It is with great pleasure that Robotics4eu will be one of the exhibitors present at the European Robotics Forum (ERF 2022), taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 28-30 June 2022. In addition, during the conferece, Robotic4EU will be organizing the workshop “Policy Issues in Robotics for Infrastructure & Maintenance” on the 29th of June.
1. About the workshop
One of the essential factors for the adoption of robotics in inspection and maintenance is the regulatory landscape. In this workshop, we will discuss which direction regulation of robotics in the I&M area is heading. We will focus on AI regulation and its impact on the field of I&M. What does a trustworthy AI mean for Robotics in inspection and maintenance? Do the general principles of AI regulation integrate with the specifics of robotics domains? We invite you to hear what our experts – Konstantinos Loupos and Agnes Delaborde – have to say answering these questions.
Where? European Robotics Forum, Rotterdam
Date & Time: June 29th, 2022, 9:50-10:30 CET
- Dr. Agnes DELABORDE has been a research engineer at LNE (the French national laboratory for metrology and testing) since 2017, following 5 years of experience at CNRS and 2 years at the Sorbonne. She is specialised in the analysis of the impact of new technologies on human users. Her multidisciplinary approach covers several aspects of artificial intelligence: psychosocial components, performance, security, ethics, acceptability, regulation. Her approach is sector independant. She coordinates and contributes to a large number of projects for LNE, in automatic language processing; in legal technologies; in agricultural robotics; in industrial and medical robotics, etc. Agnes also represents LNE in several national and international academics, normative and industrial clusters (French RobAgri association for agricultural robotics, member of the European committee CEN-CENELEC JTC1 on artificial intelligence, etc.).
- Mr Konstantinos Loupos, Head of R&D (INLECOM), holds an MBA (Hellenic Open University, GR), an M.Sc. in Microelectronics Systems Design (University of Southampton, UK) with distinction and an M.Eng. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (University of Manchester, UK). He has extensive experience in embedded systems and sensors and microelectronics systems, security systems, IoT/ICT technologies and Cybersecurity. Konstantinos Loupos has actively and successfully participated in more than 35 of EC co-funded projects. He has more than 70 publications in Conference proceedings, Journals and book chapters. He is serving as a formal evaluator (expert) of EC projects in various topics. Currently Konstantinos Loupos is involved in several research projects such as: CHARIOT (coordinator), ERATOSTHENES (coordinator), PILOTING (Executive committee) and PROFILE, RIDE2RAIL (ethics expert and DPO).
2. About the stand and VR exhibition
Meet us at booth 23 so you get to know us and the project a bit more. Don’t miss the change to experiment our Virtual Reality Exhibition, where you will be able to find the R4EU project and its partners through virtual reality. In the exhibition, there will be some robotic products you can read about and enjoy descriptions, presentations, and videos. The same exhibition is going to travel around European robotic and technology events, and you have the opportunity to participate in it.
Additionally, you shouldn’t miss the speech from our our partner from the Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE), Agnes Delaborne, about “AI & Robotics benchmarking: towards harmonized evaluation strategies“, which will happen on the 28th of June at 10h20 am CET on room 4.
3. About ERF 2022
The European Robotics Forum 2022 (ERF2022), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, covers all aspects and current themes related to the field of robotics. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, business people, and public funding officers from all over Europe come together to discuss technology push and market pull and how innovation in robotics and robotics-related AI can be accelerated.
The Netherlands is a highly international country with a history of commerce and trading, and nowadays one of the most innovative countries of the world with companies like Philips and ASML (world leader in lithographic machines), VanderLande (global market leader for future proof logistic process automation at airports, the parcel market and leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses) and Lely (world leader in milking robots). This small country is one of the few countries in the world with an organized robotics sector. With a broad array of high-quality universities, both academic and applied sciences, The Netherlands has created a unique Triple-Helix structure in which public authorities, entrepreneurs and the education sector are working well together. Living labs, High-Tech companies that invest in smaller companies and strong emerging sectors, together with our strength in system-thinking and -integration, and our capacity to use our unique knowledge makes the Netherlands a perfect place for the 2022 European Robotics Forum.