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Workshop: Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future

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Date: 17 November 2017   Time: 17:00 - 21:30

Workshop: Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future

To mark the completion of the FourByThree project, Queen Mary University London has organised an event entitled “Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future” that has attracted audience of hundred participants and took place in Royal Society, London on the 17th of November.

During this workshop there were presentations of results from FourByThree partners (KCL, QMUL, DFKI, IFF), as well as invited talks from industries (Shadow Robot, OCADO technologies) and academia (Imperial College, Royal College of Arts). The main purpose of this event was to share the outcomes and results of the project, as well as its next steps (exploitation strategy). In addition, as the event targeted both academia and industry, the discussions on possible future collaboration were held.

When: Friday, 17th of November, 17:00-21:30

Where: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Session 1: "FourByThree: New Frontiers in Human-Robot Collaboration for the Manufacturing Environment"

17:00 Kaspar Althoefer (Head of Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ))

17:15 Marc Ronthaler (Managing Director of Ground Truth Robotics GmbH - A DFKI Spin Off Company)- "Highly customizable robotic solutions for effective and safe human robot collaboration in manufacturing applications"

17:30 Ali Shafti (Brain and Behaviour Lab, Dept. of Computing and Dept. of Bioengineering, Imperial College London)

17:45 Christian Vogel (Fraunhofer IFF) - "Projection and camera-based technology for workspace surveillance in human-robot cooperation scenarios"

Tea break

Session 2: "Human-Robot Interaction: Advancing Beyond the Horizon"

18:30 Rich Walker (CEO Shadow Robot Company) - "What are these new robots going to do for us?"

18:45 Yiannis Demiris (Director of Personal Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London) - “Multi-scale User Modelling for Human Robot Interaction”

19:00 Graham Deacon (OCADO Technology)

Location:  The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG