ERF2024 Event overview

The European Robotics Forum 2024 (ERF2024), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, was held from 13 – 15 March in Rimini, Italy. 

The event saw the leading experts, both academic and industrial, at international level in robotics come together in the vibrant city of Rimini and saw the presence of the major European companies with interests in this field. The forum had a unique structure and was specifically designed to encourage interaction between end-users, researchers, technology producers with the ultimate goal of improving industrial competitiveness, fostering scientific progress, stimulating networking between stakeholders in the field, and identifying new impactful application scenarios for robotics. The programme of the event was really rich and touched many industrial and research fields where robotics plays a key role. Having this audience of experts all gathered in Italy was truly an exceptional event that we believe can be a driving force for the competitiveness of the entire territory.

The event took place at the magnificent Convention Centre in Rimini and was enriched with an intense social activity to foster the exchange of ideas, revive old friendships and create new ones. A large exhibition area at the convention centre was available to those who wished to display their technologies and ideas, representing a true international showcase.


  • More than 1.200 participants from 42 different Countries, a huge exhibition area with 67 sponsoring companies
  • 1200 sqm for Challenge Area where 27 teams from across Europe have competed in 4 Challenges and 1 Hackathon
  • 3 plenary lectures and 3 academic track lectures took place, 9 Industrial Sessions with 67 papers and 14 Insight Sessions with 88 papers
  • A new record was achieved with 33 participants joining the Charity Run
  • General Chair – Lorenzo Marconi, University of Bologna
  • General Co-Chair – Antonio Bicchi, University of Pisa
  • General Co-Chair – Bruno Siciliano, University of Napoli Federico II
  • Industrial Chair – Salvatore Scervo, Leonardo Company
  • Scientific Program Chair – Cristian Secchi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 
  • Challenges supervisor – Giovanni Berselli, Università di Genova

euRobotics Organising Team

  • Dr. Reinhard Lafrenz (Secretary General at euRobotics)
  • Marie Fortems (Chief Operating Officer at euRobotics)
  • Inge Rehorst (Project Officer at euRobotics)
  • Steve Doswell (Communication Consultant)
  • Corina Radu (Web, Design, Photo, Video)

View the floorplan (.pdf) here.

View the program (.pdf) here.