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Track: B2B and Innovation

Date and Time: 14 Mar 2023 14:30-15:50, room Bastioni- Insight

Organisers: Bruno Siciliano, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0

Main questions to be answered – Q1: Latest market trends

Main questions to be answered – Q2: Success stories including companies which made a kind of innovation

Main questions to be answered – Q3: General discussion

Workshop Description: The aim of this Special Session is to have a general overview of the most recent market trends, present success stories from different companies that are relevant for the market and provide a general discussion

Intended Outcome: Workshop covering material new to ERF that the Robotics community should engage with, Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications

Approach: Market overview based on IFR data 15 min Success stories by companies in new fields including TechTransfer award winner(s) presentation. 45 min Round table on market development (with EC?) 20 min

Contributors: Werner Kraus, Ennio Chiatante, Alessandro Piscioneri, Flavio Fusco, Tech Transfer award winner(s)

The future of healthcare robotics across Europe

By 14 march

16:30 – 16:34  
A Cognitive Architecture for Socially Assistive Robots
Devis Dal Moro, Magì Dalmau-Moreno, Josep Bravo, Federica Gabriella Cornacchia Loizzo and Daniel Serrano

16:34 – 16:38  
Towards autonomous robotic procedure for ultrasound-guided percutaneous cardiac interventions for mitral valve repair Angela Peloso, Riccardo Munafò, Veronica Ruozzi, Anna Bicchi, Xiu Zhang, Elena De Momi, and Emiliano Votta

16:38 – 16:42  
Comparison between force and ultrasound image-based controllers for autonomous robotic ultrasound acquisition in different tissue types
F.J. Domingo Gil, A.G. de Groot, and F.J. Siepel

16:42 – 16:46  
Integration of Visual SLAM in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: Advances, Challenges, and Solutions
Muzammil Khan, Françoise Siepel, and Theo Ruers

16:46 – 17:50  
Interactive Poster Session     

After Dinner Party

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After Dinner Party

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Towards Efficient and Portable Robot Learning for Real-World Settings

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11:40 – 11:44  
Effect of Optimizer, Initializer, and Architecture of Hypernetworks on Continual Learning from Demonstration
Auddy Sayantan, Bergner Sebastian, Piater Justus, Sayantan Auddy

11:44 – 11:48   
Exploiting Foundation Models for Efficient Labeling of Deformable Linear Objects
Caporali Alessio, Galassi Kevin, Pantano Matteo, Palli Gianluca, Alessio Caporali

11:48 – 11:52   
Approaches for Exploiting Neural Networks for Semi-Supervised Myoelectric Control of Robot Hands
Meattini Roberto, Bernardini Alessandra, Caporali Alessio, Palli Gianluca, Melchiorri Claudio

11:52 – 11:56   
Closing the Sim-to-Real Gap for Dynamics-Static Friction and Inertial Parameters: a Franka Robot case study
Bargellini Davide, Govoni Andrea, Palli Gianluca, Zanella Riccardo, Andrea Govoni

11:56 – 12:00   
Learning Passive Policies
Zanella Riccardo, Califano Federico, Secchi Cristian, Stramigioli Stefano, Riccardo Zanella

12:00 – 12:04   
Sim2Real for RL: Use Case with TIAGo and Isaac Sim/Gym
Jaume Albardaner, Alberto San Miguel, Nestor Garcıa, Magı Dalmau Jaume Albardaner

12:04 – 13:00   
Interactive Poster Session

euRobotics Entrepreneurship Award

By 14 march

Track: Awards

Date and Time: 14 Mar 2023 08:30-09:50, room Tempio 1

Organisers: Mikkel Christoffersen, Jon Agirre Ibarbia, Franziska Kirstein, Stratos Arampatzis

Main questions to be answered – Q1: Who will be the 2024 winner of the euRobotics Entrepreneurship award?

Main questions to be answered – Q2: 0

Main questions to be answered – Q3: 0

Workshop Description: We invite all entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs in the robotics field to join the competition for the prestigious euRobotics Entrepreneurship Award. The euRobotics Entrepreneurship Award is given out each year at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) to the most promising robotic start-up as judged by a jury of robotic entrepreneurship pioneers and experts. Entrants to the competition stand the chance to gain interest in their company from the robotics and investment community.

Intended Outcome: Award workshop

Approach: This will be an 80 minute workshop: 08:30 – 08:35    Opening comments by the organisers 08:35 – 08:40    Opening presentation: Istvan Turai, Universal Robots 08:40 – 08:55    Entrepreneurship role-model presentation: Giovanni Zappatore, BionIT Labs 08:55 – 09:45    Pitches by award finalists Finalists are: Zeal Robotics, Heibjerg, ISOCHRONIC, Smart Farm Robotix, KINETIK Space 09:45– 09:50 Conclusion

Contributors: Opening remarks: Istvan Turai, Universal Robots Rolemodel presentation: Giovanni Zappatore, BionIT Labs Award finalists (to be announced soon)

Algorithms and Control for Robotics

By 14 march

16:30-16:34
Insights on Control Barrier Functions Application for Complex Robotic Systems
F. Bertoncelli, L. Sabattini

