Thomas Almdal

is head of the DTI Lab for Advanced Robot Safety and project manager of the H2020 project COVR.

Title of the talk:
Enabling technologies for industrial Human Robot Collaboration

Short abstract:
In this talk we focus on the current industrial state of some of the core technologies required to successfully develop True Non-Expert Teaching in the robotics domain. We discuss the need for intelligent modules in an automated production such that humans in the production are enhanced through technology. We present some of the success stories we have seen in the past years, illustrated though a set of concrete use cases.

Additionally, we discuss the current state of instructing, configuring and programming of new automation processes, we touch upon the future need from, and expectations towards, academia.

Finally, we illustrate the gap between Academia and industry and highlight the issue of not enabling the value-chain to benefit from state-of-the-art technology.

 

Jacek Malec
is working as a full professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Lund

 

Title of the talk 
End-user instruction of assembly tasks, first lessons

Short abstract:
Teaching a two-handed collaborative robot an assembly tasks may be challenging. In order to simplify it we propose a tool that makes some of the intricacies of the process easier to overcome by non-experienced users. Our studies have shown that dealing with references (points, objects or coordinate systems) is one major source of programming errors. We provide a straightforward support for this. Another provided feature is geometrical transformations obvious to humans (like „mirror this movement“) but usually not available in the program repertoire. I will discuss some of such helpful features making end-user instruction possible.

 

 

Walter Wohlkinger
is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Danube Robotics.

Title of the talk
From safe industrial robots to safe applications everywhere

Short abstract:
The range of cobot applications is increasing rapidly. Cobots are exceeding initial expectations in terms of payload, speed, usability/operational concept and variety of robot models.

Practical experience shows a lack of genuine collaborative applications, as the majority of applications is aiming towards fenceless cooperation between humans and robots in a shared workspace.

Within this spectrum of cobot applications we find industrial robots with a payload of 150 kg as well as cycle time optimized lightweight cobots. These applications have in common that they rely on holistic safety solutions in order to be collaborative. Such solutions integrate gripper, work piece, flange, sensors, cables as well as control elements and simplify risk assessment.

 

 

Kathleen Delang
is working in the Department of Robotics and Assembling technologies at Fraunhofer IWU since January 2016.

Title of the talk
From operators to management: Introducing Smart Robots means training for everyone

Short abstract:
As customer requirements are getting more and more complex there is a significant demand of trainings for all participants of the topic Smart Robotics. It starts with the requirements analysis where responsible persons from engineers to management have to be sensitized for today’s possibilities of Smart Robots and is an ongoing process to the operators working next to the robots every single day. Fraunhofer has developed several tools to support involved parties as gesture guiding for set-up, VR-based trainings for operators or special teaching programs for planning engineers to develop Human-Robot-Interaction applications. The presentation will give an overview about needed trainings and their requirements to bridge the gap between science and industrial applications.

 

Mildred Puerto Coy

is working as Project Manager at Tecnalia for Advanced Manufacturing

 

Title of the talk
Teaching methodologies for flexible robotic cells

Short abstract
Automation and digital technologies combination could be the solution to obtain a useful tool for SMEs and finally convince them to use robots. A robot should be a versatile tool, being possible to use by technical people without being experts also in robot programming. The easy programming, programming by demonstration and the programming based on capabilities is being used in Tecnalia to increase the usability of flexible robotic cells. A clear path to support flexible robotics is being followed and during the last years it has been adapted to the acceptance of some of our technical proposals or eliminating approaches not mature or usable enough.

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The “Beyond Smart Robots” workshop is jointly organized by PROFACTOR and TU Wien during European Robotics Forum (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, held in Tampere, Finland, on 15 March 2018.

 

Beyond Smart Robots: Enabling Technologies for True Non-Expert Teaching

In conjunction with the European Robotics Forum 2018, Tampere, Finland, March 13-15, 2018

Aim and Scope

Although academic research demonstrated numerous ways to easily program robots, most of them have not become industrial reality yet. Current industrial robots are still difficult to program, leading to high changeover times when new products are introduced. This is especially challenging considering new trends like high product variants and low lot sizes. In order to compete with global markets, the factories of tomorrow have to close this gap soon.

At the same time, new technologies arising from other scientific branches bring disruptive changes with unexpected opportunities. For example, recent advances in Deep Learning endow robots with “human-level” cognitive capabilities. In some domains, they have even surpassed human skills, e.g. image classification or strategic games. Augmented Reality, as another example, has grown up from the infancy and is a major interaction technology used in gaming industry and modern mobile phones.

