European Robotics Week was celebrated with a showcase of robotics in countries right across the continent of Europe. Among many highlights, a high standard was set by the HispaRob annual robotics conference at the University of Castilla La Mancha, which included a wide range of related events. You can read about it all at HispaRob and ERW2023  

In the usual flexible way, the ‘Week’ extended beyond seven days, with some events taking place into the beginning of December. And that’s all fine as far as euRobotics is concerned.  

There are always good local reasons for the precise timing of events. What’s important is that they take place – and they did! From north to south, east to west, ERW national coordinators used their energy, enthusiasm and ingenuity to bring robotics closer to the public and to young people. In Cyprus, the Robotics Academy at Frederick University marked ten years of contribution to educational robotics with workshops for children and parents alike, providing hands-on opportunities to discover the world of educational robotics and the educational value, potential and opportunities that it offers. In Norway, the Mechatronics Innovation Lab at Grimstad put on an event to offer a vision of how robotics will serve society. Meanwhile, in Budapest, Óbuda University’s Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics held an open day for young schoolchildren (we can imagine the noise!). Check out the ERW event map to see where else events took place during this year’s ERW.