Over 700 people attended the European Robotics Forum 2016 in Ljubljana on 21-23 March 2016. The programme was packed with workshops, awards and lab visits presenting European robotics. The lab visits and the exhibition offered a chance to see the robots from some of the most successful EU funded projects. The presentations from the workshops organised by the European Commission are available at the bottom of this page.
This edition of the FET Newsletter brings the latest news on Future and Emerging Technologies research, projects, funding opportunities in 2016 and it reports on workshops & conferences and future events.
Five very special projects from the 7th Framework Programme are to be presented at the European Robotics Forum 2016 in Ljubljana (21/3 at 16:15). They all have achieved very important advances in European robotics making European research and innovation stand out compared to the rest of the world.
The TREASORES project demonstrated that new light sources and photovoltaics foils can be produced with roll to roll techniques (R2R), (a cheap process very close to how newspapers are printed), to obtain transparent foils that can be cut in any shape and turned on to emit light, or to harvest light.
Can laser gas sensing deeply impact our daily lives? Within the project WideLase, scientists and engineers from across Europe joined forces to develop a new generation of laser based sensor systems with direct benefits for society and the well-being and health of our population.
Stakeholders are invited to use this form to report to the Commission services issues and/or problems experienced in the EU member states regarding the implementation of the radio spectrum Commission implementing decisions.
Initial findings from the Commission's e-commerce sector inquiry show that geo-blocking is widespread in the EU. This is partly due to unilateral decisions by companies not to sell abroad but also contractual barriers set up by companies preventing consumers from shopping online across EU borders.
The cloud security workshop was facilitated by the European Commission and focused on the issues shown in this agenda. In each session throughout the day, panels of experts in cloud computing touched on their own experience to convey their perspective of these issues. Participants actively discussed their own experience of these issues and together prioritised mechanisms to address them.