The European Robotics Forum (ERF), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Tampere in March 2018. Approximately 1,000 European robotics experts are expected to attend the conference.
The European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018) will be held in the Tampere Hall on 13-15 March 2018. ERF2018 covers current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. A variety of interesting subjects will be discussed, including human-robot-collaboration, and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations.
The conference will also showcase the newest research in the field, and the projects funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme. The event offers Finnish companies a unique window into the European markets.
“Having the conference come to Tampere gives us a significant opportunity to promote our expertise and create vitally important collaboration contacts. For instance, the Tampere University of Technology’s (TUT) teaching and research in moving, flying, and swimming robots is among the most extensive in Finland. In addition, TUT research is put straight into practice in industry and business applications,” says Dean Pauli Kuosmanen from the university’s Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
After its start in San Sebastian, Spain in 2010, The European Robotics Forum has grown into a major annual event with hundreds of attendees every year. In 2017, the conference was held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The European Robotics Forum is organised by euRobotics under SPARC, the Public-Private partnership for Robotics in Europe. ERF2018 is hosted by the Robotics Society in Finland in collaboration with the Tampere University of Technology.