Unter dem Motto „Achtung – Forschen – Roboter“ begeisterten wir 16 Nachwuchsforscherinnen und Nachwuchsforscher nicht nur für das Thema Robotik, sondern auch für die Forschung im 3D-Druck
 
Am Vormittag tauchten Michael Kainz, und Anica Siegel mit den jungen Forscherinnen und Forscher in die tiefen des 3D-Drucks und seine zahlreichen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten ein. Dabei hatten sie die Möglichkeit, ihre eigenen Kreationen mittels 3D-Druckstift zu entwerfen. 
 

Am Nachmittag zeigten Oswald Adrian Bratu, und Katharina Vuk nicht nur, welche Arten der Kooperation es mit Roboter gibt, sondern präsentierten auch das entstandene Ergebnis zwischen PROFACTOR und For Sports GmbH,  das im Rahmen des Projekts Improve! – Digitalization Initiative for Businesses erarbeitet wurde. Hierbei stellten die Nachwuchsforscherinnen und Nachwuchsforscher ihre Reaktionsgeschwidigkeiten unter Beweis. 

 
Wir freuen uns sehr, diesen Beitrag für die nächste Generation an Forscherinnen und Forscher geleistet zu haben und blicken schon gespannt auf die nächste KINDERUNI in Steyr.

In conjunction with the European Robotics Forum 2022, 28th – 30th June 2022, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The workshop is held on the 29th of June at 09:50 CET during the ERF 2022, see ERF 2022 Programme for more details

This workshop is conducted within the Sustainability TG and the Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications TG of EURobotics

 

AIM and Scope

With the quest to explore the unexplored, this workshop is a collaborative effort by two TGs: 1. Socially Intelligent Robots & Societal Applications, 2. Sustainability & Environmental Aspects. We aim to establish an important connection of the duality of Social Robots’ Applications and Sustainability. The beauty lies in the objective to investigate the two sides of the coin and their interdependency: Sustainable Societal Applications AND Societal Applications for Sustainability. Social robots still face barriers for long-term real-world sustainable deployment. On the other hand, advancements in Robotics & AI can be part of innovative solutions to various societal needs, e.g. sustainability in personalized healthcare, education, equality, development. The workshop aims to provide a platform to brainstorm, produce a roadmap and create awareness of this duality through stakeholders engagement.

The main ambition of the workshop is to identify and create interest groups, and foster discussion to collect valuable insights and feedback, and also provide opportunities for creating awareness about various efforts, towards the objective identified in the motivation section. Therefore, the agenda is designed to balance the time division necessary to accommodate talks from various stakeholders, create the ground for discussion, open the floor for brainstorming and to collect feedback for roadmapping through audience engagement.

To set the ground, selected experts and panelists (from industry, academics, end users, policy makers) will be invited for short presentations to provide insiders perspectives and position statements. The questions will be provided to the panelists and speakers in advance according to the group and theme they will be involved in. This will avoid having general talks from the speakers, but to the points and focused presentations. Also to better capture the requirements, barriers, potentials and policies at EU level, the invited experts are from different regions.?

 

Agenda:

9:50 – 10:05 AM

  • Introduction Talk on objectives, themes of Duality of  Social Robots and Sustainability (15 minutes)(Amit Kumar Pandey, BeingAI limited, Socients AI and Robotics, France)(Franziska Kirstein, Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark)

 

10:05- 10:15 AM

  • Prof. Praminda Caleb-Solly, Professor of Embodied Intelligence, University of Nottingham, School of Computer Science, UK 

 

10:15 – 10:30 AM

  • Brainstorming on identification of the key topics on the duality of Social Robots and Sustainability (moderated by Oraganizers through active participation of speakers and audience)

 

10:30 – 11:00 AM

  • Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 11:10 AM

  • Francesco Ferro, CEO, PAL Robotics, Spain

 

11:10 – 11:20 AM

  • Prof. Filippo Cavallo, Associate Professor in Biomedical Robotics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

(From interaction capabilities to diagnosis and rehabilitation with social robots in neurocognitive diseases)

 

11:20 – 11:35 AM

  • Panel discussion and brainstorm on challenges and priorities: what should be contribution of social robots for sustainability and how the sustainability goals can be defined from social robotics perspective. (Panellist: speakers and audience active participation)

 

11:35 – 11:40 AM

  • Concluding remarks, with pointers for next steps and white paper creation (5 minutes)

 

 Organizers of the workshop:

 

The workshop is co-organized with in the FELICE project and the Collaborate project.

