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Designing Aware Robots; the EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Awareness Inside

By 13 march

12:00 – 12:04
A Reinforcement Learning method to minimize the damage on a falling Ballbot
Giulia Buzzetti, Davide Zappetti, and Giovanni Iacca

12:04 – 12:08
EMERGE – Emergent awareness from minimal collectives
Davide Bacciu, Vincenzo Ambriola, Bahador Bahrami, Andrea Ceni, Andrea Cossu, Valerio De Caro, Cosimo Della Santina, Ophelia Deroy, Claudio Gallicchio, Riccardo Guidotti, Sabine Hauert, Simon Jones, Jurgis Karpus, Suet Lee, Jingyue Liu, Vincenzo Lomonaco, Nadine Meertens, Emma Milner, Anna Monreale, Renan Picoreti Nakahara, Mariano Ramirez, Ebrahim Shahabi, and Maximilian Sto ̈lzle

12:08 – 12:12
The Landscape of Collective Awareness in multi-robot systems
Miguel Fernandez-Cortizas, David Perez-Saura, Ricardo Sanz, Martin Molina, and Pascual Campoy

12:12 – 12:16
Awareness in Robots
Burak Sisman and Tim Djedilbaev

12:16 – 12:20
Awareness in robotics: An early perspective from the viewpoint of the EIC Pathfinder Challenge “Awareness Inside”
Cosimo Della Santina, Carlos Hernandez Corbato, Burak Sisman, Luis A. Leiva, Ioannis Arapakis, Michalis Vakalellis, Jean Vanderdonckt, Luis Fernando D’Haro, Guido Manzi, Cristina Becchio, A ̈ıda Elamrani, Mohsen Alirezaei, Ginevra Castellano, Dimos V. Dimarogonas, Arabinda Ghosh, Sofie Haesaert, Sadegh Soudjani, Sybert Stroeve, Paul Verschure, Davide Bacciu, Ophelia Deroy, Bahador Bahrami, Claudio Gallicchio, Sabine Hauert, Ricardo Sanz, Pablo Lanillos, Giovanni Iacca, Stephan Sigg, Manel Gasulla, Luc Steels, and Carles Sierra

12:20 – 12:24
Metacognitive Control of Linear Dynamic Systems with Self-confidence Adaptation
Ajith Anil Meera and Pablo Lanillos

12:24 – 12:28
Ethically Responsible Human-Robot Interaction
Diane Tuyizere, Ayebilla Avoka, Isaac Thani Moses, Gustave Munezero Bwirayesu, and Conrad Tucker

12:28 – 12:34
In-Context Interference in Chat-Based Large Language Models
Eric Nuertey Coleman, Julio Hurtado, and Vincenzo Lomonaco

12:34 – 13:20
Interactive Poster Session

Implementing Responsible Robotics ready for society

By 13 march

Track: ELSE

Date and Time: 13 Mar 2024 12:00-13:20, room Faro

Organisers: Yu Cheng, Roger Sørra, Lucas De Bont, Mette Simonsen

Main questions to be answered – Q1: How can we ensure that robots developed are mature enough for society?

Main questions to be answered – Q2: How can you introduce Responsible Robotics practices in your organization?

Main questions to be answered – Q3: How can we change industry to adopt more responsible practices as a whole?

Workshop Description: The workshop is designed to provide valuable insights into implementing Responsible Robotics and how you can work with SSH (social sciences and humanitarian) dimensions in the development of robotics. In this session, we will present key findings, policy recommendations and practical tools from the Robotics4EU project, followed by an interactive discussion with a panel consisting of representatives from SINTEF, University of Florence, CTAG to DiH2. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of responsible robotics and be equipped with practical tools including a free online tool that provides a unique bottom-up approach to address non-technological barriers to robot adoption, guiding robot developers towards Responsible Robotics. We look forward to your participation!

Intended Outcome: Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Novel format (e.g. interactive matchmaking session for technologies and applications), Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Information about community involvement and services offered (e.g. DIHs, open calls, platforms, …), Workshops engaging non-roboticists to understand needs/goals (policy, commercial, technical), Participants will be inspired to how we further the work within the SSH (social sciences and humanitarian) dimensions in the development of robotics. Through the workshop discussion topics of common interest will be explored on the topics of responsible robotics. And lastly participants will leave with a set of practical tools including an online self-assessment tool and a board game for ethical and socially conscious innovation.

