“We have already collected 70 pilot projects in a few weeks from various countries, many are Italian,” the president of I-Rim Antonio Bicchi, of the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) told ANSA. “On the theme of anti-Covid-19 robotics – he continued – Italy is leading the way in the world. We are an example for others, exporting our experience, both because we are world leaders in this sector and because we were, after China, among the first to be affected by the virus “.
The pilot projects are not only on paper, but already ready to be produced and enter the market. “From this point of view – said Bicchi – the pandemic anticipated the future, giving a frightening acceleration to the development of robotics, the results of which will be seen, rather than in five years, already in the coming months. One aspect that struck me greatly – concluded the president of the I-Rim – is that the emergency we are experiencing has changed citizens’ perception of robots, which have once again become an opportunity and no longer a threat, for the fear that they will lose jobs “.
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