Researchers from Poland and Belarus exchanged experiences in collaborative robotics applications during a workshop organised by the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project. High-speed network connectivity for remote collaboration creates an opportunity to boost cooperation in solving challenges related to the application of complex robotic systems in key areas such as smart living spaces, precision farming or crisis management. The Eastern Neighbourhood collaboration on Future Internet services and applications workshop showed that European and Eastern Partnership researchers share views on future smart environments integrating Internet of Things and robots around humans.