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The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society.

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ERW2022

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History

The first edition of the ERW was in 2011

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The latest news about the ERW

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ERW2022 will take place on 18-27 November 2022

Central Event 2022

Every year the ERW changes the central event and hosts an eco-system of various events in the chosen location. The ERW2022 Central Event will take place over 2-3 days during the ERW 2022, 18-27 November 2022. The central event is typically during the first days, e.g. on Friday 18th Nov 2022 and/or over the weekend to attract a wider public, families and children. The ERW Central Event acts as the hub for all events.

Call for Central Event 2022 is currently closed (deadline for applications was 14 April 2022).

 

The robot ambassador of the ERW

The robot “Ari” from Pal Robotics is the ambassador of the Week as of 2021.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE ERW2022

Organise an event or join an event
Become a national coordinator
Share your experience on social media

CENTRAL EVENT PROGRAMME

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CENTRAL EVENT LOCAL ORGANISER

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About the European Robotics Week

The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society. Since then and every year, the ERW has offered one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting the growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas and the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

STEM subjects are increasingly becoming an important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge society, and we need to continue developing and growing Europe’s future scientists and researchers to close a skills gap, which by 2020 will require us to have an additional one million individuals! ERW therefore aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.

Science education can no longer be viewed as an exclusive endeavour for future scientists or engineers. It has to engage in dialogue on science-driven societal issues, since only science-conscious citizens can make informed decisions.

 

Why Robots?

Simply because Robots occupy the minds of everyone. Tens of thousands of school children in Europe, who may have no interest in technical subjects, change their mind as a result of these essential interactions. The interaction with robots complements the overall teaching experience and helps to motivate young people of any age to learn not only the basics of STEM, but also to direct them on to an independent exploratory, self-motivated learning path.

Stimulating this key sector, especially through the youth and all grown-ups who want to join the many tours and events, has another, equally important effect: to raise awareness of the type of impact that robots can have in our society. Robotics provides a solution to many of the current and future societal challenges, such as: working in dangerous fields of work, or taking care of disabled and elderly people.

Years Established

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Latest News

European Robotics Week 2021 – opening on 22 November 16:00 

This year’s ERW will once again be opened by a virtual central event. This time the regional focus will be on ...

History of the ERW

The European Robotics Week, #ERW, celebrated its 10th edition at #ERW2020. The central event took place online and its theme was “Robotics For Humanity”. Watch the video showing the history of the ERW Central Events. The European Robotics Week Central Event has been organised every year since 2014.

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