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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nagoya Robot Museum closed

The Japanese robotics crisis continues. The next victim is the Robot Museum in Nagoya, that was openend a year ago, but will be closed at the end of the month due to lack of visitors according to operator Gyrowalk. Inspite of the popularity of robots in Japan and a ambitous museum concept with a large retail area, event space and robot exhibition gallery the museum could not meet the annual 400.000 expected visitors. The shut down of the Robot Museum in Nagoya is an important market signal that illustrates the vulnerabilty of early adopters but also the need of viable business models.

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