Transfer of Cognitive Robotics Research to Industrial Applications

In conjunction with the
European Robotics Forum 2016

Tuesday, March, 22, 2016, 8:30 - 10:00


Motivation and Objectives

The workshop intends to reflect the impact of cognitive robotics research on industrial applications by showing successful transfer examples from research to Industry and discussing lessons learnt in previous EU funded research projects in cognitive systems. The goal is to analyse the actual transfer process in the light of today’s needs of robotic industry, formulate open problems in terms of industrial requirements and fundamental research questions. In particular, the speakers will address the following questions

  1. What technologies that can be attributed to cognitive robotics research were successfully introduced into industrial applications
  2. What technologies do Industry expect to get from cognitive robotics research in the next three years.
The material presented at the workshop will be made available on the web. A short report will be prepared by the organizers and made available for the related TGs: “AI and Cognition in Robotics”, “Perception” and “Robot Companions for Assisted Living”.




  • Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Wolfram Burgard, Uni Freiburg
  • Graham Deacon, Ocado Technology
  • Michael Suppa, CEO Roboception
  • Johann Prankl, TU Wien
  • Dirk Kraft, University of Southern Denmark
  • Norbert Krüger, University of Southern Denmark
  • Alessandro Saffiotti, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
  • David Vernon, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Jochen Steil, University of Bielefeld



CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana, ABB (E1-2) see ERF 2016.



  • Tamim ASFOUR, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Anne BAJART, European Commission, Robotics,
  • Ales UDE, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Norbert KRÜGER, University of Southern Denmark



Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics