Workshop  /  28. Juni 2022  -  30. Juni 2022

Fraunhofer IFF auf dem European Robotics Forum

Topic Group Industrial Robotics / Sustainability – »Industrial Robots and Sustainability«

28. Juni 2022

16.10–16-15 Uhr
Introduction to the Workshop
José Saenz, Mathias Brandstötter

16.15–16.20 Uhr
General Overview of Sustainability and the New Topic Group
Franziska Kirstein, Sharath Chandra Akkaledevi

16.20–16.30 Uhr
»Sustainabilty – an Industry Perspective«
Harald Sehrschön, FILL GmbH

16.30–16.40 Uhr
»Robotic Solutions for Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Plants«
Dimitrios Giakoumis , Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Information Technologies Institute (CERTH - ITI)

16.40–16.50 Uhr
»Electronics Disassembly and Re-use of Valuable Materials: Experiences and Challenges«
José Saenz, Fraunhofer IFF

Part 2 Discussion

16.50–17.25 Uhr
Discussions / Polls

17.25–17.30 Uhr

Discussion Questions:

  • Previous experience towards working with the SDGs:
    • Are audience members considering SDGs in their project work?
    • If yes, can they give examples of targets, goals, activities or processes that they have initiated?
  • Why is it important to contribute to the SDGs and work in a more sustainable way?
    • Is it because it brings financial and economic benefits to the company/organization,
    • because regulations require them to work in a more sustainable way or
    • because it is in their belief to contribute to a better world.
  • Challenges in working towards sustainability and the SDGs.
    • How is it possible to balance the interactions of the SDGs, are there situations where they conflict or reinforce each other?
    • Are carbon pricing, costs of energy, etc. started to become a concern?
    • What factors are considered when introducing Industrial robots to support sustainability?
    • Have costs, carbon footprint of robots, etc. been a concern so far?
  • How is your organization addressing the topic of sustainability?
  • What robotics applications are the low-hanging fruit and what are the larger challenges that the EU robotics community needs to focus on?
  • Should carbon footprint and life cycle evaluations of all projects be mandatory?
    • Do we have the correct methods and metrics to be able to estimate and compare these across projects / developments?
  • What can robotics be doing more of?
  • What needs to change within robotics generally given this new urgency?

Topic Group Safety - »AI Meets Safety«

29. Juni 2022

11.40–11.45 Uhr
Introduction to the Workshop
José Saenz, Magnus Albert

11.45–12.00 Uhr
»Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Anthropomorphic Imagination (AI): How Much of Each AI Does a Safe Robot Need?«
Giulio Sandini, Italian Institute of Technology IIT

12.00–12.15 Uhr
»AI and Safety in Context of Robotics«
Daniel Schneider, Kaiserslautern

12.15–12.30 Uhr
»A System and Technology View on the Usage of AI in Industrial Safety«
Patrik Feth, SICK AG

Part 2 Discussion

12.30–12.55 Uhr
World Cafe / Discussions / Polls

12.55–13.00 Uhr

Topic Group Safety – »Challenges and Innovations«

30. Juni 2022

14.30–14.35 Uhr
Introduction to the Workshop
Magnus Albert, Daniela Cancilla

14.35–14.45 Uhr
»Safety Field Monitoring in Omni-Directional Mobile Robots – Results from the OMNISafe COVR Award and Future Prospects«
Keshav Chintamani, Tractonomy Robotics

14.45–14.55 Uhr
»Safety Implementation in Industrial Domain Across 11 Use Cases: Methods, Technology and Standards«
Paolo Barattini, Kontor 46

14.55–15.05 Uhr
»Boosting Solutions in Human Robot Collaboration with Augmented Reality«
Christoph Hofmann, SICK AG

15.05–15.15 Uhr
»From COVR to Standardization: A Bumpy Road With Many Pitfalls«
José Saenz, Fraunhofer IFF

15.15–15.25 Uhr
»How Robotics Can Benefit From AI in Terms of Safety«
Werner Kraus, Fraunhofer IPA

Part 2 Discussion

15.25–15.45 Uhr
World Cafe / Discussions / Polls

15.45–15.50 Uhr