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Welcome to the December issue of the euRobotics newsletter. Inside, we cover European Robotics Week, with a focus on the Central Event, members of the Executive Committee outline their roles, there’s an update on the Machinery Directive, RoboPass visits the robotics sector in Italy and there’s more. In fact this issue has a distinct Italian flavour – and we hope that our content is as appetising as that Italy’s gastronomy! As always, we welcome your participation. We’ll always give you the euRobotics point of view but we also want the newsletter to be a forum for other voices, too. We’ll contact members with interesting stories to tell – but if you think you have a story to share with the euRobotics community, just contact us. Speak to to one of the euRobotics office team or send us a message via We’ll be back with a shorter newsletter in January. Before then, each of us will be celebrating the midwinter solstice in our own way. Here in the newsletter team, we’re already in the festive spirit as you can see below.

Meanwhile, since it is that time of year, we wish you a Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, a pleasant Pancha Ganapati, or a convivial Yule. However you celebrate, enjoy it!  

The Newsletter Team

Editorial and Production

This Newsletter has been conceived, written and produced by the euRobotics newsletter project team: Reinhard Lafrenz, Marta Palau Franco, Linda Gesenhues, Corina Radu (design) and Steve Doswell, with guest contributions from around the euRobotics community. All comments, enquiries and requests to reproduce content from the newsletter should be sent to the euRobotics Office team.