Meet Robots In Prague During EUropean Robotics Week
The Cafe Neu Romance festival is part of the European Robotics Week, which will take place in week 48 (24-30 November 2014) throughout Europe.
From the 24th-30th of November 2014, the fourth European Robotics Week will take place. During the first European Robotics Week in 2011, 130 organisations (industry, research institutes, and universities) organised over 350 robotics related activities across Europe, highlighting the growing importance of European robotics.
There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week: School visits with lectures on robotics, guided tours for pupils, open labs, exhibitions, challenges, robots in action on public squares!
Interview with LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Manager Steven
Canvin of LEGO Group on Cafe Neu Romance and European Robotics
Robotics - a market for the future
In upcoming decades we will find robots and devices with robotic functions employed almost everywhere. Robots will naturally interact with people both physically and cognitively based on advanced communication and information processing - in all areas of our lives.
Robotics will be a key element for dealing with societal challenges Europe is facing. From ageing society to sustainable manufacturing and increasing security threats, robotics is a solution provider.
Creating an energy- and resource-efficient production, producing "green" products with economies of scale, creation and retention of equal-opportunity and high-quality employment, coping with an ageing work-force by keeping the ageing workforce with valuable work experience in the production process, independent living for elderly people, affordable health care, protection against external and internal threats to security - without robotics and automation these goals are hard (if not impossible) to achieve. Robotics plays a key role for keeping production competitive and hence makes it attractive to invest in Europe: It is through robotics and automation that manufacturing companies can compensate for the competitive disadvantage of higher labour costs in Europe and ultimately retain employment within Europe, albeit with different and higher skills requirements.
Opening speech of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Day at the Cafe Neu Romance festival 2012 by the Danish Ambassador's Deputy Lars Kjellberg of the Danish Embassy in the Czech Republic.
Here is some very important statistical
In 2011 more than 166,000 industrial robots were sold - the highest level ever recorded for one year and 38% more than in 2010. For 2012, the IFR (International Federation of Robotics) forecasts worldwide growth rates of 9%, and approximately 5% in the following 3 years. Linked to this is an increase in the number of operational units of industrial robots from 1.15 million at the end of 2010 to about 1.24 million until 2013.
Impressive increase is predicted in the service
robotics fields: In 2011, about 16,400 professional service robots
were sold. By 2015, about 93,800 new robots will assume tasks in
the areas of defence, security, facility management and medicine.
Also by 2014, the IFR (International Federation Robotics) forecasts
more than 15.6 million sales for the private sector, mainly in the
domestic field and entertainment tasks. In 2011, approximately 2.5
million service robots for the private sector were sold - most of
them low-cost toy robots and vacuum cleaners (Source: World
For the European Robotics Week in general:
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
José Pedro Cardeiro
Tel: +32 2 706 8203
[image source: Ales Nemec / Vive Les
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
The Danish "robot" marking and event firm
Vive Les Robots! is the main organizer of Cafe Neu Romance, and the
National Cordinator of Czech Republic for the European Robotics
The Gallery of the National Technical
Library in Prague, Galerie NTK, is co-organizer
of Cafe Neu Romance.
Cafe Neu Romance is part of the euRobotics Week.