Approach: The workshop will consists of a series of presentations both from the Robotics4EU project and invited guest speakers. This will be followed by a panel discussion with close interaction with the audience. The workshop will first include an introduction of the Robotics4EU project, an European project aiming to boost a widespread adoption of robots in Europe, by considering non-technological barriers to adoption and designing responsible robotics principles. The project is active in Agri-food, Healthcare, Inspection & Maintenance, and Agile Production. One of their main outputs is the Responsible Robotics Compass, a tool for robot manufacturers to assess and improve the social readiness of their robots –- as well as a Co-Creation game that delves deep into the non-technological barriers to adoption of robotics in society. The outcome of this workshop is to share experiences about responsible robotics and positively influence other EU projects as well as academia and robotics manufacturers. In this workshop, we will handle important topics in the form of a panel discussion. During the panel discussion, the goal is to explore beyond the project scope to look back at key takeaways and learnings. Additionally, guest speakers and panelists will share their personal experiences with responsible robotics from their own practice areas. Agenda: – Introduction Roger A. Søraa / NTNU – Presentation of Key Results from the Project Lucas / CIVITTA – How can we work towards developing responsible robots? Anneli Roose / CIVITTA – Lightning Talks from or guest speakers 1. Filippo Cavallo, Associate Professor in Biomedical Robotics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence 2. Angel Dacal Nieto, Factory of the Future Area Manager at CTAG. 3. Ali Muhammad, Head of DIH2 network 4. Aksel Andreas Transeth, Acting Researcher Manager, Sintef Digital (euRobotics member) 5. Gabor Sziebig, Research Manager, Sintef Manufacturing AS (euRobotics member) – Panel Discussion Moderated by Roger A. Søraa / NTNU

Contributors: Confirmed Speakers for this workshop: 1. Filippo Cavallo, Associate Professor in Biomedical Robotics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence 2. Angel Dacal Nieto, Factory of the Future Area Manager at CTAG. 3. Ali Muhammad, Head of DIH2 network 4. Aksel Andreas Transeth, Acting Researcher Manager, Sintef Digital (euRobotics member) 5. Gabor Sziebig, Research Manager, Sintef Manufacturing AS (euRobotics member) Contributors: 6. Jyrki Latokartano (Project Manager) and Prof. Minna Lanz (Head of TRINITY), TRINITY network 7. Michael Clelland, Project Manager, DIH2 network 8. LIFEBOTS Exchange Project (H2020), website: www.lifebots.eu Speakers/organizers from Robotics4EU project: 1. Anneli Roose, Project Coordinator at Robotics4EU & Civitta 2. Lucas de Bont, Project Manager at Robotics4EU & Civitta 3. Roger A. Søraa, Task leader at Robotics4EU & Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology 4. Yu Cheng, project support at Robotics4EU & Higher Executive Officer, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology 5. Anne Kalouguine, task leader at Robotics4EU & Research Engineer in AI and robotics Evaluation, French National Metrology and Testing Laboratory 6. Mette Simonsen, WP leader at Robotics4EU & Project Manager, Danish Board of Technology

Further Information: www.robotics4eu.eu https://www.sintef.no/en/digital/ https://trinityrobotics.eu/about/ https://www.dih-squared.eu/ https://ctag.com/en/ https://dipartimenti.unicatt.it/psicologia-unita-di-ricerca-teoria-della-mente?rdeLocaleAttr=en#:~:text=The%20Research%20Unit%20on%20Theory,of%20the%20Department%20of%20Psychology. https://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-0-0-A-3f2c352d3a2c29.html

TRINITY Innovation Network- steps forward

By 13 march

Track: B2B and Innovation

Date and Time: 13 Mar 2024 08:00-09:20

Organisers: Jyrki Latokartano, Minna Lanz, Miha Denisa, Apostolis Papavasileiou

Main questions to be answered: How innovation network can support EU projects and vice versa?

Additional questions: What research topics to emphasize from manufacturing SME point of view?

