Addressing societal challenges

The development of cognitive robotics can contribute to addressing major societal problems. Climate change, ageing societies, growing world population and food shortage: these are issues which can be partly solved by robotics.

In manufacturing, the application of artificial intelligence and intelligent machines puts an end to dull, dangerous and dirty jobs. It enables the reshoring of production facilities, which results in economic growth and the creation of jobs.

The Netherlands is a country well suited for R&D and attractive for robotics companies. It has highly educated professionals who are used at working together (essential in the field of robotics), good universities, a high-tech industry and an efficient, well-organised public sector.

RoboValley drives the development of cognitive robotics by setting up and developing the following initiatives:

  • RoboHouse
    SMEs and manufacturing companies can test and develop advanced cognitive robotics applications in the smart manufacturing fieldlab RoboHouse
  • Start-up community
    We provide start-ups that want to settle in RoboValley with housing, workspace and funding opportunities
  • Network
    Together with our partners, we initiate various activities and programmes to connect all relevant parties working in the field of robotics

In doing all this, we work closely together with TU Delft Robotics Institute, other experts, entrepreneurs and decision-makers in both the public and private sector.

Robotics ecosystem

The result is a flourishing robotics ecosystem around Delft University of Technology. A region that attracts the best researchers, companies, start-ups and capital and takes a leading role in the development of the next generation robotics.