This year was organized for the first time in Romania, at national level, European Robotics Week, and the results are more than satisfactory: first place in Eastern Europe and third place in the top of European countries as a number of organized events. Romania counts several major robotics companies, such as MBTelecom with RoboScan – the robotic system that scans jets and planes in customs around the world, Symme 3d – The first Romanian 3d printer that can print with both materials Traditional and biological materials or Locotractorul – a robot – an automated locomotive made by the Reloc company in Craiova.
Not only companies in Romania are interested in innovation and robotics, but also more than 150 clubs in the country that participate in international competitions, such as the first Lego League, first Tech Challenge or Robocup and win important seats.
The events of this week, attended by more than 2 000 young people, were organized by both schools, high schools and robotics clubs, as well as libraries-which attest to the growing and general interest in this matter.
“I believe that Romania can become an innovation hub in the field of robotics and I hope that the multinational companies will soon realize that Romania could be a good choice to set up research and innovation centers here. We certainly have enough human resources prepared and with great enthusiasm! “– Ana-Maria Stancu, national coordinator of the European Week of Robotics in Romania.
This first edition was supported by companies that understand the importance of investing both in innovation and in medium-and long-term education: KPMG Romania, IBM Romania, Continental, Kaufland Romania and Vodafone Romania.