The European Robotics Discussion board
We had been delighted to participate within the European Robotics Discussion board 2022 (ERF 2022) as platinum sponsors. The ERF is likely one of the most essential and influential occasions within the robotics group in Europe. This 12 months, the occasion occurred within the Ahoy Conference Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and included workshops on pertinent matters resembling robotics in healthcare, robotics and sustainability, AI and trade, and cybersecurity. The PAL Robotics group had the chance to host and contribute to a lot of workshops, in addition to exhibit our humanoid robots: ARI and TIAGo++, and our intralogistics robots TIAGo OMNI Base, TIAGo Stackable Packing containers, and TIAGo Conveyor. We had been grateful to lastly be capable to get collectively once more in individual and we thank the organisers for his or her nice work! Learn on for our highlights of the occasion.
Occasion opening reception
We had been glad to sponsor the opening Business Networking Reception on the ERF 2022 at Ahoy conference centre, the place social robotic ARI (the face of euRobotics) greeted and welcomed all our friends. The occasion began with a welcome speech by Stefano Stramigioli, Professor on the College of Twente and VP at euRobotics, who offered our CEO, Francesco Ferro. Francesco highlighted the sturdy traditions of euRobotics, that we firmly consider in at PAL Robotics, the objective of service robotics in bettering folks’s lives, and the journey of robotics, from analysis to including worth in the true world.
We aimed to guide attention-grabbing and fulfilling discussions on the most recent and most enjoyable developments within the robotics area previously 12 months that we’ve been concerned in, together with the state-of-the-art in humanoid robotics and robots for the agri-food sector. This 12 months, we additionally shared developments in making our robots extra user-friendly, with a hands-on workshop.
Humanoids, hands-on robotics, and robots in agri-food: Workshops hosted by PAL Robotics at ERF 2022
AI and robotics in agri-food: The current and the long run
29 of June from 8:30 to 9:50
We loved welcoming skilled audio system to this workshop from backgrounds resembling AI and industrial robotics. Our EU Tasks Coordinator, Gizem Bozdemir, hosted this workshop which highlighted robotics and AI developments and initiatives in agri-food and their potential to remodel operations.
Following attention-grabbing displays, the panel dialogue included: Duncan Russell (Ocado Know-how), Andrea Gasparri (Roma Tre College), Alberto Sanfeliu (The Technical College of Catalonia), Daniel Serrano (Eurecat), Dmytro Romanov (Norwegian College of Life Sciences), Tamás Haidegger (Óbuda College), Vivi Nousi (Aristotle College of Thessaloniki)), sharing their initiatives and factors of views contained in the Agri meals sector. This workshop was hosted by Gizem Bozdemir and Carolina Andrade (PAL Robotics) who acted as a moderator.
Have you ever ever touched a robotic? Strive it out!
29 of June from 9:50 to 11:40
This session focussed on studying easy methods to use totally different robots by means of a user-friendly panel the place anybody can simply learn to function a sophisticate robotic. On this workshop, Carlos Vivas, PAL Robotics’ Enterprise Supervisor, with the help of Robotics Software program Engineer, David Ter Kuile, taught these attending easy methods to PAL Robotics’ platforms ARI, TIAGo++ and TIAGo OMNI Base by means of the user-friendly WebGUI platform.
Humanoid & legged robots: Future expectations
29 of June from 15:50 to 17:10
On this workshop, our CEO, Francesco Ferro, opened the dialogue on the future function of humanoid and legged robots in society.
The panel dialogue included: Daniele Pucci (Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), Nicolas Mansard (LAAS-CNRS), Lars Dalgaard (Danish Technological Institute), Jean-Baptiste Mouret (INRIA) and Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics), approaching totally different factors of views and initiatives in relation to humanoids and Legged robots.
Francesco closed this session by sharing the developments of PAL Robotics’ TALOS within the EU mission MEMMO, TIAGo++ and EU mission CANOPIES, REEM-C and the mission Eurobench, and lastly, new developments to SOLO 12 and Kangaroo robots.
Healthcare, sustainability and AI know-how: Workshops we joined as visitor audio system at ERF 2022
HEALTHCARE: Robotic know-how main to higher healthcare for all
28 of June from 10:20 to 11:40
The primary subject shared on this session was how robotic know-how may help with the growth of the healthcare sector. Our Head of Collaborative Tasks, Sarah Terreri, shared developments of PAL Robotics’ TIAGo Base within the DIH-HERO mission, Quick AV, to assist in hospitals. We had been very pleased to affix this workshop hosted by Francoise Siepel.
