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RoboValley and its purpose in the world and in The Hague metro area

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In RoboValley, more than 170 robotics researchers from a multitude of fields collaborate with other experts, entrepreneurs and decision makers in both public and private sectors.

Practically within kilometers of the Hague RoboValley thrives it’s part of the collaboration of the the city Metropolitian Area, or the innovation quarter of South Holland. With Rotterdam as a test chamber, and made safer with the help of The Hague security Delta.

Robots aid us a great deal now and in the future. Although it’s said that “they will take our jobs”. It’s easier to see which jobs will go away than to imagine new jobs being created. That is why we should be positive about the developments of robotics.

It’s easier to see which jobs will go away than to imagine new jobs being created.

Due to TU Delft Robotics Institute, robotics research is no longer fragmented around separate academic faculties around the The Hague metro area. The RoboValley programme team makes sure companies can find and make use of the available knowledge. In RoboValley, all the key players in robotics are connected to each other, physically and digitally. This advantage accelerates the growth of the industry and with that the impact in the world.

Work with robots and expect

  • Increase profit margins = faster, stronger and more durable than human counterparts
  • Improve quality = less human errors
  • Increase uptime = no job unions and holiday leaves
  • Re-shore business = bringing productivity back home
  • Improve labour conditions = decrease intense labour, more brain work
  • Stay ahead of competitors = see first point

 

It’s not a coincidence Accenture invested 500k this year in Robovalley. This collaboration in robotics research will establish industry best practices for incorporating robotics into large enterprises. The cooperation also enables to increase the visibility internationally so they can attract even more investors.

Via the RoboValley Investment Fund they offer venture capital and accelerated paths to the market for the most promising robotics technologies.

The RoboValley programme team helps ideas, companies or start-ups that want to settle in the Netherlands. They help companies and researchers in RoboValley to receive exposure and visibility.

Furthermore, practical services what the hub offers is they connect you with the right researchers, who can provide you with the latest insights and knowledge to improve your production processes.

Robovalley needs chips, and they are made around the corner

You don’t know ASML? It’s a company that has it’s mark on the world for more than 30 years now. ASML chips are in many devices you use daily, without you even knowing it.

The law of Moore is determined by Dutch global market leader ASML – Maarten Steinbuch

Moore’s Law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense (unimaginably dense) integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. The observation is named after Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, whose 1965 paper described a doubling every year in the number of components per integrated circuit.

Because chips are key in any robotic or electrical instrument to process information and data. The Global Market Leader ASML pretty much set the standard for chip building. That is why it’s great that ASML is around the corner in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Robovalley is also a playground

During the RoboCup in Leipzig this year, teams from TU Eindhoven (Tech United) and Delft University of Technology showed the world that the Netherlands are at the forefront of creating the next generation robotics. They achieved great World Championship successes this year. The cup is a playground for people who want to try out new things.

Besides the university, the company Team Falcons from ASML participated as well, as was the team from VDL (the former Philips team). The ASML team was founded by employees who wanted to do something fun next to their work, tells team captain Jaap Vos.

“Some colleagues bicycle or go running together, we built a robotic soccer team.” – Jaap Vos from ASML

It makes sense: the machines that are built at ASML use some of the same technologies as the robots.

Let’s be nice to robots

The advancements are great, but we should be nice to robots and AI. As it turns out, you can’t be really polite to robots, you have to be rude to make them work properly. For example shout at them so they can hear you. Furthermore, kick them to test if they’re stable. And more you don’t have to be polite because they don’t understand polite words as we humans do.

“We love our Amazon Echo… but I fear it’s also turning our daughter into a raging asshole” – Hunter Walk

Our children are getting more and more in touch with technology, robots and AI. How we program them is one thing, how we use it defines them even more.

Take a visit, set up a meeting, or check out the careers they offer at RoboValley.