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.
During the final day, many involved expressed great satisfaction
with their participation in the forum. Surely, it had been three
intensive forum days. 550 researchers, representatives from the
robot industry and a number of official representatives from the
European Commission had visited the forum and participated in the
40+ workshops. The forum received broad attention from the major
Danish news channels as well as from the general public.
In between workshop and in the lunch breaks, many participants
embraced the chance to have a look around the adjacent State of the
Art Exhibition. The 17 exhibitors at the State of the Art
Exhibition had around 500 specific guests plus an unknown number of
passers-by, who dropped by as part of a visit to another
Gradually, in the afternoon, the participants started to return
to their respective countries and cities around Europe, many of
them carrying a sandwich for the journey.