[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ERF 2015 Workshop on Hardware and software modularity and interoperability in Service Robotics: Toward standardisation

Maria Elena Giannaccini maria.elena.giannaccini at brl.ac.uk
Mon Mar 2 10:17:55 PST 2015

Dear all,

you are kindly invited to take part in the:

ERF 2015 Workshop on Hardware and software modularity and
interoperability in Service Robotics: Toward standardisation

12 March, 10:45 – 12:15, Room 4, Vienna, Austria

Motivation and objectives:

• To present modularity not as a goal but as a mean to achieve
flexibility, adaptability, configurability and quick prototyping

• To provide a state of the art on service robot modularity from
research and standardisation viewpoints

• To involve European researchers and companies in the ISO
TC184/SC2/WG10 (Modularity for service robots) standardisation work and
highlight the relevance of contributions from the European robotics

• To create a space for open discussion on robot modularity between the
TG Standardisation, European research community, robotics companies and

• To understand how industry benefited from modularity standards in
other areas, e.g., computing, automotive, telecommunications)

• To tackle “buy-in” resistance from some EU companies with regards to
open robot modularity standards.


10:45–10:50   Introduction by the moderators
10:50–11:50   Short presentations by selected participants, followed by
a questions and answers and discussion
11:45–12:15   Round Table Discussion and Conclusions for the Roadmapping
Process under SPARC/Horizon 2020

• Gurvinder Virk – Professor of Robotics – University of Gävle – Sweden
• Paolo Barattini – Ridgeback SAS – Italy
• Lars Dalgaard – Head of Service Robotics – Danish Technological
Institute – Denmark
• Dimitris Chrysostomou – Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing
Engineering – Denmark
• Christian Wögerer – Profactor GmbH – Austria
• Johann Hegel – AUDI AG – Germany
• Zhenzhou Shao – Capital Normal University – China
• Mariusz Baldyga – European Commission
• Tamas Haidegger – Obuda University – Hungary
• Matteo Matteucci - Politecnico of Milano – Italy
• Ulrich Reiser – Fraunhofer DE – Germany
• Rich Walker – Shadow Robot - United Kingdom
• Christian Lehmann – Brandenburg University of Technology – Germany
• Geoffrey Biggs – Intelligent Systems Research Institute – Japan
• Reinhard Lafrenz – Institut für Informatik VITechnische Universität
München – Germany

Organisers not in the speakers’ list:
• Maria Elena Giannaccini
• Nicole Mirnig
• Michael Hofbaur
• Nicola Bellotto


Past workshops on Standardisation by the same group:


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