About the Webinar Series
Sustainability has become a critical challenge in Society and the field of AI and Robotics will not remain unaffected. From environmental to social or economic impacts, roboticists, entrepreneurs, researchers and public authorities are increasingly confronted with the topic. What is Sustainability? Where does AI and Robotics stand in that regard? What can organizations do to integrate Sustainability in their projects? What are the existing tools, frameworks at our disposal today? Are there initiatives and lessons learnt in other fields that could help AI and Robotics? Several reports, publications and events have shown a growing interest in the community to be more proactive. But where to start? How to avoid greenwashing? All these questions (among others) will be addressed in our 2023 online series of 5 webinars.
This series is open to all actors of AI and Robotics: from industry, academia and beyond. Its goal is to raise the community’s awareness of Sustainability, spark discussions, exchange experiences and provide free introductory training with concrete use-cases. The webinar series will aim at having a balanced representation of academic and private organizations, sharing their knowledge. During each session, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, needs, questions, and practical suggestions. Our goal? Identifying key priority actions to reinforce Sustainability in Robotics and AI.
This event is co-organized by a consortium of researchers, industrial stakeholders and experts (see list of partnering organizations).
Who is invited (slots limited to 30 people)
Webinar 1: “Getting started!”
Date and time : 07.03.23, 3PM CET
Several papers were recently published on the role of Robotics to achieve the SDGs, on the challenge of balancing the positive and negative contributions of the field towards sustainability (e.g. this expert consultation).
Moderation: Michel van der Schoor (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Franziska Kirstein (email@example.com)