Additional questions 2: 0

Workshop Description: TRINITY – Robotics, IIoT and Cybersecurity – Innovation Network invites you to share your views on how we can support the R&D activities of European stakeholders? What are the best ways to improve the agility in manufacturing. Join our workshop to discuss on research topics supporting agile manufacturing. Join our round table discussions to contribute. Join TRINITY Innovation Network and help us develop a community supporting the European manufacturing SMEs and stakeholders. Structure of the workshop Well start with introduction to TRINITY Innovation Network and the follow up activities that have been continuing to develop the robotics technologies and strengthen the network. After introductions the audience will be split into smaller discussion groups. Discussion is initiated by online Miroboard/Mural on topics related to innovation networks and emerging technologies needed to enable agile manufacturing. Each discussion group will answer minimum two questions. Main findings and the key points of the group discussions will be presented in the end and made available to larger audience in a form of a WS report. Results will contribute towards the sustainability plan of the network.

Intended Outcome: Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Information about community involvement and services offered (e.g. DIHs, open calls, platforms, …)

Approach: • TRINITY Innovation Network updates, Prof. Minna Lanz, Tampere University Retrospective past 6 months Introduction to euRobotics Community Portal Online survey intro 10min • News from the TRINITY Innovation Network Partners (3…5min each) DIGITOP – Digital transformation of robot-supported factories of the future, Dr. Miha Deniša, Josef Stefan Institute EARASHI – Embodied AI/Robotics Applications for a Safe Human-oriented Industry, Isabelle Dor, CEA JARVIS – Intersubjective AI-driven multimodal interaction for advanced user-centric human robot collaborative applications, Dr. Sotiris Makris ODIN – Open-Digital-Industrial and Networking pilot lines using modular components for scalable production, Dr. Apostolis Papavasileiou Continuing the TRINTY mission trough Digital Accelerator of Latvia (DAoL), Peteris Racinskis EDI Interactive network development session • Group discussions intro 5min, Prof. Minna Lanz Split to groups, topic selections and instructions • Discussion round 1, 10min, group is given one of the topics What can we do as a network to support EU projects? What can projects do to support the growth of the network? Most interesting new technologies for agile manufacturing? What is still missing from SME point of view? Most important new technologies to develop? What are the most important activities? • Discussion round 2, 10min What are the most important activities and services TRINITY Innovation Network should maintain and develop further? How do we make it sustainable? • Group presentations 20min Main findings from round 1 and 2 Each group 5 min • Online participant survey

Contributors: Speakers confirmed and Andras Czmerk

Further Information: https://www.robotics-portal.eu/Agile-Manufacturing/about

AI and Robotics II

By 13 march

16:40-16:44
An intelligent robotic platform for fruit selective harvesting 
C. Lauretti (1), C. Tamantini (1), A. Zompanti (2), S. Cimini (3), L. De Gara (3), M. Santonico (2), L. Zollo (1)

(1) Unit of Advanced Robotics and Human-Centred Technologies, Campus Bio-medico University of Rome, Rome (ITALY)
(2) Unit of Electronics for Sensor Systems, Campus Bio-medico University of Rome, Rome (ITALY)
(3) Unit of Food Science and Nutrition, Campus Bio-medico University of Rome, Rome (ITALY)


16:44-16:48
AI-Enabled Disaster Response Planning for Multi-Robot and Autonomous Systems via Task Scheduling and Path-Finding
M. Lanzarini, L. Marconi

Alma Mater – University of Bologna, Bologna (ITALY)


16:48-16:52
Road pavement inspection with UAVs beyond visual line of sight in long-range operations
J. Curado-Soriano, F. Pérez-Grau, A. Viguria

CATEC, Seville (SPAIN)


16:52-16:56
SandRo, a Robot for Beach Waste Cleanup
F. Cancelliere, L. Reitano, D. C. Guastella, G. Sutera, C. Spampinato, G. Muscato

University of Catania, Catania (ITALY)


16:56-17:00
Domain-Specific Finetuning of Large Language Models for Interactive Robot Programming
B. Alt (1), U. Keßner (1,2), A. Taranovic (2), D. Katic (1), A. Hermann (1), R. Jäkel (1), G. Neumann (2)

(1) ArtiMinds Robotics, Karlsruhe (GERMANY)
(2) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology -Autonomous Learning Robots Lab, Karlsruhe (GERMANY)


17:00-17:04
Exploiting roadside sensor data for vehicle manoeuvring assistance
F. Princiotto (1), E. Bonetto (1), G. Gavilanes (1), M. Minotti (1), D. Brevi (1), C. Pastrone (1), F. Gatti (2), E. Chiocchetti (2)

(1) LINKS Foundation, Turin (ITALY)
(2) TIM S.p.A. Service Innovation division, Turin (ITALY)


