Europe’s Major Robotics Competition Coming to Milton Keynes

The Milton Keynes Smart City Robotics Competition is set to take place in centre:mk from September 18th to September 22nd, 2023. This international competition will see top teams from universities, laboratories, and companies across Europe showcasing their robots and competing to inspire the next generation.

The competition aims to demonstrate how robots can solve a range of challenges that support everyday human life. The teams will use their robots to showcase the latest developments in consumer-facing robot technology and highlight how advanced robotic minds in Europe are still challenged by basic human actions.

centre:mk, located in the heart of Milton Keynes, is the ideal venue for this innovative competition. As one of the UK’s fastest-growing Smart Cities, Milton Keynes is known for its innovation and collaboration. The event will not only showcase cutting-edge technology but also inspire future generations.

The Milton Keynes Smart City Robotics Competition is part of the European Robotics League (ERL), which is maintained by euRobotics, the European robotics association for industry and research. The ERL competitions highlight the vibrant fields of robotics, especially Smart Cities. This competition builds on the success of previous competitions under the SciRoc project, including a Smart City event in Milton Keynes in 2019 and Bologna, Italy in 2021.

The event is free to attend and watch, with no advance booking required. Members of the public are invited to witness the robots in action and experience the latest in technology. The organizers hope that this event will demonstrate the positive impact of robotics on society and inspire people to think of robotics as a force for good.

The competition is part of Milton Keynes’ smart city focus, with plans to host the first UK Smart City Experience Centre later in the year. The city is also hosting the first Global Safety Summit in November, which will bring together international governments and leading AI companies to discuss the safety of AI technology.

In addition to the competition, there will be a Smart City Robotics Panel Discussion, where industry and academic figures will discuss the relationship between robotics and smart cities.

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