World Robot Declaration

Fukuoka, Japan, February 25/KYODO JBN/-- Confident of the future development of
robot technology and of the numerous contributions that robots will make to Huma
nkind, this World Robot Declaration is issued on February 25, 2004 from Fukuoka,

1.Expectations for next-generation robots

1.Next-generation robots will be partners that coexist with human beings
2.Next-generation robots will assist human beings both physically and psychologi
3.Next-generation robots will contribute to the realization of a safe and peacef
ul society

2.Toward the creation of new markets through next-generation robot technology

1.Resolution of technical issues through the effective use of Special Zones for
Robot Development and Test

2.Promotion of public acceptability of robots through the establishment of stand
ards and upgrading of the environment

3.Stimulation of adoption through promotion of introduction of robots by public

4.Dissemination of new technologies related to robots

5.Promotion of the development of robot technology by small enterprises, and the
ir entry into the robot business. The government and academia shall provide acti
ve support for such efforts.

Source: International Robot Fair 2004 Organizing Office

International Robot Fair 2004 Organizing Office
Tel: +81—92-732-3960
Fax: +81-92-732-3480