The European Robotics Week 2018 Central Opening Event
From 16 to 18 November, Augsburg was 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 were offered at the Zeughaus, between 16 and 18 November.
Friday, 16.11.2018, 15:00 | Official opening of the European Robotics Week
The Central Opening event of the European Robotics Week 2018 was celebrated with high-level from industry, research, policy and politics, in the impressive ambiance of the Prince Room.
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" experienced 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
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 he shared 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.
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)
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.
Time: 11:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 14:30, 14:30 – 15:30 (already fully booked)
Saturday 17.11.2018 | Children's presentation "What can I do with my self-made robot?" (in German)
Pupils of the Bernhard-Strigel-Gymnasium showed 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
Saturday, 17.11.2018, 13:00 - 14:30 pm | Lecture "Social Robotics - an interdisciplinary challenge" by Dr. Barbara Kühnlenz (in German)
The lecture shed light on the interdisciplinary field of tension of social human-robot interaction. It provided 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, were presented.
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.
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. Possible applications of assistance systems were presented on the basis of examples and current research projects.
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.