Also this year the European Robotics Coordination Office is organising a European Robotics Week. The idea is to “show the general public what robotics is all about and what important role robots play in Europe!”. The IDSIA Robotics Lab is again taking part. This year we:
- launched our new webpage,
- rleased a IM-CLeVeR outreach video just recently and
- have a lab door/open house in our lab this Wednesday.
from the EU Robotics Week press release: “Today is the start of the second European Robotics Week: From 26th of November to 2nd of December over 91 organisations in 21 European countries organise 199 robotics related activities across Europe, serving to educate the public about how robots impact society and to inspire students of all ages to study technology, science and engineering. This week will also highlight the growing importance of European robotics in a wide variety of application areas and celebrate the strong and competitive position of robotics in Europe.”
During our lab tour we will present on-going research on our robotic platforms, the iCub humanoid, Swarmbots together with some BSc/MSc student project performed together with the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Lugano.
UPDATE: The following email was sent by the organizers:
With more than 90 participating organisations in 21 European countries and over 200 robotics related activities offered for the public, the second European Robotics Week was a tremendous success!!
All together we managed to reach approximately 30.000 people across Europe, many of them high school students and elementary school pupils. This is an excellent number and we thank you all for your great work, your support and all your time you put into this project!