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European Commission launches online ‘meeting point’ for robotics community

The European Commission has launched a “meeting point” for the online robotics community.

TheEC says its European hub makes it possible to explore “non-technical aspects of robotics that impact society and our lives”.

Robospot: The Responsible Robotics Knowledge Hub is a platform created within the Robotics4EU project, free and open to anyone.

Robotics technology “influences every aspect of work and home”, says the EC, adding that it has the potential to positively transform lives and work practices, raise efficiency and safety levels and provide enhanced levels of service.

Therefore, the topics of robotics are transversal to all audiences and the solutions presented in this area concern the whole society – from researchers or industry workers to educators, from decision-makers to curious citizens.

Building on this idea, a new and open European online community was born to promote the widespread and responsible adoption of robotics in our society.

Robospot presents a hub focused on non-technical aspects of robotics, such as ethics in the areas of healthcare, inspection, and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, or agile production.

On this platform, it is possible to find a community of projects, organizations, and individuals working towards making robotics more responsible.

Users will be able to build their network, talk with experts, discover new robotics events and check open resources on the subject (as well as add their own). To join this online network, it is necessary to register on Robospot. This registration is free and open to anyone.

Robospot comes within the framework of Robotics4EU (R4EU), a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

R4EU aims to ensure more widespread adoption of AI robots, as well as to promote the societal acceptance of robotics solutions by advocating for responsible robotics among all stakeholders.

Robotics4EU is a three-year-long project, composed of seven organizations from six EU countries representing expertise in robotics.

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