Bayer Establishes Robotics Group | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 22 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 2, 2008

Bayer Establishes Robotics Group

Department: Business
Credit: Bayer MaterialScience

Bayer MaterialScience has set up a global robotics working group intended to meet demand for household robots. The company cites statistics from the International Federation of Robotics that the number of robots completing chores in private households worldwide will have increased from 2 million in 2004 to 9 million by the end of 2008. Among its projects, Bayer has developed a polyurethane-based elastic skin designed to be similar to human skin.

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