Program "Towards Open Robotics"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in Odense

19:00

Welcome dinner for early arrivals 
Hotel Odeon

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in Odense

08:15

Registration and coffee

Opening and Session 1: Healthcare

08:50 – 09:00

Welcome by Henrik A. Schunk

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome by the Mayor of Odense Mr. Peter Rahbæk Juel

09:10 – 09:40

Opening Speech
Søren G. Aarhus
Odense Robotics
Odense Robotics – where robot and automation companies grow

09:40 – 10:10

Prof. Dr. Ir. Stefano Stramigioli
University of Twente
The future of European robotics in healthcare: from what to how

10:10 – 11:00

Coffee break I exhibition

11:00 – 11:30

Wolfgang Ptacek
Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology
Medical Robots @ ACMIT

Session 2: Logistics

11:30 – 12:00

Dr. Sebastian Höfer
Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH
Pick and place in large-scale fulfillment center automation

12:00 – 12:30

Dr.–Ing. Nikolaus Blümlein
LIDL Stiftung & Co. KG, Germany
Retail Stores and Robot Grippers - Requirements and Challenges

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch and exhibition

Session 3: Technologies

14:30 – 15:00

Prof. Dr. Jan Peters
University of Darmstadt
Robot Learning

15:00 – 15:30

Martin Naumann
drag and bot GmbH
Easy robot programming with drag&bot

15:30 – 16:00

Dr. Klas Nilsson
Cognibotics AB
Clamping and Superior Motion

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break I exhibition

16:30 – 17:00

Prof. Michael Beetz PhD
University of Bremen
Digital Twin Knowledge Bases –
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Robotic Agents

17:00 – 17:30

Prof. Jamie Paik
Reconfigurable Robotics Lab/ EPF Lausanne
Hard challenges of soft robotics

17:30

Break I exhibition

19:00

Dinner and social event at Restaurant Schiøtz (Odeon)
With John Koetsier
Visionary, journalist and analyst
Insights From The Future

Thursday, February 28, 2019, in Odense

08:30 – 08:50

Registration and coffee

Session 4: Mobile Robots

08:55 – 09:20

Jeff Burnstein
Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Investments in Robotics in the United States

09:20 – 09:50

Oliver Stahl
Robotise GmbH
New Perspectives on Service Robotics

09:50 – 10:20

Niels Jul Jacobsen
Mobile Industrial Robots ApS
Google Cloud Robotics –
and how it will influence software development for robots

10:20 – 10:50

Coffee break I exhibition

Session 5: Safety

10:50 – 11:20

Dr. Walter Wohlkinger
Blue Danube Robotics GmbH, Austria
From Safe Industrial Robots to Safe Applications everywhere

11:20 – 11:50

Thomas Pilz
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Human Robot Collaboration: Time for Standards

11:50 – 12:00

Closing the 2019 Expert Days by Henrik A. Schunk

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch I exhibition

Company Tours at Universal Robots (UR) and Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in 2 Groups

13:00 – 14:30

UR/DTI, Group 1+2

14:30 – 16:00

DTI/UR, Change Group 1+2

16:00 – 17:00

End of Expert Days at Cafeteria Forskerparken

16:30

Bus shuttle / Train to Copenhagen

Lectures and discussions are held in English.
Preliminary program. Subject to change without notice.

Chair: Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA
Co-Chair: Søren Peter Johansen, DTI