Session 1: Promote entrepreneurship and nontechnical support to SMEs

16th October at 9:40-11:10 and 11:30-13:00

Promote entrepreneurship and non-technical support to SMEs: success stories and new opportunities

16th October at 9:40-11:10 and 11:30-13:00

The main goal of this workshop is to show the participants (i) a collection of success stories from entrepreneurs in the interactive robotics field and (ii) present to new entrepreneurs new innovation models and tools. During the workshop will be presented success stories of SMEs, new economic approaches and tools employed by start-ups and emerging companies in the field of Interactive Robotics.

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Session 2: Promote debate on legal, ethics & socio-economical aspects

Debate on legal, ethics & socio-economic aspects

16th October at 15:00-16:30 and 17:00-18:30

This workshop will focus on ethical, legal and socio-economic concerns in order to share views with the participants and, together with their contributions, be able to better describe, in a more comprehensive manner, the current state of the art. Upon this experience, we will find out how to improve each agent’s behaviour in an uncertain future.
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Session 3: Promote highly-accesible and multidisciplinaty education programs

Highly-accessible and multidisciplinary education tools in robotics

18th October at 15:00-16:30 and 17:00-18:30

The main objective of this workshop is to discuss on the current needs of education programs at all educational levels, from pre-school to university, on the most suitable strategies, curricula and learning materials able to fulfill these needs and spread the knowledge of robotics at different levels in the society.
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Session 4: Coordinate standardization and benchmarking

Standardization – Challenges and needs of Interactive Robots in the industry, healthcare and service domain

17th October at 15:00-16:30 and 17:00-18:30

The main goal of this workshop is to show the participants ways to overcome challenges through standardization and to discuss and gain an overview of the robotic communities needs in terms of interactive robots in different domains. The workshop will consist of presentations and discussions in the following three domains: industrial domain, healthcare domain, and service domain. INBOTS and the COST Action jointly organize this session and welcome you to take part in the discussion.
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Session 5: Propose a regulatory &risk management framework

18th October at 9:40-11:10 and 11:30-13:00

Session 6: Promote societal and socio-economic uptake of robotics

17th October at 9:40-11:10 and 11:30-13:00

This workshop focuses on three aspects of societal and socio-economic uptake of interactive robotics: (1) the societal values, needs and expectations of robotics and what interactive robotic application are needed, (2) identify a set of key areas where interactive robotic applications potential to meet society’s needs are great and clear (ethically acceptable and socially desirable), and (3) consider effects and potential impacts on the environment and society.
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