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4th Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems

2017-02-06 15:00 CET

The eighth edition of the European Robotics Forum will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK from the 22nd till the 24th of March 2017 (www.erf2017.eu). Within this context the 4th Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems will take place on March 23rd.

This workshop is dedicated to presenting the latest technologies, research results facilitating Human Robot Collaboration (HRC) in an industrial setting, e.g. Applications of augmented reality and wearables, Safety, Interaction, Planning, Simulation, Tele-Operation, etc.

In the first quarter of the workshop early results from ongoing research projects are introduced. Early results are characterized as being developed within the first year of the project and as having been validated as a simple proof of concept in the lab (TRL3). The purpose is to give the researcher/inventor feedback w.r.t. to her/his results, e.g. potential enablers, multiplicators, restrictions, etc.

The second and third quarter of the workshop are dedicated respectively to elaborating developed technologies (TRL 5/6) for intuitive and safe human robot interaction, with a short interlope of actual industrial applications of HRC in between. The purpose is to inform the community of emerging technologies that may soon be available on the market.

Finally, the last quarter will be spent on discussing a joint technology report about the technologies to be submitted to the EC, as part of the joint dissemination effort of the Factories-of-the-Future Cluster on Human-Robot-Collaboration.


Agenda of workshop:

  • 10:45 – 10:55 Introduction of Workshop 
  • 10:55 – 11:15 Early Results (moderated by Inaki Martua)
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Interaction Technologies (moderated by Sotiris Makris)
  • 12:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 – 14:15 Applications (moderated by Ramez Awad)
  • 14:15 – 15:15 Safety Technologies (moderated by Geroge Michalos)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Discussion of next Steps


Useful Links:





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