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


The “Collaborative robots for industrial and professional service tasks” workshop is organized by PROFACTOR  during European Robotics Forum (ERF 2019), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, held in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-22 March 2019.


This workshop aims to bring together different fields of science to aid in the application area of collaborative robot programming. The focus is on challenges faced by human robot collaboration in both manufacturing and service industries. Along these lines, the CoLLaboratE project aims to revolutionize the way industrial robots learn to cooperate with human workers for performing new manufacturing tasks, with a special focus on the challenging area of assembly operations.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Enabling technologies for teaching collaborative robots
  • Challenges in Human Robot Collaborative use-cases
  • Self-learning and adaptation capabilities of Robots in collaborative scenarios
  • Role assignment in Human Robot Collaboration


Workshop programme (20 March 2019, Braila Room)

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

  • Prof. Markus Vinze, TU Wien
  • Prof. Zoe Doulgeri, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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

  • Dr. Michael Zillich, CTO, Blue Danube Robotics
  • Prof. Ole Madsen, Aalborg University
  • Alessandro Zanella, Centro Ricerche Fiat
  • Aleš Ude, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Jordi Pagès Marco, PAL Robotics

09:05 – 09:35        Group Discussion

09:35 – 09:55        Panel Discussion

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


Marriott Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

Offcial ERF 2019 Programme:

The workshop is co-organized by CoLLaboratE Project, Profaktor, PAL Robotics


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

The Profactor-team presents latest results related to nanotechnology at the NILindustrialday 2019 in Aachen, Germany (SuperC, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen)

The NILindustrialday is a major event for the strong European NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) community.

This event primarily addresses the existing opportunities for the application of NIL and NIL related technologies as manufacturing techniques. In addition, the new promising technological approaches in the field of NIL will be presented in a healthy mix. The NILindustrialday offers industrial users and leading scientists a common platform for fruitful discussions and exchange of information.

The enormous potential of NIL to become an industrial scale production technology will be showcased.

The NILindustrialday 2019 is organized by AMO in cooperation with micro resist technology and PROFACTOR

The program is available at the official website.

We are looking for to meet you in Aachen.

Nanoimprint lithography @ PROFACTOR

Your contact

Dr. Michael Mühlberger
Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 7252 885 253

PROFACTOR is exhibiting at the Control 2019 – International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance – with the topic Zero Defect Manufacturing.

This year we will demonstrate what augmented reality can achieve in quality assurance, the inspection of boreholes using photometric stereo for tank valve fuel cells, and a highly flexible, robot-guided inspection system for free-form surfaces.

We look forward to welcoming you on our booth and discussing new perspectives in quality assurance with you.

Visit us in Hall 6, Booth 6519. Contact us to get your free visitor badge: Verena Musikar.

We are looking forward to see you at the Control.

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Verena Musikar BA MSc
Project Management Assistance
Corporate Communication

+43 72 52 885 142

Deadline for  full paper submission has been extended until March 15, 2019 23:59.

Please note that there will be no further deadline extensions!

All important information related to the Call for Papers are available as pdf-download:


Please use the paper template below for the submission:
ARW and OAGM Submission Template

The Austrian Robotics Workshop (ARW) and OAGM Workshop will be held at FH-Steyr from 9th to 10th of May 2019. A specific goal is to strengthen the cooperation between academia and industry. Therefore, the contributions and participation from industry is strongly encouraged, e.g., with short spotlight papers.

The general topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

Austrian Robotics Workshop

General Workshop Chair: Markus Vincze, TU Vienna and Andreas Pichler, PROFACTOR

General Topics*:
All topics related to robotics including but not limited to:

  • Robot kinematics and dynamics
  • Modelling and Control
  • Mechatronic Design
  • Robot Perception
  • Human-Robot Interaction; Usability
  • Estimation, Diagnosis and Learning
  • Planning and Reasoning
  • Software Design and Architectures for Mobile Robots
  • Safety & security
  • Collaborative Robot – Cobots
  • Autonomous Systems, UAV, UGV
  • Field and Rescue Robots
  • Construction Robotics

OAGM Workshop

General Workshop Chair: Robert Sablatnig, TU Vienna, Peter M. Roth, TU Graz and Gernot Stübl, PROFACTOR


General Topics

General topics of interest include all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition including, but not limited to:

  • Pattern recognition (visual & non-visual data)
  • Object detection, recognition & categorization
  • 3D vision, stereo & structure from motion
  • Image & video retrieval
  • Cognitive vision
  • Safety & security
  • Statistical methods & learning
  • Embedded computer vision
  • Optimization
  • Image denoising, restoration & enhancement
  • Regularization models for image analysis
  • Motion & tracking
  • Scene modeling & understanding
  • Video analysis & event recognition
  • Face & gesture analysis
  • Performance evaluation
  • Robot perception
  • Biometrics
  • Medical image analysis
  • Computational anatomy & atlases
  • Computer-aided detection
  • Computer assisted medical interventions
  • Clinical & biological applications
  • Industrial applications

Paper Electronic Submission – ARW and OAGM 2019

The review process is double-blind, please take this into account when preparing your submission. All submission types should be submitted before the deadline via the EasyChair conference system ( Papers should be formatted according to the style of IEEE R&A conferences (templates are available for download at the conference homepage). Please indicate the submission type: (a) Research paper or (b) industrial or scientific spotlight paper. We strongly encourage students to submit as principal (first) author a paper to this joint workshop. All submissions will be subject to peer-review by at least three members of the program committee and notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author. Only submissions with at least one author as registered and presenting participant will be included in the workshop proceedings. Workshop proceedings will be published in digital format (with ISBN).

