Announcement: International Robotics Week (IRW) 19 – 21 April 2017

The implementation of robotics is taking off at high speed. In order to help you understand what this means for your business, Robo Business Europe organise the first International Robotics Week (IRW) on 19, 20 and 21 April 2017 at the World Forum in Den Haag. The International Robotics Week unites RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo and ROS Industrial Summit, making it one of the largest robotics events in the world.


The key part of the IRW is an extensive conference programme, which covers the following topics:

  • Intralogistics
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Healthcare
  • Agri-Food
  • Autonomous Harbour
  • Open-Source Robotics

We expect the Agri-Food track will be of particular interest to you.

Robotics for Agri-Food (Chair: Gert Kootstra)

“In this track, you will get an overview of the state-of-the-art of robots working throughout the food chain, from a highly automized food distribution centre, to robotics processing of food, to robots on the farm.”

The following speakers are confirmed as speakers for the Agri-Food track:

  • Vincent Kwaks                                   Van Der Lande
  • Richard van der Linde                      Lacquey
  • Eldert van Henten                             WUR

ABB is main sponsor of the Agri-Food conference track during the International Robotics Week.

Each theme will look at the possibilities of implementation. Successful companies will talk about already implemented robotics solutions. Start-ups will present the opportunities available in the near future. Finally, researchers will give their mid-to-long-term view.

Internationally renowned speakers like Melonee Wise, Chapal Khasnabis and Irakli Beridze will contribute to this prestigious conference in order to help you explore the potential of robotics.

Tours and lab visits
The conference programme will be enriched with tours, site visits and lab visits. The site visits include Valkenburg Airport (drone testing) and the Rotterdam Harbour (aquabots). The networking party will present participants the opportunity to expand their networks.

Please register here for the Conference and benefit from a 10 percent RoboValley discount. Discount code is RV17

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