Saxony Excels as a Center for Robotics
Due to the interplay of its extensive microelectronics, machine construction, and software competences, Saxony has also considerable expertise in robotics. This is not only assured by university spin-offs and robotics start-ups, but also by well-established automation companies. Such technology enterprises as Wandelbots, XENON, Fabmatics, or such R&D institutes as the Fraunhofer IWU or the CETI at TU Dresden are developing widely acclaimed innovations. Several thousand people in numerous companies and institutes in Saxony are already working on robotics projects which generate millions in sales with robot software, robot-based automation technology, and the like. Chemnitz, the heart of Saxony’s machine construction, contributes its production technology expertise and is a center of excellence for so-called “smart systems.” Dresden as the core of “Silicon Saxony” offers unique opportunities for the production of software as well as high-reliability chips for innovative robots.
And the players in “Autoland saxony” - one of the top 5 automotive locations in Germany with state-of-the-art plants from VW, BMW and Porsche - are demanding customers who drive the development of individualized, highly efficient robotics solutions.