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The European Robotics Week Central Opening Event

From 16 to 18 November, Augsburg will be in the spotlight, hosting the Central Opening event of the European Robotics Week 2018. Augsburg combines tradition and innovation and is home to numerous technology companies and world class research at the heart of the economic region of Bavaria.
In addition to the Opening event with high-level representatives from industry, research, policy and politics, to take place the Town Hall on 16 November, an exhibition, several public talks and activities for adults and children will be offered at the Zeughaus, between 16 and 18 November.


Programme

Friday, 16.11.2018, 15:00 | Official opening of the European Robotics Week

Celebrate the Central Opening event of the European Robotics Week 2018 with high-level from industry, research, policy and politics, in the impressive ambiance of the Prince Room. The event is in English and is open to everyone.

Admission from 14:30

Where: Fürstenzimmer in Town Hall (Rathausplatz 2, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance, no pre-registration required.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.


Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18.11.2018 | Exhibition "From the Romans to Robotics" in the Toskanische Säulenhalle

From antiquity, to robots - that's what the attendees of the exhibition "From the Romans to Robotics" can experience very closely.

Exhibitors: ABB, KUKA, Roboception, Schunk, PAL Robotics, Yaskawa

Opening hours: Friday 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

Where: Toskanische Säulenhalle in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance, no pre-registration required.

Exhibition floor plan - 12 November 2018


Saturday, 17.11.2018, 15:00 | Keynote: "Robots, AI and the Future - Technology vs. Humanity"

Speaker: Vito di Bari
About the speaker: Vito Di Bari is seen as world's premiere futurist and will share an inspiring speech about the future of robotics.

Where: Filmsaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Addressed to: Regional public, students, teachers

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Other events in German (16-18.11.2018)

Friday, 16. & Saturday, 17.11.2018 | Children's event: "With Open Roberta your robot will come to life!" (in German)

Exciting, playful, quickly learned - at the Open Roberta Lab you can easily program robots and microcontrollers. No matter if you've already programmed or not - with the colorful programming language "NEPO", different systems come to life in your hands, e.g. the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot.
The event will be held in German unless all participants are English-speaking.

Friday:  12:30 – 13:30,  14:00 – 15:00, 15:30 – 16:30
Saturday: 10:00 – 11:00,  11:30 – 12:30, 13:00 - 14:00 (already fully booked)

Location: Heintzzimmer and Reichlesaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)


Saturday 17.11.2018 | Event for pupils from the Aerospace Lab "Program a Robot" (in German)

You can program LEGO-EV-3 robots in small groups and optimize both the hardware and software. At the end of the workshop, we let the groups compete against each other in a small competition.

The event will be held in German unless all participants are English-speaking.

Time: 11:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 14:30, 14:30 – 15:30 (already fully booked)

Location: Reichlesaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)


Saturday 17.11.2018 | Children's presentation "What can I do with my self-made robot?" (in German)

Pupils of the Bernhard-Strigel-Gymnasium show what their self-made robots are able to do, e.g. playing football.

Time: 12:30 – 13:30,  13:30 – 14:00,  14:30 – 15:30

Location: Furttenbachzimmer in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg) 

Free entrance


Saturday, 17.11.2018, 13:00 - 14:30 pm | Lecture "Social Robotics - an interdisciplinary challenge" by Dr. Barbara Kühnlenz (in German)

The lecture sheds light on the interdisciplinary field of tension of social human-robot interaction. It provides insights into the development process of social robot platforms - from design aspects to the external appearance of a robot to the transfer of social-psychological approaches to prosocial robot behavior. To illustrate, selected current robot developments from the research of Dr. med. Kühnlenz in the private service sector, as well as collaborative robotics in the context of Industry 4.0, are being presented.

Location: Filmsaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)

Free entrance


Saturday, 17.11.2018, 15:00 16:00 | Autograph session Augsburger Panther (AEV)

Get your personal autograph first from your ice-hockey star and then a painting from our KUKA robot.

Location: Toskanische Säulenhalle in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)

Free entrance


Sunday, 18.11.2018, 11:00 – 12:00 | Lecture "Assistance systems in production – Potential applications of collaborating robots at assembly Workstations"  by Prof. Florian Kerber (in German)

The digital transformation poses a particular challenge for medium-sized companies to modernize production systems and adapt them flexibly to varying customer and market requirements. As assistance systems, collaborating robots offer new potentials to improve working conditions and results at workplaces in assembly that have so far been little or not automated. In the lecture, possible applications of assistance systems will be presented on the basis of examples and current research projects.

Location: Filmsaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)

Free entrance


Sunday, 18.11.2018, 13:00 – 14:30 pm | Panel discussion "Robotics in Nursing" (in German)

Opportunities and taboos: How can robots be used most meaningfully in nursing? Be part of an exciting discussion between experts from research and industry as well as users from the nursing sector.

Location: Filmsaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)

Free entrance


Check and register to the other events (including children's workshops) happening around Augsburg organised by our Platinum sposors:

  • ERW2018 events organised by ABB (EN, DE)
  • ERW2018 events organised by KUKA (EN, DE)

Platinum sponsors