The three intensive forum days at ERF2012 were concluded
on Wednesday the 7th of March. Researchers,
representatives from the robot industry and a number of official
representatives from the European Commission - 550 in total -
visited the forum and participated in the more than 40 workshops.
Many expressed great satisfaction with their
participation. Here is a quick retrospective
overview of the forum.
[Day One] Shortly after the
official opening, attended by the Danish Minister of Science,
Innovation and Higher Education, the entire area surrounding the
European Robotics Forum 2012 was buzzing with life. People were
walking, chatting, working, and attending workshops. The forum had
[Day Two] With most people arrived and settled in, the
delegates now devoted themselves to attending workshops. The
program offered six tracks, fully packed with interesting workshops
stretching over more than ten hours. A cosy candle-lit conference
dinner was held in the evening, nicely rounding off a busy day at
[Day Three] The third and final day of ERF2012 continued
in the spirit of the two first days with 14 interesting workshops,
keeping the delegates busy. Judging from the mixture of
acknowledging smiles, quiet conversations, cheerful discussions,
and thoughtful expressions filling the premises in Odense, the
delegates were truly enjoying the opportunity to extend their
network and create new working collaborations.
[Media coverage] The European Robotics Forum 2012 received
great media coverage, especially at the opening day. ERF2012
featured in the major Danish radio and TV news channels - DR and
TV2 - as well as numerous web-based news sources.
Watch some of the clips.