Universal Robots Quadruples Injection Molding Production + video

Automata aims to "democratise robotics" with $3000 six-axis robot + video

Thor is an Open Source and printable robotic arm with six degrees of freedom + video

KUKA Fast Robotic Assembly of CPU and Memory Modules on a Circuit Board + video

High-accuracy small 6-axis industrial robot arm Meca500 by Ilian Bonev + video

China is aggressively adding robots to its production lines

Forecast: Advanced Industrial Robots to Power New Wave of Productivity

Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics + video

Festo's new Tripod robot + video

Baxter - This Robot Could Transform Manufacturing + video

Prof. Ilian Bonev comments Foxconn Foxbot + видео

Industrial Park Aitos Review: The March of Robots Into Chinese Factories

Adept Technology - Leadership in Robotics + video

Epson tests Flexible Electronics Assembly Line based on three EPSON RS3 robots

Clear Automation PCB Assembly - a video picked and placed by Industrial Park Aitos

Toyota Camry Hybrid Factory Robots

Volvo V60 Plug in Hybrid Production - by robots and humans harmony

A Day in the Life of a Kiva Robot - a video picked and placed by Industrial Park Aitos

Industrial Park Aitos: a video lecture of Krasimir Kolarov, Stanford - Robotic Trajectory Generation

Kawasaki Pick and place delta robots for members of Industrial Park Aitos

Industrial Park Aitos presents: Innovative robot design set to revolutionise the market

Amazon Acquires Kiva Systems for $775 Million - Kiva order Fetch Solution

Industrial Robotics: Continued increase but lower growth rates between 2012 and 2015

ABB’s expanded product range set to revolutionize robotic palletizing

Electronic Manufacturing Heats Up in Bulgaria and in Eastern Europe in General

Danube Bridge 2 expected to boost economy in the region of Vidin , Bulgaria

President Rossen Plevneliev: Bulgaria could absorb EUR 45 billion by 2020

Prices and market destinations of the Bulgarian rose oil

In the period January – October 2012 the Bulgarian exports to third countries increased by 11.1%

China's Buffett-backed BYD to build cars and buses in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is gaining a lot of attention, because it’s the first European Country to be included in the top outsourcing countries for 2017

The outsourcing industry has always favoured Asian countries in the past and they still dominate the industry; but Eastern European countries are asserting their presence in the outsourcing market today. Bulgaria is ranked as number 7 in the list of “The Top Ten Countries for Outsourcing Business” made by Ranker, just after countries as India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil and Indonesia. Famous international companies like Hewlett Packard, Reuters, Boeing, Siemens, IBM, Ericsson, SAP and Ford Motor Co have already chosen Bulgaria for some of their outsourcing activities.

Outsourcing is normally seen as an integrated part of the ongoing globalization. Experts often characterize globalization as a process that has changed the challenges that both companies and individuals face. Geographical distances have reduced their importance due to the Internet, improvements in infrastructure and modern technology. Hence, the focus is now on establishing international production lines in several countries, so that the company is able to offer its products at the best price and quality.

At this point, you might have noticed that the list has a strong trend toward Asian countries. Bulgaria is making Eastern Europe proud through its fundamental strategy, “nearshoring”. This country offers less expensive labor and services toward neighboring countries, which include the United States and Western Europe.  This tactic has helped the country climb the ranks and reach the top ten among outsourcing countries. Through an attractive and stable macroeconomic and political environment, the country has been able to provide competitive pricing and a high-quality workforce.

Outsourcing offers a company various benefits:
Reduction in operation costs: One of the main arguments for outsourcing a business is the opportunity for the outsourcing company to lower its operation costs. The transfer of a business function to a third party in a foreign country is related to significant reduction of costs due to the fact that same activities are paid several times less in countries where business is outsourced;
Focus on the core of the business: Outsourcing gives companies the opportunity to focus on their core competences, thus being more efficient in their business operations;
Quality improvement: Outsourcing is a process of delegating operations or jobs to an external entity that specializes in that operation, and thus offers a high quality of implementation; • Better location in terms of new markets: outsourcing gives the opportunity to approach new clients faster and more efficiently. Very often it saves time for distribution and increases the competitive advantages.

