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Robots for everyone

The third European Robotics Week – Spreading the word of Robotics to the general public

The European Robotics Week 2013 counted with 334 robotics related events in 24 Countries and the feedback from the different countries was amazing! More than 55.000 people participated in the events, from children to adults and even older people, showing that the science is helpful and interesting for all. This year, Finland, Turkey, Cyprus and Macedonia have participated for the first time. The Week presented the latest achievements in Research and Industry through several events like workshops, television programmes, demonstrations, children activities, lab tours, competitions, challenges, a competition for Robotics Start-up’s, exhibitions, and a lot more! In The Netherlands, the children TV programme ‘zapplive’ was watched by around 132.000 people! This time, two European Funded Projects were present in the European Robotics Week: STIFF-FLOP, which was shown in the Robot Safari EU that took place in the Science Museum in London; and STRANDS, present with a robot marathon which took place in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and Austria. In this edition of the Week there was a stronger focus on Education, as Spain initiated a project in which the Spanish Education community will continue organising activities, until the European Robotics Week 2014, using creative writing, audiovisual plans, competitions, workshops and focused discussions around specific topics, involving primary and secondary school pupils, teachers and parents. The aim is to extend the week to a year of Robotics related activities in order to maximize the impact within the community. It is possible to have a glimpse of what happened during the Week through videos and photos submitted by the Event Organisers and the National Coordinators flickr and youtube: http://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanroboticsweek/ http://www.youtube.com/user/EuropeanRoboticsWeek Participating countries in the European Robotics Week 2013 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom Credentials and Contacts The European Robotics Week is possible thanks to the voluntary work of all the organisations and people involved in robotics organisations across Europe. For more details about European Robotics Week 2013, please have a look at: www.robotics-week.eu. In case of any questions and further information please contact: José Pedro Cardeiro euRobotics AISBL Boulevard A. Reyers 80- 1030 Brussels Email: jose.cardeiro@eu-robotics.net Tel: +32 2 706 8203

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom