"Robotics in arts and culture" was the motto of the 6th European Robotics Forum (ERF) which took place on 11-13 March 2015 in Vienna, Austria. 600 attendees from all over Europe and beyond participanted in the Forum.Website: www.erf2015.eu
The next edition of the European Robotics Forum (ERF2016) will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2016 (www.erf2016.eu)
Highlights of the European Robotics Forum 2015, a euRobotics AISBL event
European Robotics Forum 2015 took place in Vienna, Austria from the 11th to the 13th of March 2015.
ERF is the largest robotics networking event in Europe and this year’s edition attracted a record number of delegates: over 600 were in attendance, including industrialists, researchers, investors, elected officials and media.Event presentations are availableParticipants list (download)* **
Read the main statements of the key speakers
List with the new euRobotics President and Vice-Presidents and board of directors
See the winners of the euRobotics Awards
Download the conference poster Download the ERF2015 brochureDownload the Workshop digestPictures gallery (Credits: Viennamotion AG)
Click here to download part 1
Click here to download part 2
ERF2015 media review: Click here to download
Workshop Digest ERF2015: Download
(Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) is a Brussels based international non-profit association for all stakeholders in European robotics. euRobotics aims to promote excellence in robotics by providing many networking opportunities to its members from both industry and academia, to exchange knowledge within the robotics community and to shape the future of robotics in Europe through cooperation between both sides.
Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology
The Institute for Software Technology (IST) employs around 30 researchers and conducts basic and aplied research in the areas software engineering, artifical intelligence and robotics. IST focuses on the application of methods from software engineering and artificial intelligence to robotics. The aim is to increase the robustness and dependability of robot systems by the application of model-based testing, model-based diagnosis and advanced planning and reasoning techniques. IST has been member of EURON and euCognition. IST coordinated seveal national funded research projects in robotics and artifical intelligence.
Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology
Automation and Control Institute (ACIN) employs 58 persons most of them researchers in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. ACIN cunducts research in the areas of robotics, robot vision, automation technology and control theory. ACIN has been member of EURON and euCognition, coordinated EU projects RobVision, ActIPret, robots@home, and presently HOBBIT and Squirrel. ACIN contributed to many EU projects including FlexPaint, FibreScope, MOVEMENT, XPERO, TACO, GRASP, and CogX. Main fields of expertise are real-time robot-vision, object detection and tracking, and solutions to make robots see in real-world applications.
Sponsors are more than welcome; sponsoring possibilities are open to all interested companies. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.
Blue Danube Robotics OG
Coppelia Robotics GmbH
Shadow Robot Company
TUM, Factory-in-a-day, Inst. for Cognitive Systems
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia –PAN-Robots project
researchers working in basic research, applied research, or in a company using robots, or producing robots or any robotics technologies including autonomous and cognitive systems which are considered for transportation, health, and many other applications
public or private investors in robotics R&D, or considering expanding your existing range of products and services into robotics
stakeholders in regional, national, or European investments, technology transfer, to support strategic decisions in favour of the enormous economic potential for robotics expected within the next 10 years
To identify the potential of robotics applications for business, creation of jobs, and meeting societal needs
To learn about the state of the art and most recent breakthroughs in applications (from agricultural robots to health services)
To learn about new robotic business potentials, including those through the establishment of spin-offs
To get to know ongoing initiatives in robotics within Europe
To listen to the European Commission´s opinion about European robotics
To influence decision makers and strengthen the collaboration between all stakeholders in the robotics community
*Please note that the list includes the participating organisations only and does not reflect the total number of delegates. ** The names of the participating organisations have been retrieved from the registration forms filled in by participants and have not been altered by euRobotics.