ICRA 2010 Workshop "European Effort to Strengthen Academia-Industry Collaboration"

ICRA 2010 Egan Center, Boardroom
Mon, 3 May 2010, 9:00am - 12:30pm


There has been a long history of outstanding research and development in both robot manufacturers and research institutes. However, finding common ground between manufacturers and the research community, especially when it comes to defining the future direction of robotics research, has proven difficult in the past. This is one of the recurring themes on both sides, and a new level of cooperation is long overdue. The goal of the proposed workshop is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and experience between scientists and practitioners and to inspire the robotics community to create new project types.

The intended audience comprises scientists and industrial practitioners in relevant fields. In addition, in the WS will offer open discussions and encourage exchange between European projects.


09:00 - 09:10 Alois Knoll / Bruno Siciliano: Introduction to the workshop

09:10 - 09:30 Libor Kral, European Commission, Head of Unit E5 - Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics, DG Information Society and Media

09:30 - 09:50 Christian Schlegel: "Design-Abstraction and Processes: Examples and Experiences of Academia-Industry Collaboration"

09:50 - 10:10 Alois Knoll / Rreinhard Lafrenz: euRobotics

10:10 - 10:30 Bram Vanderborght

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:20 Fabio P. Bonsignorio

11:20 - 11:40 Rolf Johansson: The ROSETTA project

11:40 - 12:00 Reinhard Lafrenz: ECHORD

12:00 - 12:20 Klas Nilsson: Outlook and lessons learned from SMErobot

12:20 - 12:30 Open discussion

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