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Author Ray, Johnathan, author.

Title China's industrial and military robotics development / by Jonathan Ray, Katie Atha, Edward Francis, Caleb Dependahl, Dr. James Mulvenon, Daniel Alderman, and Leigh Ann Ragland-Luce.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 3.2:C 44/R 57    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (viii, 133 pages) : color illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "Research Report Prepared on Behalf of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, October 2016."
"October 2016."
"Defense Group, Inc."
"Center for Research Development and Analysis."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Executive summary. -- Recommendations. -- Scope and limitations. -- Introduction. -- Chapter one: Industrial robotics in China. -- History and political support for China's industrial robots. -- Overall trends in China's adoption of industrial robots. -- Problems in China's industrial robotics industry and research. -- Chinese robotics software development. -- Impact on Chinese and global labor markets. -- Opportunities and challenges for U.S. industrial robot exporters. -- Leading industrial robot companies and R & D entities. -- Chapter two: Service robots in China. -- Policy guidance specific to the service robot sector. -- Service robot economic trends. -- Chinese organizations involved in service robot research and development. -- Chapter three: China's military robotics and unmanned systems. -- Chinese assessments and choices for unmanned systems. -- Research and production of Chinese military robotics. -- Chinese countermeasures against U.S. unmanned systems. -- Chapter Four: Artificial intelligence. -- Global and Chinese interest in artificial intelligence. -- Chinese government support for AI research. -- AI trends in China. -- Chinese AI academic research and publications. -- Leading AI companies, professional and research associations, and academic research institutes. -- Military AI applications. -- Partnerships with U.S. companies. -- Chapter five: Nanorobotics. -- Trends in nanorobotics research and applications. -- Chinese government support for nanorobotics research. -- Military applications for nanorobotics. -- Leading Chinese nanorobotics professional associations, research institute, and companies. -- Chapter six: China's acquisition of foreign robotics technology. -- Illicit technology acquisition. -- Informal knowledge and technology transfers. -- Formal technology acquisition and investments. -- Chapter seven: implications and recommendations for the United States. -- Appendices.
Summary China's commercial and military robotics industries are rapidly growing in size and quality as the country upgrades its manufacturing sector and military capabilities. To support both commercial and military systems, China is investing heavily in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology that will fundamentally change the capabilities of these systems. The growth of China's robotics industry presents opportunities and challenges to U.S. economic and security interests. Chinese demand for industrial robots and high-end robotic components as well as U.S.-China bilateral investment in AI research all present market and collaboration opportunities for the United States. However, industrial robots may also improve the competitiveness and quality of China's manufacturing sector, erode U.S. competitive advantages, and contribute to China's defense industrial capabilities. The Chinese military's deployment of increasingly capable unmanned systems may provide A2/AD capabilities that degrade the U.S. military's ability to operate freely in the Western Pacific. Chinese countermeasures against unmanned systems are also an under studied subject that may complicate the U.S. military's increasing deployments of such weapons as part of the Third Offset strategy. 1 China's persistent acquisition of foreign technologies through illicit, informal, and formal means extends to robotics and may jeopardize many U.S. technological advantages. To support the needs of analysts and policymakers, this report assesses the history, current status, and trends of China's robotics industries and unmanned systems. It characterizes the policies, leading entities, and the economic and technical challenges they face. Analyses of different sectors also consider how foreign developments shape China's choices on robotics, such as global developments in advanced manufacturing, U.S. deployments of unmanned systems, and advances in AI.
Note Online resource, PDF version; title from cover (USCC, viewed February 23., 2022).
Subject Robotics -- Government policy -- China.
Military robots -- Government policy -- China.
Artificial intelligence -- Government policy -- China.
Microrobots -- Government policy -- China.
Technology and state -- China.
Robots militaires (CaQQLa)000259539 -- Politique gouvernementale (CaQQLa)201-0377503 -- Chine. (CaQQLa)201-0476619
Technology and state. (OCoLC)fst01145265
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Added Author Atha, Katie, author.
Francis, Edward, author.
Dependahl, Caleb, author.
Mulvenon, James, author.
Alderman, Daniel, author.
Ragland-Luce, Leigh Ann, author.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Gpo Item No. 1089 (online)
Sudoc No. Y 3.2:C 44/R 57

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