Huawei [002502:CH] plans to develop a home robot to teach children English and perform live Chinese-to-English translations, according to Bloomberg, citing insiders on July 25. Although the company has already set up temporary project teams in San Francisco and Boston, the robot, if released, is meant to cater to the Chinese rather than US market. Huawei has yet to make any comments.
After Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a “robot revolution” in manufacturing to boost productivity in 2014, China ramped up its efforts in robotics development. Last year, there were 131,000 industrial robots made domestically in China, and