More information:  https://erf2022.eu/programme/

 

 

Your Contact

Akkaladevi Sharath Chandra 
Scientist
Robotics and Assistive Systems

+43 72 52 885 325
Sharath.Akkaladevi@nullprofactor.at

In conjunction with the European Robotics Forum 2022, 28th – 30th June 2022, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The workshop is held on the 30th of June at 08:30 CET during the ERF 2022, see ERF 2022 Programme for more details

This workshop is conducted within the Sustainability Topic Group and the Analytical Laboratory Robotics Topic Group of EURobotics

 

AIM and Scope

The use of robotics is increasing around the world and soon every household might have at least one robot in use. Robots can support sustainability across all sectors e.g., fighting climate change, helping to recycle, decreasing waste in manufacturing, reducing the use of chemicals in farming, etc. However, the manufacturing of robots themselves can outbalance the positive impact of robotics if not addressed by the robotics community. This workshop focuses on how robots can be manufactured in a more sustainable way around the aspects of energy, materials, lab and recycling/ circular product design. We expect the audience of the workshop to come from industry (especially robot manufacturers) as well as academia (both from robotics, manufacturing or sustainable production).

The workshop aims to discuss the following topics:

  1. Results from workshop “Sustainability and Industrial Robots”, where the audience will be asked about their attitudes towards the SDGs, how they contribute to the SDGs and the challenges they have met or anticipate on their journey towards a more sustainable way of working.
  2. Knowledge exchange around attempts for a more sustainable manufacturing of robots: What attempts have been made to manufacture robots in a more sustainable way: where and how to start? What are the experiences and outcomes of this? What are the low-hanging fruits in this journey and where are the real challenges?
  3. Inspirational exchange on new innovations to push for more sustainable manufacturing of robots: What are sustainable materials? How can robots be designed in a more sustainable way to facilitate better recycling or a circular design? How can a Life Cycle Assessment help to reduce e.g. CO2 footprint? How should the production set-up look like to e.g. use the right energy at the right time? How can labs contribute to increasing the standard of sustainability in robotics manufacturing and educating robotics companies in their sustainability practices?

 

Expected Outcome:

  • Trigger information exchange between academia and industry about the current challenges and possible solutions for sustainable manufacturing of robots
  • A position paper on the results of the workshop and share it, e.g., with the respective topic group/s. This will also form as a basis for the newly formed TG Group “Robotics for Sustainability and Environmental Aspects”

 

Invited Speakers:

  • Fiachra O’Brolcháin, Dublin City University
  • Patrick Courtney, tec-connection
  • Radhika Gudipati, Ocado Technology
  • Leendert Huis, Lely
  • Franziska Kirstein, Blue Ocean Robotics

 

Organizers of the workshop:

The workshop is co-organized with in the FELICE project and the Collaborate project.

More information:  erf2022.eu/programme/

 

Slides

Download the Slides here.

 

 

 

Your Contact

Akkaladevi Sharath Chandra 
Scientist
Robotics and Assistive Systems

+43 72 52 885 325
Sharath.Akkaladevi@nullprofactor.at

In conjunction with the European Robotics Forum 2022, 28th – 30th June 2022, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The workshop is held on the 28th of June at 14:20 CET during the ERF 2022, see ERF 2022 Programme for more details

This workshop is conducted within the Sustainability Topic Group of EURobotics

 

AIM and Scope

Are robotics really able to solve the challenges related to sustainability? Are robots the solution or a problem on their own to sustainability? Come join us in our workshop as we gather experts from academia and industry to discuss the aspects of robotics and their role in sustainability and environmental aspects. The focus of the workshop is on the application of robotics to sustainability and as first steps, define sustainable and environmental aspects in different sectors (manufacturing, agriculture, marine, energy, …) and clarify the role of robotic applications in solving them. This is followed by some ongoing applications and case studies where robotic applications have successfully progressed in creating a difference.

