2016 ROS-Industrial Training and Conference (Germany)

  • Stuttgart Germany


The 2016 ROS-Industrial Training and Conference will be co-located on consecutive days on the premises of Fraunhofer IPA's main campus in Stuttgart, Germany. The two eventes can be attended separately, but if you are attending the training we warmly recommend you to stay for the conference as well, and we designed the program to make it easy for you to do so!

The schedule of the training covers both general ROS topics, in collaboration with FH Aachen, and specific ROS-Industrial packages, in collaboration with members of the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe.

The schedule of the conference is designed to best fit our international attendees to the conference, allowing for the inbound travel to Stuttgart to take place on the morning of Thursday November 3, and for the return travel on the afternoon of the following day.


Fraunhofer IPA, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart - Germany


Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 (Training)

  • 10.00 Full day ROS training session in collaboration with FH Aachen, which will include lectures and hands-on tutorials in groups of max 4 attendees

Lunch, dinner and coffee breaks will be provided by the organization

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 (Training)

  • 09.00 Welcome coffee
  • 09.30 ROS-Industrial package FlexGui, training by PPM AS
  • 10.30 Coffee break
  • 11.00 ROS-Industrial package cROS, training by IT+Robotics srl

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 (Conference)

  • 12.30 Get together
  • 13.00 Introduction, Mirko Bordignon - Fraunhofer IPA

[Keynote talk]

  • 13.15 "Fun! Free! Awesome! Advanced robotics in the era of open-source software" Brian Gerkey - Open Source Robotics Foundation

[Business track]

  • 14.15 "Running a robotics business through open-source software" Luca Marchionni - PAL Robotics
  • 14.45 "Leveraging the robotic startup ecosystem" Heiko Huber - next47, a Siemens company

  • 15.15 coffee break

[Technical track]

  • 15.45 "Experiences from real-life deployment of a service robot: Care-o-Bot in a retail scenario" Ulrich Reiser - Fraunhofer IPA
  • 16.15 "Deterministic timing for ROS: A case-study on the ROS navigation stack" Ingo Lütkebohle - BOSCH Corporate Research
  • 16.45 "Improving the navigation of industrial service robot fleets using cloud computing" Matthias Gruhler - Fraunhofer IPA

[Inspirational track]

  • 17.30 "How Team Delft won the 2016 Amazon Picking Challenge" Carlos Hernandez Corbato - TU Delft
  • 19:15 social dinner

Friday, Nov 4, 2016 (Conference)

  • 09.00 Get together
  • 09.30 Introduction, Martin Hägele - Fraunhofer IPA

[Keynote talk]

  • 09.45 "openEASE – a digital innovation platform for intelligent service robots" Michael Beetz - University of Bremen

[Best practices track]

  • 10.45 "Safety requirements and standardisation for robots: software do's and don'ts" Theo Jacobs - Fraunhofer IPA
  • 11.15 "Open Source in Industrial Automation: already a reality" Carsten Emde - OSADL
  • 11:45 "Free and Open Source Software - Understanding License Compatibility and Compliance Risks" Catharina Maracke - Software Compliance Academy

  • 12.15 catered lunch

[New releases track]

  • 13.15 "ReApp: Open Source Tools for Intuitive Robot Programming" Björn Kahl - Fraunhofer IPA

  • 13.45 Closing remarks, Mirko Bordignon - Fraunhofer IPA

  • 14.30 - 15.30 CAC meeting (NB: closed doors meeting for RIC-EU full members)


Registration can be performed through this webpage.


We recommend two hotels in the vicinity of Fraunhofer IPA:

Plenty of hotel choices are available as well in downtown Stuttgart, from which you can easily reach Fraunhofer IPA through the S1/S2/S3 subway lines.

How to reach Fraunhofer IPA

Further Information

Please contact Mirko Bordignon