Brussels, 30 November 2018 – The European Robotics Week (ERW) is achieving a major success with around 1200 interactive robotics related events across Europe, showing how robots will impact the way we work, live, and learn both now and in the future. The #ERW2018 hashtag has reached over 4,5 million impressions on social media for the past 9 days. Let’s have a look at some snapshots from #ERW2018 in various countries in Europe.

In Finland, Tampere University of Technology held public talks focusing on the future of robotics.

Belgium organised some 20 creative events about robots and artificial intelligence, under the theme “Mon père, ce robot ?”.

Germany announced over 130 events, beyond the Central Event of #ERW2018 held in Augsburg.

Austria held a Robotics Day 2018 in Vienna:

Robotics Day Vienna
23. November 2018
Save the date!Infos coming soon#roboticsdayvienna #PRIA #TGM #Wunderwuzzi #Roboter— Wunderwuzzi Roboter (@Wunderwuzzis) September 6, 2018

France focused on the “cobotique” and had two simultaneous interventions in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Daegu, South Korea:

Coboteam a fait très fort le 15 novembre : parler en même temps de la cobotique en @auvergnerhalpes et à #Daegu en Corée du Sud . Fier d’avoir eu deux événements labellisés dans le cadre de la semaine européenne de la robotique #ERW2018— Cluster Robotique Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Coboteam (@CoboteamRA) November 16, 2018

Spain organised over 300 events, amongst which a Spanish opening event, discussing robotics for equality, under the high auspices of Queen Letizia of Spain.

In Italy, Scuola di Robotica and many university labs, drove the organisation of over 380 events, including open-doors, all over the country.

In Cyprus, Robotex and other NGOs set-up some 70 events and competitions.

In Romania, the e-Civis association, organiser of the European Robotics Forum 2019 in Bucharest, coordinated over 70 events in rural schools around the country.

Bosnia and Herzegovina bridged between the European events of #ERW2018, organising over 30 events in the country and having students visit the Central Event in Augsburg.

In Croatia, Futura Dubrovnik Foundation organised several robotics classes for children.

[RADIONICE ROBOTIKE 2018-2019] @eu_Robotics #erw2018#futura #Arduino #robotika #robotics #robocup #robots #radionice #workshops #unidu#ArduinoUno #stem #engineering #iot #genuino #3Dprint #3Dprinter #3Dprinting #makers#drone #raspberrypi #soldering— Futura Dubrovnik (@FuturaDubrovnik) November 24, 2018

European countries who organised events as well included: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Beyond Europe, Kazakhstan, Israel, Turkey and Mexico joined #ERW2018.