The workshop tackles the following

  1. Which challenges can be solved (in principle) by robots when sustainability is concerned. Is robotics a solution or a problem?
  2. Different application areas where Robotics help sustainability – HRC for sustainability
  3. Present TG on Robotics for sustainability, draft road map, next steps.

 

Expected Outcome:

  • Trigger information exchange between academia and industry about the current challenges and possible solutions for sustainable production with application of robots
  • A position paper on the results of the workshop and share it, e.g., with the respective topic group/s. This will also form as a basis for the newly formed TG Group “Robotics for Sustainability and Environmental Aspects”

 

Invited Speakers:

  • Damien Salle, Tecnalia
  • George Michalos, LMS, Greece
  • Prof. Stjepan Bogdan, Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems,  Faculty of EE&C, University of Zagreb
  • Christian Eitzinger, Profactor GmbH
  • Javier Sanchez Cubillo, ZeniaLabs Automation Intelligence S.L.,

 

Organizers of the workshop:

The workshop is co-organized with in the FELICE project and the Collaborate project.

More information:  erf2022.eu/programme/

 

Slides:

combined_RoboticApplicationsforSustainability_WS_Slides.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Your Contact

Akkaladevi Sharath Chandra 
Scientist
Robotics and Assistive Systems

+43 72 52 885 325
Sharath.Akkaladevi@nullprofactor.at

 

We are excited to spread the first save-the-date notification for this year’s NILindustrialday. The leading summit for Nanoimprint Lithography and its applications will be held as a virtual event on June 14th– 15th 2022 and is organized by PROFACTOR and micro resist technology GmbH

We would appreciate to welcome you!

https://www.nil-industrialday.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

DI Dr. Michael Mühlberger
Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures, PROFACTOR GmbH
Senior Scientist
Tel.: +43 (0)7252 885-253
Fax: +43 (0)7252 885-101
E-Mail

 

 

The Interreg Project AT-CZ “PredMAIn – AI-based Predictive Maintenance“ invites to the first
communication event. Due to the currently increasing COVID numbers this event will be held
ONLINE via MS-Teams.

Predictive maintenance (PdM) is currently considered the top use case of artificial intelligence
(AI) in production. The potential for manufacturing SME is currently not exploited to the full
extent. This is mostly due to a lack of prerequisites for utilizing AI by SME, such as an easy
and uncomplicated application by the user on site. Therefore, the project goal is to create
general and transferable knowledge for manufacturing SME about AI-based predictive
maintenance systems.

In the first communication event, we will present the approach and potential for SME and
would like to collect their specific requirements in discussion rounds in order to incorporate
them into AI development.

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 1st PredMAIn Communication Event.

When:      23 MAR 2022, 9am – 12.30pm
Where:     Online
Sign up:   Here on Eventbrite

24h before the event an MS Teams Link will be sent to you.

Program of the event: PredMAIn_Event_Invitation

 

 

Contact:

DI Christian Wögerer, MAS MSc

International Networks

+43 72 52 885 200
christian.woegerer@nullprofactor.at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information about the project:

PredMAin | Profactor

Official Website

 

Profactor and GMAR are inviting to the 3rd  regional and transregional Industry Talk – IMPROVE! Cross Border WG & CEUP RIS3Round Table.

Once again interesting international talks have been prepared! Participants are invited to exchange thoughts and ideas

regarding various topics relating to Industry 4.0 & the field of Robotics.

 

Additionally, Christian Wögerer & Oswald Bratu are going to hold a speech on

“Commonalities in Central Europe to upstream policy making in Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0”

 

Don’t miss the chance and register now here:

https://www.eventbrite.de/e/gmar-industry-talks-iii-english-tickets-260991170617

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Am 30.11.2021 von 13:00-16:00 Uhr findet das nächste Netzwerktreffen für Forschung & Innovation mit dem Thema

„Automatisierung & Robotik: von Low-Cost Automatisierung bis zu High End Lösungen“

statt.

