European Robotics Forum 2017 - Media alert

We invite journalists to cover the European Robotics Forum 2017 (#ERF2017).

ERF brings together leading scientists, companies, and policymakers for the largest robotics networking event in Europe.

This year’s event focuses on “Living and Working with Robots” through workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and robot demonstrations and exhibits. The 3-day event also highlights the latest robotics projects funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020, and success stories from completed projects.  

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Raia Hadsell, Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind
Stan Boland, CEO of FiveAI

The full programme can be found here.

Date: 22 – 24 March
Venue: EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St., EH3 8EE Edinburgh, Scotland
Participants: 800+ participants expected

Press Passes:
Journalists may request a free press pass, or support with interviews, by emailing Please see here for additional information. A press kit will be made available closer to the conference date.

The European Robotics Forum is organised by euRobotics under SPARC, the Public-Private partnership for Robotics in Europe. This year’s conference is hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

About euRobotics and SPARC
euRobotics is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels with the objective to make robotics beneficial for Europe's economy and society.  With more than 250 member organisations, euRobotics also provides the European Robotics Community with a legal entity to engage in a public/private partnership with the European Commission, named SPARC.

SPARC, the public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and euRobotics, is a European initiative to maintain and extend Europe’s leadership in civilian robotics. Its aim is to strategically position European robotics in the world thereby securing major benefits for the European economy and the society at large.

SPARC is the largest research and innovation programme in civilian robotics in the world, with 700 million euro in funding from the European Commission between 2014 to 2020, which is tripled by European industry to yield a total investment of 2.1 billion euro. SPARC will stimulate an ever more vibrant and effective robotics community that collaborates in the successful development of technical transfer and commercial exploitation.