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What future for European Robotics?

Panel: Economic impacts of robotisation: productivity, employment, and competitiveness

Chair:  Robert Marschinski, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

This session informs on research insights and paves the way for a discussion of the following questions: 

  • What is the current state of robot technologies in Europe? 
  • How do robots impact productivity? Does this impact differ between countries and sectors in the EU? 
  • Do robots increase the competitiveness of EU industries in a globalised world? 
  • What is the impact of robots on employment and inequality?   
  • What are the implications of the economic impacts for the EU’s future competitiveness and in political terms? 

Panel discussion