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What future for European Robotics?

Panel: Human-Robot Interaction and Robotics in Education


ChairVicky Charisi, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

This panel aims to elaborate on the current directions on Robotics in Education, with a focus on the suggested actions as appeared at the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 of the European Commission and UNICEF's Policy Guidance for AI and Child’s Rights. 

The panel will be structured around three main axes. 

  1. First, we will reflect on the existing scientific evidence on the impact of robots on child’s learning and development;  

  1. Second, we will discuss how these results can inform current design and developments of robots that promote the Rights of the Child; and  

  1. Third, we will examine the kind of policy support which is required in order to ensure that all the involved stakeholders prioritize and protect children’s current well-being and they unlock children’s potential as critical contributors to a European society powered by intelligent technologies, robotics and AI. 

Panel Discussion