ERF 2019 Workshop on AI, Planning and Robotics: Results and Future Challenges

21 Mar 2019 - 16:15 to 17:45
Bucharest, Romania


The 21st of March 2019, the Workshop "AI, Planning and Robotics: Results and Future Challenges" will be held within the European Robotics Forum (ERF 2019). The workshop is organized by Andrea Orlandini, Alberto Finzi (Naples University), Marco Huber (IPA Fraunhofer) and Sotiris Makris (LMS Patras University).

Robotics is one of the most appealing and natural application area for Artificial Intelligence (AI) research. Advances in AI research in Robotics are fostering key enabling technologies such as, e.g., decisional and long term autonomy, adaptability, interaction ability, etc. In light of accelerated development of advanced robotics technology, it is crucial for AI and Robotics research communities to respond to the challenges that these applications pose and contribute to the advance of intelligent robotics. This workshop is part of a series started since ERF17 whose aim is to create a common forum where researchers from both AI and Robotics communities can present results, discuss common interests and efforts, figure out shared challenges and expectations about future developments. The aim of the Workshop is to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners in AI & Robotics, pushing recent technological advancements out of laboratories and deploying a new generation of Intelligent Robots.


Program 21st of March, 4.15pm-5.45pm


- "Robotics in the European AI strategy" - Cecile Huet (Deputy Head AI and Robotics - EU Commission)

Fostering autonomy
- "Planning ahead: Speeding up wireless mobile manipulators to tackle a dynamic application scenario" - Christoph Walter (IFF Fraunhofer, Germany) 
- "The ERGO Autonomy Framework and its use cases: main achievements, and future development" - Fernando Gandia (GMV, Spain)

- "Self-supervised Learning for Robotic Grasping" - Lars Berscheid (KIT, Germany)
- "Simulation-driven Reinforcement Learning in Robotics" Marco Huber (IPA, Germany)
- "Pick and Place Operations in Logistics Using a Mobile Manipulator Controlled with Deep Reinforcement Learning" - Ander Iriondo (TEKNIKER, Spain) 

Next Challenges
- "Sharework contributions to Effective Human-Robot Collaboration" - Jesús Pablo González (EURECAT, Spain)
- "Rethinking longevity services with an interne of robotic things paradigm" - Filippo Cavallo (SSSA Pisa, Italia)
- "Embodying AI developments using humanoid robotic platforms" - Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics, Spain)
- "Industrial Human Robot Collaboration" - Alessandro Zanella (FCA, Italy)



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