European Robotics Week 2018 in Augsburg

From 16 to 25 November, the Fuggerstadt will turn into an innovation hotspot: The Central Event of the European Robotics Week will take place in Augsburg this year.

Robotics for you: The European Robotics Week

The European Robotics Week (ERW) is an initiative of the European Robotics Association euRobotics. The aim is to bring the topic of robotics to the public, to reduce reservations and to familiarize people with new technologies. At the end of November, everything will revolve around robotics and automation in direct cooperation with humans. In addition, topics such as the future of work, care and our consumer behaviour will also be discussed.

Throughout Europe, various robotics activities will be taking place during ERW's theme week. Industrial companies, associations and research institutes that deal with the topics of robotics and automation invite interested parties to various activities and events during this week.

The central event in Augsburg

Every year, the initiators of the European Robotics Week choose a different European city as the venue for the central opening event. The selection criteria are both the situation and its significance in the European robotics community. Augsburg was chosen because the Fuggerstadt, embedded in the economic region of Bavaria, combines tradition and innovation and is home to numerous technology companies.

Augsburg looks back on a long economic and industrial history, combining tradition and technology. It is precisely this combination that forms the basis for the success of numerous regional technology companies such as KUKA. These companies are locally rooted and acting globally successful.

 

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Events for all ages

In addition to the opening event with well-known guests, exhibitions, lectures and activities for adults and children will be offered throughout ERW.

Here you can find the program of the European Robotics Week 2018 in Augsburg and surroundings:

17.10. –  12.11.2018 | Take part in the painting contest!

Whether with coloured pencils, wax crayons or watercolours: Paint your own robot and win great prizes.

The most creative ideas will be presented at the exhibition in the Tuscan columned hall during the European
Robotics Week in Ausgburg.

You have the chance to win these great prizes:

- 5 x admission to LEGOLAND Günzburg for you and one friend
- 5 x VIP visit to KUKA for you and a friend
- 5 x KUKA surprise package

You can find more information here.

 

 

Friday, 16.11.2018, 3 pm | Official opening of the European Robotic Weeks

Celebrate the exclusive opening event of the European Robotics Week with high-ranking representatives of politics and industry in the impressive ambiance of the Prince Room. The event is open to everyone.

Admission from 2:30 pm

Location: Fürstenzimmer in town hall (Rathausplatz 2, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance
Please note that the number of participants is limited.

 

Friday, 16.11.2018, 4 pm | Guided tour from the town hall to the Zeughaus (in German)

After the opening Event, you will be taken on a spatial and historical journey. A genuine Fugger accompanies you on the way from the past to the present and to robotics.

Location: Town Hall (Rathausplatz 2, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance

 

 

Friday, 16. – Sunday, 18.11.2018 | Exhibition "From the Romans to Robotics" in the Toskanische Säulenhalle

From antiquity to modern times to the future - that's what the sponsors of the exhibition "From the Romans to Robotics" can experience very closely.

Opening hours: Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 6pm, Sunday 10 am – 4pm

Location: Toskanische Säulenhalle in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance

 

 

Friday, 16. & Saturday, 17.11.2018 | Children's event: "With Open Roberta your robot will come to life!"

Exciting, playful, quickly learned - at the Open Roberta Lab you can easily program robots and microcontrollers. No matter if you've already programmed or not - with the colorful programming language "NEPO", different systems come to life in your hands, e.g. the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot.

Friday: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, 2 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 4:30 pm 
Saturday: 10 – 11 am, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1 – 2 pm

Location: Heintzzimmer and Reichlesaal in the Zeughaus(Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance. Participants must at least be 12 years old.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.

 

 

Saturday 17.11.2018 | Children's event from the Aerospace Lab "Program a Robot"

You can program LEGO-EV-3 robots in small groups and optimize both the hardware and software. At the end of the workshop, we let the groups compete against each other in a small competition.

11 am - 12 pm, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Reichlesaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance. Participants must at least be 12 years old.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.

 

 

Saturday 17.11.2018 | Children's presentation "What can I do with my self-made robot?" (in German)

Pupils of the Bernhard-Strigel-Gymnasium show what their self-made robots are able to do, e.g. playing football.

