Workshop, 6th March, 15:30
At a European level, this workshop aims at promoting the
growing interest, the investment, and the cooperation in the field
of Educational Robotics. Participants shall benefit from the
updated, state-of-the-art Educational Robotics applications and
issues presented by authoritative professionals.
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Today, the field called "Educational Robotics" has proved to be
valuable - not only for its motivational effects to excite students
about science and technology and to prepare future robotics
engineers - but also as a growing commercial sector. Educational
robotics could (from nursery to undergraduate and over) fill the
gap between a slowly changing European school systems and those
This workshop will address the new horizons of "learning about
robotics, learning through robotics", featuring methodology and
tools from elementary school grades to PhDs. A new class of robotic
engineers could come out from well-tuned application of educational
robotics to the educational system, consequently widening the
research areas and market products.
Furthermore, a new class of non-roboticists end users of robots,
such as medical doctors, nurses, clerks, and employees, are to be
considered: They will need easy-to-learn training courses where the
whole methodology and tools studied and tested in the educational
robotics classes will be employed.
Introduction: Bruno Siciliano, University of Naples
Paolo Fiorini, Center for Experimental Surgical Robotics,
From LEGO to YouBot, a new education path in service
Emanuele Micheli, School of Robotics:
Verticality and continuity in educational robotics'
Rodolphe Gelin, Aldebaran: Humanoid robots for
David Cuartielles, Arduino: Arduino platform for
Bruno Siciliano: The Master's on Robotics and Intelligent
Systems at University of Naples Federico II
Niccolò Casiddu, University of Genoa: Design and Robotics
for people with special needs: An academic experience
- Ing. Emanuele Micheli, School of Robotics, Educational
- Prof. Paolo Fiorini, Center for Experimental Surgical Robotics,
- Prof. Bruno Siciliano, Director, Master Ris, University of
Neaples "Federico II"
- Dr. Rodolphe Gelin, Aldebaran
- Dr. David Cuartielles, Arduino platform
- Niccolò Casiddu, University of Genoa, Robotics and Design
- Educational robot platforms
- New learning methodologies
Research and demonstrations
- Bruno Siciliano, Master RIS, University of Naples Federico II
- Paolo Fiorini, Center for Experimental Surgical Robotics,
- Emanuele Micheli, School of Robotics, Italy
We plan to publish all presentations and a summary of the panel
discussion online (euRobotics 2012 site - possibly - and for sure
The European Robotics Forum, organized by the European
robotic networks EURON, EUROP, the euRobotics Coordination Action
and hosted by The Danish Technological Institute, is in the
field of robotics the meeting point for engineers, scientists and
business people from all over Europe. The event will take
place from 5-7 March 2012 in Odense, Denmark.
More than 300 robotics researchers from industry and academia,
as well as entrepreneurs and public investors, are expected to
discuss the latest developments, research challenges and business
opportunities for European robotics.
This year's theme of the European Robotics Forum is "European
Robotics towards new horizons".
For more information, registration for the forum, and to become
an exhibitor, please visit the official European Robotics Forum
2012 website at www.europeanrobotics12.eu