From today until January 31, Madrid hosts the first edition of the European competition Global Robot Expo, with the participation of manufacturers, developers and companies involved in this growing sector with the aim of generating new business opportunities and agreements.

Global Robot Expo inicia su primera convocatoria en España, en el Pabellón de Cristal de la Casa de Campo de Madrid, con el objetivo de convertirse en el certamen de referencia europeo de esta creciente industria. Del 28 al 31 de enero, en los 8.000 metros cuadrados de superficie expositiva del recinto, todos los sectores relacionados con el mundo de la robótica estarán representados tanto en el área expositiva como en las dos zonas dedicadas a conferencias (con retransmisión en TV y streaming), tres áreas demos y un espacio dedicado a la competición.

As a noted Enric Corner, CEO of Global Robot Expo, "it is a purely trade fair, generating business and opportunities, which seeks to enhance technological development in Spain and become a European benchmark from which drive economic activity, development and attract talent. "

Según la Asociación Española de Robótica y Automatización Tecnologías de la Producción (AER-ATP), en los próximos tres años las inversiones en el ámbito de la robótica en España rondarán los 2.500 millones de euros. Además, se prevén impactos positivos en el empleo, con la creación de más de dos millones de puestos de trabajo en los próximos ocho años.

The data provided by this association emphasizes that in 2013 Spain ranked fourth in Europe and eighth in the world in terms of number of installed industrial robots, exceeding 31,000 units, of which about 19,000 were in the automotive sector. Globally, the robotics market currently moves 19.000 million euros, and will reach a value of 67,000 million euros in 2025.

Robot Global Expo also features the participation of the Higher Council for Scientific Innovations (CSIC); the Center for Automation and Robotics CSIC-UPM; the Spanish Association of Drones and Allied Workers (Aedron); Aura Innovative Robotics, BQ, Ericsson, Aisoy Robotics, Aldebaran, Artec, Asti, AeroTools-UAVs, F & P Personal Robotics AG, Universal Robots, RoboticsLab and RobotPlus, among others.

Robotic novelties, prototypes and technological solutions applied to multiple sectors, both industrial and educational, medical, treatment and care, the environment, etc. mark the exhibition and demo area this event, which is complemented by presentations by national and international experts.

As a leader in robotic engineering, Japan is the guest, with an intense activity in this contest, assisted in the opening of the Ambassador of Japan in Spain, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, and a stand that exoskeleton is shown, developed by the team of professor Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tokyo University, for the rehabilitation of patients (more details in Digital AV Magazine).

Also dedicated to this environment, visitors can meet Paro (known in Spain as Nuka), a therapeutic robot for younger and older people with disabilities who has a tender form of baby seal, created by Professor Takanori Shibata, the institute AIST Japan, which has been awarded thanks to its positive results.

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