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RIC-EU Technology Demo Session and Members Meeting (Stuttgart)

  • Fraunhofer IPA 12 Nobelstraße Stuttgart, BW, 70569 Germany (map)


The 2016 ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Annual Members meeting will take place on January 28-29 on the premises of Fraunhofer IPA's main campus in Stuttgart, Germany.

The two days schedule is designed to best fit our international attendees, allowing for the inbound travel to Stuttgart to take place on the morning of Thursday January 28, and for the return travel on the afternoon of the following day.

On January 28 a Technology Demonstration session will be held, showcasing the latest commercial developments from ROS-Industrial Consortium members. Participation to this session is open to external entities not affiliated with the consortium and will start with a keynote address on the commercial impact of ROS and continue with short presentation of each technical highlight. The floor will then be open for discussion on an exhibition-like environment, with physical hardware and live demos on display, in order to facilitate the exchange between the presenters and the audience.

On the morning of January 29 the ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe will gather for its 2016 Annual Members meeting, during which an overview of 2015 activities will be given, followed by invited talks regarding initiatives relevant to the ROS-I community, current and future projects. The meeting will be end with a general discussion on the technical roadmap which will set the agenda for the 2016 activities.


Fraunhofer IPA, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart - Germany

Venue for the social event: Gasthaus zum Hirsch


Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

  • 13.00 Welcome coffee
  • 13.15 Welcome address, latest statistics and perspectives for the robotics market (Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 13.30 ROS as the open-source technology stack for robot manufacturers (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 13.45 Intro to the technology demonstrator session
  • Tech demo presentations:
    • 14.00 EASy - Easy Automation Studio: enabling new robot applications in SMEs through easy robot programming (Fraunhofer IPA, Germany)
    • 14.30 RISE - Robotic Interactive Simulation Environment (IT+Robotics srl, Italy)
    • 15.00 FlexGui: a customizable, multi-platform graphical interface for easy and effective management of multiple robots (PPM A/S, Norway)
    • 15.30 Ragnar: a low-cost, lightweight parallel robot for flexible and adaptive manufacturing (BlueWorkforce A/S, Denmark)
  • 16.00-18.00 Open floor (refreshments will be served)
  • 19.00 Social event

Friday, Jan 29, 2016

  • 08.45 Welcome coffee
  • 09.00 Introduction (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 09.15 Lightning talks - introducing RIC-EU members
  • Building bridges between ROS and similar projects in other domains:
    • 10.00 SiLA - standardization in lab automation (Mario Bott, Fraunhofer IPA)
    • 10.15 The Machinekit platform for machine control applications (de Bruijn/Haberler, Machinekit project)
  • 10.30 Making ROS relevant for Industrie 4.0 (Keinert/Scheifele, ISW-University of Stuttgart)
  • 11.00 coffee break
  • Advancing the ROS infrastructure through publicly funded research:
    • 11.15 - Factory in a day (Martijn Wisse, TU Delft)
    • 11.45 - ReApp (Ulrich Reiser, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • 12.15 catered lunch
  • 12.45 ROS for Robotics at Bosch (Ingo Lütkebohle, Bosch)
  • 13.15 Updates from the ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas (Paul Evans, SwRI)
  • 13.45 Technical roadmapping (joint discussion chaired by the RICs Consortium Managers)
  • 15.15-15.30 Closing remarks (Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA)


Participation is free for ROS-Indutrial Consortium members; registration fee is 100 EUR for non-member participants and will include refreshments and the social event.

Registrations are closed, as the event sold out: thank you for your interest! Please contact Mirko Bordignon for informations on future ROS-Industrial event to be held at Fraunhofer IPA.


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

Later Event: January 29
RIC Roadmapping Meeting