The bi-annual International Robot Exhibition is billed as the largest robot trade show in the world. Gizmag went along to this month’s 21st edition in Tokyo, which attracted more companies and 20 percent more visitors than iREX 2013, to check out the latest developments in the world of robotics.
Under the theme “Making a Future with Robots” iREX 2015 was divided into two main sections – Service Robots and Industrial Robots. There was also an area devoted to the latest robotics research and development being done by universities and institutions. It is also notable that 2015 marks the beginning of the Japanese government’s Robot Revolution Initiative – a five year mission is to create and nurture relationships between enterprises, business associations and research institutions.