Please use the below paper template for the submission:
ARW and OAGM Submission Template

The best research paper award of the ARW is sponsored by the IEEE RAS Austria Section:

The best student paper award of the OAGM 2019 is sponsored by:

Important Dates

  • January 13, 2019: Paper submission open
  • March 1, 2019: Full paper submission deadline
  • March 15, 2019 23:59: Full paper submission deadline (no further extension)
  • April 07, 2019 23:59: Featured presentations
  • April 17, 2019: Notification of acceptance; Registration open
  • April 21, 2019: Early workshop registration deadline
  • April 30, 2019: Camera-ready paper submission deadline; Registration deadline
  • May 09-10, 2019: Austrian Robotics Workshop & OAGM Workshop

Submission Types

  • Research Paper (4-6 pages)
  • Industrial or scientific spotlight (1-2 pages)
  • Posters (2 pages) – students contribution
  • Featured Papers (papers already presented at high ranked conferences)


  • Verena Musikar, Profactor GmbH, Austria
  • Gernot Stübl, Profactor GmbH, Austria

In collaboration with:




Your Contact

Dr. Andreas Pichler

+43 72 52 885 306


Register now


Conference Fees

  Early Bird**(excl. VAT) Regular (excl. VAT)
Conference fee regular 300 € 350 €
Conference fee student* 100 € 100 €
GMAR/OAGM Members 270 € 350 €

* A student ID needs to send after registration to the organizers.

** Early Bird Deadline: until April 28 2019


Your Contact

Verena Musikar BA MSc
Corporate Communication

+43 72 52 885 142

We answer …

… your questions

PROFACTOR is organizing the conference AUSTRIAN ROBOTICS WORKSHOP AND OAGM WORKSHOP 2019 from May 9-10, 2019 in Steyr.

The Austrian Robotics Workshop aims to bring together researchers, experts and practitioners working on various robotics topics to discuss current developments and challenges in robotics and its applications. The new edition in Steyr is primarily aimed at robotics competence in the production area.

The OAGM workshop provides a platform for presentation and discussion of research progress as well as current projects with the OAGM/AAPR community.

The symposium is organized by two independent groups:

  • OAGM addresses image processing, and computer vision
  • ARW (Austrian Robotics Workshop) addresses robots and automation, human-machine collaboration.

Austrian Robotics Workshop and OAGM Workshop 2019

Content not available.
Please allow cookies by clicking Accept on the banner



(c) Christof Zachl

In the map below you can find of important event location.

Google Map



Hotel arrangements: Please use this website to book your hotel in Steyr: 


Travel Information

By train

There is a very good service of trains to Steyr from Vienna (2,5 hours), Salzburg (2 hours), Munich (3 hours) and other international destinations. Exit Steyr train station. To reach the conference venue (Museum Arbeitswelt) you could walk 15 minutes or take the bus 4 to the station “Zwischenbrücke or Frauengasse”. The conference venue is located approximately 500 m. Duration from main train station: approx. 10 min.

>> Train and Bus schedule



By Plane

Arrival at >> Linz  Airport:

Distance: ~ 35 km

Shuttle service to Steyr are available.


By car

Follow roadway A1, take exit “Enns/Steyr”. Distance: ~ 2,5 km

Follow the street B 309 to Steyr. The Conference venue is located close to the city center. A parking space is available in the Street Gaswerkgasse 1, 4400 Steyr. Please follow the signs at the conference venue.

>> Google Maps

Your Contact

Verena Musikar BA MSc
Corporate Communication

+43 72 52 885 142

We answer …

… your questions

We invite you to visit our smart factory lab on the 22th November. Different demonstrators of research projects will be presented to give you an overview of the future of robotic – the robotic that considers intelligent cooperation with humans.

  • Creating processes – robot programming made easy
  • Interacting – speech recognition playful
  • Capturing the environment – detecting people and objects
  • Surface coating – printing with robots
  • Ensuring quality – inspecting surfaces, material and geometry
  • Additional topic: Experience 3D printing

Our researchers are looking forward to answering your questions. The event is open to the public from 13:00 to 17:00, with advance registration requested via e-mail: verena.musikar(a)



The OpenLAB tour is part of the project SMART FACTORY HUB. The main objective of the Smart Factory HUB project is to improve framework conditions for innovation in the area of “smart factory”. Therefore we invite SMEs and the public to inform themself of current developements in the factory of the future.


This project is funded within the Strategic Economic and Research Program “Innovative Upper Austria 2020” by the Government of Upper Austria.


Your Contact

Dr. Andreas Pichler

+43 72 52 885 306