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Denmark's Shape Robotics to deliver 1,175 smart labs in Romania

Denmark's Shape Robotics to deliver 1,175 smart labs in Romania Source: Shape Robotics

BUCHAREST (Romania), November 18 (SeeNews) - Danish robotics company Shape Robotics said on Thursday it expects to deliver up to 1,175 SmartLabs in Romania under a project worth 420 million Danish crowns ($63.89 million/ 56.4 million euro) which has been included in the EU-funded Romanian Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The company expects to start works on the 1,175 Smartlabs in the first quarter of 2022, Shape Robotics said in a press release. The project is expected to run for two to three years.

The company also said that it has has been selected as a subcontractor for a project to deliver three robot laboratories for schools located in Bucharest district 5. The order has a value of approximately 600,000 Danish crowns. The labs are to be delivered in the last quarter of 2021. This tender is not related to the EU-funded project in Romania for the 1,175 SmartLabs, Shape Robotics said.

In August, Shape Robotics bought Romanian smart learning company StoryKids, its longtime partner in the country, for an undisclosed sum.

Earlier this month, the company announced that it has been selected to deliver one large and five smaller technology rooms for training use at the officer's academy, under a 2.4 million Danish crowns order with the Romanian defence ministry. The project will be implemented in the last quarter of this year.

Also in November, Shape Robotics signed a memorandum of understanding with Global Education, part of the Lumina Foundation, the largest private school operator in Southeastern Europe, to install 5 SmartLabs at Romanian Lumina schools. The order has a value of 3.5 million Danish crowns.

Shape Robotics has already delivered several SmartLabs in Romania which have been inaugurated in three Romanian schools in Bucov, Plesa and Bucharest.

Located in Farum, Denmark, Shape Robotics has developed Fable, a modular robotic system that helps students to build and program their own robots, according to its website.

(1 Danish crown = 0.1345 euro)