Dec.21 (China Daily) -- The first national robotics patent innovation and entrepreneurship contest was concluded last week. A project related to the core components and overall design of next-generation service robots won the top prize at the event. Starting in late May in Wuhu, the contest attracted 131 robotic projects nationwide, which involved more than 600 patents. Some 34 projects made it to the final round. Inventors of 15 projects have signed contracts with local Wuhu manufacturers to industrialize their inventions.