‘Robotics is hot right now and as a world-renowned robotics hub, Scotland is at the forefront of innovation in this industry.’
The above headline and the quote were posted on Conference News on the 17th February 2017.
We all know Dundee has been awarded the title of ‘Top Technology City’ but it doesn’t stop there. Scotland, it seems is a ‘robotics hub’ too. Here’s an extract from the conference announcement
‘Robotics is an exciting sector for Scotland, showcasing our innovation centres and excellence in research and manufacture. This latest talk will shine a light on some of the outstanding developments being pioneered right here in Scotland. The potential growth for conferences and events in this area is particularly exciting. Next month the European Robotics Forum – considered the most influential meeting of the European robotics community – takes place in Edinburgh. With robotics set to have a worldwide economic impact of $1.7 to $4.5 trillion annually by 2025, associated business events in this area could prove to be very good news for all of us working in the meetings industry.’
Perhaps even more encouraging is the suggestion that Scotland is a particularly welcoming country in more than one sense for those who want to work in the field of robotics from Dr Kasim Terzic of the University of St Andrew’s:
‘Scotland has a number of world-class universities, an excellent reputation in Computer Science and Robotics and good career prospects. I also find it a great place to live, with excellent infrastructure, amazing nature and a very welcoming population.’