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ROS-Industrial Conference 2018

  • SI-Centrum Stuttgart Plieninger Str. 100 Stuttgart Germany (map)

Key points:

  • location: SI Centrum, Stuttgart, Germany
  • dates: December 11, 12:30 to December 13, 16:00
  • registration link (first 100 seats and until Nov 9: 600 EUR | from Nov 10: 900 EUR, 50% discount on these rates for ROS-I consortium members and students: use "RIC" and "student" as discount code)
  • info on anything not addressed here:

Program overview

(updated Nov 14, details subject to change)

Over three days the program will cover:

  • ROS support from hardware OEMs, such as ABB, Denso, Ensenso, Pilz, Roboception, Universal Robots, and others
  • how robotics and IT are converging, in methods and business models: deployment and update workflows, cloud, etc
  • ROS software development measures and tools to guarantee its quality, such as static code analysis, and newly released packages from commercial organizations
  • applications such as aerospace, automotive, logistics
  • current EU ROS activities and how to get involved in them

Day1: December 11, 2018

  • 11:00 Registration opens
  • 12:30 Lunch (provided)
  • 13:30 Introduction to the ROS-Industrial Conference - Mirko Bordignon, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 13:40 [Welcome talk] Robotics impacts Industry and Society: What are the Numbers and Trends - Martin Haegele, Fraunhofer IPA

    Session 1: EU ROS Updates

  • 17:40 RobMoSys, Composable Models and Software for Robotics Systems - Dennis Stampfer, HS Ulm

  • 18:05 SeRoNet, the Service Robotics Network - Bjoern Kahl, Fraunhofer IPA

  • 18:30 End of Session 1

  • 19:15 Social Dinner

Day2: December 12, 2018

  • 09:00 Program Starts

    Session 2: Software and System Integration Topics

    including the following talks:

  • [Session Keynote] Open-Source Robotics for Fun & Profit - Dave Coleman, Picknik Consulting and MoveIt!
  • System Integration and Modularity in Robotics using ROS - Victor Mayoral Vilches, Acutronic Robotics
  • New Bridges between ROS and ABB Robots - Jon Tjerngren, ABB
  • ROS on Embedded Devices - Recent Developments - Ingo Luetkebohle, Robert Bosch
  • ROS Software Quality Assessment through Static Code Analysis and Property-Based Testing - Andre Santos, INESC TEC and University of Minho
  • Official ROS support: making the most out of the new UR e-Series - Anders Billesoe Beck, Universal Robots
  • 12:00-13:30 Lunch (provided)

    Session 3: Robotics meets IT

    including the following talks:

  • A modular Deployment Platform for ROS modules, including Automotive Components - Milad Geravand, Bosch Engineering
  • Secure Continuous Update Workflows and Complex Software Architectures for ROS - Eric Jensen, Canonical (Ubuntu)
  • Cloud Navigation for AGV Cooperative Local Planning - Kai Pfeiffer, Fraunhofer IPA
  • dockeROS: Simply Running ROS Nodes in Docker Containers on Remote Nodes - Christian Henkel, Fraunhofer IPA
  • [Session Keynote] Robotics and Automation in the Age of the API Economy - Henrik Christensen, UC San Diego and ROBO Global

Day3: December 13, 2018


  • Early bird rate: 600 EUR (until November 09, 2018, and only for the first 100 registration seats)
  • Regular rate: 900 EUR Members of the ROS-Industrial Consortia (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific) are eligible for a 50% discount (please indicate in the "Discount code" box of the registration form which ROS-I Consortium you are member of).
  • This conference is organized by Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. You will be forwarded to for registration. Please register via this online form.

Venue and Accommodation

The event will be hosted at: SI-Centrum Stuttgart Plieninger Str. 100 70567 Stuttgart Germany

The recommended hotel is the nearby Dormero Stuttgart

Earlier Event: December 11
ROS-Industrial Training (APAC)
Later Event: February 4
ROS-Industrial Training (EU)