Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition 4.0: Bruno Siciliano and PRISMA Lab, a retrospective on the event - December 2017

Looking back after participating to the intensive three-day event of the Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition 4.0, PRISMA Lab reloads the image of a fluidic “tourbillon” wherein everything and everyone flow straight towards a unique target: Innovation.
A stream of multiple applications, declinations and stories have characterized this year’s event, and a landmark has been drawn by PRISMA Lab with Bruno Siciliano, curator of the Life & Robots area.
Carlo Calenda, Virginia Raggi, and the general public have visited the stand with the RoDyMan robot, the KUKA LBR iiwa robot, and the drone of the AEROARMS project. This has sparkled a great return in terms of attention, interest and trust for the team’s research work. The RoDyMan project has been awarded with the Maker of Merit for its originality and potential, a certificate issued by the organizers and the American mother company.
According to Bruno Siciliano, one point is clear and needs to be communicated at several levels: the awareness that Italy represents a true excellence in the robotics sector. Thirteen national research teams have exhibited their prototypes to stimulate participation and interaction. Here comes the crucial point to understand the current evolution we are building together —quoting Siciliano’s words: “Robots are destined to become popular, pervasive, ubiquitous, following a path similar to those of personal computers and smart devices: from tools for specialists to objects easy to use for all”.

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