The University of Nottingham and PROFACTOR are organizing the IPAS 2020 Conference ( . The 9th edition of the seminar will have a specific focus on informatics, AI and smart technologies for precision assembly. Originally conceived by the micro-assembly community, the seminar has now grown to include a wide scope of assembly processes and applications from micro products to large aerostructures where precision, cost-efficiency and quality are of critical importance.

Im Namen von PROFACTOR und der GMAR laden wir Sie herzlichst zum Robotics Talk am 03.03.2020 in Gunskirchen ein.
Nähere Details dazu finden Sie im Programm.

In conjunction with the European Robotics Forum 2020, 03-05 March 2020, Malaga, Spain

Aim and Scope

Collaborative robots in industry are mostly underused, since they are mainly regarded as tools that relieve workers of physical fatigue and enhance their capabilities, but enjoy very limited autonomy and intelligence.

There is an immediate need for endowing robots with intelligent processing skills and shared autonomy capabilities, so that they can take over some tasks, thus relieving human operators of mental and physical effort, especially in complex tasks and scenarios.

There are various challenges to efficiently integrate HRC system to the industrial workplaces, among which include intuitive and ease of interaction, safety and intelligent interaction.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • What are the current challenges and experiences when integrating HRC to industrial workplaces
  • How can user easily interact with the robot
  • What AI technologies can be exploited to endow intelligence to HRC systems for faster integration

To facilitate different perspectives, two speakers (one from industry and one from academia) each for one topic, will shortly discuss and present their findings. This is followed by a group discussion, where the two speakers responsible for the topic will actively moderate the discussion. A panel discussion at the end will present the relevant conclusions and ex-tempore discussion.

This workshop is adapted continuation of a successful past ERF workshops (ERF2018 – Beyond Smart Robots and ERF2019 – Collaborative robots for industrial and professional service tasks), bringing together end users, academics, industry and policy makers. The workshop aims to present lessons learned from various EU and industry projects, the real deployment of robots in different industrial applications as well as needs and potential uses identified by the end users.

Workshop Agenda (4 March 2020)

08:30 – 08:35 Opening comments by the organizers:

  • Prof. Markus Vincze, TU Vienna
  • Fotis Dimeas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

08:35 – 09:05 Impulse talks by our invited speakers:

  • Sylvain Calinon, IDIAP
  • Turgut Köksal Yalcin, Arcelik A.S.
  • George Michalos, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation
  • Christoph Walter, Fraunhofer IFF Magdeburg
  • Carlos Celemins Paez, Delft University of Technology
  • Sotiris Manitsaris, Mines Paristech
  • Jure Skrabar, Kolektor

09:05 – 09:35 Group Discussion

09:35 – 09:55 Panel Discussion

09:55 – 10:00 Wrap-up of findings by the organizers:

  • Sharath Chandra Akkaladevi, Profactor
  • Franziska Kirstein, Blue Ocean Robotics


The “Human-Robot Collaboration & AI for industrial applications” workshop is jointly organized by PROFACTOR, TU Vienna and the CoLLaboratE Project



Your Contact

Dr. Andreas Pichler

+43 72 52 885 306

An increasing demand for alternative processes is present in the PCB manufacturing industry. Considering photolithography as main alternative solution, inkjetPCB will be: innovative, cheaper, simpler, greener, stronger and closer to the market. Compared with photolithography, inkjetPCB technology has a clear economic advantage with the potential to cut PCB prices of more than 50%. Moreover, PCB manufacturing by inkjet printing will open new possibilities for this well-established market.


PROFACTORian, Vito Matteo Di Pietro, will give you more insights into the current development of fully inkjet printed multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) at the 3D printing electronics conference.



January 28, 2020


The conference takes place at the Conference Center High Tech Campus at The Strip, located in the middle of the car free zone in the Campus – next to LOKL Café.
High Tech Campus 1b
5656 AE
The Netherlands

The M3d+it (Medical 3d-printing and Innovative Technologies) is a platform that promotes 3d-printing in medicine and brings together health professionals, doctors, researchers, and device manufacturers.

We are pleased to announce the “Additive Manufacturing in Medicine 2nd Symposium ” and the “Design of Medical Devices Europe 2019“, which will be organized under the umbrella of the first M3d+it Conference.

This combined event will take place on Dec. 6th-7th 2019, at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, in the Hörsaal 5, Level 7. This year we will address the emerging field of 3d-printing in medicine and explore its role in medical device design.

An important part of this event will be a small  industrial exhibition, where companies will showcase their latest developments and products.


We are looking forward to welcome you in Vienna!

