The Sino-Swiss Innovative Strategic Partnership has created a myriad of new pathways for increased Sino-Swiss collaboration and R&D on innovation, with particular opportunities in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics event is to be held in this context. It will feature keynote speeches from leading experts and a panel discussion on innovation and R&D in AI and robotics landscape in Switzerland and China. The discussions aim to spark new ideas and inspire new forms of collaboration between the two countries. The event will also witness the kick-off of the Sino-Swiss AI conference 2018, to be held in Beijing in September. The panel discussion is to be followed by a networking session, which will provide a unique chance for participants to meet and develop new ideas with Swiss and Chinese experts working on new technologies and industry 4.0.