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What future for European Robotics?

A Science for Policy Conference

Europe's tech sector is coming of age. Europe has all the potential to be a global leader in the next wave of digital transformation.

President von der Leyen at the Lisbon Web Summit, December 2020

Robotics is increasingly important for EU economic growth and recovery. In the context of the European Commission's efforts to grasp the opportunities offered by the digital transformation, robotics emerges as a flagship sector in which Europe must keep its competitive advantage while guaranteeing technological sovereignty.

This Science for Policy conference, organised by the Joint Research Centre, provided a scientific, policy-oriented, and EU-centred analysis of the state of this pivotal technology.

It covered the technical, economic and social angles, and aimed at identifying the main policy challenges to be addressed in the short and in the long run, also in the light of the covid-19 crisis.

  • The event was coordinated by the AI Watch team  The Commission Knowledge Service to Monitor the Development, Uptake and Impact of Artificial Intelligence for Europe – and held under the patronage of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union.