The Unit's mission is the development of a competitive industry in robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Europe including industrial and service robots as well as the growing field of autonomous systems spanning from drones and driverless vehicles to cognitive vision and computing. The Unit supports also the wide uptake and best use of robotics and Artificial Intelligence in all industrial and societal fields.
The Unit is responsible for the Commission's participation in the contractual PPP on Robotics and for development and the implementation of the relevant strategic industrial agenda. It manages the RD&I projects in the field in H2020 and ensures proper links with relevant national and regional activities. It also follows the Ethical and Legal issues related to robots and autonomous systems such as liability and safety as well as the aspects related to the impact of automation and robotics on jobs and work environment