The China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (CSITF) kicked off yesterday at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. As a state-backed fair on international trade, the event attracted hundreds of companies both domestic and foreign to demonstrate their scientific and technological prowess.

There’s a hell of a lot of news to absorb, but don’t worry – here are some highlights from the event:

A toy robot that can sing, dance and tell stories.

A robot demos E-Ai, a virtual customer service

Shanghai-based GSTEM shows off a Lego-like robot band playing “We Will Rock You”.

A large drone capable of carrying 10kg of fertilizers and pesticides for farming

A “cute” healthcare robot

A volunteer tries out Oculus’s virtual reality headset.

Finceccanica helicopter model (Italy)

A Skycruiser aircraft designed for extreme game fans and other industries like disaster rescue, logistics, and agriculture.

A model of China’s high-speed Harmony bullet train

A passerbyer checks out Nice Papa’s milk formula at TechNode’s startup booth

This article is part of Technode’s coverage of CSTIF 2016, where Technode was a media partner of the event.

Emma Lee

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.

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