A robot welds parts at Jinan Truck Company in China's Shandong province. More than 50 per cent of annual robotics spending on the mainland is for so-called discrete manufacturing, which is the assembly-line production of distinct products like cars and smartphones. Photo: Xinhua

Manufacturing automation to drive China’s robotics spending to US$59b by 2020, says IDC

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A robot welds parts at Jinan Truck Company in China's Shandong province. More than 50 per cent of annual robotics spending on the mainland is for so-called discrete manufacturing, which is the assembly-line production of distinct products like cars and smartphones. Photo: Xinhua
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