Target Audience and Topics

This workshop aims to find synergies between different fields of science to aid in the application area of non-experts robot teaching for industrial processes. In order to limit the high number of possible processes, the focus is on assembly.

The following topics are of interest (but not limited to):

  • Enabling technologies for teaching robots
  • AI / Deep Learning for robots
  • Tools and components that aid in teaching robots
  • Augmented reality for teaching robots
  • User interaction modules

The workshop will bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to exchange ideas and results towards the goal of boosting learning capabilities of robotics in the factory of the future. The workshop is structured with invited talks that provide both the industrial and academic perspective on the field of teaching robots for industrial environments. The talks present the challenges, new research opportunities and some success stories in this field. The talks are structured with time for questions and interactions to engage the audience and consolidate their point of view.

Invited Talks

  • Thomas Madsen Almdal, Danish Technological Institute
  • Walter Wohlkinger, Blue Danube Robotics
  • Jacek Malec, Lund University
  • Kathleen Delang, Fraunhofer IWU
  • Mildred Puerto Coy, Tecnalia

Speakers - ERF 2018

Thomas Almdal is head of the DTI Lab for Advanced Robot Safety and project manager of the H2020 project COVR. Title of the talk: Enabling technologies for industrial Human Robot Collaboration Short abstract: In this talk we focus on the current industrial state of some of the core technolo...

Important Dates

Workshop: 15 March 2018, 08:30 – 10:00 (Maestro, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland)

 

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In 2018, the 4rd edition of the Add+it (Symposium on ADDitive Manufacturing and Innovative Technologies), focused on polymers, will take place on September 27 – 28, 2018, in Steyr, AT.

The program is online.

Confirmed speakers – Add+it 2018:

Plenary Speaker

 
Prof. Neil Hopkinson

Xaar
Director of 3D Printing
Visiting Professor of Manufacturing Engineering (University of Sheffield and Loughborough University)

UK

 Werner H. Bittner

Umdasch Group Ventures GmbH

Member of the Executive Board

AUT

 

   

Dr. Thiago Medeiros Araujo

Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG
Market Development – 3D Printing

DE

 

 

Prof. Phill Dickens

University of Nottingham, Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM)

EPSRC Foresight Fellow in Manufacturing, Professor of Manufacturing Technology

UK

Prof. Zhongfu ZHOU Ph.D. D.Phil. 

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University

Distinguished Professor

China

     
Mario Milazzo

The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

IT

Dr. Prof. Ramon Escobar Galindo

Universidad de Cádiz,  Materials and Nanotechnology for Innovation

ESP

Leo Oelbrandt

Sr. VP Systems R&D,
Luxexcel NV

BEL

Material Development

 

 
Ing. Kurt Wildfellner

BRP Rotax
Head of Technical Service

AUT

 

Daniel Plos 

Techsoft
Sales Manager manufacturing Solutions

AUT

 

Gil Shelef

Stratasys
System Engineer

IL

 

     
Dr. Andreas Haider

Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH,

Area Manager Biobased Composites & Processes (BCP)

AUT

 

 Andreas Kreuzer

Johannes Kepler University,  Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials 

AUT

 

Dr. Leo Schranzhofer

PROFACTOR

 

AUT

 

   
Dr. Bernhard Heiden

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

AUT

 

 Hannes Oberlercher

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

AUT

 

Medical Application for additive Manufacturing

     
Dr. Iris Prinz

STRATEC Consumables GmbH
SVP Product Development

AUT

 

 

DDr. Michael Malek 

KUK Linz
Director of the Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Training Coordinator

AUT

 

Veronika Berger

JKU Linz – IPPE

Researcher

AUT

 

 

 
Dr. Simon Gruber

W2P Engineering
Technical Director

AUT

 

 

 

Micro-/Nano- Additive Manufacturing

     
Dr. Heinz Wanzenböck

TU Wien 

AUT

Michael Haslinger

PROFACTOR

AUT

Prof. FH Dr. Jaroslaw Jacak

FH OÖ

AUT

 
Prof. Dr. Magnus Kristiansen

Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology FHNW

CH

Olivier Lietaer

e-Xstream Engineering

LUX

Integrated Electronics

Dr. Andreas Willert

Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS

DE

Wolfgang Mildner

OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), MSWtech

DE

Martina Harnisch, PhD

Sunplugged

AT

Florens Wasserfall

University of Hamburg

DE

 

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  • Material Development for AM
  • Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications
  • Micro/Nano Additive Manufacturing
  • Integrated Electronics

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    B2B-Meetings - September 27, (09:30 -12:10 )

  • The pre-arranged 20 minutes meetings with other participants of the symposium are organized in the framework of the Add+it symposium and will take place before the Add+it on September 27. Additional free-of-charge registration is necessary at: B2B-Meetings . The B2B-Meetings are organized by the Enterprise Europe Network.
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  • Symposium Dinner, 27th of September

 
  

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In March 2018, the 8th edition of the NIL Industrial Day symposium will be held in Vienna, Austria (March 8-9, 2018). The NIL Industrial Day is the major event supplementing the academic and scientific oriented conferences with the aim to inform industrial early adopters and those companies evaluating to invest in Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) as manufacturing method on the status of NIL for production purpose.

