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ROS-Industrial Conference 2017

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

Final program with talk abstracts

Slides are now available! The program below is annotated with links to the PDFs.

Preregistration link The event is sold out and the waiting list is full!

Location: hotel campus.guest (talks), Fraunhofer IPA (tours and demos), Stuttgart

Date and time: from 11.30, Dec 12, to 14.00, Dec 14, 2017

Accommodation suggestion: the hotel hosting the event has a block of rooms reserved for the attendees. Please mention that you are attending the "ROS conference" event and are thus eligible for the 79 EUR / night special rate.

After-conference public open lab: following the ROS-Industrial Conference, on the afternoon of Dec 14th, Fraunhofer IPA invites you to come and explore the world of robotics and automation. We’ll be showcasing novel developments being made in robotics and automation within the EU-funded ROBOTT-NET project.
Get an insight into the latest robotics and automation technologies… and how they could help your business. Ever wondered how your business could benefit from automation? Interested to learn from others who have done it? Got an idea you’d like to discuss or need some guidance? This after-conference event will be held in German, is free to attend, but registration is essential. More information and registration:

ROS-Industrial Conference 2017 Program (v1.0):

Day 1, December 12

Open Source Robotics: Vision, Business Insights, and Public Backing

10.30 Registration opens (@campus.guest hotel)

11.30 Welcome snacks

12.30 Sessions start

  • Introduction - Status and Outlook of Open Source beyond Research and Service Robotics - Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)
  • Flexible Automation for Manufacturing in Heavy Industries - Matt Robinson, Southwest Research Institute (slides)

13.30-13.50 Coffee break

  • The Robotics Market: Latest Statistics and Insights - Martin Haegele, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)
  • Business Rationale from ROS Factory Installations in the Nordics - Anders Billesoe Beck, Danish Technological Institute (slides)

14.50-15.10 Coffee break

  • From Factory-in-a-Day to ROSIN: Lessons Learned and Next Actions - Carlos Hernandez Corbato, TU Delft (talk delivered on day 2, slides)
  • RobMoSys: Model-Driven Software Development for Robotics - Dennis Stampfer, Hoschule Ulm (slides)
  • micro Robot Operating System: ROS for highly resource-constrained devices - Jaime Martin Losa, eProsima (talk delivered on day 2, slides)

16.40 Transportation from campus.guest conference room to Fraunhofer IPA

17.00 Guided tours at Fraunhofer IPA: Robotics Lab, Application Center I4.0, "Milestones of Robotics" exhibition

19.00 Welcome reception (@Fraunhofer IPA)

Day 2, December 13

Technology, Communities, and Next Challenges

08.00 Welcome Coffee (@campus.guest hotel)

08.30 Sessions start

  • Bootstrapping ROS-Industrial in Asia Pacific - Min Ling Chan, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre - A*Star (talk delivered on day 1, slides)
  • RoboWare: A “Product Oriented Design” IDE for ROS developers - Tony Wang, Jinan Tony Robotics Co. Ltd. (slides)

09.30-09.50 Coffee break

  • ACROS: the Brain of Perception-Guided Robots - Moritz Tenorth, Magazino GmbH (slides)
  • ROS2 - it's coming - Dirk Thomas, Open Source Robotics Foundation (talk delivered on day 1, slides)
  • Data-Centric Vs Device-Centric Programming - Stan Schneider, Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) (slides)

11.20-11.40 Coffee break

  • Challenges in Safety and Security for Industrial Automation Systems - Martin Zappe, ICS AG (slides)
  • Deterministic Robot Motion Planning for Safety-critical Robot Applications - Torsten Kroeger, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology / Fraunhofer IPA (slides)

12.40-14.00 Lunch

  • The Eclipse way of growing Business Friendly Open Source Ecosystems - Gaël Blondelle, Eclipse Foundation Europe (slides)
  • How the ROS Community cares for Quality - Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen (slides)
  • ROS in Actual Practice: Mining Usage Patterns of its Primitives - André Santos, University of Minho / INESC TEC (slides)

15.30-15.50 Coffee break

  • The e.DO project - Arturo Baroncelli, COMAU (slides)
  • ROS-I Native Robot Controllers - Hermann Steffan, KEBA (slides)
  • Smart Infrastructure for Smart Robots - Marco Braun, HARTING (slides)
  • An update on the Hardware Operating System - Victor Mayoral Vilches, Acutronic Robotics (bonus lightning talk, slides)

16.50 Transfer from campus.guest conference room to Fraunhofer IPA

17.10 Demos of ROS-native hardware and installations

18.30 Transfer from Fraunhofer IPA to city center

19:00 Visit to Christmas Market

20:00 Conference dinner

Day 3, December 14

Applications - Today and Tomorrow

08.00 Welcome Coffee (@campus.guest hotel)

08.30 Sessions start

  • ROS-based Intralogistics Solutions - Niels Jul Jacobsen, Mobile Industrial Robots (slides)
  • Cloud Navigation for Mobile Robots in Intralogistics Applications - Felipe Garcia Lopez, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)
  • Cloud Robotics Applications with Virtual Fort Knox - Joachim Seidelmann, Fraunhofer IPA (talk delivered by Christian Henkel, slides)

10.00-10.20 Coffee break

  • Autoware: ROS-based OSS for Urban Self-driving Mobility - Dejan Pangercic & Shinpei Kato, Autoware / Tier IV (slides)
  • Making the Case for Safety of Machine Learning in Highly Automated Driving - Lydia Gauerhof, Robert Bosch GmbH (slides)

11.20-11.40 Coffee break

  • ROS in Space Robotics at NASA - Kimberly Hambuchen, NASA Johnson Space Center (slides)
  • Requirements on Software Frameworks for Space Robotics - Martin Azkarate, ESA ESTEC (slides)
  • Concluding remarks - Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA (slides)

13.00 Farewell snacks

Earlier Event: December 5
RIC-Asia Pacific ROS-I Training - December
Later Event: January 22
ROS-Industrial Training (EU)