Robots set to take over Scotland

Scotland’s role in the future of robotics and autonomous systems, estimated to have an annual worldwide economic impact of up $4.5 trillion by 2025 according to Edinburgh Robotics, is to be put in the spotlight by VisitScotland Business Events.

INNOVATEROBOTICS will examine the future of computer-human interaction, the opportunities for unmanned research in our natural environment and how the robots of the future might work alongside us.

The event, to be held at the Fairmont, St Andrews, on 16 February, is part of the INNOVATETHENATION programme created by the national tourism organisation’s Business Events team.

The talk series, launched last year, provides a networking opportunity for academics and the business events sector, whilst celebrating Scotland’s vast innovation legacy and developing it for the future.

The talk comes just a month before 600 engineers, entrepreneurs and business people from across the globe descend on Edinburgh for the European Robotics Forum, considered the most influential meeting of the European robotics community – highlighting Scotland as a leading country in robotics development and research.

The forum, which is supported by the VisitScotland National Conference Bid Fund, will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 22 to 24 March.

Rory Archibald, business development manager for VisitScotland Business Events said: “Robotics is an exciting sector for Scotland, showcasing our innovation centres and excellence in research and manufacture.

“INNOVATEROBOTICS will shine a light on some of the outstanding developments being pioneered here in Scotland, both in our labs and in our seas.

“Our INNOVATETHENATION programme provides an opportunity for local experts and industry champions to network for future collaboration, to help bring the best business events to Scotland and boost its profile on the world stage.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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