Additive Manufacturing in Medicine 2nd Symposium

December 6 2019, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Hörsaalzentrum, Medical University of Vienna,
Vienna General Hospital

Design of Medical Devices Europe 2019

December 7, DMD Workshop – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hörsaalzentrum, Medical University of Vienna,
Vienna General Hospital

PROFACTOR is exhibiting at the Inprint  2019 – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PRINT TECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING –  robot-based inkjet printing and digital pad printing  together with ITW Morlock vertreten (A6, Booth 248).

Daniel Fechtig will give you  insights into our solutions in two talks during the conference.

Robot-based inkjet printing as well as the digital PAD printing technology enables digital, maskless decoration and functionalization of 3D-shaped products and a flexible mass manufacturing. The technological focus of robot-based inkjet printing is on the further development of a specifically developed software for communication between the industrial print head and the moving robot arm as well as material tests like fixing drops with a pinning unit on curved surfaces. Digital PAD printing enables to  print on small and complex shaped, highly curved objects in high quality. The technology combines digital inkjet printing and analog PAD printing in a single industrial process.


Multi-material/multi-layer inkjet printing offers the possibility to integrate additional functionality in the form of digitally printed electronics on flat, curved surfaces or directly into products/components. Applications include antennas, sensors, electrical cables and contacts on curved glass, optics, shoes, textiles, cars, aircraft, consumer products, baby products, medical devices, packaging and many more.

PROFACTOR focuses on the development of digital manufacturing processes (inkjet printing, inkjet-based 3D printing) for the fabrication of free-form optics and printed electronics within 3D parts or on curved surfaces and the fabrication of high-resolution electrical structures together with customers/partners from industry and research. The presentation provides an overview of market opportunities, processes, solutions, concrete applications and examples, current technical and commercial challenges and how we solve them together with partners.


Conference programme:


Visit us in Hall A6, Booth 248. Contact us to get your free visitor badge: Verena Musikar.

We look forward to welcoming you on our booth!


The Micro & Nano Engineering 2019 will be the 45th Conference in a series that started in Cambridge in 1975, and was held most recently in Vienna (2016), Braga (2017) and Copenhagen (2018). Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) is the core international conference focusing on: A) micro/ nanofabrication and manufacturing techniques, and B) application of the fabricated micro/nanostructures, devices and microsystems into electronics, photonics, energy, environment, chemistry and life sciences.


2 Oral Presentation and 7 Poster Presentation has been accepted from PROFACTOR.

Oral Presentation:

Proto-MIP – A Novel Route for MIP fabrication
S. Haas, L. Schranzhofer, B. Roberts

 Antireflective Moth-Eyes Structures on Freeform Surfaces fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography
M.J. Haslinger, A.R. Moharana, D. Fechtig and M. Mühlberger 


Poster Presentation:

Magnetic design of multi-component nanoprobes for biomolecular diagnostics
H. Brueckl, A. Shosha, M.J. Haslinger, T. Mitteramskogler, M. Muehlberger, J. Schotter,
S. Schrittwieser

Nanoimprint Lithography as New Route towards 3-dimensionally structured substrates for in-vitro growth of cell cultures
P. Schuller, M. Rothbauer, P. Ertl, A.R. Moharana, M. Mühlberger, E. Bertagnolli,
H.D. Wanzenboeck

Magnetic- plasmonic nanoparticles fabricated with high throughput step and repeat
nanoimprint lithography
M. J. Haslinger , T. Mitteramskogler, A. Shoshi  , S. Schrittwieser  , J. Schotter, 
H. Brueckl , M. Muehlberger 

Self-Aligned, High Resolution Conductive Lines for Micro Heaters Fabrication
V. M. Di Pietro, H. M. Außerhuber, T. Mitteramskogler, P. Kulha, F. R. Tessarollo, M. Mühlberger

Combining Multilayer Multimaterial Nanoimprinting and Inkjet Printing
M. Mühlberger, A. R. Moharana, H. Außerhuber, S. Kopp, T. Mitteramskogler, D. Fechtig

Nanoimprint Lithography for the Creation of Solar Thermal Absorbers
Tina Mitteramskogler, Michael J. Haslinger, Ambiörn Wennberg, Iván F. Martínez, Michael Muehlberger, Matthias Krause and Elena Guillén

Open Microchannels filled with Nanoparticle Inks
Tina Mitteramskogler, Vito Matteo Di Pietro, Helene Außerhuber, Leo Schranzhofer, Michael Muehlberger


The final programme is online now:









Thursday; 09.05.2019

08:30  – Registration

09:00  Welcome: Andreas Pichler, PROFACTOR

Invited Speakers

09:15  Jiří Matas, Center for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University in Prague

  • Visual Tracking of Fast Moving Objects

10:00  Manfred Tscheligi, Austrian Institute of Technology & University of Salzburg

  • Automation Experience: An Experience Centered View into Automated Contexts

10:45 – 17:00 Austrian Robotics Workshop and OAGM Workshop

17:00 General Assembly OAGM and GMAR

19:00 Dinner at Restaurant Orangerie

Poster session:

Additional information about poster sessions: The organizer will provide pinboards for A0-posters. There are no special templates for the posters and presenters do not have to submit slides for the presentation.


