Skip to main content
European Commission logo
What future for European Robotics?
What future for European Robotics?

A Science for Policy Conference

3 days
Online Conference
27, 28 and 29 January
Panel Discussions

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.

President von der Leyen at the Lisbon Web Summit, December 2020


Progamme outline

Wednesday 27th January

  1. 15:00 - 15:15

    Manuel HeitorPortuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education

  2. 16:15 - 16:45

    The industrial perspective

    Bernd Liepert, President euRobotics aisbl

  3. 17:30
    End of session

Thursday 28th January

  1. 15:00 - 15:30

    The impact of robots on society

    Commissioner Mariya GabrielInnovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

  2. 16:30 - 17:00

    Social Robotics: Research, Ethics and Education

    Carme Torras, Professor of Research, Spanish Scientific Research Council

  3. 17:45 - 18:00
    Closing remarks

    Carme Artigas, Spanish Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence 



Friday 29th January

  1. 15:00 - 15:30

    AI Robots and foresight

    Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight

  2. 15:30 - 16:15
    Policy Round Table

    What regulatory framework is needed for EU robotics?    

    Stephen QuestDirector-General, JRC

    Joost Korte, Director-General, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

    Gwenole Cozigou, Director for Sustainable Industry and Mobility, DG GROW

    Roberto Viola, Director-General, Communications Networks, Content and Technology

    Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers

  3. 16:15
    End of conference