For the first time (but certainly not the last time), EPIC InnoLabs NonProfit Kft. and the German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a joint interactive World Café event on March 3, 2020 at the headquarters of SZTAKI.
What could be a better proof of the high intrest in the topic of robotics than the more than 50 professionals that have taken part in active and open discussions. Constructive dialogue was greatly facilitated by the ever changing composition of the tables and the diversity of the areas and organizations represented by the participants (industry, science, economy, society). The World Café provided an excellent opportunity not only to raise issues and challenges, but also opportunities and solutions that may lead to success in working together.
The group discussions focused on the following topics, with dozens of sub-questions occasionally:
• Industrial digitalization trends
• Social and economic impacts of robotics
• Relationship between robotics and artificial intelligence
It was good to see that besides targeted professional dialogue, there was also time for networking, and many business cards changed hands. So we are looking forward to continue the event with great optimism and common expectation: another World Café event is coming this fall.