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News | 18 December 2020

Registration open for “What future for European robotics?" conference

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Registration is now open for the Science for Policy conference “What future for European robotics?” 27th-29th January 2021. 

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This Science for Policy conference will provide a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centred analysis of the state of robotics.  Panel discussions will cover technical, economic, education and social angles, to identify the short-term and long-term policy challenges, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and its recovery.

Keynote speakers: 

  • Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Dr. Bernd Lieper, President of euRobotics aisbl, 
  • Prof. Carme Torras, Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council.

Panel discussions:

Among the confirmed panellists are:

  • Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor at MIT, Prof. Tony Belpaeme, Professor at Ghent University,
  • Dr. Susanne Bieller, General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR),
  • Raja Chatila, Professor Emeritus at Sorbonne University, Chair IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems,
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe, Humboldt Professor at the University of Bonn.
  • Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Deputy Head of Division OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI),
  • Hae Won Park, Research Scientist at Media Lab, MIT.

Policy roundtable: What regulatory framework is needed for EU robotics?    

The policy roundtable on January 29th will bring together European Commission Director Generals to discuss what regulatory framework would be needed for the EU robotics.

  • Stephen Quest, Director-General, JRC
  • Joost Korte, Director-General, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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