Robots trained to be porters

Research toward integrating robots into daily life is being developed by Greek labs and startups. Instead of static industrial robots, which have been operating for years in major industrial countries, research has shifted to so-called collaborative robots, which are mostly employed in services and operate alongside and with people. The goal of the current research wave is to pave the way for automation and robotization in Greece as well, rather than just focus on research.

"We are moving forward with the implementation of two large - in terms of importance and duration - projects. Already in November we started a European research project with two parts. The second concerns the placement of products on supermarket shelves and is being carried out in cooperation with Lidl and Masoutis," Dimitris Giakoumis, a researcher at the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)...

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