The biennial ICT Event (formerly called the "IST Event") is the most important forum for discussing research and public policy in information and communication technologies at European level. The Event brings together researchers and innovators, policy and business decision-makers working in the field of digital technologies. The ICT Event:
The ICT Event is organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for the Information Society and Media and is usually hosted by the current Presidency of the European Union.
- Presents Europe's future priorities for research funding in the ICT area
- Examines crucial issues of public policy for stimulating innovation through ICT development and uptake
- Creates opportunities to establish research and business partnerships and simply keep up to date in what is happening in various ICT research fields.
The proposed exhibition has included the demonstration of DustCart robot, performing a typical task, in a demo format, adapted to the environment of the exhibition. The stand was equipped with a minimum infrastructure for simulating the urban environment and the typical tasks of the robots.
Visitors have been allowed to interact with the robot, playing the role of the typical user, a normal citizen, in fact.
In the stand have been also shown posters and video on the project objectives and achievements, for explaining more at large the ICT strategy and the project scope in this research initiative.