PSG Foundation to present their Awabot programme
A leader in service robotics in Europe, Awabot is a French company whose mission is to deploy robotic solutions that interact naturally with humans. As the standard-setter in service robotics, Awabot is the bond that links people to robots. Since 2016, Awabot has deployed the Beam Robot with Olympique Lyonnais, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain, Girondins de Bordeaux and AS St-Etienne. The French Football Federation and the French Rugby Federation have also trusted the Beam robot. The telepresence device is also used in many schools around the world for sick or disabled students, to allow them to be in class and to stay in touch with their classmates and teachers. PSG Foundation will present their activities at the 16th EFDN Conference in Breda.
EFDN Florence Programme
The EFDN Florence programme will provide ill children and young people with the opportunity to become the FAN of the Match from a distance. This initiative will see a first team player take a robot onto the pitch making it possible for a fan who cannot attend the match due to illness to join the line-up, watch the game from the sidelines and join the players after the game during their lap of honour.
FAN OF THE MATCH FROM A DISTANCE
The robot is equipped with software that allows real interaction with the robot becoming the mouth, eyes, and ears of the FAN of the Match from a distance. Through an app, the young fan will be able to communicate with his /her favourite players and will be going onto the pitch before the game next to one of the players of their favourite team. The robot will also join the players in the player’s tunnel.
KICK-OFF IN THE NETHERLANDS
The programme will start as a pilot with the 18 EFDN member clubs in the Netherlands from August until December 2021 and will be disseminated around Europe afterwards. Dutch EFDN member clubs can select their preferred weekend for using the robot here.
Read more about our programme partner Awabot here.