ELSE: The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Why ought to I begin a robotics firm?
28 of June from 10:20 to 11:40
The emphasis right here was on beginning a robotics firm and the challenges and alternatives concerned. Francesco Ferro represented PAL Robotics as an organization, explaining the event of the totally different ranges of robots that PAL Robotics gives to purchasers. We want to thank Geoff Pegman, we had been delighted to take part in his workshop.
SUSTAINABILITY: Social Robots: The Duality of Sustainability and Societal Purposes
29 of June from 9:50 to 10:30
On this partaking workshop, skilled audio system shared their information and developments in direction of constructing a extra sustainable setting inside the robotics sector. Francesco Ferro, representing PAL Robotics, mentioned sustainable social robots and purposes, together with the rules of sustainable robotic design. This workshop was organised by Amit Kumar Pandey, and we had been very pleased to participate.
A Future with Avatar robots on the exhibition flooring
29 of June from 9:50 to 11:40
This panel dialogue, organised by Douwe Dresscher, emphasised the significance of avatar robots in our society, together with matters resembling avatar help, avatars serving to in disaster conditions, and safety. Francesco Ferro took half within the panel dialogue.
INNOVATION AND B2B: DIH-HERO Success Tales of Innovation Teaching and Matchmaking
29 of June from 11:40 to 13:00
Maren Bödding hosted this workshop, the place she shared a few of their latest success tales. Sarah Terreri, our Head of Collaborative Tasks, additionally offered the SANDRo and Quick AV initiatives that the group at PAL Robotics has labored on along with DIH-HERO.
ROBOTICS AND AI / DATA: The necessity of AI and Robotics
29 of June from 15:50 to 17:10
This workshop on AI/DATA and Robotics was hosted by Niki Kousi. On this session, Carlos Vivas, our Enterprise Supervisor, shared AI developments from the EU initiatives that our robots participate in within the fields of healthcare and trade, resembling SHAPES, SPRING, OpenDr, and Advanced-5G.
ELSE: The drive in direction of integration of Robotic Companions in future societies
30 of June from 8:30 to 9:50
This workshop session focussed on robotic companions or cobots and their contribution to society. PAL Robotics’ Francesco Ferro, shared a few of our collaborative initiatives resembling: SeCoIIA, Advanced-5G, and SHAPES with the event of every mission the place our firm works in direction of the combination of cobots for healthcare and trade. We’re very grateful to Paolo Dario for inviting us to this workshop.
Agile Manufacturing: Cellular Manipulators – the Hole between Actuality and Expectation
30 of June from 10:20 to 11:40
Mathias Brandstötter put collectively a bunch of related audio system to share their insights about cellular manipulation, and PAL Robotics was very pleased to participate on this session. Sarah Terrreri, our Head of Collaborative Tasks, shared PAL Robotics’ expertise with manipulation duties within the Healthcare sector.
Our robots on the ERF 2022!
This 12 months our Robotic group on the ERF 2022 had been: ARI, TIAGo Base, TIAGo OMNI Base, TIAGo Conveyor and TIAGo++, which travelled to Rotterdam with us for the occasion.
Let’s speak Collaborative
We participate in lots of collaborative initiatives, which we shared in the course of the occasion. Listed below are a few of our present initiatives we’re concerned in that had been featured at this 12 months’s ERF:
- CANOPIES has the objective of growing a Human-Robotic prototype in crop farming (Agri-Meals) inside a desk grape winery.
- SHAPES works on the deployment of digital options to assist impartial dwelling for older people and contains pilots of robotic ARI in properties.
- SPRING is engaged on the difference of Socially Assistive Robots together with ARI in several person instances in a hospital setting.
- SCAFo covers fleet administration for the meals processing trade and contains our robotic TIAGo Base, with the development and testing of the answer over 17 months.
- Advanced 5G contains testing Community Purposes (NetApps) in addition to, validating, and certifying in an experimentation platform.
- OpenDR has the principle objective of harnessing deep studying to offer superior notion and cognition talents in robotics.
Collaborate with us?
In the event you’re looking for new mission companions, don’t hesitate to ask us extra – at PAL Robotics we’re passionate concerning the worth of collaborative initiatives for sharing information and innovation. We’re all the time in search of new alternatives to collaborate, so contact us at the moment to seek out out extra!
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We want to thank all of our companions, workshop hosts, workshop audio system, and European robotics colleagues as soon as once more for what was a fantastic ERF occasion!
Would you prefer to know the way final 12 months’s ERF occasion went? Examine it right here.