The participants of the meetings, namely representatives of enterprises, the scientific community, and business environment institutions, and also of public institutions, worked to select the key development areas in the robot market, by discussing e.g. the most influential trends, perspective technological niches, and the potential for developing and strengthening the cooperation in this sector of the economy.

The conclusions from the SL meetings are the basis for the Business Technology Roadmap study (BTR) for the area of robots and robotic systems in the manufacturing industry, the release of which is planned for the first half of 2023.

The R&D activities and projects planned for the nearest future specified by the workshops’ participants include, among others:

  • developing universal robotic drive modules,
  • preparing new classes of mobile robots,
  • developing safety systems based on vision systems,
  • developing application technologies, dedicated to specific areas of the application of robots and robotic systems,
  • developing solutions focused on increasing the effectiveness of programming, autonomy, and adaptability of robots and robotic systems.

The BTR Expert’s Report will also contain recommendations for updating the National Smart Specializations, and proposals for actions which should be deployed to improve the functioning of entities active in the field of robots and robotic systems in the manufacturing industry. “Discussion and exchange of experiences between the participants of the Smart Lab meetings will result in a document which will describe the most important trends and development prospects in the field of robots and robotic systems in the manufacturing industry” – said Dominik Belter PhD. (Eng), an industry consultant – expert who hosted the works at the Smart Lab.

The meetings were organized within a project outside the competition titled “National Smart Specialty Monitoring” financed from the funds of the European Regional Development Fund within the Smart Development 2014-2020 Operational Programme (sub-action 2.4.2 POIR). The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Development and Technology in partnership with the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. For more information see

By order of PARP, the Project is supported by PwC. If you are interested in this project, or want to learn more about it, you are welcome to contact us at, entering in the e-mail title “Smart Lab – roboty i systemy robotyczne w przemyśle”.

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