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


16:34-16:38
Virtual Forward Dynamics Models Applied to Orbital Robotics Scenarios
M. R. Makhdoomi (1), V. Muralidharan (1), J. Sandoval (2), M. Olivares-Mendez (1), C. Martinez (1)

(1) University of Luxembourg – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG)
(2) Ecole Centrale de Nantes – Laboratoire des Sciences du Numerique de Nantes (LS2N), Nantes (FRANCE)


16:38-16:42
Inverse Kinematics for Robotic Manipulators using Iterative Preconditioned Optimization Algorithms
T. Liu, L. Weerakoon, N. Chopra

University of Maryland College Park – Department of Mechanical Engineering, College Park, MD (USA)


16:42-16:46
Accurate registration of transparent objects in 2D LiDAR SLAM
G. Herr, L. Weerakoon, N. Chopra

University of Maryland, College Park – Department of Mechanical Engineering, College Park (USA)


16:46-16:50
Generic Nuclear Robotics Architecture (GNRA) – A Standard for Nuclear Robotics Electronic Architectures and Interoperability
I. Caliskanelli (1), P. Charchalakis (2), M. Goodliffe (1), T. Sakaue (3), F. Abe (3), E. Stipidis (2), R. Skilton (1)

(1) UK Atomic Energy Authority, Abingdon (UNITED KINGDOM)
(2) Vetronics Research Centre, Brighton (UNITED KINGDOM)
(3) Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Fukushima (JAPAN)


16:50-16:54
Robots and Social Sustainability
B. Indurkhya, B. Sienkiewicz

Jagiellonian University, Krakow (POLAND)


16:54-16:58
Planning and inverse kinematics of hyper-redundant manipulators with VO-FABRIK
C. Morasso (1), D. Meli (1), Y. Divet (2), S. Sessa (2), A. Farinelli (1)

(1) Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona (ITALY)
(2) Hibot Corporation, Tokyo (JAPAN)


16:58-17:02
A Scalable Multi-Robot System for Cooperative Exploratio
V. Scognamiglio (1,2), R. Caccavale (1,2), A. Finzi (1,2), V. Lippiello (1,2)

(1) PRISMA Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Naples (ITALY)
(2) Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples (ITALY)


17:02-17:50
Interactive Poster Session

Industrial Robotics

By 14 march

14:30-14:40
GD and its vision on robotic


14:40-14:44
Efficient Deadlock Detection and Resolution Algorithm for AGV Fleet Management
A. Bonetti (1), S. Guidetti (2), L. Sabattini (1)

(1) Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering, UNIMORE, Reggio Emilia (ITALY)
(2) Gruppo TecnoFerrari S.p.a. con socio unico, Fiorano Modenese (ITALY)


14:44-14:48
An Efficient Architecture Fulfilling Safety
A. Pupa, M. Minelli, G. Battiato, C. Secchi

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


14:48-14:52
Grasp-O: A Generative System for Object-centric 6-DoF Grasping of Unknown Objects
K. R. Barad (1), A. Orsula (1), A. Richard (1), J. Dentler (2), M. Olivares-Mendez (1), C. Martinez (1)

(1) SpaceR, Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, (LUXEMBOURG)
(2) Redwire Space Europe, Luxembourg, (LUXEMBOURG)


14:52-14:56
Personalized Safety: Considering the Worker’s Anthropometry in Safety Evaluation of Human-Robot Collaboration
C. Fischer (1), C. Fischer (2), F. Gregshammer (1), M. Steiner (3), M. Neuhold (3), S. Schlund (1)

(1) TU Wien Institute of Management Science, Vienna (AUSTRIA)
(2) Joanneum Research Robotics, Klagenfurt (AUSTRIA)
(3) TUEV AUSTRIA GMBH, Wien (AUSTRIA)


14:56-15:00 
A Robot Fleet Management System for the Energy Industry
L. Paladini, E. Meloni, D. Dighe, M. Fiorucci, L. B. Bonacchi, M. Pencelli, G. Schillaci, A. Politano, G. De Magistris
Baker Hughes, Florence (ITALY)


15:00-15:20
Round Table
Collaborazione fra Uomo e macchina: robotica fissa e mobile nell’industria 5.0


15:20-15:50
Interactive Poster Session                                                                                                                  

Mechatronics

By 14 march

11:40-11:44
A Multi-Purpose Robotic Platform for Precision Agriculture
F. Visentin, S. Cremasco, E. Fiorini, F. Castellini, R. Muradore

University of Verona, Verona (ITALY)


11:44-11:48
Design and radiation resistance analysis of a robotic bolting tool applied to IFMIF-DONES maintenance
M. Ferre, V. Redondo, N. Barbosa, P. Espinosa, M. A. Sánchez-Urán

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR) UPM-CSIC, Madrid (SPAIN)


11:48-11:52
Estimation of the orientation of the connector for dual-arm robotic cable manipulation
A. Monguzzi, D. Malascorta, A. M. Zanchettin, P. Rocco

Politecnico di Milano – Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Milan (ITALY)


