EFORT Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., a Wuhu-based domestic robot company, signed a framework cooperation agreement with Alibaba Cloud Computing Co. Ltd. on March 31st to build the first intelligent robot cloud platform integrating cloud computing, edge computing and the terminal. It would enable more factories to embark on intelligent manufacturing with robots.
According to the agreement, the two enterprises will integrate domestic self-developed robotics, machine vision, cloud computing and artificial intelligence to make Alibaba Cloud Industrial Brain the technical support of the EFORT intelligent robot cloud platform. The platform would make it easier for engineers to do programming and algorithm application. It can also improve the autonomy and intelligence level of robots, meet the "flexible requirements" of small-lot mixed-line production.
China is the largest market for industrial robots. According to the latest report published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), there are 141,000 new industrial robots installed in China every year.