European Robotics Week 2018 in Augsburg

From 16 to 25 November, the Fuggerstadt will turn into an innovation hotspot: The Central Event of the European Robotics Week will take place in Augsburg this year.

Robotics for you: The European Robotics Week

The European Robotics Week (ERW) is an initiative of the European Robotics Association euRobotics. The aim is to bring the topic of robotics to the public, to reduce reservations and to familiarize people with new technologies. At the end of November, everything will revolve around robotics and automation in direct cooperation with humans. In addition, topics such as the future of work, care and our consumer behaviour will also be discussed.

Throughout Europe, various robotics activities will be taking place during ERW’s theme week. Industrial companies, associations and research institutes that deal with the topics of robotics and automation invite interested parties to various activities and events during this week.

The central event in Augsburg

Every year, the initiators of the European Robotics Week choose a different European city as the venue for the central opening event. The selection criteria are both the situation and its significance in the European robotics community. Augsburg was chosen because the Fuggerstadt, embedded in the economic region of Bavaria, combines tradition and innovation and is home to numerous technology companies.

Augsburg looks back on a long economic and industrial history, combining tradition and technology. It is precisely this combination that forms the basis for the success of numerous regional technology companies such as KUKA. These companies are locally rooted and acting globally successful.

Events for all ages, including factory tours

In addition to the opening event with well-known guests, exhibitions, lectures and activities for adults and children will be offered throughout ERW.

Click here to register for factory tours and for a comprehensive overview of the European Robotics Week 2018 in Augsburg and surroundings:


  • Saturday, 17.11.2018, 10.30 am – 12 pm | Lab Tour and lecture “Large robots for large structures” (in German)

As part of the European Robotics Week, DLR’s Center for Lightweight Construction Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg will open its doors. Large robots for large structures: In his introductory lecture, Dr. Michael Vistein explains how aircraft can be built “lightly” using robots and where the challenges lie today and in the future. During the subsequent tour of the ZLP Technology Hall, visitors will get to know the world of industrial robotics for aerospace production.

Location: DLR Institute of Structures and Construction Technology / Center for Lightweight Construction Production Technology (Am Technologiezentrum 4, 86159 Augsburg)

For children and adults from 12 years.

Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Please register here.


Monday, 19.11.2018 & Tuesday, 20.11.2018, 10 am & 3:30 pm each | KUKA factory tour for adults (in German)

  • Take a look behind the scenes at KUKA. You will gain exclusive insights and learn how our robots are built.

Monday: 10 am, 3.30 pm (already fully booked)
Tuesday: 10 am, 3.30 pm

Location: Reception KUKA Development and Technology Center (Zugspitzstraße 140, 86165 Augsburg)

Free entrance

Please note that the number of participants is limited

Please register here.



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