A top Chinese university has recruited a select group of students from high school to develop new robots
The Beijing Institute of Technology, a renowned school of weaponry science and technology selected thirty one high school students , all under 18 years old, for the "experimental program for intelligent weapons systems".
China is known as a country filled with tech savvy who, in recent times, has spent billions in funding startups, research and development, and has rolled out Artificial intelligence systems like facial recognition cameras at airports and restaurants. It is focusing on applying robots for self-driving cars, cybersecurity systems, chips, healthcare and it looks like it's not shying away from military uses either.
Training of high school students will achieve china's aspiration of being a world leader in Robotica in 2030 as the students are expected to choose an area of expertise, ranging from mechanical engineering, electronics and weapon design. The new program was launched by the university at an event held at the headquarters of Norinco, one of the world’s defense contractors.