it plans to make a robot that can do manufacturing at scale in China by 2020.
The latest robot could help China expand its manufacturing sector, with some 200,000 workers at work at the country’s factories.
China has been increasingly investing in robotics, with the country building new factories and training robots to handle the complex manufacturing processes that are increasingly essential for economic growth.
The government has said it wants to create 20 million jobs in robotics by 2030, with a goal of creating 5 million jobs by 2020, according to the Xinhua report.