Thirty years experience in Bulgaria shows that successful EPZs (export processing zones) evolve upscale to higher technologies and profits. How can governments accelerate this process? Global managers of Export Processing Zones, Free Zones, Science Parks, and User Industries debated this question with Government officials in Bulgaria and resulted in Industrial & Business Park Aitos development project.

Steps followed by the Industrial & Business Park Aitos management,
strongly supported by Bulgarian government, include: 1) enable the market environment, 2) share profits with inventors, 3) avoid the brain drain, 4) nurture centers of excellence in management and technology, 5) link zones to local enterprises, 6) encourage zones to move to new services, 7) financial services, 8) shelter program services, especially for smaller firms, 9) recognize that
technology transfer is not a free commodity, and 10) stay flexible within a core policy.

 The Industrial & Business Park Aitos is a track of land set aside for industrial development conveniently located close to transport facilities:
• Highways
• Railroads
• International airports
• International Marine Ports
• Container terminals
• Office park, which has offices and light industry, rather than heavy industry

All-in-one in Industrial & Business Park, Aitos, Bulgaria

The idea of setting land aside through this type of Zoning is based on several concepts:
    - To be able to concentrate dedicated infrastructure in a delimited area to reduce the per-business expense of that infrastructure. Such infrastructure includes roadways, railroad sidings, ports, high-power electric supplies (often including three-phase power), high-end communications cables, large-volume water supplies, and high-volume gas lines;
    - To be able to attract new business by providing an integrated infrastructure in one location;
    - To set aside industrial uses from urban areas to try to reduce the environmental and social impact of the industrial uses;
    - To provide for localized environmental controls that are specific to the needs of an industrial area.

Industrial & Business Park Aitos means also Investment Promotion, Trade and Export Development as a source of corporate expansion and economic growth

We assist local governments and private companies in seizing the opportunities that an integrated world economy offers - access to foreign capital, new market opportunities and increased trade:

   • design and implementation of investment promotion programmes;
   • profiles for investment projects and promotion to potential Western European, US, Russian and Chinese business partners;
   • policy advice in investment promotion and export development;
   • realisation of export promotion programmes, including trade fair representation, for companies, sectors and countries, achieving significant and quantifiable increases in export earnings.

Industrial & Business Park Aytos AD
INTERPRED World Trade Center Sofia
Office 403
36 Dragan Tsankov blvd.
1040 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 879 437461
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Accelerate Your Business in Bulgaria using our:

Strategic geographic location

Convenient crossroads location between Europe and Asia 
Wide outlet o­n the Black Sea and the river Danube 
Natural gateway to the large markets of CIS, Asia, Africa 
Both sea and river transport offer convenient communications and transportation to and from the region

Highly qualified specialists and skilled workforce

Advanced level of education in the Bulgarian universities 
Scientists with leading position worldwide

Industry sector

Traditions in electrical engineering, electronics, machine building, metalworking and IT sectors 
Nearly 1 100 companies operating in the sphere of IT 
IT companies cover almost the whole spectrum of IT activities and services in the areas of software, hardware, microelectronics and automation 
Privatization opportunities - attraction of investments and acceleration of the privatization process 
Bulgaria needs large-scale investment in the energy sector in the electricity, gas and heat supply 
Annual depreciation rate of 30% for machinery & equipment, 50% for new equipment used in entirely new investment or expansion and 50% for software and hardware 
Industrial goods trades duty free between Bulgaria and EU, EFTA, CEFTA and Turkey 
Industrial land of preferential terms
Seamless administrative services for investors through InvestBulgaria Agency

Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques at EPFL

The Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO) is led by Prof. H. Bleuler and Prof. F. Mondada. It is part of the "Institute of Microengineering (IMT)", which belongs to the "EPFL School of Engineering (STI)".


The Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO) is a multidisciplinary research unit working mostly in the fields of robotics, micro-robotics and high precision instrumentation.

Its main domains of expertise are :

- lower limb exoskeletons

- rehabilitation and assistive robotics

- haptics and perception

- industrial robotics, optimisation and control of parallel mechanisms 

- sensors and actuators

- design and control of high precision micro-robots

- miniature mobile robots


The Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO) also participates in the formation of skilled and dynamic EPFL engineers and doctoral students by the means of several lectures and hands-on experience during different practical works (TP) and student projects.

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