At a robotics forum in Shanghai, Qu said the robotics field, along with the internet, would transform global manufacturing, leading China to a golden decade for the development of industrial robots designed and produced domestically.
The country has gone from not having any national companies in the sector to becoming the world's largest developer of industrial robots in 2013.
In the last decade, production costs of these robots has fallen by five per cent every year, while Chinese salaries increased by 10 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
"Though it manufactures large quantities, China has a low robot density with 23 units for every 10,000 workers, compared to the world average of 58 units," Qu said.
"Only a quarter of the robots in the Chinese market are domestically made and the three core parts and components of domestic robots have long relied on imports," he added.
According to Qu, the robotics sector will transform and improve China's labour force, while comapanies face new challenges, such as hiring personnel capable of operating robots and adapting a more mechanised production system to their management practices.