Robotic arms are busy working on an assembly line at Chinese automaker Geely’s factory in Linghai, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, in this file photo. Makers of industrial robots in southern Guangdong say missed targets are now commonplace despite a government plan to prop up the industry amid the economic slowdown. Photo: Xinhua

For industrial robot makers in China missed targets are the new normal, but they’re still raising the bar for 2016

Companies are holding out hope that government stimulus measures will kick in and the economy pick up to persuade cautious buyers to stop delaying their investment plans

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Robotic arms are busy working on an assembly line at Chinese automaker Geely’s factory in Linghai, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, in this file photo. Makers of industrial robots in southern Guangdong say missed targets are now commonplace despite a government plan to prop up the industry amid the economic slowdown. Photo: Xinhua
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