17:04-18:00
Interactive Poster Session

Collaborative Robotics

By 13 march

14:40-14:44
Towards Explainable Human Motion Prediction in Collaborative Robotics
M. Vanuzzo (1), F. Borsatti (2), M. Casarin (1), M. Guidolin (1), M. Reggiani (1), S. Michieletto (1)

(1) University of Padua – Department of Management and Engineering, Padua (ITALY)
(2) University of Padua – Department of Information Engineering, Padua (ITALY)


14:44-14:48
Semantic-based Loco-Manipulation for Human-Robot Collaboration in Industrial Environments
F. Rollo (1), G. Raiola (1), N. Tsagarakis (2), M. Roveri (3), E. Mingo Hoffman (4), A. Ajoudani (2)

(1) Leonardo Spa, Genoa (ITALY)
(2) Italian Institute of technology, Genoa (ITALY)
(3) University of Trento, Trento (ITALY)
(4) University of Lorrain, Nancy (FRANCE)


14:48-14:52   
AR solution for indoor drone motion forecasting
I. Paniti

HUN-REN SZTAKI, Budapest (HUNGARY)


14:52-14:56  
The Critical Role of Effective Communication in Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly
D. Ferrari, C. Secchi

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Department of Sciences and Methods of Engineering, Reggio Emilia (ITALY)


14:56-15:00  
Time-optimized Trajectory Planning for Non-Prehensile Object Transportation in 3D
L. Chen, H. Yu, A. Naceri, A. Swikir, S. Haddadin

Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI), Munich (GERMANY)


14:50-14:54    
Behavior Tree Based Robotic Skill Execution for Human Robot Collaboration in Industrial settings
S.C. Akkaladevi, M. Propst, K. Deshpande, A. Pichler, M. Hofmann

Profactor GmbH, Robotics and Automation Systems department, Steyr-Gleink (AUSTRIA)


15:00-15:04
Behavior Tree Based Robotic Skill Execution for Human Robot Collaboration
in Industrial settings
S. C. Akkaladevi, M. Propst, K. Deshpande, A. Pichler, M. Hofmann

Profactor GmbH, Robotics and Automation Systems department, Steyr-Gleink (AUSTRIA)


15:04-15:08
Test Methods for Passive Exoskeletons for Manufacturing Applications
Scoccia, S. Terlizzi, S. Tonelli, D. Costa, G. Palmieri

Polytechnic University of Marche, Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Ancona (ITALY)


15:08-16:00
Interactive Poster Session

AI and Robotics I

By 13 march

12:00-12:04
Learning-based ground vehicle navigation in outdoor unstructured environments
S. Palazzo, D. C. Guastella, G. Vecchio, R. E. Sarpietro, G. Sutera, F. Cancelliere, G. Muscato, C. Spampinato

University of Catania – Department of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering, Catania (ITALY)


12:04-12:08
Enhancing robotic demonstration-based learning method with preliminary visual target localization
F. Rosa, P. Foggia, M. Vento

University of Salerno – Department of Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (DIEM), Fisciano (ITALY)


12:08-12:12
Towards Robotic 3D Surface Processing with Global Local Neural Region Descriptor Fields
A. Pratheepkumar (1), M. Ikeda (1), A. Pichler (1), M. Vincze (2)

(1) Profactor Gmbh, Robotics and Automation Systems, Steyr-Gleink (AUSTRIA)
(2) TU Wien, ACIN, Vision for Robotics Laboratory, Vienna (AUSTRIA)


12:12-12:16
Enabling Cognitive Robotics through Autonomous Motion Planning and Model-Driven Intuitive Programming
S. Panicucci (1), A. Venezia (1), I. Romata (1), G. Nicola (2), R. Fausti (2), M. Nitti (2), A. Liso (2), V. Reno’ (2), N. Pedrocchi (2), M. Beschi (2, 3)

(1) Comau S.p.A., Grugliasco (ITALY)
(2) National Research Council of Italy, Rome (ITALY)
(3) University of Brescia, Brescia (ITALY)


12:16-12:20
Acroba-Gym: A Unity-based ROS compliant simulator for robotics
M. Ojer (1), X. Lin (1), I. Mendizabal-Arrieta (1), A. Tammaro (2)

(1) Vicomtech Foundation, Industry Department, Donostia (SPAIN)
(2) Freelance, Rome (ITALY)


12:20-12:24
Exploitation of Similarities in Point Clouds for Simplified Robot Programming by Demonstration
P. Möhl, M. Ikeda, M. Hofmann, A. Pichler

