[robotics-worldwide] IEEE-IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Call for Participation

BISCHOFF Rainer RainerBischoff at kuka-roboter.de
Fri Jun 6 01:00:58 PDT 2008

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IEEE-IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA 2008)


Call for Participation


Wednesday, June 11, 2008, Munich, Germany

Website: http://www.ieee-ras.org/industrial/iera.php
Flyer: http://www.ieee-ras.org/industrial/files/2008-06-11%20IEEE-IFR%20IERA%20Forum%20Final%20Flyer.pdf
Program: http://www.ieee-ras.org/industrial/files/2008-06-11%20IEEE-IFR%20IERA%20Forum%20Final%20Program.pdf

co-located with
Robotik 2008 - Germany's largest robotics conference - June 11-12, 2008
Automatica 2008 - International Trade Fair for Automation - Assembly, Robotics, Vision - June 10-13, 2008

Sponsoring Organizations:
International Federation of Robotics (http://www.ifr.org)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (http://www.ieee-ras.org)


The IERA 2008 Forum aims at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as synergy between academia and industry, in the robotics and automation community. IERA 2008 is organized by both the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS) and consists of:

* Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop with two invited talks and concluding panel discussion:

- The importance of close collaboration between academia and industry - Successful examples from recent years and future challenges. Dr. Bruno Siciliano, IEEE-RAS President, Professor of Control and Robotics PRISMA Lab, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Napoli Federico II

- The Future of Personal Robotics. Dr.ir. A.J.N. (Albert) van Breemen, Technology & Innovation Consultant, founder of www.PersonalRobotics.nl

* IEEE-IFR Invention & Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation Plenary Lectures and Award Ceremony:

- The Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System. Peter Wurman (Eng. Fellow, Kiva Systems, Woburn, USA), Mick Mountz (CEO, Kiva Systems), Raffaello D'Andrea (Professor, ETH Zurich; Eng. Fellow, Kiva Systems)
- MINEGEM(TM) - an autonomous underground loader. Elliot Duff (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre, Kenmore, QLD, Australia)
- Scape Bin-Picker. Rune Klausen Larsen (CEO, Scape Technologies A/S, Odense C, Denmark), Ivar Balslev (Deveopment manager, Scape Technologies A/S, Odense C, Denmark)
- Assembly 21: innovative system and assembly concept for rear axle assembly for the new C-Class with cooperating robot teams. Dr. Michael Zürn (Head of Forming, Joining and Assembly Technology, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Stuttgart, Germany), Thomas Brandstetter (Head of Power Train Production Planning Center), Dr. Dieter Steegmüller (Head of Production and Materials Application Technology)
- The Adept Quattro s650 Robot. Joachim Melis (Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Adept Technology, Inc.), Matt Bjork (Quattro Program Manager, Adept Technology Inc., Livermore, CA, USA)


On behalf of the IERA 2008 organizing committee

Rainer Bischoff
Program Chair IERA 2008

KUKA Roboter GmbH

86165 Augsburg

Rainer.Bischoff at kuka-roboter.de


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