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Automatica exhibition to feature service robots13th of January 2014
According to the International Federation of Robotics service robotics is booming - at least 93,800 new professional service robots will be sold worth 12.5 billion euros between 2012 and 2015.
That's why the forthcoming Automatica exhibition in Munich from June 3-6 will feature a a separate exhibition area dedicated to professional service robotics.
The organisers say that cleaning is one of the sectors where robotics is increasingly in demand. Professional service robots are equipped with updated skills - they can detect and interpret their surroundings, are capable of learning and can even be instructed by laypersons for new tasks.
The European Union (EU) has declared robotics a focal point in the research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Within the context of a public-private partnership, it is going to start an initiative in civil robotics in collaboration with industry.