China is the heart of hardware but it’s still not the center of robotics – although it is getting there. However for robotics to thrive much more is needed than hardware engineers. Robotics also relies on AI to bring machines into life.

CEO of Catalia Health Cory Kidd, Chairman at RoboUniverse and EIR at TechStars Ping Wang, and Partner of Promus Ventures, Gareth Keane, talked at TechCrunch Hangzhou about the evolution of the robotic and AI industry viewed from the Silicone Valley perspective.

Wang, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, used a biological analogy to explain the relationship between AI and robotics.

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Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.