EURON Robotics Videos

EURON II produced a set of Educational-Promotional videos on Robotics to present robotics technology to the general public in an encouraging and attractive form. The result comprises three videos showing the way technologies in specific fields of robotics positively influence technological, economic and social development.

The video edition, initially translated into eight European languages, has been possible thanks to the EU funds under the 6th Framework Programme and encouragement from the European Commission. The contribution by many EURON members of their valuable material has been crucial to the coherent composition of the three scripts so that they provide a realistic view of the current state of robotics, and of many European achievements.

Since one of the goals of EURON is wide dissemination of robotics knowledge, these videos can be used freely. Everyone is encouraged to use the videos for presentation to any kind of audience, although the main motivation for their production is to motivate young students to direct their studies toward technological fields. Therefore, this social sector — students at the age of deciding the direction of their future studies — constitutes the main target audience for the videos.

Prospective Robotics
Service Robotics
Medical Robotics
In addition to the three individual videos, Prospective Robotics, Service Robotics and Medical Robotics, a composition of all of them Robotics, a Tool for the Future is also available for use when a wider view of robotics is desired.
Full Dvd
The set of videos can also be downloaded in ISO image format ready to be burned on to a DVD. Optionally, a DVD cover image is also available, ready for printing.
Each video contains 8 audio tracks, corresponding to the following languages:
Produced by:


Robotics in Europe

EURON, as a community of people with a common interest in robotics, has generated this set of videos with the aim of their being widely broadcast among society.

The videos were produced from the contribution of a subset of Euron members, between November 2007 and April 2008. Although the quality of some of the video segments that compose the videos is not optimal, they have been used for the value their content provides to the video scripts to illustrate applications of robotics, especially in fields far from industry. Unfortunately, not all the video segments submitted could be included in the videos, and from those selected most were shortened as required to maintain the appropriate length of the finished product. However, this subset of a huge quantity of work going on in European research labs gives an idea of current and future possibilities of robotics.

Video contributors:

  • ASL/ETH Zurich
  • Bluebotics, Lausanne
  • Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Guipuzcoa, CEIT
  • Femto-ST Institute, Besançon
  • Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics - DLR
  • Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
  • Katolieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Kuka Robotics Corporation
  • Laboratoire d'Architecture et d'Analyse des Systèmes
  • Pal Technology Robotics, Barcelona
  • Katolieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Imperial College London
  • Robosoft
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa
  • Swiss Federal Institue of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne
  • Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Universitat de Girona (UdG)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universität Karlsruhe
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Universität zu Lübeck
  • Université Joseph Fourier (TIMC-IMAG), Grenoble
  • Université Montpellier (LIRMM)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Twente
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