In episode #123 (Feb. 8, 2013) Robots Podcast covers the EU Robotics Week that took place during the last week of November and featured robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas. More than 130 organizations (companies, universities, research institutes) in 19 European countries organized over 360 robotics related activities. About 80,000 people have been reached across Europe, many of them high school and elementary school students. Reporter Sabine talks with Thilo Brodtmann, Director of EUnited Robotics, and Organizer of the event, about his first impressions following the EU Robotics week. Asim Ikram from the Danish Technology Institute talks about logistical robots in the healthcare sector. Finally, Barbara Klein, Professor at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt, discusses emotional robots such as Paro and their therapeutic use for kids or the elderly.
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