Collaborative robots in industry are mostly underused, since they are mainly regarded as tools that relieve workers of physical fatigue and enhance their capabilities, but enjoy very limited autonomy and intelligence.

There is an immediate need for endowing robots with intelligent processing skills and shared autonomy capabilities, so that they can take over some tasks, thus relieving human operators of mental and physical effort, especially in complex tasks and scenarios.

There are various challenges to efficiently integrate HRC system to the industrial workplaces, among which include intuitive and ease of interaction, safety and intelligent interaction.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • What are the current challenges and experiences when integrating HRC to industrial workplaces?
  • Which novel interfaces could help non-experts to easily interact with robots?
  • What AI technologies can be exploited to endow intelligence to HRC systems for faster integration?

The workshop aims to bring together end users, academics, industry and policy makers to present lessons learned from various EU and industry projects.

Workshop programme (4 March 2020)

08:30 – 08:35 Opening comments by the organizers (pdf)

  • Prof. Markus Vincze, TU Vienna
  • Fotis Dimeas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

08:35 – 09:05 Impulse talks by our invited speakers:

09:05 – 09:35 Group Discussion

09:35 – 09:55 Panel Discussion

09:55 – 10:00 Wrap-up of findings by the organizer

Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga – FYCMA, Málaga, Spain

Offcial ERF 2020 Programme:


The workshop is co-organized by CoLLaboratE Project, Profaktor and TU Vienna

Collaborate Project CoLLaboratE Project
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