20th IEEE International Conference on
Emerging Technologies and
Factory Automation

September 8-11, 2015, Luxembourg


IEEE WiE Event

Dear Participants of ETFA 2015,

The IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) Benelux Affinity Group is excited to announce a seminar by Prof. Marina Indri in conjunction with the IEEE ETFA 2015 conference. The seminar will be followed by a networking session with drinks and refreshments.

The seminar will take place after the Industry Day of ETFA 2015, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 18:00 – 19:00, in the conference hotel (Alvisse Parc Hotel), Room Hollenfells

Seminar Title: "Robotics: one word for the synergistic combination of several disciplines"

Abstract: Robots are commonly considered as typical mechatronic systems, which integrate software, control, electronics and mechanical designs in a synergistic manner, but robots are something more than standard mechatronic systems. In fact all the robots (both manipulators and mobile robots) have always a certain degree of autonomy in determining their behavior. The last generations of robots, not only devoted to industrial applications, are characterized by an ever-growing level of autonomy, and of awareness of the environment, exploiting various technologies beyond mechatronics, e.g., automotive issues, smart machine technology, software and communication structures. Robots and humans are going to share the same spaces in the next future. The talk includes a general overview about robotics, and reports some results of the personal research activity and experience, also in collaboration with an industrial partner, as the basis for ideas, methods and applications in robotics research, possibly empowered by a greater presence of women, who naturally adopt an “integrated, synergistic approach” to perform several tasks… like robots!

Biography: Marina Indri received the “Laurea” degree “cum laude” in Electronic Engineering in 1991 and the Ph.D. in Information and Systems Engineering in 1995, both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She became Assistant Professor in 1995, and Associate Professor in 2001 at the Department of Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. She coauthored more than 80 papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings, in the fields of robotics and automatic control. Her current research interests are in the industrial and mobile robotics areas, including HW/SW architectures for programming and monitoring of robotic cells; motion planning, inverse kinematics and collision avoidance techniques for industrial manipulators; rapid prototyping of robot controllers, dynamic calibration and identification of robot models for control; friction modelling, identification and compensation in robotic manipulators; development and implementation of localization, mapping and exploration algorithms for mobile robots. She participated in various research projects, and was involved also in research joint activities of her Department with industrial partners. She is currently responsible for research activities with COMAU S.p.A. about motion planning, friction compensation, inverse kinematics, collision detection and avoidance techniques for industrial manipulators in the joint COMAU-Politecnico di Torino research lab "RoboLAB" at COMAU. In 2013 she received the Best Paper Award in Factory Automation at ETFA, and in 2014 the 2nd prize of the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award for joint work with COMAU. She is Co-Chair of the “FA11: Intelligent and Cooperative Robotics” Subcommittee of the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Factory Automation (2014-2015) and she serves as ETFA co-chair of Track 7 "Intelligent Robots & Systems" (2013- present). She is an Associate Editor of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control System Society, collaborating to the reviewing process for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) and the American Control Conference (ACC) since 2001.


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