European Robotics Week 2015

23-29 November 2015

euRobotics Week
euRobotics Week
euRobotics Week

European Robotics Week 2015 - Robots & Society

The European Robotics Week, organised by euRobotics AISBL, brings together hundreds of robotics events across Europe. Over the past five years, the event has attracted over 200,000 robot enthusiasts of all ages.

The week, which will run 23-29 November 2015, aims to connect the robotics community to the public, and engage kids in fun and educational activities. You can register and view all the events here.

This year, the heart of the European Robotics Week is Bristol UK and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, which will host public events exploring robots and society. Over two days, the public will hear a debate with leading European and UK experts, participate in a full-day workshop on translating latest research in robotics to market, and have the opportunity to bring their kids to the science museum to help researchers build 100 robots to "treat cancer”.

Additional information about the Bristol events and free registration can be found below. And make sure to follow the event on social media #ERW2015.

Robots & Society Night

Tuesday 24 November, 19:00 - 21:00, M Shed - Bristol Harbourside

Free registration and updated programme here.

The “Robots & Society Night” will serve as the official launch of the European Robotics Week. The evening will start with a live demonstration of a Nao robot avatar directed by Paul Bremner from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and will continue with an in-depth debate with key experts from Europe and the UK about the role of robots in society.

Panelists and speakers include: Uwe Haass (euRobotics AISBL), Chris Melhuish (Bristol Robotics Laboratory), Fiorella Operto (School of Robotics), Andrea Bertolini (Scuola Superiore S. Anna - RoboLaw), Alan Winfield (Bristol Robotics Laboratory), Mike Aldred (Dyson Ltd), David Bisset (Roadmap expert for euRobotics AISBL, RAS-SIG AB), Andrew Graham (OC Robotics).

Robots: From Imagination to Market

Wednesday 25 November, 9:00 - 17:00, Watershed - Bristol Harbourside & Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Free registration and updated programme here.

The "Robots: From Imagination to Market" event aims to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research in academia and the vibrant robotics startup ecosystem.

Starting with an introduction to robots in science fiction, we will dive into the latest state-of-the art research, hear from up-and-rising startups, and learn from successful companies. Additional highlights will include a tour of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, an overview of legal and ethical questions, and a panel discussion on how to go from imagination to market.

Speakers include: Chris Melhuish (Bristol Robotics Laboratory), Andrea Bertolini (Scuola Superiore S. Anna - RoboLaw), Joel Gibbard (Open Bionics), Silas Adekunle (Reach Robotics), David Bisset (Roadmap expert for euRobotics AISBL, RAS-SIG AB), Renaud Champion (Robolution Capital), Farid Dailami (Bristol Robotics Laboratory), Sabine Hauert (Bristol Robotics Laboratory), Representatives from Dyson and Ocado.

Robot Buildathon

Wednesday 25 November, 18:00 - 20:00, Science Museum At-Bristol - Bristol Harbourside

Free registration here.

At the robot buildathon, kids from 5 to 14 years old will help researchers build 100 robots to treat artificial cancer cells. They will also interact with researchers, educators, and students at robot stations throughout the museum. Stations will showcase a swarm of 200 coin-sized robots, Thymio and TiddlyBot robots they can program, and the latest robots from the Robogals team and students from Digimakers.

Events around Europe

Organised by euRobotics AISBL, European Robotics Week has attracted over 200,000 people during its five years of existence. For a full list of this year's event around Europe, have a look here.


Rooms have been reserved for the event at The Bristol Hotel. Please make a phone reservations directly to 0117 9230333 quoting “euRobotics Week” to receive the discounted rate of £130.00.

Page last updated 4 December 2015