As markets for automation continue to expand around the world, some key robotics clusters have emerged as hubs of innovation. In the U.S., innovation is happening all over the country, but a few hotbed areas include Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, and Boston.
Denmark, Germany, and Sweden are among the most automated countries in the world, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Japan, South Korea, China, and Singapore are some of the biggest robotics exporters and consumers. The IFR found that Asia has the highest density of robots in the manufacturing industry.
Robotics clusters faciliate networking
To facilitate innovation and networking, organizations have developed to help bolster their local robotics clusters. They serve their communities as a space for research and development, networking for investment, and recruitment.
Like a chamber of commerce or a typical business association, many of these organizations were created to drive investment in regional talent pools and to foster business-to-business partnerships.
Check out the slideshow to the right (bottom on mobile) for some of the top robotics clusters in the world.
About the Author
Cesareo Contreras was associate editor at Robotics 24/7. Prior to working at Peerless Media, he was an award-winning reporter at the Metrowest Daily News and Milford Daily News in Massachusetts. Contreras is a graduate of Framingham State University and has a keen interest in the human side of emerging technologies.
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