European Robotics Forum 2022 (#ERF2022)
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The European Robotics Forum is the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe. Over 1000 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the 13th edition of the conference. Further information can be found here

   22.03.2022 - 24.03.2022
08:00 - 18:00

Robotics for Nature: disruptive technological approaches to tackle conservation challenges
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The Sectoral Hubs of the University of Girona and the Global University Network for Innovation organize a series of conferences on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.
For the University of Girona, sustainability is a key challenge and one of its main values. With this series of conferences, we continue to bet on our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals in order to contribute, collectively, to the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability. Those conferences will involve renowned local and international experts who will reflect on the need to establish a dialogue between science and society to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

The cycle consists of 8 sessions, the first 3 of a more transversal and introductory nature and the other 5 focused on more specific topics.

The session on Wednesday 24 March from 6 to 8 pm (CET) could be of special interest to you. This session explores the tools offered by robotics in a broad sense (field robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, big data...) to address nature conservation challenges.

Robotics for Nature: disruptive technological approaches to tackle conservation challenges

The State of Nature in Europe 2020: A call for action
Rebecca Noebel, Researcher at the Ecologic Institute Berlin & co-author of the State of Nature in the EU Report 2020 (European Environment Agency)

From dirty, dull and dangerous robots to collaborative robots for conservation efforts. What's next in the robotics roll out?
Andra Keay, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Robotics, Visiting Scholar at CITRIS People and Robots Lab & Founder of Women in Robotics

Rafael Garcia, Scientific Director of the Robotics Sectoral Hub & Professor at VICOROB, Universitat de Girona

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All conferences will be conducted i English.
Online webinar series
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Factobotics has built up significant experience in cooperation with pilot clients from the industry and has developed useful robotic solutions that have large potential on a broader market.

The key topic of the webinar - metal processing automation:
✔️ Fitting standardised or developing customized robot solutions in your production?
✔️ Global robotic trends in the metal industry.
✔️ Potential development projects.

Factobotics would like to share the experience and provide inspiration for the Metal Industry to see:
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We have invited representatives of well-known companies to share their experience and knowledge with you!


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Topics and Preliminary programme:

The key topic: metal processing automation - standard solutions, potential development projects and global trends in the industry.

14:00 - 14:10 introduction & welcome by Thomas Ronlev, CEO of Factobotics
14:10 – 14:20 Reinhard Lafrenz, Secretary General of euRobotics association: Global tendencies for robotics in metal industry
14:20 – 14:30 Natalia Cardona, Better Factory project: Technology transfer experiments for supporting new robotic solutions development
14:30 – 14:40 Tommy Madsen, Sales Manager at FANUC Nordic - Global robotic tendencies that metal companies should follow already now & in the future
14:40 – 14:55 Torsten D. Christensen (20 years of experience in strategic transformational initiatives across large international companies, incl. 15 years at Danfoss), former Global head of Danfoss Production System, now Partner & Co-founder at ChangeForce: Improve efficiency and to do the right investments into robotics
14:55 – 15:10 Thomas Ronlev, CEO of Factobotics: Leveraging robotic partnership model to develop new solutions for the market
15:10 – 15:35 Standard solutions for the metal industry developed through a robotic partnership model - technology providers working together with industry partners:
1. RoboBend - world’s first standardised sheet metal bending robot cell (Michael Hye Nielsen, RoboBend ApS);
2. Flexy Weld: flexible welding cell that replaces jigs and makes robotic welding easy and agile (Laurent Marquis (CEO at FlexHex, Denmark), project leader of Flexy Weld project
and Giedrius Nomeika (CEO at LT Technologies, Lithuania), first end-user company of flexible welding cell at Flexy Weld project;
15:35 – 15:50 Q&A and closing remarks

European Robotics Forum 2021 (#ERF2021)
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The European Robotics Forum is the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe. Over 1000 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the 12th edition of the conference.


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The Robothon® 2021 goes DIGITAL!

Why? Our vision is to offer all international academics and young professionals the chance to participate in Robothon® 2021 despite the pandemic and travel restrictions!
From 22-24 June 2021 munich_i and this year's automatica sprint will take place - as a temporary solution to the regular automatica 2022 - in a hybrid version. In order to enjoy a wider reach and to meet the demand of international teams, we decided to hold the Robothon® 100 % digital.
Therefore, we put our heads together and came up with a new, exciting concept for the digital realization!

