Robotics Roadmap for Europe
From Sparc Robotics
Technology is already being developed to maximize the advantages of robotics. Europe is in a strong position and needs to capitalise and invest, both intellectually and financially, in order to reap the long term benefits.
The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) provides a high-level strategic overview for the robotics community. It is intended to act as an introduction to the European robotics community for non-robotic specialists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and industries intending to use or work within the robotics market.
Its companion document, the Multi-annual Roadmap (MAR), is a more detailed technical guide that identifies expected progress within the community and provides a detailed analysis of medium term research and innovation goals.
If you are a policy maker, investor, or entrepreneur trying to understand the robotics market in Europe, these are two key documents you should read. They will give you a solid overview of the status and potential of the robotics industry. If you are especially interested in innovation and products, the “Multi-annual Roadmap MAR” in particular will provide deeper insights.
Read the report – The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)
From Robotics VO
Robotics today are used in a much wider set of applications than ever before. They are a key factor in empowering people in their daily lives through work, leisure, and domestic tasks. There are three primary factors that are currently driving the adoption of robots:
The 2013 roadmap for robotics research in the United States highlights robotics as a key economic enabler and explores how robotics technologies could transform the country’s society by developing new markets and industries, creating new jobs and addressing a number of issues of national importance. IRIM Director, Henrik Christensen, presented this report to the Congressional Robotics Caucus on March 20, 2013.
“Robots have the potential to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., to improve our quality of life and to make sure our first responders and war-fighters stay safe,” said Christensen. “We hope this report will help foster the discussion on how we can build partnerships and allocate resources to move the robotics industry forward.”