ERF 2022 is still several weeks away but the clock is counting down. With the deadline for Earlybird registration rates now past, the focus turns to the programme itself. And indeed the organising team have created a rich variety of sessions and activities for the several hundred participants expected at Rotterdam’s Ahoy congress centre.

Following the euRobotics general assembly for members on 27th June, an Industry networking event will take place that same day on the exhibition floor and later at Rotterdam city hall. From 8.30am on the 28th and over three days, ERF sessions will follow a series of themes from healthcare and agri-food, to standardisation/regulation and sustainability and much more .  

Ethical, legal, social and environmental (ELSE) considerations will also be explored, while a dedicated Academic ’track’ will provide insights into several research topics. Plenary sessions will highlight the potential positive impact of robotics on climate change, the power of self-sustaining networks and the value of integrating technology in a way that future-proofs its adoption in society. Meanwhile the euRobotics Awards juries will be assessing finalists’ entries before this year’s recipients of the PhD, Tech Transfer and Entrepreneurship Awards are announced at a dinner and ceremony on the evening of the 29th. For runners among the robotics community, the ERF charity run is scheduled to take place on the same day.  

This information barely scratches the surface of the sheer variety on offer at ERF 2022. Most of all, euRobotics welcomes the opportunity for members and the wider European robotics community to meet physically for the first time in over two years. On behalf of the association and the rest of the ERF 2022 organising team, we hope to get the chance to see you there.  

For more information about the event including how to register, visit