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A glimpse into the future of robotics

Earlier this March, DigitalNorway was present at the 11th Annual European Robotics Forum to exchange experiences with and learn from other robotics communities in Europe.

The event set out to explore the potential of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for business and social capital. This year’s edition was headlined “Future Robotics: Unlocking Human Potential”, and held at the Trade Fair and Congress center of Malaga (FYCMA).

The iconic event is the most influential forum for the robotics community in Europe, and consisted of series of workshops and presentations on key subject areas – from the future application of robotics and AI, to ethics, inclusion and social impact. The forum also boasted an exhibition showcasing the most advanced prototypes, products and services of the EU Horizon 2020 research programme.

“The event was an excellent forum to interact with TRINITY, RODIN and other ongoing H2020 Innovation action projects. In addition, it provided the opportunity to engage with other robot enthusiasts across Europe who are working on exploring the future applications of robotics and AI, making a difference to address the societal challenges”, says Pavan Sriram from DigitalNorway.

Sriram represented the TRINITY project, one of DigitalNorway’s ongoing Horizon 2020-projects. The project focuses on how robotics and related technologies can help tackle some of the most pressing and future challenges across Europe and globally specifically related to agile production.

“Events like these are paramount in order to stay on top of the latest trends, discoveries and developments. As a Digital Innovation Hub, it is necessary for us to increase our knowledge and bring back new ideas to share with the Norwegian community”, says Sriram.

DigitalNorway is currently one of only four organizations in Norway who have been recognized as a Digital Innovation Hub by The European Commission.

Digital Innovation Hubs are one-stop-shops that help companies to become more competitive with regards to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies. They are based upon technology infrastructure (Competence Centre – CC) and provide access to the latest knowledge, expertise and technology to support their customers with piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations. (Source: The European Commission)

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