Workshop, 7th March, 13:30
As robots move out of their cages, safety becomes a new
challenge. This workshop will focus on the interdisciplinary
exchange between developers, designers, machine-vision experts, and
possible target customers.
Robotics is moving from static shielded robots to dynamic and
mobile applications where a simple laser line scanner will not
provide accurate safety. Future robots will have to be able to move
safely in open and unpredictable world and to share the human
Roboticists have long been aware of the motion safety issue;
there is a rich literature on collision avoidance schemes based on
machine vision. However, motion safety in the real world -
especially for systems with interesting dynamics - remains an open
problem. Demonstrating that a robotic system is working properly on
a limited set of experiments is not enough. If autonomous robotic
systems are ever to be deployed among human beings on a large
scale, there is a need to characterize the level of motion safety
that can be achieved and/or to specify the conditions under which
it can be guaranteed.
This workshop will focus on the interdisciplinary exchange
between developers, designers, machine-vision experts, and possible
target customers. Presentations will be given by possible end user
- representatives illustrating their actual needs - as well as by
developers, who have already been in contact with their future
customers and who are thus able to present, not only the technical
capabilities of today's mobile robots, but also align them with
useful service applications. The workshop will be addressed to
robotics researchers, from any subfield of the vision-based safety
from both academia and industry, to industry members interested in
the exploitation of research results, and to others interested in
methodologies in scientific and engineering disciplines.
Agenda & Speakers
- Achim J. Lilienthal, Associate Professor, AASS, School of
Science and Technology, Örebro University
2-3 more based on abstract submission.
- Vision-based technology
- Safety technology
- Michael Nielsen, Danish Technological Institute
- Giulio Reina, University of Salento
The main objective is to establish connection between people
working with safety research and applications. Ideally, the outcome
of the workshop will be the start of one or more new projects, e.g.
EU projects or innovation consortia.
Safe Autonomous Vehicles for Industrial Environments:
Ambient Awareness for Agricultural Autonomous Vehicles:
The European Robotics Forum, organized by the European
robotic networks EURON, EUROP, the euRobotics Coordination Action
and hosted by The Danish Technological Institute, is in the
field of robotics the meeting point for engineers, scientists and
business people from all over Europe. The event will take
place from 5-7 March 2012 in Odense, Denmark.
More than 300 robotics researchers from industry and academia,
as well as entrepreneurs and public investors, are expected to
discuss the latest developments, research challenges and business
opportunities for European robotics.
This year's theme of the European Robotics Forum is "European
Robotics towards new horizons".
For more information, registration for the forum, and to become
an exhibitor, please visit the official European Robotics Forum
2012 website at www.europeanrobotics12.eu