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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC is hosting a high-level conference “What future for European robotics?” on 27 and 28 January between 15.00 and 18.00 CET, with a closing policy roundtable on 29 January between 15.00 and 16.00 CET.
This Science for Policy conference will provide a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centred analysis of the state of this technology, covering the technical, economic and social angles, aiming to identify the short-term and long-term policy challenges, particularly in the context of the covid-19 crisis and its recovery.
The conference brings together key policy-makers, business representatives and world leading academics from the European Commission, the OECD, the International Federation of Robotics, the IEEE and the euRobotics, MIT, and the Spanish Scientific Research Council.
Among the confirmed panellists are:
The policy roundtable on January 29th will bring together European Commission Director Generals, including JRC Director Stephen Quest to discuss what regulatory framework would be needed for the EU robotics.
The conference will be live streamed. Registration, detailed programme and the list of the speakers are available on the conference website.