During last week’s European Robotics Forum in Tampere, ILIAD co-organised three workshops.
The “Robotics for Logistics and Transport” workshop was divided in two slots. The first slot was about mapping state-of-the-art solutions from technology providers in the logistics sector. We had exciting input from DHL Innovation, Robotnik, IFM industrial imaging, as well as Reutlingen Uni, Eurecat and the Czech Technical Uni. The second slot was focused on the current status and synergy opportunities for ongoing European research projects on robotics in logistics.
We were also involved in the workshop on Perception Models for Task Generalization in Agile Manufacturing. Among the aims of this workshop was to road-map future step changes required for more flexible and adaptive perception in manufacturing and logistics, and to highlight gaps in the innovation chain and discuss possible business models for facilitating industry uptake of perception research.
A more direct focus on facilitating uptake and adoption of software results from research projects was present in the workshop on “Packaging, Releasing and Maintaining Software for Robots”.