12:30 – 1 pm, 1:30 – 2 pm, 2:30 – 3 pm

Location: Furttenbachzimmer in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance.

 

Saturday, 17.11.2018, 1 - 2.30 pm | Lecture "Social Robotics - an interdisciplinary challenge" by Dr. Sabine Kühnlenz (in German)

The lecture sheds light on the interdisciplinary field of tension of social human-robot interaction. It provides insights into the development process of social robot platforms - from design aspects to the external appearance of a robot to the transfer of social-psychological approaches to prosocial robot behavior. To illustrate, selected current robot developments from the research of Dr. med. Kühnlenz in the private service sector, as well as collaborative robotics in the context of Industry 4.0, are being presented.

Location: Filmsaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance

 

 

Saturday, 17.11.2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm | Autograph session Augsburger Panther (AEV)

Get your personal autograph first from your ice-hockey star and then a painting from our KUKA robot.

Location: Toskanische Säulenhalle in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance

 

 

Sunday, 18.11.2018, 1 – 2:30 pm | Panel discussion "Robotics in Nursing" (in German)

Opportunities and taboos: How can robots be used most meaningfully in nursing? Be part of an exciting discussion between experts from research and industry as well as users from the nursing sector.

Location: Filmsaal in the Zeughaus (Zeugplatz 4, 86150 Augsburg)
Free entrance

 

 

Monday, 19.11.2018 & Tuesday, 20.11.2018, 10 am & 3:30 pm each | KUKA factory tour for adults (in German)

Take a look behind the scenes at KUKA. You will gain exclusive insights and learn how our robots are built.

Location: Reception KUKA Development and Technology Center (Zugspitzstraße 140, 86165 Augsburg)
Free entrance. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.

 

Tuesday, 20.11.2018, 10 am - 5 pm | Open Day the "SmartFactory as a Service" in Munich (in German)

A revolutionary cooperation creates space for new ideas: MHP, KUKA and Munich Re are pooling their synergies and jointly developed the innovative "SmartFactory as a Service" concept. Immerse yourself in the production of tomorrow.

Location: Atelierstrasse 14, 81671 Munich, Germany
Free entrance

To register, please send an e-mail (incl. name and company) to the following address: smartproduction.systems.de@kuka.com

12:00 – 13:00 Tour 01 – English Registration via email
13:00 – 14:00 Tour 02 – German Registration via email
14:00 – 17:00 Open visit time.
No registration is necessary*

Please take in consideration that children under 14 years old are only allowed under the supervision of an adult due to safety reasons.

* Please note that the number of participants is limited according to safety regulations.

 

 

Tuesday, 20.11.2018, 6 pm | Lecture "Humans and Robots - A (R)evolution history of collaboration" by Prof. Torsten Kröger (in German)

Humans and robots are working ever closer together. The perceptive abilities and dexterity of robots are constantly improving so that robots can perform ever more demanding tasks. Cameras, force and torque sensors coupled with machine learning algorithms open up new possibilities - the first systems are already capable of learning to move and perceive their surroundings. How do these systems work and where does their journey take them?

Location: Reception KUKA Development and Technology Center (Zugspitzstraße 140, 86165 Augsburg, Germany)
Free entrance.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.

  

 

Wednesday, 21.11.2018, 10 am & 2 pm | Children's Lecture "For the Inventors of Tomorrow - Robotics to Touch" (in German)

What can a robot do? What does it consist of? And why do we need them at all? Here, the inventors of tomorrow will learn exciting things about robotics from the people who work with genuine robots on a daily basis - our KUKA employees.

10 – 11 am & 2 – 3 pm

Location: Reception KUKA Development and Technology Center (Zugspitzstraße 140, 86165 Augsburg)
Free entrance.
Participants must be between 6 – 12 years old.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.

 

 

Thursday, 22.11.2018, 3 – 4:30 pm | Children's Lecture at the Planetarium "People and Machines on Mars - What Robotics in Space Can Do" (in German)

A journey through space, directly to Mars, to experience what robotics can do. The Augsburg Planetarium and KUKA will take tomorrow's engineers on an exciting journey through space, explaining not only the stars but also what robots have to do with space travel.

Location: Planetarium (Ludwigstrasse 14, 86152 Augsburg)
Free Entrance
Participants must be between 6 – 12 years old.
Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.

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