Robotics technology influences every aspect of work and home.
Robotics has the potential to positively transform lives and work practices, raise efficiency and safety levels and provide enhanced levels of service.
Robotics4EU is a 3-year-long project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, which aims to ensure a more widespread adoption of (AI-based) robots in healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production.
inspection and maintenance of infrastructure
how can we ensure a more widespread adoption of (AI-based) robots?
Through the implementation of responsible robotics principles among the robotics community that results in societal acceptance of the robotics solutions in each application area.
Robotics4EU will create and empower the EU-wide responsible robotics community representing robotics innovators from companies and academia in the four application areas, as well as citizens/ users and policy/ decision makers by:
raising awareness about non-technological aspects of robotics by organising community building and co-creation events bringing together the robotics community and citizens;
advocating for the responsible robotics among all stakeholders’ groups;
developing a responsible robotics maturity assessment model and bringing the project results to the standardization bodies.
Boosting Wider Adoption of Robotics in Europe
To reduce the barriers that prevent a more widespread adoption of robots, non-technological challenges related to legal, ethical and societal aspects need to be addressed and thus, the Robotics4EU will implement the following set of activities:
Assessing the needs and developing a responsible robotics maturity assessment model that is a practical tool for the robotics developers and helps them to strategically plan the uptake of the legal, societal and ethical aspects of robotics;
Empowering the robotics community by organisingcapacity building events in healthcare, agri-food, agile production and infrastructure;
Ensure citizen acceptance of robotics (via citizen consultations) and assessing robotics ideas and applications provided by the industry with end-users (via online consultation and co-creation workshops);
Reaching out to the policy makers by compiling a responsible robotics advocacy report and organising a high level policy debate;
Integrating AI4EU and Robotics4EU platforms that enable access to technological and non-technological tools and ensure high visibility and added value to end-users from robotics community.
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