Date - 27/01/2021 - 29/01/2021
15:00 - 17:30
Europe’s tech sector is coming of age. Europe has all the potential to be a global leader in the next wave of digital transformation.
Given the importance of robotics for EU economic growth and recovery, this science for policy conference, organised by the Joint Research Centre, provides a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centred analysis of the state of this technology.
It covers the technical, economic and social angles, and aims at identifying the main policy challenges to be addressed in the short and in the long run in the light of the covid-19 crisis.
Wednesday 27th January
15:00 – 15:15 Opening, Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
15:15 – 16:00 Panel Discussion Economic impact of robotisation on employment, productivity and competitiveness
16:15 – 16:45 Keynote The industrial perspective, Bernd Liepert, President euRobotics aisbl
16:45 – 17:30 Panel Discussion How the robotics industry can support the EU recovery
17:30 End of session
Thursday 28th January
15:00 – 15:30 Keynote The impact of robots on society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
15:30 – 16:15 Panel Discussion Assessing the social impact of AI and robotics
16:30 – 17:00 Keynote Social Robotics: Research, Ethics and Education Carme Torras, Professor of Research, Spanish Scientific Research Council
17:00 – 17:45 Panel Discussion Human-Robot Interaction and Robotics in Education
17:45 – 18:00 Closing Chair: Stephen Quest, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Friday 29th January
15:00 – 15:30 Keynote AI Robots and foresight Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
15:30 – 16:15 Policy Round Table What regulatory framework is needed for EU robotics?
Stephen Quest, Director-General, JRC
Joost Korte, Director-General, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Roberto Viola, Director-General, Communications Networks, Content and Technology
16:15 End of conference
Register for this conference here.