#ROBOCITY16 Robots for Citizen Open Conference on Future ¨Trends in Robotics

Hoy traemos a este espacio a #ROBOCITY16 Robots for Citizen Open Conference on Future ¨Trends in Robotics´ que tendrá lugar en Madrid el 26 y 27 de ¨MAyo:

Open RoboCity16 Conference main goal is to present the efforts of RoboCity2030* consortium focusing in the future trends and recent robotic research and applications. Although focused on the works developed at RoboCity2030* consortium, the conference is open for good quality submissions from any region or country. RoboCity16 Conference will be an excellent forum for exchange of knowledge among researchers, industry, end-users and administrations. The conference will pay special attention to recent advances in robotics and expect to have contributions presenting not only concepts and methodologies but also their practical validation and experimental testing in the lab and/or in the industry.

Keynote Speakers
RC16_Alin-Albu-SchaefferAlin Albu-Schäffer
DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (http://www.robotic.dlr.de/Alin.Albu_Schaeffer)
Title of presentation: Soft-Robotics – A Paradigm for Interaction with Humans and Unknown Environments
May 26th, 2016
RC16_Javier Minguez_01Javier Minguez
Bitbrain Technologies (http://www.bitbrain.es/)
Title of presentation: Neurotechnology: foundations, current applications and trends
May 27th, 2016

Preliminary Technical Program can be download here:
RoboCity16 Open Conference offers the next workshops, which have been selected by their level of interest and potential impact in the present-day Robotics.
WS1: Government involvement in robotics
The objective of this workshop is to update the present and future actions and programs in the field of robotics and related technologies from Governmental point of view. The participants will be from different administrations such as Municipality of Madrid, Community of Madrid, Ministry of Economy and Innovation and CDTI.
WS2: Robotics, arts and culture
Combining art and robotics is nothing new, but in recent years the creations dreamed by artists and roboticists are becoming more common. Robotics is very popular issue nowadays in media channels such as TV, cinema, press as well as in literature. The workshop will be the place to exchange different points of views and try to move beyond science fiction.
WS3: Educational robots
“Robotics and programming” is a mandatory subject in Schools and High Schools in the Community of Madrid. This is why the exchange of the best practices among Madrid´s educational authorities, subjects´ teachers and robotics companies is an important step towards the technological education of our students. In parallel, Educational Robotics trials for students will be running.
WS4: Robotics innovation (HispaRob)
HispaRob is the Spanish Robotics Technological Platform and has the mission to foster and coordinate the robotics innovations among the main stakeholders: companies, end-users and researchers. This workshop organized by HispaRob and with the participation of the main companies involved in robotics, will focus on the Robotics innovation in Spain.
WS5: Safety in collaborative robot applications 
The possibility of working together man and robot in common areas, without the usual protection devices, opens up new possibilities and concepts in industry and production. Current regulations permits limited human-robot collaboration. Manufacturers, integrators and users of these robotic applications must take into account these legal limits.
WS6: Entrepreneurship in robotics
“We think our work is not only fun, but is the underpinning of what the next generation of robots will be able to do,” said Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics. He also noted that the company maintains a start-​​up mentality. This workshop will bring together the representatives of the business investors, companies and experts in entrepreneurship in robotics. A brokerage event for Robotize Your Idea contest winners and young start-ups/spin-offs will be also organized.
WS7: Societal aspects of robotics
The implications of robotics in the new technological society will be very important. This is why several aspects need to be defined in a very near future: new legal regulations when robots coexist with humans, employment and robotics, new societal habits, etc. The presenters will be, among others, experts in Law, Sociology and Psychology.
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