The main focus of this workshop is to discuss all the proposed ideas/papers together and to help the author to generate new projects from the proposed ideas. The organizers and keynote speakers have a high expertise with industrial partners and with all challenges addressing the various aspects of interaction between human and industrial robots.
Half Day Workshop, September 1, 2017
Main organisers [click here to see full CVs]
Dr.-Ing. Mohamad Bdiwi, Fraunhofer Institute for machine tools and forming technology, Chemnitz, Germany
M. Sc. Kathleen Delang, Fraunhofer Institute for machine tools and forming technology, Chemnitz, Germany
Ph.D. Eng. Stefania Pellegrinelli, National Research Council, Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, Milano, Italy
Dr. Andreas Pichler, PROFACTOR GmbH, Steyr, Austria
Ph.D. Andrea Orlandini, National Research Council, Institut for Cognitive Science and Technology, Rome, Italy
Niki Kousi, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Patras, Greece
8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Motivation
9:15-9:45 Keynote 1
9:45-10:30 Invited Talk
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:15 Keynote 2
11:15-11:45 Keynote 3
11:45-12:15 Panel Discussion
12:15-12:20 Wrap‐up summary of the topics and of follow‐up
The main objective of the proposed workshop is “how to improve the quality of human’s live using robots”. The workshop will focus on the most stressed hours in the daily-life of the human. These are during work and especially in an industrial environment, where humans perform in various exhausting activities. A new generation of robots, which owns proprieties of intelligence, cognition and autonomy can assist the human massively. Additionally Human-robot interaction (HRI) appears to be of vital importance in smart production lines and industry 4.0.
Worldwide umerous industrial companies are seeking for these technologies and want to integrate robots in close collaboration to their workers. On the one hand, various research institutes and universities have developed innovative solutions for social and service HRI. However, these solutions are still far away from an implementation to the industry. ISO-Standard, safety regulation, reliability, precisely and various industrial requirements are still massive barriers preventing any high-level interaction between humans and industrial robots. Humans can especially benefit from an interaction with high-payload robots taking over the handling of heavy parts. The proposed workshop will invite experts to present the latest research trends and technologies in the field of HRI. The results can be used to improve the quality of work and to assist the human in an industrial environment. Nevertheless the workshop will also present the challenges and difficulties postponing nowadays the implementation of HRI-technologies. Furthermore industrial requirements such as productivity, flexibility, safety regulation and ergonomics will be deeply discussed. Finally successful stories and lighthouse HRI projects in industry are going to be presented by industrial partners.
• Submission deadline: July 19, 2017
• Notification of acceptance: August 02, 2017
• Main conference: August 28-31, 2017
• Workshop day: September 01, 2017
The main focus of this workshop is to discuss all the proposed ideas/papers together and to help the author to generate project from the proposed ideas. The organizers and keynote speaker have a high expertise with industrial partners and with all challenges addressing the various aspects of interaction between human and industrial robots.
List of topics
The papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Each paper will receive at least two reviews.
Accepted papers will require that at least one author attends the workshop. After the conference, we will provide online access to the workshop proceedings on the workshop website.