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Japanese robotics firm to test in Denmark

High-tech company Fuji Machine has chosen to set up a new testing facility in Denmark.

Fuji Machine has entered into a large cooperative agreement with Odense Municipality which initially includes testing of their robotic technologies within the region’s healthcare sector. The nursing staff and patients at Odense University Hospital (OUH) are currently testing Fuji Machine’s “Support Robot”, a robot designed to aid elderly and disabled people who need support to stand upright and walk.

“Odense is the perfect place to test our “Support Robot”. We have studied the test environment in Odense, and we are confident that it meets all our needs. Here’s a high expertise within robotics and welfare technologies, and we look forward to the collaboration with Odense Municipality and to the professional discussions about the further development of the robot,” said President and CEO of Fuji Machine, Mr. Nobuyuki Soga.

The company has also indicated that they are interested in establishing a local office in Odense Municipality over the next two years, for example a European R&D unit or a Nordic Sales and Services office.

“We are very happy to see that Odense Municipality and Fuji have signed the deal, as it is a great opportunity for Odense to market their strongholds within robotics and welfare technologies. We hope that Invest in Denmark can assist Odense in attracting more international companies, and hence create more jobs in the region”, says Jeppe Solmer, eHealth project manager at Invest in Denmark.


Source and photo credit: Invest in Denmark