Danish Technological Institute, Denmark - IFR-R&D Institute
Great interest in the new DTI Centre for Robot Technology
Danish Technological Institute's (DTI) Centre for Robot Technology needed all of its 1,100 new square metres of laboratories and offices, as around 500 guests from Denmark and abroad on the 9th of November attended the opening of the new centre, which is three times the size of the previous centre.
The rooms were packed full of partners and colleagues, who, after a series of speeches and cord cutting by KUKA's YouBot and the Giraff robot, contemplated the many robots for industry and welfare, that were demonstrated on the day. The same partners among robot companies, research institutions and other interest groups will use the new Centre on a daily basis, as the building becomes a framework for research, development and innovation.
The Centre and its partners are working on technological solutions to improve the productivity of Danish companies that is dramatically declining and therefore a serious threat to industry production on Danish soil.
"The Centre's focus is to use research, knowledge and new technology to create tomorrow's innovative products and solutions. The effort is central on the coming years' Danish agenda where society's welfare and industrial jobs are under pressure. We can, with the new building and our many skilled employees, help to create a meeting place and a common workspace for researchers, enterprises and end users, who join us in solving the challenges," centre manager Claus Risager said.
DTI's Centre for Robot Technology with 40 employees is located in Forskerparken (the Research Park) in the heart of the Danish robot environment in Odense, near the University of Southern Denmark, Odense Municipality and The Region of Southern Denmark's Centre for User Focused Innovation.
KUKA's YouBot-robot, the Giraff robot,
the head of Odense Municipality's elderly
and disabled management, Jane Jegind,
and the head of the Danish Research and
Innovation Council, Thomas Alslev Christensen
(in the picture), joined in cutting the cord to
the DTI's new Centre for Robot Technology.