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IEEE ETFA 2018 Workshop “Assisting human operators in the industry 4.0: challenges and perspectives”

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IEEE ETFA 2018 Workshop “Assisting human operators in the industry 4.0: challenges and perspectives”

Within the EURECA project, the workshop “Assisting human operators in the industry 4.0: challenges and perspectives” @ IEEE ETFA 2018, September 4th 2018 (http://ieee-etfa2018.com/accepted_ws.php), will address the main challenges and perspectives of assisting human operators in the industry 4.0.

Here the abstract of the workshop: the fourth industrial revolution is expected to deeply change the future manufacturing and production processes, leading to Smart Factories that will benefit from the design principles of Industry 4.0 (e.g., interoperability, virtualization, decentralization, modularity). Robotics and artificial intelligence play a key role in this development, since the capabilities of the robotic systems (e.g., sensing, mapping, localization, navigation, motion control technologies) are reaching a sufficient maturity level, defining a new class of smart robots allowing higher levels of dexterity and flexibility, the ability to learn tasks without formal programming and to autonomously collaborate with other autonomous devices and human operators, thus reaching also non-manufacturing industries and fields. Reaching a human-centric production is the goal, having human operators managing processes by a proper sensorization of the working environment, while being assisted by empowering robotic devices when a direct contribution (i.e., for the human operator expertise) is required in heavy/onerous tasks execution.
The aim of the proposed workshop is to analyze the available technologies and algorithms to enhance the fourth industrial revolution, together with understand which are the main challenges, trends and perspectives of robotics and artificial intelligence in such a field. Talks from both academia and industry will allow to figure out the main issues/potentialities, setting up the future investigated topics.

Here the schedule:

Moring Session:
1. Opening of the workhop session (Loris Roveda – CNR ITIA)
2. Diego Borro (CEIT)
3. Makris Sotiris (LMS)
4. Stefano Ghidoni (University of Padova)
5. Tommaso Giunti (Centro Ricerche FIAT)
6. Ander Ansuategi (IK4-Tekniker)
7. Alberto Pellero (KUKA Italia)

Afternoon Session:
1. Opening of the workhop session (Loris Roveda – CNR ITIA)
2. Ramez Awad (Fraunhofer IPA)
3. Blerina Spahiu (Università Bicocca)
4. Federico Fabroni (University of Bologna)
5. Matteo Lancini (University of Brescia)
6. Loris Roveda (CNR ITIA)
7. Discussion and closing of the workshop