24th – 30th November 2014, Toulouse – The fourth edition of the European Robotics Week is expected to encompass over 475 robotics related activities in 24 European countries, all available worldwide via streaming from 28 to 30 December (www.robotics-labs.eu). The events will also be showcased on social media with the hash-tag #ERW2014.
Toulouse Communication centre
This year the heart of the European Robotics Week will be the Communication Centre in Cité del’Espace (Toulouse) which will host a plethora of events around robotics. Khalil Rouhana, the director for “Components & Systems” in DG CONNECT – European Commission will be a keynote speaker at the opening of the event in Toulouse on the 28th November.
Competitions organised by the European RoCKIn project will see teams from throughout Europe put their robots to the test through scenarios and tasks that are highly relevant to real world processes in factories or in a home environment.
“European youngsters want to be the pioneers of the robotics society, the first to discover the combination of fun and learning which robotics offers, and to surpass the iPhone generation with physical and not virtual endeavours. Robotics is gaining momentum – not only in European factories, but increasingly in European service industries and in the home. All this will culminate with the activities taking place during the European Robotics Week 2014” says Uwe Haass, Secretary General of euRobotics AISBL.
Highlights for European Robotics Week 2014
Czech Republic – Café Neu Romance: “Golem & the Mechanical Man of the Future” – Meet some of the World’s best LEGO MINDSTORMS experts when they are holding workshops, and meet robotics artist headliner Fernando Orellana from El Salvador, Slovakian AI-professor Jozef Kelemen, Dr. Rupert Young and the “bionic robotics arm man” Nigel Ackland, both from the UK.
Finland – Innokas Network: Interested in Coding and Robotics? Event roadshow for teachers and teacher students during the EU Code Week and Robotics Week in Fall 2014. You will learn in fun and engaging ways about coding and robotics during workshops run by teachers and students from Innokas Network schools.
Italy – The 2nd edition of the AI and Cognition workshop 2014 (AIC 2014) will bring together researchers coming from different domains (e.g., artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, philosophy, social sciences, etc.) to work on the interdisciplinary field of cognitively inspired artificial systems.
Spain – Over 100 robotics related events will take place all over Spain, from Madrid to Barcelona, from San Sebastian to La Coruna. Events target: pupils of all ages, as young as 3 years old, parents and teachers. Workshops will be built around various topics such as building robots, 3D printing, programming or flying drones.
More events from around Europe can be found here: www.robotics-week.eu
Organised by euRobotics AISBL, European Robotics Week has so far attracted over 100,000 people during its three years of existence and encouraged young and old to become involved in hundreds of different robotics related activities year after year.
Philip Piatkiewicz, euRobotics AISBL t. +32 2 706 8198