Details about the program 2019 will follow soon.
For your reference, please have a look at this years program:

Program "Smart Future with Cobots and Co-acts"

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in Heilbronn

19:00

Early arrivals welcome reception
Lehner´s Wirtshaus

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in Lauffen/Neckar

07:45

Bus shuttle to Lauffen

08:30

Registration and Coffee

Opening and Session 1: Mobile manipulation in logistics and service

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome by Henrik A. Schunk

09:00 – 09:30

Key Note
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl
Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
The role of automation and robotics in future manufacturing systems

09:30 – 10:00

Frederik Brantner
Magazino GmbH, Germany
Flexible warehouse automation with perception driven robots

10:00 – 10:30

Dr. Irma Lindt
DHL Innovation Center, Germany
Robotics – Enabler of new human machine collaboration in warehouses

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break and exhibition

Session 2: Handling in high profile applications

11:00 – 11:30

Yvonne Straube
BMW Group, Germany
Human-Robot-Collaboration at BMW –
A success story and upcoming challenges

11:30 – 12:00

Christopher Parlitz
Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH, Germany
From research to product: Laser slam for automation

12:00 – 12:30

Melonee Wise
Fetch Robotics Inc., United States
On-demand automation: Warehouse robots in one day

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch and exhibition

Session 3: Robotics Systems

14:30 – 15:00

Juan Salcedo
Neocis Inc., United States
Collaborative robotics for haptic-guided surgery

15:00 – 15:30

Brian Carlisle
Precise Automation Inc., United States
Design, testing and applications of collaborative robots

15:30 – 16:00

Prof. Dr.–Ing. Sami Haddadin
Institute of Automatic Control, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität
Hannover (IRT), Germany
Learning and control in robotics

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break and exhibition

16:30 – 17:00

Dr. Andreas Bihlmaier
robodev GmbH, Germany
Filling the Gaps: Hands-on automation as an extension of lean production

17:00 – 17:30

Dr. Hubert Zitt
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Star Trek: How technical visions became reality

17:30 – 18:00

Exhibition and discussion

18:00

Bus shuttle to Heilbronn

19:30

Dinner and magical social event at
Ratskeller, Marktplatz 7, 74072 Heilbronn am Neckar

Thursday, March 01, 2018, in Lauffen/Neckar

08:00

Bus shuttle to Lauffen

Session 4: Robotics Technologies

09:00 – 09:30

Dr. Claus Risager
Blue Ocean Robotics ApS, Denmark
Partnerships designed for taking the lead of global service robot market verticals

09:30 – 10:00

Dr. Walter Wohlkinger
Blue Danube Robotics GmbH, Austria
From safe industrial robots to safe applications everywhere

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break and exhibition

10:30 – 11:00

Søren Peter Johansen
DTI, Denmark
The demand and concerns for collaborative solutions in the industry

11:00 – 11:30

Dr. Bernd Liepert
KUKA AG, Germany
Future of robotics: Challenges in robotics, automation and A.I. in the age of digitalization

11:30 – 13:30

Lunch and exhibition

Session 5: R & D

13:30 – 14:00

Prof. Jiping He
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Sensory feedback and neural interface for interactive intelligent control of robotics grasping and manipulation

14:00 – 14:30

Dr. Minas Liarokapis
New Dexterity, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Simplifying grasping and dexterous,
In-hand manipulation with adaptive robot hands

14:30 – 15:00

Prof. Dr. Torsten Kröger
KIT, Germany
Overview of robotics activities in Silicon Valley – Learning to grasp

15:00 – 15:15

Closing Expert Days by Henrik A. Schunk

15:15

Exhibition, discussion, coffee and end of Expert Days

16:00

Bus shuttle to Heilbronn

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

Location:
Stadthalle Lauffen
Charlottenstraße 89
74348 Lauffen/Neckar