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)

DER STAMMTISCH 4.0 WIRD IN DAS JAHR 2022 VERSCHOBEN UND FINDET SOMIT AM 21.06.2021 NICHT STATT!

Smart Innovation Steyr veranstaltet am 21. Juni 2021 ab 16:30 Uhr den digitalen Stammtisch 4.0 mit PROFACTOR mit dem Thema „Digitale Schlüsseltechnologien als Wegbereiter für eine nachhaltige und humanzentrierte Produktion“.

Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei und steht allen Interessierten offen.

Nähere Details zum Programm und zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Vera Klinser
Office Management

+43 72 52 885 221
vera.klinser@nullprofactor.at

The aim of the event is to present current trends and challenges and to build long-term relationships with relevant stakeholders from research, development and business in Upper Austria and the South of the Czech Republic in the fields of polymer electronics and medical technology, with a focus on the topics of biosensors, nanotechnology and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Although the main focus is on these two regions, participants from all countries are welcome and invited to join the event.
You can find more details about the event and registration here.

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER!
Austrian-Czech cooperation network in the field of Nanotechnologies – Biosensors – Additive Manufacturing (NABIAM) is launching series of webinars presenting results of competence mapping in the cross-border regions of Austria and the Czech Republic.
The aim of these activities is to improve transnational collaboration due to notice about existing skills and infrastructures. Presenters from both industry and research area will present their R&D activities, available infrastructure, research needs and possible cooperation topics in the abovementioned areas.

The second NABIAM webinar on Biosensing Technologies in R&D and production in Austrian – Czech connected regions will take place 27.5.2021, 15:00 – 17:00,
online using TEAMS, register to this event using this link;

Keynote Speakers
Jaromir Hubalek (CEITEC)
Bodnár Michal (Tesla Blatná)
Magdalena Schimke (Stratec Consumables GmbH)
Karl Fritscher (LINET)
Hana Lísalová (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Leo Schranzhofer (PROFACTOR)

Follow us on our webpages (www.nabiam.eu) and social media channels (Linkedin, Facebook), for more information and detailed agenda. Companies are welcomed to participate also in NABIAM survey on available competencies or to present in the following webinars on Biosensors and Additive Manufacturing.

The aim of the event is to present current trends and challenges and to build long-term relationships with relevant stakeholders from research, development and business in Upper Austria and the South of the Czech Republic in the fields of polymer electronics and medical technology, with a focus on the topics of biosensors, nanotechnology and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Although the main focus is on these two regions, participants from all countries are welcome and invited to join the event.
You can find more details about the event and registration here.

Your Contact

Vera Klinser
Office Management

+43 72 52 885 221
vera.klinser@nullprofactor.at

we answer…

…your questions

Das österreichisch-tschechische Kooperationsnetzwerk im Bereich Nanotechnologien – Biosensoren – Additive Fertigung (NABIAM) startet eine Reihe von Webinaren, in denen vorhandene Kompetenzen in den grenzüberschreitenden Regionen Österreichs und der Tschechischen Republik auf diesem Gebiet vorgestellt werden.

Ziel dieser Aktivitäten ist es, die transnationale Zusammenarbeit durch die Kenntnis von vorhandenen Kompetenzen und Infrastrukturen zu verbessern. Referenten aus Industrie und Forschung werden ihre F&E-Aktivitäten, die verfügbare Infrastruktur, den Forschungsbedarf und mögliche Kooperationsthemen in den oben genannten Bereichen vorstellen.

