Mon. Sep 25th, 2023
    Europe’s Major Robotics Competition to Take Place at centre:mk in September

    The Milton Keynes Smart City Robotics Competition is set to showcase a range of robots that are designed to tackle challenges aimed at supporting day-to-day human life. Top teams from universities, laboratories, and companies across Europe will compete in the event, which will take place from September 18 to September 22, 2023, at centre:mk’s Middleton Hall. The competition, organized by the European Robotics League in partnership with centre:mk and Milton Keynes Council, aims to inspire the younger generation.

    During the competition, participating teams will demonstrate how their robots can solve various challenges that are specifically designed to enhance human life. The event will highlight the latest advancements in consumer-facing robot technology, while also showcasing how robotic minds are constantly being challenged by basic human actions.

    Milton Keynes, a rapidly growing Smart City in the UK, is the perfect location for the competition. The event builds on the success of previous competitions held under the SciRoc project, including a Smart City event in Milton Keynes in 2019 and another in Bologna, Italy in 2021.

    The Milton Keynes Smart City Robotics Competition invites members of the public to attend the free event and experience cutting-edge technology firsthand. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness the robots in action and be inspired by their capabilities.

    Kevin Duffy, Director of centre:mk, expressed his excitement about hosting the competition in Milton Keynes. He emphasized the importance of innovation and collaboration in this event, hoping that it will inspire future generations to view robotics as a positive force for good. Duffy also highlighted that while robots can enhance society, they can never replace humans.

    Cllr Pete Marland, Leader of Milton Keynes City Council, viewed the competition as an opportunity to showcase the city’s talent and demonstrate its forward-thinking approach. He expressed excitement about demonstrating the cutting-edge research and development taking place in Milton Keynes.

    Reinhard Lafrenz, Secretary-General of euRobotics, expressed his satisfaction with the competition taking place in Milton Keynes. He praised the city’s efforts in bringing robots and citizens together and highlighted the role of robots in simplifying people’s lives.

    The competition aligns with Milton Keynes’ focus on becoming a smart city, with plans to host the first UK Smart City Experience Centre later this year. Furthermore, the city will host the Global Safety Summit in November, bringing together international governments and AI experts to discuss the safety of AI technology.

    As part of the competition, a Smart City Robotics Panel Discussion will be held, where industry and academic figures will discuss the relationship between robotics and smart cities. This panel discussion will take place at Milton Keynes’ Unity Place on September 20.

    For more information, please visit the European Robotics League’s website.


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