China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua
China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua
China science

How military technology helped spark a robot revolution in China’s firework factories

  • The ancient and deadly industry is learning how to automate production, taking human hands out of the dangerous task of moulding explosives
  • The new approach is also dramatically improving efficiency in an international business still dominated by Chinese players

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China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua
China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua
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