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Join a science for policy conferenced by JRC

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) organises the high-level conference 'What future for European robotics?'

The conference starts on 27 and 28 January between 15.00 and 18.00 CET, with a closing policy roundtable on 29 January between 15.00 and 16.00 CET. The conference will be live streamed. Registration and further details about the programme and the speakers are available on the event website.

This science for policy conference will provide a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centred analysis of the state of this technology. Split panels will cover technical, economic, education and social angles, to identify the short-term and long-term policy challenges, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 crisis and its recovery.

The keynote speakers:
  • European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič,
  • European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel,
  • President of euRobotics aisbl Dr Bernd Lieper,
  • Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council Carme Torras.
Among the confirmed panellists:
  • Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor at MIT,
  • Prof. Tony Belpaeme, Professor at Ghent University,
  • Dr. Susanne Bieller, General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR),
  • Raja Chatila, Professor Emeritus at Sorbonne University, Chair IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems,
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe, Humboldt Professor at the University of Bonn,
  • Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin,  Deputy Head of Division OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI),
  • Hae Won Park, Research Scientist at Media Lab, MIT.

The policy roundtable on 29 January will bring together European Commission Director Generals, including JRC Director Stephen Quest to discuss what regulatory framework would be needed for the EU robotics.

More information here.

Published by: Lisa

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