Das zweite NABIAM-Webinar zu Biosensoren in Forschung, Entwicklung und Produktion in österreichisch-tschechischen Grenzregionen findet am 27.5.2021 von 15:00 bis 17:00 Uhr online über TEAMS statt. Registrieren Sie sich hier für die Veranstaltung

 

Keynote Speakers

Jaromir Hubalek (CEITEC)

Bodnár Michal (Tesla Blatná)

Magdalena Schimke (Stratec Consumables GmbH)

Karl Fritscher (LINET)

Hana Lísalová (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Leo Schranzhofer (PROFACTOR)

 

Für weitere Informationen und einer detaillierten Agenda folgen Sie uns auf unserer Webseite (www.nabiam.eu) und auf unseren Social Media Kanälen (Linkedin, Facebook). Unter­nehmen sind herzlich eingeladen, auch an der NABIAM-Umfrage zu verfügbaren Kompe­tenzen  oder an den folgenden Webinaren zu Biosensoren und addi­tiver Fertigung teilzunehmen.

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Vera Klinser
Office Management

+43 72 52 885 221
vera.klinser@nullprofactor.at

Gerne antworten wir…

…auf Ihre Fragen

The European Robotics Forum 2021 (ERF2021) will be held online 13-15 April 2021.

AIM and Scope

The workshop deals with the Human Robot Collaboration and AI for Sustainable Production. This workshop focuses on the aspect of collaborative robots for developing sustainable production mainly dealing with topics related to remanufacturing, recycling, true robot collaboration to ease workload on human workers. When considering production scenarios, efficiency and productivity of Human robot collaboration and its application were dealt with quite extensively. However, human robot collaboration and its application for a sustainable production has been dealt only marginally. This workshop with the ERF 2021 as its venue aims to open the dialogue between participants from industry and academia to discuss the current challenges pertaining to sustainability in Production, possible solutions with hybrid human robot collaborative teams to solve the challenges. The speakers (from industry and academia) will shed light on the existing challenges, detail success stories and pave way for the interactive discussion with the audience.

 

Expected Outcome:

  • Trigger information exchange between academia and industry about the current challenges and possible solutions for sustainable production with the help human robot collaboration
  • 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 EU funded FELICE project to get stakeholder’s feedback

Invited Speakers:

  • Prof. Joachim Hertzberg, DFKI
  • Dr. Tuomas J Lukka, HipCode
  • Dr. Francesco Longo, CALTEK
  • Dr. Massimo Di Pardo CRF
  • Dr. Manolis Lourakis, FORTH

Organizers of the workshop:

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

 

More information:

Your Contact

Akkaladevi Sharath Chandra 
Scientist
Robotics and Assistive Systems

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

Der Einsatz von kollaborativen Robotern wird auch zukünftig einen großen Stellenwert in der Industrie und im sozialen Umfeld der Menschen einnehmen.

Was bringt die Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion für die produzierende Industrie und welche Herausforderung stellt sie für den Menschen da?
Wo wird die Technologie eingesetzt?

Beim WIFI-Technologiegespräch „Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion in der Praxis“ am 29. April 2021 im WIFI St. Pölten werden diese Fragen beantwortet, Trends aufgezeigt sowie Einblicke in die aktuelle Forschung & Entwicklung der kollaborativen Robotik gegeben.

Nähere Infos über Inhalt und Anmeldung finden Sie hier

Unter dem Motto “Industry meets Science” wird das Forum Maschinenbau 2021 am 28. Jänner 2021 als Hybridveranstaltung durchgeführt. Im Rahmen von Vorträgen und Workshops mit Laborführung werden aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich Industrielle Assistenzsysteme vorgestellt.

Aufgrund der COVID-19-Schutzvorschriften kann nur eine begrenzte Anzahl Interessierter physisch präsent sein.

Nähere Infos zur Veranstaltung und Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

Re-FREAM is an EU-funded project where artists can apply and work with Profactor on technologies for the future urban manufacturing of fashion.

All three presenting Re-FREAM artists Julia Körner, Yokai, Ganit Goldstein worked with our colleagues in our labs at Profactor on the topic 3D printing for fashion manufacturing and combining FDM and polyjet printing with traditional textiles.

 

https://creativeregion.org/events/webinar-urban-manufacturing-future-fashion/