Delegation from Carnegie Mellon University visits SAFEA

Updated: 2017-12-15

Lu Ming, deputy administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, recently met with Martial Hebert, director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and David Bourne, chief systems research scientist.

Delegation from Carnegie Mellon University visits SAFEA

Lu Ming meets with Martial Hebert, director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Beijing.[photo/safea.gov.cn]

Lu introduced the functions of SAFEA and said that China is the largest robot-using and producing country in the world. Robotics is one of the 10 key areas identified by "Made in China 2025". The SAFEA actively promotes a cooperation mechanism for exchange of talent with Carnegie Mellon University, and will propose a list of projects for introducing foreign expertise and sending professional and technical personnel for training.

Delegation from Carnegie Mellon University visits SAFEA

Martial Hebert(5th left), director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, visits SAFEA.[photo/safea.gov.cn]

Hebert said that the Robotics Institute was founded in 1979 and is devoted to basic and applied research in robotics related industries. It has many applications in intelligent manufacturing, space robotics, medical robots, nanomachines, computer vision and graphics, anthropomorphic robots and many other applications of research results.

In recent years, with the rapid development of the robot industry and the huge demand for professional and technical personnel, the Institute has cooperated with the University of Science and Technology of China and other units and is willing to promote exchange of talents and training in the field of robotics through cooperation with SAFEA.

She Weizhen, director of the Equipment Industry Division of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, was invited to the meeting. She introduced the status quo and future planning of the robot industry in China. She said that in terms of key technological breakthroughs and quality improvement of key components, China needs to learn from foreign advanced technologies and experiences.

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