Based on prognosis of the International Federation of Robotics, IFR, the funders expect an extremely strong growth of up to 100 billion dollars on the horizon of 2020 and describe service robotics as one of the major economic drivers of this century. Investments will be achieved in start-ups working in the field of personal robotics (robot cleaners, vacuums, surveillance, etc.) and professional robots (security, humanoids, UAVs, robotic platforms, telepresence). About 400 companies working in service robotics have been identified so far.
The new robot fund is good news for French robot companies with strong sales records and growth ambitions. Many of them will be visible at the Innorob 2012 Exhibition in Lyon in March to attract investors and future customer.
|Some exhibotors at INNOROBO 2012|