ERF 2018 - Workshop on "A.I., Automated Planning and Robotics: Going into the wild"

15 Mar 2018 - 10:45 to 12:45
Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland

The 15th of March 2018, the Workshop on "A.I., Automated Planning and Robotics: Going into the wild" will be held within the European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF 2018). AndreA Orlandini is one of the organizers of the Workshop.


This ERF Workshop constitutes a follow up of a scientific initiative, named PlanRob, started within the Planning and Scheduling (P&S) research community with the twofold aim of creating a common long-term forum where researchers from both P&S and Robotics communities can discuss about common interests and efforts, figure out shared challenges and discuss expectations about future developments. In this perspective, the aim of this ERF workshop is to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners in P&S and Robotics, pushing recent technological advancements out of the laboratories for deploying a new generation of Intelligent Robots endowed with flexible, adaptive and goal-oriented behaviors, long-term autonomy, advanced interaction with humans in structured collaborative activities. 


The ERF 2018 is the meeting point for robotics in Europe, bringing together researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs and business people from all over Europe. ERF 2018 will be in Tampere (Finland) from the 13th of March 2018 to 15th of March 2018. The objectives of the forum are to: Identify the potential of robotics applications for business, the creation of jobs, and meeting societal needs; Discuss the state of the art and most recent breakthroughs in applications; Learn about new robotic business opportunities, including those arising through establishment of spin-offs, and ongoing initiatives in robotics within Europe; Influence decision makers and strengthen collaboration between stakeholders in the robotics community.

List of Invited Talks


  • Cecile Huet (Deputy Head AI and Robotics - EU Commission)
  • Jose Saenz (member of euRobotics board of directors, Coordinator of Industrial Robotics Topic Group - IFF Fraunhofer, Germany)
  • Amit K. Pandey (SoftBank Robotics, France)
  • Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics, Spain)
  • Patrick Doherty (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Sotiris Makris (LMS University of Patras, Greece)
  • Nicola Pedrocchi (ITIA-CNR, Italy)




AndreA Orlandini , CNR-ISTC, Italy (contact person)

Alberto Finzi, Naples University "Federico II", Italy

Michael Hofbaur, Johanneum Research, Austria

Daniele Magazzeni, King's College London, U.K.