Profactor GmbH, Robotics and Automation Systems, Steyr-Gleink (AUSTRIA)


12:24-12:28
Intuitive Cobot Programming for Small Medium Enterprises
N. Lucci (1), E. Montini (1,2), I. Zappa (1), A. M. Zanchettin (1), P. Rocco (1)

(1) Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Milan (ITALY)
(2) University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Lugano (SWITZERLAND)


12:28-12:32
Real-time 3D Reconstruction Adapted for Robotic Applications in
Construction Sites
D. Katsatos (1), D. Alexiou (1), T. Kontodina (1), I. Kostavelis (1,2), D. Giakoumis (1), D. Tzovaras (1)

(1) Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute, Thessaloniki (GREECE) (2) International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (GREECE)


12:32-13:20
Interactive Poster Session

Robotic Applications

By 13 march

08:00 – 08:04
Experimental Tests of a Motion Planning System Based on Multi-Objective Optimisation for Nuclear Decommissioning Practice Using Long-Reach Systems
K. Zhang (1), V. M. Pawar (2), F. Rahman (1), T. Sakaue (3), Y. Sugawara (3), R. J. Louro Rei (4), I. Caliskanelli (1), B. Kocer (5), M. Goodliffe (1), R. Skilton (1)

(1) United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Abingdon (UNITED KINGDOM)
(2) University College London, London (UNITED KINGDOM)
(3) Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Fukushima (JAPAN)
(4) AtkinsRéalis Company, Epsom (UNITED KINGDOM)
(5) University of Bristol, Bristol (UNITED KINGDOM)


08:04 – 08:08
Manufacturing Logistics Optimization using the SPECTER Task Planner: A Shoe Manufacturing Logistics Case Study
A. Tziola, S. Loizou

Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol (CYPRUS)


08:08 – 08:12
SmartOfflineNG: an Off-line Programming Solution for the Ceramic Industry
M. Ragaglia (1), N. Battilani (2), A. Castellano (1), S. Costi (2), J. M. da Silva Araujo (2), C. Fantuzzi (2), G. Masotti (1), M. Mattioli (3), G. Motta (1), U. Scarcia (4)
(1) Gaiotto Automation S.p.a (SACMI Group), Piacenza (ITALY)
(2) Industria Tecnologica Italiana (IT-I), Reggio Emilia (ITALY)
(3) IPREL Progetti S.p.a (SACMI Group), Imola (ITALY)
(4) SACMI Imola S.c., Imola (ITALY)


08:12-08:16
Towards the adoption of Augmented Reality-based Digital Twin approaches in real industrial scenarios
A. Di Spingo, A. Giordano, R. F. Pitzalis (1,2), A. Cowell (3), O. Niculita (3), G. Berselli (1,2)

(1) University of Genoa, Genoa (ITALY)
(2) Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, (ITALY)
(3) Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow (UNITED KINGDOM)


08:16-08:20
Optimization Framework of a Robotic Pick and Place System for Waste Sorting
K. Kokkalis, F. Konstantinidis, G. Tsimiklis, A. Amditis

Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS), Athens (GREECE)


08:20-08:24
Next-Generation Robotic Vision Systems for Quality Assurance in Plastics and Packaging
A. Galdelli (1), N. Narang (1), A. MancinI (1), A. Ciancaglione (2), M. Brutti (2), G. Di Buò (2), E. Frontoni (3)

(1) Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona (ITALY)
(2) IDEA SOC. COOP., Ancona (ITALY),
(3) University of Macerata, Macerata (ITALY)


08:24-08:28
Evaluating Xenomai and KVM for Real-Time Virtualization in Industrial Automation
A. Testa (1), M. Valli (2), G. Palli (1), I. Ragazzini (2)

(1) Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Bologna, Bologna (ITALY)
(2) IMA S.p.A., Ozzano dell’Emilia, Bologna (ITALY)


08:28-08:32
Evaluating Image-based Visual Servoing Techniques for Robotic Manipulation In Space
L. M. Amaya-Mejia (1), A. Orsula (1), M. Ghita (2), M. Olivares-Mendez (1), C. Martinez (1)

(1) Space Robotics (SpaceR) Research Group, SnT – University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG)
(2) Redwire Space Europe, Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG)


08:32-09:20
Interactive Poster Session

Welcome Reception

By 13 march

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