Die Veranstaltung wird online über Zoom abgehalten.

Nähere Infos über die Veranstaltung und zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier

 

Informationen über das NERA Projekt finden Sie hier

The M3d+it Conference – Medical 3D Printing and Innovative Technologies on 02.-.03.12.2021, will be an online event, where 30 eminent experts in the fields of medicine, additive manufacturing, materials, medical device design and simulation, and tissue engineering will present results from their current research and projects.

In the framework of the M3d+it conference, face-to-face meetings will be scheduled as video conferences. These pre-scheduled B2B meetings offer an ideal opportunity to find potential cooperation partners and establish interesting business and research contacts. Every participant selects his conversation partners individually and has 20 minutes to exchange about projects and products.

After a session dedicated to current EU projects related to the topic of regenerative medicine and 3D printing in medicine, there will be a networking event, to find synergies and common grounds for future collaborations.

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Topic Group Name: “Robotics for Sustainability and Environmental Aspects”

 

Motivation

There is a lack of understanding, active research and definition on the aspect of Sustainability (social, ecological and economic) and the role of robotics. The EU commission is very much interested in pursuing the topics of Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal, which is reflected in the Horizon Europe programme.

Exploiting robotics for sustainability can be done by making  robots  themselves  more  sustainable. Additionally, robots have skills such as strength, precision and sensing often surpassing those of humans. Combining the physical endurance of the robots with the cognitive flexibility of humans in a collaborative fashion is advantageous in different applications that enable sustainability and support environmental aspects.

With this as motivation, we would like to explore the interest of euRobotic member institutions in contributing to the topic group.

Activities of the Topic Group

The following activities are foreseen for contributing members:

  • The initial activities would include discussions and active participation in defining relevant aspects of Sustainability and Environmental aspects and what is the role of robotics in achieving them
  • In the long run, the topic group will create use cases and collect challenges
  • Representing the topic group by organizing workshop (E.g., @ ERF)
  • Contributing to the RoadMap for the EU Commission

How can you contribute?

The Topic group is open for all interested members from academia and industry alike who would like to contribute. Just send the topic group leaders an email to be included and receive more details.

 

Leaders for the TG

Franziska Kirstein <fk@nullblue-ocean-robotics.com>, Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark

Sharath Chandra Akkaladevi <Sharath.Akkaladevi@nullprofactor.at>, Profactor GmbH, Austria

 

Current Members of the Topic Group

  • Ole Madsen, Aalborg University
  • Maria Pateraki, ICCS, NTUA
  • Jesus Pablo, EURECAT
  • Amit Kumar Pandey, Socients AI and Robotics (Socially Intelligent Robotics TG)
  • Alfio Minissale, COMAU
  • Ana-Maria Stancu, Bucharest Promo Robots
  • Fausto Ferreira, University of Zagreb
  • Christophe Leroux, CEA
  • Markus Vincze, TU Vienna
  • George Michalos, LMS
  • Geoff Pegman, R U Robots
  • Francesco Maurelli, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Patrick Courtney
  • Salle, Damien

More details of the topic group can be found here: Topic Groups – SPARC (sparc-robotics-portal.eu)

 

Upcoming Events

Date and Time

Workshop Name

Topics Groups Involved

June 28th at 14:20, Dock 10 @ ERF 2022 Sustainability Track: Application of Robotics in Sustainability and Environmental aspects (Link) Sustainability and AI and Cognition
June 28th at 16:10, Dock 10 @ ERF 2022 Sustainability Track: Industrial Robots and Sustainability (Link) Industrial Robotics and Sustainability
June 29th at 09:50, Dock 10 @ ERF 2022 Sustainability Track: Social Robots: The Duality of Sustainability and Societal Applications (Link) Socially Intelligent Robotics and Societal Applications and Sustainability
June 30th at 08:30, Dock 15 @ ERF 2022 Sustainability Track: Robotics for Sustainability – Manufacturing of Sustainable Robots (Link) Sustainability and Laboratory Robotics