Slovakia and Slovenia – innovation leaders in Central and Eastern Europe
Results were announced by the International Federation of Robotics - the primary global resource for data on robotics
- November 02, 2018 09:30
- Olya Georgieva
Slovakia and Slovenia are leading robotic innovation in Central and Eastern Europe, being well abover the European and US average number of robots per workers. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the numbers of robots per 10 000 workers in Slovakia are 151 and in Slovenia – 144. The European average is 106 robots per 10000 workers, in the US it is just 91.
The two countries have played an important part in the development of European robotics and has assumed a leading role in setting up a network of innovation hubs. Despite their relatively small size, many of the major players in global robotics are active on the both markets. For example, there are many Educational Robotics initiatives in Slovakia. On the other hand, Slovenia ranks 7th in the world when it comes to share of robots in the auto industry. In the near future robotic solutions will become more present in other areas as well, including agriculture, security, maintenance and logistics.