Robotics was identified by the UK Government in 2012 as one of the Eight Great Technologies that will drive efforts to rebalance the UK economy. During this timely forum delegates will be evaluating progress made since the RAS 2020 Robotics and Automated Systems strategy, which outlined clear steps for the advancement of Robotics and Automated Systems in the UK to deliver growth and societal benefits.
The event is also set to take place just after the conclusion of the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and considering its recommendations delegates will evaluate the way forward for policy to spark innovation through research, create effective funding structures, rebalance the workforce and encourage skills in Robotics and AI.
The event will provide an opportunity to discuss how the government and industry can best enable technologies to fully recognise their economic potential. Further sessions will evaluate the effects that recent changes to the Intellectual Property Bill and delegates will be given the opportunity to evaluate the possible impacts of Brexit on the industry.
Final sessions will debate the social and ethical issues surrounding robotics and artificial intelligence. The forum will look at what the future will look like after technological advances have vastly changed our lives and potential ways to minimise any negative effects on the population.