Europe’s roboticists get together in Odense
By: Óbuda University
The European Robotics Forum (ERF) is an annual event that brings together experts, researchers, and industry players from across Europe and beyond to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the field of robotics. This year’s ERF was held in Odense, Denmark, from 14th to 16th March, the main topic of discussion was sustainability.
With over 1100 participants, 65 sponsors and exhibitors, this year’s ERF was the largest yet, and the workshops were spread across two floors at the conference centre of SDU (University of Southern Denmark), with an additional exhibition floor showcasing the latest robotic technologies and products. ERF has become a vital platform for matchmaking within the field of robotics, with the many different social events, such as the welcome reception, gala dinner, charity run, and dedicated B2B matchmaking space providing opportunities for professionals to network and exchange ideas.
Numerous experts from the RoBUTCHER team joined the ERF, had presentations and fruitful interactions. Dr. Tamás Haidegger from Óbuda University also gave a keynote talk at the “AI for Good – AI and Safety in Robotics” workshop. His talk explored the important role of artificial intelligence in ensuring the safety of robots, which is crucial for their successful integration into society. In addition to the workshop, Dr. Haidegger also had the opportunity to meet representatives from various Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and engage in discussions about the RoBUTCHER project, which aims to develop advanced robotic technologies for the meat processing industry. Overall, the forum was a great platform for networking and exchanging ideas in the rapidly evolving field of robotics.