The European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public. From the 18th until the 27th of November 2016 Europeans get the opportunity to have their questions, about how robots will impact the way we work, live and learn, addressed. This year the central event will be in Amsterdam, hosting an eco-system of various engaging activities.

Robots at your Service was conceived over a year ago by the team at The Hackitarians in order to tap into the lates technologies to tackle the serious problem we face in the future as our demographic makeup shifts and caring for elderly will be more and more complicated and critical. As a result Amsterdam will be the host city of this year’s European Robotics Week, with it’s central event “Robotics at your Service”, focussed around the societal challenge of “Active & Healthy Ageing”. An elderly-centric event with the purpose to tackle the problems that arise from the growing ageing population through the use of Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Multiple public talks are planned focussing on Roboethics, women in tech, STEAM education and Our Robotics Future, as well as kids workshops and public interaction with robots at the showroom.

In addition, organizers are still seeking participants of the hackathon [Hack for Healthy Ageing]. This starts on Friday evening till Sunday 6pm. We still have space for designers, developers, robot engineers, architects, healthcare professionals, tinkerers, etc!

Please find more detailed information in the press release attached.
The website offers the latest information regarding the speakers and the programme