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Largest robot production base to settle in Tangshan

By Li Junyi (Beijing Daily)

16:37, March 08, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The construction of China's largest robot production base will be completed in 2015 in Tangshan, a city in central China's Hebei Province.

One completed, the base will have with an annual output value of 20 billion yuan, according to the Tangshan Robot Industry Development Program published recently,

Currently, the industrial base has been approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and turned into a special industrial base of the National Torch Plan.

As an emerging strategic industry in Tangshan, robot production has been developing rapidly in recent years. In 2009, China's first mining rescue and detection robot was successfully developed in Tangshan, making China the second country mastering this technology following the United States.

The Tangshan Hi-tech Zone has realized the industrial production of six types of robots.Besides the mining rescue and detection robot, the pipe nondestructive examination robot has been used in many major energy projects including the West-East Natural Gas Transmission Project and Sichuan-East Natural Gas Transmission Project.

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