15 years of zdi: NRW Robot Day 2007 – Land of Ideas in Bochum

The zdi robot competition has been a fixture in North Rhine-Westphalia for more than a decade now. Various schools from all over North Rhine-Westphalia compete against each other in two different disciplines. In 2007, too, zdi.NRW received an award in relation to the topic of "robots". 


During the 2006 World Cup, Germany hosted visitors from all over the world. And the country showed itself from its best side: with the ideas of the people who live here. Everyone could experience how German poets and thinkers, researchers and inventors, artists and composers have been making life more comfortable, safer and more beautiful for centuries.  The “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative was launched for this purpose. 

What about the location initiative in the year 2006 began, was continued in 2007 due to its great success. "365 places in the land of ideas" is one of the central projects of the initiative. Companies, private organizations and research institutes were invited to show again in 2007 how innovative things are in Germany. 1500 project proposals were examined by a prominent jury, and 365 ideas were selected. On each day of the year, one of these places was officially recognized and presented to the public with an event.  

The NRW Robot Day 2007 of the state initiative zdi.NRW was such a day. 

were invited all secondary schools from all over NRW. distributed throughout the day Demo competitions, film screenings, research presentations, specialist lectures on the topic of "robots in film" and "Ethics and Artificial Intelligence", but also a wide range of exhibitor information and workshops be visited and helped shape. With many good examples, the day showed how much fun children and young people have when it comes to technology and, above all, the fascinating world of robots, as long as it is experimental and practical enough.

The selection as "Place of Ideas" as part of the "Germany - Land of Ideas" initiative included an award presentation by high-ranking representatives from the "Land of Ideas" to the State Secretary in the Innovation Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Michael piece wheel. 

The Robot Day was organized in cooperation with the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. 

More information can be found here.

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