Dec 6th, 16:00 - 18:00
We are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural Forum on Robotics in Africa at ICAR 2023, https://www.icar-robotics.org/. This gathering aims to highlight the diverse and innovative applications of robotics throughout various sectors in Africa, including industry, agriculture, education, and research. We are honored to host a selection of informed speakers and experts in the field of robotics from various regions in Africa, who will share their insights and knowledge. Participants will also have the valuable opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer session, fostering a dialogue around the advancements and potentials of robotics in the continent.
This forum is envisioned as a conducive environment for learning, networking, and discussing the role of robotics in fostering sustainable development across Africa. We anticipate a fruitful and enlightening experience for all attendees.
Dec 7th, 11:00 - 13:00
The Industrial Forum “Robotics for the Emerging Industries” organized by ASPIRE in Abu Dhabi aims to focus on the robotics role in today’s industrial settings within various industrial sectors including sustainability, food, logistics, aviation, transportation, and construction. Also, it will highlight the Robotics direction and vision as well as the use cases the industries would like to address for the future.
Dec 7th, 13.00 - 14.00
During the lunch break of Thursday December 7th, a panel on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Robotics will be organized, sponsored by IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. In this luncheon panel, three distinguished panelists will share their experiences and perspectives as women in Robotics. Three different profiles, with their unique professional path. We would like to use this event to bring the spotlight on the contributions and challenges of Women in Science and Engineering, in order to educate young generations of engineers and scientists to respect and inclusion of different contributions across genders and cultures in Robotics and Engineering. The panel will mainly focus on identifying the main challenges faced by young professional women and possible useful countermeasures to encourage and increase their retainment in the job market.
Dec 7th, 14:00 - 16:00
Applied academic research addressed real-world challenges and problems facing the industry. Industry plays a key supporting role for new innovative research by providing ideas for projects, presenting problems to solve and providing funding. Industry must share their experience, challenges, and data if they want research to address relevant issues and make a difference in the real world. Industry needs to engage proactively with universities to make sure they are solving the actual problems they are facing and can utilize their domain knowledge and experience.
Similarly, academia must better utilise and listen to industrial experience and knowledge in shaping their research endeavors. Technological development usually moves at a faster pace outside of academia, so seeking industry’s input is vital to ensure training that is fit for purpose
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