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Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems Conference 28-30 Aug 2013

TAROS 2013: Industry day 30th August

European and UK business opportunities for RAS

About this event

The 14th Annual Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems Conference (TAROS 2013) is the UK's premiere annual conference for autonomous robotics and is taking place between 28 and 30 August 2013 in Oxford. The conference encompasses topics across the entire range of robotics research.

As part of the conference programme, the Robotics & Autonomous Systems SIG and the  IET Robotics and Mechatronics Network invite you to join them on the final day, 30th August, to focus on European and UK business opportunities for robotics and autonomous systems.

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

In the morning session, speakers from EU-DG Connect, the Robotics PPP, the Department for Business Innovations and Skills and Robolution Capital will explain how important Horizon 2020 is to UK business, how to prepare for upcomming funding calls, how to engage with and help steer the funding programme and how private capital can play a role.

During the afternoon, speakers from the food, energy, transport, health and modern built environment sectors will give an overview of the current state of their market and the future needs/opportunities for robotics and autonomos systems. Roundatable discussion workshops will give attendess the opportunity to discuss in more depth the end user needs and potential RAS solutions.



09:30     Welcome and Introduction
09:35     Horizon 2020: Juha Heikkila - Robotics Unit EU-DG Connect
19:55     The Robotics PPP: Rainer Bischoff - Kuka & euRobotics aisbl
10:15     The UK perspective: Lee Vousden - BIS EU Innovation Policy
10:35     Echord++: Farid Dailami - Bristol Robotics Laboratory
10:45     The role of private capital: Renaud Champion - Robolution Capital
11:05     Coffee
11:20     Panel discussion, chaired by David Lane - RAS SIG Chair
12:00     Lunch


12:45     Introduction
12:50     The Robotics & Autonomous Systems SIG: David Lane - RAS SIG Chair
13:00     The Intelligent Automation Centre: Phil Webb - Cranfield University
13:10     UK opportunities for Robotics: Huw Davies - Technology Strategy Board

13:20     Robotics in the food sector: Simon Lushy - Marks and Spencer
13:30     Robotics in the food sector: tba
13:40     Robotics in the health sector: David Sinclair - International Longevity Centre
13:50     Robotics in the health sector: Inam Haq - Arthritis Research UK
14:00     Robotics in the transport sector: Miles Elsden - Department of Transport
14:10     Robotics in the transport sector: Geraint West - National Oceanography Centre

14:20     Robotics in the energy sector: Jeffrey Kuo - National Nuclear Laboratory
14:30     Robotics in the energy sector: Jo Elder - BP

14:40     Coffee
15:00     Roundtable discussions/workshops
16:00     Close


Register today via TAROS 2013 website

Related content

For information on last year's conference, please see the TAROS 2012 report.

If you're interested in Horizon 2020 funding, you may also be interested in the ICT Horizon 2020 webinar in September, and the Rail-oriented Horizon 2020 event in London in November.


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