Robotization in Central and Eastern Europe: Catching up or Dependence?

What drives and hinders robotisation in Central and Eastern Europe? Is it catching up or dependence? What is fake news about robots and what’s the truth?

This current study of robot technology under recommendation, written by Zoltán Cséfalvay, Senior Researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and speaker of Panel III of the think.BDPST, focuses on the industrial transformation and impact of the automation in Central and Eastern Europe.

We’re searching clarity about the impact of robotisation on industries. In Central and Eastern Europe, a decade ago industrial robots were almost non-existent, but today more than 30.000 robots are at work. With time, the deployment of robots appeared at a large scale in other countries, first in large economies with some highly developed industries, and later even in new countries, in Central and Eastern Europe, where robots were rarely to be found. We’re going through the challenges of this transformation.

Read the full study here.

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