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Workshop: Next Generation Robots for the Factory of the Future

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

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

Please register at Eventbrite, as places are limited. The registration is free.

Abstract: FourByThree proposes the development of a new generation of modular industrial robotic solutions that are suitable for efficient task execution in collaboration with humans in a safe way and are easy to use and program by the factory workers. FourByThree is a European project aimed to design, build and test pioneering robotic solutions able to collaborate safely and efficiently with human operators in industrial manufacturing companies. This workshop will present the robotic advancements and scientific results achieved during FourByThree project. In addition, we will present and discuss the future trends of robotics.


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)

  • 19:15 TBC


4by3 poster 17th of Nov 2017

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