European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2017

This 3-day event attracted an audience of over 800 delegates comprising researchers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, and public and private sector investors in robotics R&D.

REELER attend the European Robotics Forum (ERF) in Edinburgh in March 2017. ERF is a forum for networking, exhibiting, learning about the latest applications and breakthroughs, becoming informed about European initiatives, and contributing to discussions about business, political, legislative, and research topics. The motto for ERF 2017 was “Living and working with robots”.


REELER attended the forum to learn more about the state of robotics in Europe and to contribute to two workshops and a poster session at ERF 2017.


Maria Bulgheroni and Cathrine Hasse presented REELER in the workshop ELS - Ethics: Should society be afraid of robots? ELS- Ethics was the first in a series of three workshops under the topic group Ethical, Legal, & Societal (ELS) issues.* This first workshop had a focus on ethical issues, with topics such as professional ethics in robotics, consequences of implementation, and new regulatory and legislative initiatives.

REELER contributed to this workshop by sharing how the REELER project aims to identify ethical and societal challenges through empirical research, provide roboticists with new tools for more ethical design practices, and develop policy recommendations through our REELER Roadmap.

Stine Trentemøller presented the REELER project in the Success Stories workshop, which offered the official presentation of the 17 new Horizon 2020 robotics projects and their contributions to the SPARC strategy. REELER was the only project to emerge from the Societal Challenges part of H2020, and the only project to focus on end users, citizens, and society.

  *The ELS topic group has also been known as Ethical, Legal, & Social issues and is presently known as Ethical, Legal, & Socio-Economic issues.  

REELER Presentations


ELS - Ethics presentation

Success Stories presentation