The European Robotics Week 2017 (ERW2017) Central Event organised in Brussels saw the “Robots Discovery” exhibition hosted by the European Committee of the Regions on 20-23 November, where robotics experts from 30 European and regionally-funded projects outlined the impact of their work on society.
The exhibiting projects showed robots assisting during surgery or providing support for elderly care, how robots can help students develop digital skills, monitor the environment and apply agricultural chemicals with precision and less waste or how they can save lives after disasters. The #ERW2017 hashtag has reached over 1 million impressions on social media. Here’s a look at how the “Robots Discovery” central event was portrayed.
#ERW2017 starting today. People to work more & more with #robots & #AI across all sectors #health #transport. Essential to help young people & workers gain the right skills #digitalskills #SocialSummit17. My blog: https://t.co/ZbVQKw1jzZ#Ansipblogs pic.twitter.com/GPli3Lpu8y
— Andrus Ansip (@Ansip_EU) November 17, 2017
Day 1, 20 November – exhibition of robotics projects for healthcare
From healthcare & education to environment: meet some of the successful EU supported projects in #robotics https://t.co/McLuEZrMzp #ERW2017 #H2020 @EU_CoR pic.twitter.com/60viEqHZik
— DigitalSingleMarket (@DSMeu) November 20, 2017
The #ERW2017 #healthcare #robotics exhibition featured today at the @EU_CoR : @DeEnigma_EU #Softpro @brubotics #eureyecase @EndooEUproject @MURAB_Project #wonder @CLsPlusPlus #axiles & #robocure from @imec_int & #bierpauli from @KUKA_RoboticsDE & @PALRobotics #co4robots pic.twitter.com/OXuapZGHRx
— euRobotics (@eu_Robotics) November 20, 2017
Day 2, 21 November – exhibition of education robotics projects
Good morning, @EU_CoR ! We start the day at the #ERW2017 Central Event with a live broadcast for @SkyTG24 #Italy #Brussels @eu_Robotics @SPARCrobotics pic.twitter.com/s6ez6Cce1T
— PAL Robotics (@PALRobotics) November 21, 2017
The robot bus of the Sohjoa Baltic project has arrived to the European Committee of the Regions.
Research, innovation, #robotics and a driverless minibus were at the heart of yesterday's #SEDEC Commission at @EU_CoR #ERW2017
More about these fascinating #innovationshttps://t.co/V8HDYpfuOm pic.twitter.com/p9YPasWaUr
— CoR (@EU_CoR) November 22, 2017
Great #education #robotics day at the @EU_CoR yesterday with @ER4STEM @DeEnigma_EU @LUVMI_rover @IDLabResearch @dwengo & the children from https://t.co/AQDQEOVISP pic.twitter.com/trNEUWDRt6
— euRobotics (@eu_Robotics) November 22, 2017
The day ended with a reception hosted by First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions, Markku Markkula, and a concert by the Logos Robots Orchestra.
Opening Reception #ERW @EUSciComm @eu_Robotics @SPARCrobotics @PALRobotics #TIAGoRobot pic.twitter.com/jEAciWxX87
— Francesco Ferro (@FerroFrancescoE) November 21, 2017
Day 3, 22 November – exhibition of robotics projects related to the environment
Thank you to the #ERW2017 exhibitors of day 3, robots for the #environment @EU_CoR: @DexROV @saga_exp @BADGER_project #CoCoRo #Bots2Rec pic.twitter.com/oJVq85tv0t
— euRobotics (@eu_Robotics) November 22, 2017
The Sohjoa Baltic robot bus met the public on the Esplanade of the European Parliament.
Finnish-led Sohjoa Baltic showcases #robotbus in front of @Europarl_EN -one of the first #automated vehicles operating in real life #traffic conditions @eu_Robotics week #ERW2017 #sohjoa #future @metropolia pic.twitter.com/PdFEt1vWQv
— SME & Traffic Tweets (@smetrabxl) November 22, 2017
The day ended with a high-level dinner hosted by MEP Martina Werner at the European Parliament.
Honoured to attend the euRobotics / SPARC high-level VIP dinner in the European Parliament during the European Robotics Week #ERW2017 pic.twitter.com/yqN3VeoUa7
— Arthur de Crook (@ArthurdeCrook) November 22, 2017
Day 4, 23 November – exhibition of robots for international cooperation
Last day at the exhibition & workshop #ERW2017 @EU_CoR: thank you to: VP @mmarkkula, @RoboticsEU #international cooperation projects (#tiramisu #icarus @SherpaProjectEU @HyqReal @SafeShore_EU) pic.twitter.com/DP5qRIitbQ
— euRobotics (@eu_Robotics) November 24, 2017
Day 5, 24 November – Robotics classes for children
Baudouin Hubert held robotics classes for children at the Euro Space Center:
Amazing #robotics classes by Baudouin Hubert @eurospacecenter cc @RoboticsEU @eu_Robotics #erw2017 pic.twitter.com/wCNmUPoHzZ
— SPARC robotics (@SPARCrobotics) November 24, 2017
During the #ERW2017 we also had plenty of fun with REEM C from PAL Robotics playing the piano.
REEM-C Humanoid robot is also celebrating the #MusicDay, playing the piano at the @EU_CoR ! #ERW2017 @eu_Robotics #DiaDeLaMusica pic.twitter.com/GkXmyNJd0l
— PAL Robotics (@PALRobotics) November 22, 2017
Besides some random stuff like assembling cars, the robot-arms from @KUKA_RoboticsEN can also do useful things! Like pouring a beer! Hooray for #Robotics! #ERW2017 pic.twitter.com/sgXyNgaREU
— Joost Geeroms (@JoostGeeroms) November 21, 2017
Thank you to all exhibitors, organisers and event partners!
Thank you to the partners involved in #ERW2017 "Robots Discovery": @EU_CoR & @mmarkkula for being amazing host, @RoboticsEU, @eurospacecenter #robotics classes, @SohjoaBalticBSR #robot bus, @LogosFoundation concert, @ABBRobotics @automaticafair @KUKA_RoboticsDE @PALRobotics
— SPARC robotics (@SPARCrobotics) November 27, 2017
See you at European Robotics Week 2018 #ERW2018!