20th IEEE International Conference on
Emerging Technologies and
Factory Automation

September 8-11, 2015, Luxembourg


1. Int. International Workshop on Robotics Technology Transfer: Innovation from Academia to Industry (RTT2015)

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Antoni Grau: Experience of an EU Robotics Program: ECHORD++

Antonio Puente Rodero: Factories of the Future and Robotics in H2020

Program of the Workshop, 08 Sept. 2015, 13:30 - 17:30

13:30‐ 15:40 SESSION I
13:30 Welcome and Opening Marina Indri and Antoni Grau, RTT workshop organizers
13:35 Invited talk, "Factories of the Future and Robotics in H2020" Mr. Antonio Puente Rodero, Unit Robotics, European Commission
14:05 Experience of an EU Robotics Program: ECHORD++
Prof. Antoni Grau, UPC, Barcelona
14:20 The RoboLAB experience: aims, challenges and results of a joint academia-industry lab of industrial robotics Marina Indri (Politecnico di Torino) and Ivan Lazzero (Comau S.p.A.)
14:40 Human Robot interaction in industrial robotics. Examples from research centers to industry Alberto Tellaeche (IK4 – Tekniker)
15:00 Observer-based SLAM in robot-assisted eye surgery Yanick G.M. Douven(Eindhoven University of Technology), Gerrit J.L. Naus (PRECEYES Medical Robotics), Marinus J.G. V.D. Molengraft and Maarten Steinbuch (Eindhoven University of Technology)
15:20 Developing New Application Fields for Industrial Robots - Examples for Academia Industry Collaboration Arne Muxfeldt, Daniel Kubus and Friedrich M. Wahl (Technical University of Braumschweig)
15:40 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Session II
16:00 Leveraging the Cloud for Connected Service Robotics Applications Stefano Rosa, Ludovico Orlando Russo, Giorgio Toscana, Stefano Primatesta, Miguel Kaouk Ng and Basilio Bona (Politecnico di Torino)
16:20 Preparing sampling-based motion planning for manufacturers of micro-optical components Christian Schlette and Juergen Rossmann (RWTH Aachen University)
16:40 A systematic approach to the engineering design of a HRC workcell for bio-medical product assembly Fabio Pini, Francesco Leali and Matteo Ansaloni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
17:00 Round Table: How can EU foster technology transfer in Robotics?  Panelists: Antonio Puente Rodero, Holger Voos, Marina Indri and Antoni Grau. Open discussion among attendees.
17:30 Workshop closing  

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Aim and topics

2015 ICT Robotics Call of the Horizon 2020 program has, as specific challenge, the promotion of multi-disciplinary R&D and innovation activities like technology transfer via use-cases and industry-academia cross fertilisation mechanisms. The aim is to gear up and accelerate cross-fertilisation between academic and industrial robotics research to strengthen synergies between their respective research agendas through joint industrially-relevant scenarios, shared research infrastructures and joint small- to medium-scale experiments with industrial platforms.

Aim of this Workshop is the illustration of the current state-of-the-art of robotics technology transfer through successful examples of conversion of scientific findings from research laboratories into useful products, processes and services. Relevance is given to the innovative content of the developed applications and to their technology and commercial impact, as well as to their contribution to the spread of robot systems and to successful solutions for a stable industry-academia collaboration. This collaboration can be also spread to research institutes, universities, industry organizations and stakeholders, technology transfer offices and governments as well.

This Workshop will be focusing on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Innovative research applications developed through industry-academia collaboration
  • Examples of conversion of scientific findings from research laboratories into useful products, processes and services
  • Contributions to the spread of robot systems into various application fields
  • Successful solutions and exemplar practices for a stable industry-academia collaboration

Research-oriented papers are expected, possibly including also issues related to how the technology transfer has been successfully achieved (e.g., intellectual property management, technology licensing, management and analysis of conflict of interests, promotion of industry-academia-government collaboration, spin-offs, university satellite ventures, joint research partnerships, high-tech research sharing facilities, promotion of patent licensing from universities and public research institutions to industries, programs on technical education, students internship and cooperative study programs).

Submission of papers: The working language of the workshop is English. Papers are limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site (IEEE format and pdfXpress compliance in case of acceptance).

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Paper Acceptance: Selected research papers of scholarly nature will be considered to be included in the IEEE Xplore. Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a workshop registration form and a registration fee payment proof. All workshop attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the workshop registration fee, and their travel expenses.

No-show Policy: The RTT 2015 Workshop Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore if the paper is not presented at the workshop.

Authors Schedule:

Deadline for submission of workshop papers May 15, 2015 May 22, 2015
Notification of acceptance of workshop papers June 7, 2015
Deadline for submission of final workshop papers July 1, 2015
Workshop Sept. 8, 2015
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