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What future for European Robotics?

Wednesday 27th January

  1. 15:00 - 15:15

    Manuel HeitorPortuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education

  2. 15:15 - 16:00
    Panel Discussion

    Economic impact of robotisation on employment, productivity and competitiveness 

    ChairRobert Marschinski, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    Panel Discussion 

  3. 16:15 - 16:45

    The industrial perspective

    Bernd Liepert, President euRobotics aisbl

  4. 16:45 - 17:30
    Panel Discussion

    How the robotics industry can support the EU recovery

    ChairRamón Compaño, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    Panel Discussion 

  5. 17:30
    Close of session


Thursday 28th January

  1. 15:00 - 15:30

    The impact of robots on society

    Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

  2. 15:30 - 16:15
    Panel Discussion

    Assessing the social impact of AI and robotics 

    Chair: Emilia GómezJoint Research Centre, European Commission

    Panel Discussion 

  3. 16:30 - 17:00

    Social Robotics: Research, Ethics and Education 

    Carme Torras, Professor of Research, Spanish Scientific Research Council


  4. 17:00 - 17:45
    Panel Discussion

    Human-Robot Interaction and Robotics in Education

    ChairVicky Charisi, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    Panel Discussion 


  5. 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