Anna Valente is a Professor of Industrial Robotics. She got a PhD in Manufacturing Technologies and Production Systems at the Politecnico di Milano and a Post-doctorate in interoperability for adaptive factories from UBath, UK. Since 2006, she has been working in cooperation with big research institutions and industrial stakeholders operating in the manufacturing value chain. She is currently Head of the Laboratory for Automation, Robots and Machines with SUPSI-DTI-ISTePS where the core research deals with the design, engineering and prototyping up to TRL 7 industrial solutions integrating advanced process chains to realize high value added products. She is the author of two books and more than 100 papers on system (re)configuration, robotics and control platforms. She is an associate member of CIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering and an expert of the Innosuisse Agency. Since 2012 she has been coordinating several European Funded Projects under FP7 and H2020 Frameworks and recently was awarded with the Woman-Led Innovation and the Grand Prix for Innovation from European Commission. Since 2020, she is member of the Swiss Science Council.
Prof. Anna Valente, SUPSI Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
"Autonomous Robots in Manufacturing: Challenges and Trends"
Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (Germany)
"Service Robotics: From Space to Industrial Manufacturing and Healthcare"
Carl Doeksen - Global Robotics & Automation Leader | 3M (USA)
"3M’s Automation Journey: Driving Growth & Productivity for our customers"
Prof. Dr. Carme Torras Genís - Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (Spain)
"Assistive Robotics: AI Challenges and Ethics Education based on Science Fiction"
Dr. Andrew A. Goldenberg - University of Toronto (Canada)
"Bridging Between AI and Robotics for Business and Product Development"
ISR 2020 Program overview
KUKA AG - Andreas Knöpfle, Markus Hollfelder-Asam
“The heartbeat of future production meets maximum performance in a streamlined design: KUKA's new KR C5 robot controller and new KR CYBERTECH nano robot”
Wandelbots GmbH - Christian Piechnick
"No-Code Robotics – Why we will need more Teachers than Programmers"
FANUC Deutschland GmbH - Manuel Ebner
"A new era of factory automation – Solutions for high accuracy and human-robot collaboration"
Kawasaki Robotics GmbH - Daniel Tillmann
“Robotics for SMEs: How much automation do small companies need?”
YASKAWA Europe GmbH - Dr. Michael Klos
"How to teach Robots – A Guideline through today’s Variety of Robot Programming Methods"
HAHN Automation GmbH - Peter Faulhaber
"Production made easy - how SmartSolutions take Automation to a new level"
Photoneo - Dr. Svorad Stolc
"Robotic Vision demonstrated by case studies - See the future of automation"
Universal Robots (Germany) GmbH - Andrea Alboni
"UR+ Application Kits – removing barriers for industrial automation"
Wipro - Hemachandra Bhat
"How IT and OT integration can help you in managing your shopfloor better?"
IERA Award Session
1st Finalist: Enrico Krog Iversen (OnRobot)
"Intelligent RG2-FT gripper"
2nd Finalist: Dr. Svorad Stolc (Photoneo)
|"Quasi-static loaded circular testing of serial articulated industrial manipulators"||Nikolas Alexander Theissen; Arian Hosseini; Monica Gonzalez; Andreas Archenti Nikolas Alexander Theissen, Arian Hosseini, Monica Gonzalez and Andreas Archenti (KTH Royal Institute)||Robotics in New Markets & Applications|
|"Robot programming system for human-robot cooperation and collaboration"||Julia Berg (Fraunhofer IGCV, Germany); Johannes Schilp (University of Augsburg, Germany)||Robotics in Production / Industrial Robots|
|"Multi-modal Visual Withdrawal Detection for Inventory Management on a Robotic Care Cart"||Jochen Lindermayr; Cagatay Odabasi (Fraunhofer IPA, Germany); Timur Alexander Wohlleber (Universität Stuttgart, Germany); Birgit Graf (Fraunhofer IPA, Germany)||Robotics in Service / Mobile Robotics|
|"Can knowledge-based offline-programming compensate for the lack of welding specialists?"||Jobst Bickendorf (Autocam Informationstechnik GmbH, Germany)||Robotics in Production / Industrial Robots|
|"A Pendulum Apparatus to Evaluate Unconstrained Human-Robot Contact"||Harald Staab (ABB AG, Germany); Bjoern Matthias (ABB AG Corporate Research, Germany); Christoph Byner (ABB AG, Germany)||Human-robot-collaboration / Future of work|
|"Structure of an Industry 4.0 Compliant Architecture Component for the Development of Simulation-based"||Marc Priggemeyer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Juergen Rossmann (Technical University of Aachen, Germany)||Robotics in Production / Industrial Robots|
1. Modeling, Planning and Control
- Mechanisms and kinematics
- Calibration and identification
- Theoretical foundations
2. Components and Technologies
- Vision / tactile / auditory sensors
- Visual serving and tracking
- Actuators and controllers
- Virtual Commissioning
- Robot end-effectors / robot infrastructure
3. Robotics in Production
- Industrial Robots Assembly, handling, painting, machining, processing, logistics etc.
- Robot programming and languages Intelligent manufacturing systems
- New applications
- Matrix Production
- Digital Twin
- Open Source Software
- OPC UA
4. Robotics in Service
- Mobile Robotics
- Home and office robotics
- Service robotics for professional services Rescue / surveillance / security / defence robotics
- Assistance / rehabilitation / medical robotics
- Educational and entertainment robotics
- Exploration / space / aerial / underwater robotics
5. Robotics in New Markets & Applications
- Food / pharmaceutical / biology robotics
- Micro / nano robotics
- Cognitive robotics / learning and adaptive systems / network and ubiquitous robotics Biologically inspired robotics: humanoids /
- biomimetics / legged robots
- Platform economy
6. Human-robot-collaboration / Future of work
- Standards / safety / profitability / ergonomics / socio-economics / industrial engineering
- Industrial papers related to applications and case studies are welcome
- Safe human-robot-collaboration
7. AI in Robotics – Robotic Applications that use AI
- Autonomous Robots,
- Machine Vision,
- Mobile Robotics
- Probabilistic Reasoning,
- Estimation, Decision