Thursday May 09, 2019 12:20-13:20:

Christian Hartl-Nesic and Martin Meiringer.

  • Computational Performance of the Forward and Inverse Kinematics of an Anthropomorphic Robot Arm

Thomas Pönitz, Christoph Heindl and Martin Kampel.

  • Automatic Intrinsics and Extrinsics Projector Calibration withEmbedded Light Sensors

Kenji Koide and Emanuele Menegatti.

  • General Robot-Camera Synchronization Based on Reprojection Error Minimization

Dominik Hofer, Simon Brunauer and Hannes Waclawek.

  • Multilingual Speech Control for ROS-driven Robots

Verena Horak and Kristian Bredies.

  • A Two-Stage Classifier for Collagen in Electron Tomography Images using a Convolutional Neural Network and TV Segmentation

Maliheh Assadpour Tehrani and Robert Sablatnig.

  • The Coarse-to-Fine Contour-based Multimodal Image Registration


Thursday May 09, 2019 14:40-15:40:

Simon Emsenhuber, Philipp Klammer, Christoph Pöschko, Florian Voglsinger, Georg Novotny and Wilfried Kubinger.

  • Robbie – A tele-operated robot with autonomous capabilities for EnRicH-2019 robotics trial

Bernhard Neuberger, Geraldo Silveira, Marko Postolov and Markus Vincze.

  • Object Grasping in Non-metric Space Using Decoupled Direct Visual Servoing

Trung Quoc Nguyen, Peter Nauth and Sudeep Sharan.

  • Control of Autonomous Mobile Robot using Voice Command

Clemens Koza and Wilfried Lepuschitz.

  • A case study on working with a commercial mobile robotics platform

Andreas Wittmann, Margrit Gelautz and Florian Seitner.

  • Evaluation Study on Semantic Object Labelling in Street Scenes

Muntaha Sakeena and Matthias Zeppelzauer.

  • Combining Deep Learning and Variational Level Sets for Segmentation of Buildings

Friday; 10.05.2019

09:00  Welcome

Invited Speakers

09:15   Horst Bischof, Graz University of Technology

  • Computer Vision for Complex Activities

10:00 Alin Albu-Schäffer, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

  • Humanoid Assistance Robots: Designing and Controlling
    Robots for Direct Interaction with Humans

10:45 – 15:00 Austrian Robotics Workshop and OAGM Workshop


Poster session:

Additional information about poster sessions: The organizer will provide pinboards for A0-posters. There are no special templates for the posters and presenters do not have to submit slides for the presentation.

Friday May 10, 2019 12:15-13:15:

Lucas Paletta, Martin Pszeida and Ferdinand Fuhrmann.

  • Evaluation of Human-Robot Collaboration Using Gaze based Situation Awareness in Real-time

Axel Brunnbauer and Markus Bader.

  • Traffic cone based self-localization on a 1:10 race car

Fabian Garber and Nima Taherinejad.

  • TUK a Social Companion Robot

Armin Pointinger and Gerald Zauner.

  • Semantic Image Segmentation using Convolutional Neural Nets for Lawn Mower Robots

Stefan Thalhammer, Timothy Patten and Markus Vincze.

  • Towards Object Detection and Pose Estimation in Clutter using only Synthetic Depth Data for Training

Michael Schwegel and Jakob Maderthaner.

  • Kinematics of steering a car

Thursday; 09.05.2019

TIPP: Praxisforum – Roboter als leistbare Helfer für Handwerk und Industrie

On 9 May from 1 p.m. there will also be the opportunity to visit the Praxisforum – Roboter als leistbare Helfer für Handwerk und Industrie. More information under: 

Would you like to participate in both events? Please contact Verena Musikar for your special ticket.


Your Contact

Dr. Andreas Pichler

+43 72 52 885 306


PROFACTOR will exhibit at the  JEC 2019– the leading international composites show – and showcase its competences related to  Zero Defect Manufacturing (Hall 5, booth S66). The exhibition takes place at March 12 – 14, 2019 in Paris

In particular, PROFACTOR will showcase the intelligent inspection technology to detect problems in production at an early stage, developed in the EU-Project Zaero. The ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP and ADMP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools. The technology will be showcased at the JEC (Hall 5, Booth S66).

Contact us to get your free visitor badge: Verena Musikar.

We are looking forward to meet you in Paris!



ZAero has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721362.

Our Contact

Verena Musikar BA MSc
Project Management Assistance
Corporate Communication

+43 72 52 885 142