 

Further information on detailed program, venue and registration will be available soon on the frequently updated conference website:

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In March 2018, the 8th edition of the NIL Industrial Day symposium will be held in Vienna, Austria (March 8-9, 2018, Parkhotel Schönbrunn). The NIL Industrial Day is the major event supplementing the academic and scientific oriented conferences with the aim to inform industrial early adopters and those companies evaluating to invest in Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) as manufacturing method on the status of NIL for production purpose.

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Praxisnahe Vorträge von hochrangigen ReferentInnen und ein spannender Erfahrungsaustausch mit Gleichgesinnten – das erwartet die Teilnehmerinnen beim 4. Internationalen Polymerkongress im Schloss Puchberg bei Wels.

Vom 5.-6. Dezember 2017 findet das Branchenhighlight mit hochrangigen ExpertInnen aus verschiedensten Bereichen der Kunststoff-Branche sowie Wissenschaft und Forschung bereits zum 4. Mal statt. Neben neuesten Entwicklungen der Branche stehen der Wissens- und Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Unternehmen, Universitäten und Forschungsinstituten im Vordergrund.

 

PROFACTOR präsentiert während der Fachausstellung Lösungen aus dem Bereich 3D-Druck mit Polyolefinen und roboter-basiert Inkjet Druck zum bedrucken von gekrümmten Oberflächen.

 

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Virtual, Augmented oder Mixed Reality ziehen immer stärker in den Unternehmens-Alltag ein. Sie sind keine netten technischen Spielereien mehr, sondern bieten unterschiedlichste Anwendungen und neue Geschäftsmodelle.

Der Impulsvortrag von PROFACTORianer, Harald Bauer, informiert Sie über  Augmented Reality – Technologie und Anwendung in der Produktion.

Verschaffen Sie sich beim Praxisforum einen kompakten Überblick zu aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen sowie praktische Anwendungen aus unterschiedlichsten Unternehmensbereichen und Branchen.

Teilnahmegebühr € 49,–

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Der Roboter, unser Kollege.

Unter diesem Motto lädt PROFACTOR Sie im Rahmen der euRobotics-Weeks am Mittwoch, 22. November, zum Besuch unseres Robotik-Labors in Steyr ein.

Demonstratoren aus  aktuellen Forschungsprojekten geben einen Einblick in die Robotik von morgen – in eine Robotik, die auf intelligente Kooperation mit dem Menschen ausgerichtet ist.

  • XRob: Roboterprogrammierung leicht gemacht
  • IGUS: Low-cost Roboter für jedermann
  • AssistMe: neue Interaktionskonzepte für mehr Akzeptanz von Roboter
  • Kollaboratives Pick&Place
  • Activity Tracking: Prozesse verstehen
  • Addmanu: Individualisierung von gekrümmten Oberflächen (robotergeführter Inkjet-Druck)
  • Inspektion von Oberflächen
  • 3D-Druck erleben

Unsere WissenschafterInnen freuen sich, Ihnen Rede und Antwort zu stehen. Ihr Besuch ist von 13 bis 18 Uhr möglich.

Die Öffnung des TechnologyLab von PROFACTOR ist Teil des Projektes SMART FATORY HUB, in dem Projekt sollen KMUs  bei der Umsetzung von Innovationen unterstützt werden.

 

 

 

 

Dieses Projekt wurde aus Mitteln des Strategischen Wirtschafts- und Forschungsprogrammes „Innovatives OÖ 2020 vom Land OÖ gefördert

 

TIPP:

Open Seminar: von 9:00 – 12:15 Uhr Mensch Maschine Interaktion – Assistive Robotik

Das Seminar „Mensch Maschine Interaktion – Assistive Robotik“ gibt Einblick in Einsatzgebiete von Mensch-Maschine Interaktionen. Die Teilnehmer können erste Spezifikationen für konkrete Anwendungsfälle erarbeiten und die Roboterkonfiguration selbst ausprobieren.
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