11:52-11:56
Homography-based industrial image stitching
J. J. Mitteramskogler, F. Widmoser, M. Ikeda, A. Pichler

Profactor GmbH, Steyr-Gleink (AUSTRIA)


11:56-12:00
Design Principles for Upper Limb Robotic Rehabilitation: Bridging the Gap Research Prototype to Clinical Tool
I. Pippo (1), M. Guazzotti (1), G. A. Albanese (1), M. Mugnosso (1), A. Cherif (1), M. Casadio (3), G. Berselli (2), J. Zenzeri (1)

(1) ReWing s.r.l., Genoa (ITALY)
(2) Department of Mechanics, Energetics, Management and Transportation (DIME), University of Genoa, Genoa (ITALY)
(3) Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS), University of Genoa, Genoa, (ITALY)


12:00-12:04
Vision-Based Path Planning for Autonomous Robotic Fabric Layering with a Sewing Machine
M. Lahoud (1,2), G. Marchello (1), E. Fontana (1), A. Meddahi (1), K. Baizid (1), F. Nozad Heravi (1), H. Abidi (1), M. D’Imperio (1), F. Cannella (1)

(1) Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (ITALY)
(2) University of Genoa, Genoa (ITALY)


12:04-12:08
Electrolyzer control cabinet wiring as a holistic approach
E. Milloch, S. Bartelt, M. Brisse, R. Egel, B. Kuhlenkötter

Chair of Production Systems, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum (GERMANY)


12:08-12:12
Design and Fabrication of a Phantom Head for Robotic Neurosurgery Simulation
F. Mariano (1,2), C. Abello (1,3), N. Kamal (1), G. Berselli (1,4), E. De Momi (2), G. Piatelli (3), L. S. Mattos (1)

(1) Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, ADVR, Biomedical Robotics Lab, Genoa (ITALY)
(2) Politecnico di Milano, DEIB, Milan (ITALY)
(3) Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa (ITALY)
(4) University of Genoa, DIME, Genoa (ITALY)


12:12-12:16
SoftGrip: Towards a Soft Robotic Platform for Automatized Mushroom Harvesting
N. Pagliarani (1), C. Tzafestas (2), T. Papadopoulos (2), P. Maragos (2), A. Mastrogeorgiou (3), A. Porichis (4), H. Grogan (5), R. Ehrhardt (6), M. Cianchetti (1)

(1) The BioRobotics Institute and the Department of Excellence in Robotics and AI, Scuola Superiore SantAnna, Pisa (ITALY)
(2) School of Electrical, and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens (GREECE)
(3) TWI-Hellas, Halandri (GREECE)
(4) AIInnovation Centre, University of Essex, Essex (UNITED KINGDOM)
(5) Horticulture Development Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown (IRELAND)
(6) Mitsui Chemicals, Düsseldorf (GERMANY)


12:16-13:00
Interactive Poster Session

Autonomous Navigation

By 14 march

08:30-08:34
MIDGARD: a Robot Navigation Simulator for Outdoor Unstructured Environments
G. Vecchio (1), R. E. Sarpietro (1), F. Cancelliere (1), S. Palazzo (1), D. C. Guastella (1), A. Strano (1), I. Carlucho (2), G. Muscato (1), S. V. Albrecht (3), C. Spampinato (1)

(1) University of Catania – Department of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering, Catania (ITALY)
(2) Heriot-Watt University – School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Edinburgh (UNITED KINGDOM)
(3) University of Edinburgh – School of Informatics, Edinburgh (UNITED KINGDOM)


08:34-08:38    
Beluga: a Modern Monte Carlo Localization Package for ROS and ROS 2
L. Puga, N. Espinosa, M. Hidalgo, O. Garcia, I. Paunovic

Ekumen – Research and Development Unit, Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)


08:38-08:42
Distributed Coverage Control for Robotic Systems Employing On-Board Sensors
F. Pratissoli, C. Buono, L. Sabattini

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia (ITALY)


08:42-08:46
Towards Robust Autonomous Robots using Statistical Model Checking
M. Klauck (1), R. Lange (1), C. Henkel (1), S. Kchir (2), M. Palmas (1)

(1) Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Research, Renningen (GERMANY)
(2) List, CEA, University of Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau (FRANCE)


08:46-08:50
Simulating Aerial Event-based Environment: Application to Car Detection 
I. Amessegher (1), H. Fradi (1), C. Liard (1,2), J. Diguet (2), P. Papadakis (1), M Arzel (1)

(1) IMT Atlantique, Lab-STICC, Brest (FRANCE)
(2) CNRS, IRL CROSSING, Adelaide (AUSTRALIA)


08:50-08:54    

Enhanced Localization of ArUco Markers for Autonomous Robotics: A Comparative Study
A. Minervini, J. C. Quito Casas, D. Fassio, D. Buoso, C. G. Messina, F. Marino, G. Guglieri

Politecnico di Torino, Turin (ITALY)


08:54-08:58
Adaptive Distributed Coverage Control for Learning Spatial Phenomena in Unknown Environments
M. Mantovani, F. Pratissoli, L. Sabattini

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


 08:58-09:50
Interactive Poster Session