Report: ERF2018 in Tweets

Over 900 leading scientists, companies, and policymakers working in robotics convened at the European Robotics Forum (#ERF2018) in Tampere, Finland, 13-15 March. This year’s theme was “Robots and Us” with a focus on current societal and technical themes, including human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations. The 3-day programme featured keynotes, over 50 panel discussions and workshops, and over 50 robots roaming the exhibit floor at the Tampere Hall. #ERF2018 is the premier event for European Robotics, with staggering 1,6 million impressions on Twitter.

The Opening saw keynote speakers’ statements and a panel discussion about “How should the society prepare for the rapid development of robotics”.

The audience enjoyed over 50 workshops on a wide variety of robotics-related topics.

ERF2018 had the honour to welcome Markku Markkula, First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions, who visited the exhibition area and gave a speech at the reception hosted by the Tampere City Hall.

By bringing together over 50 sponsors and exhibitors, amongst them Fastems, KUKA and Sandvik (Platinum sponsors) and Schunk (Gold sponsor), the exhibition offereda unique window to the European robotics, also putting the spotlight on the Nordic markets.

The euRobotics PhD and TechTransfer Award and European Robotics League Awards were handed during a Gala Dinner on 14 March.

Companies working in the robotics field opened their doors.

#ERF2018 event has been a great success – see you at #ERF2019, on 20-22 March, in Bucharest, Romania!