The Austrian institute Joanneum Research held its FORUM ROBOTICS on 21 January 2015 in Graz, Austria. The plenary lecture entitled "Robots can learn!" was presented by Prof. Jadran Lenarčič, Director of the Jožef Stefan Institute, in which he described the latest advances in the area of robotics as well as his vision of the future. Among the attendees were prof. Wolfgang Prybil, President of Joanneum Research, and Mr Christopher Drexler, a member of the Provincial Government of Styria.
The Jožef Stefan Institute and Joanneum Research have been actively collaborating across a variety of fields since 2005, when the original collaboration agreement was signed. Joanneum Research has recently opened a new robotics division in Klagenfurt, Austria, which will create excellent opportunities for joint research and technology development projects.