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Call for action: euRobotics members to support Topic Group on Robotics for Sustainability

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

The Topic Group on Robotics for Sustainability has been established. In order to get the new Topic Group formally set up, at least 10 euRobotics members need to confirm their interest and participation. Read more about the motivation behind establishing the Topic Group and how you can get involved.

Are you interested in how we can make (and use) robots themselves sustainably and how can we use/deploy robots to support sustainability?

There is a lack of understanding, active research and definition on the aspect of Sustainability (social, ecological and economic) and the role of robotics.

The EU commission is very much interested in pursuing the topics of Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal, which is reflected in the Horizon Europe programme.

Exploiting robotics for sustainability can be done by making robots themselves more sustainable. Additionally, robots have skills such as strength, precision and sensing often surpassing those of humans. Combining the physical endurance of the robots with the cognitive flexibility of humans in a collaborative fashion is advantageous in different applications that enable sustainability and support environmental aspects.

With this as motivation, we would like to explore the interest of euRobotic member institutions in contributing to the topic group.

How to get involved?

The Topic group is open for all interested members from academia and industry alike who would like to contribute. Just send the topic group leaders an email to be included and receive more details.

Franziska Kirstein <>, Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark

Sharath Chandra Akkaladevi <>, Profactor GmbH, Austria



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