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Horizon Europe Info Days 2021
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The 10-day event will give prospective applicants and other stakeholders of EU research and innovation the opportunity to get information and ask questions about main funding instruments, processes of Horizon Europe and what is new.
The Horizon Europe Info days will be open for participation without prior registration.

A full range of Info days
The Horizon Europe Info days will address 9 themes, each featuring a programme of exclusive discussions and hands-on sessions dedicated to a different cluster or part of the new programme.
- Cluster 1 - Health
- Cluster 2 - Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society
- Cluster 3 - Civil Security for Society
- Cluster 4 - Digital, Industry & Space
- Cluster 5 - Climate, Energy & Mobility
- Cluster 6 - Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment
- ERA & Widening
- Infrastructures
- The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: what’s new under Horizon Europe

European Commission
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What is the future of robotics in the EU and beyond?
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What is the future of agri-food robotics in Europe and beyond? An expert panel discusses the opportunities and challenges of the domain!

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European Robotics & AI workshop applied to Inspection and Maintenance
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This Workshop will be oriented to present an overview of all active European Robotics & AI projects that apply Robotics and AI technologies to Inspection and Maintenance activities of any sector or application.

The event is targeted to any actor of the I&M value chain: asset owners, inspection service providers, robotics and/or AI companies with an interest in I&M industry, technological developers for I&M industry (sensors, tools, SW, etc.), and any other industrial actor with interest in I&M applications.

The agenda of the webinar is the following:

10:00-10:15 Welcome

10:15-10:30 Multidomain

10:15-10:30 PILOTING (
10:30-11:15 Ships and Ports

10:30-10:45 ROBINS (
10:45-11:00 RAPID (
11:00-11:15 BUGWRIGHT2 (
11:15-11:30 Electrical distribution

11:15-11:30 AERIAL-CORE (
11:30-12:15 Civil Infrastructure

11:30-11:45 RESIST (
11:45-12:00 PANOPTIS (
12:00-12:15 OMICRON (
12:15-12:30 Oil&Gas sector

12:15-12:30 HYFLIERS (
12:30-12:45 Airports

12:30-12:45 5DAEROSAFE (
12:45-13:15 Renewable energy infrastructure

12:45-13:00 DURABLE (
13:00-13:15 ATLANTIS (
13:15-14:15 Promoting Robotics in I&M applications

13:15-13:30 RIMA (
13:30-13:45 METRICS (
13:45-14:00 AERO-TRAIN (
14:00-14:15 ROBOTICS4EU (
14:15-14:30 Conclusions and farewell

This online Workshop is part of PILOTING project activities. PILOTING is an H2020 project developing advanced robotics and AI technologies applied to the Inspection & Maintenance (I&M) industry. More info at:

Webinar connection details will be sent by email previously to the workshop date.

**Workshop co-organized by the euRobotics Aerial Robotics and RIMA H2020 Project (through the Inspection and Maintenance, and Aerial Robotics Topic Groups).

PILOTING H2020 Project
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Horizon Europe Info Day: Cluster 4 AI, Data and Robotics
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Horizon Europe Info Day: Cluster 4 AI, Data and Robotics
Wednesday 21st July 9:30 - 13:00h CEST

Infoday and brokerage event organized by the AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) in collaboration with the European Commission and the IDEAL-ist network.

Programme (all times CEST)

09:30 - 09:45 - Welcome and Presentation AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra)
Morten Irgens - Vice President Adra

09:45 - 11:15 - Presentation of topics (see below) by the European Commission and Q&A
Cécile Huet - Deputy Head of Unit. Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Stefano Bertolo - Scientific Programme Manager Data Policy and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Kimmo Rossi - Head of Sector Research and Innovation Execution in the Data Value Chain, DG CONNECT, European Commission

11:15 - 11:30 - Presentation Idealist and Brokerage tool
Edina Nemeth - Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for Digital

11:30 - 13:00 - Pitches

AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) in collaboration with the European Commission and the IDEAL-ist network
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