[ros-users] Workshop on ROS-Industrial in European Research Projects (IAS-13)

Weißhardt, Florian Florian.Weisshardt at ipa.fraunhofer.de
Mon May 5 06:51:59 UTC 2014

Dear all,

I want to call your attention to the following workshop:


IAS-13 - Workshop on ROS-Industrial in European Research Projects =============================================================

co-located with the IAS-13 Conference on Autonomous Systems, Padua, Italy, July 15-19, 2014

Workshop Website:


Conference Website:


The goal of this workshop is to


* obtain a comprehensive list of active public funded research projects using ROS(-Industrial)

* obtain a list of ROS-Industrial use cases (and their current / targeted TRLs) in these research projects

* identify key technical developments related to ROS-Industrial in European projects

* identify possible synergies of the ROS-Industrial related developments between these projects and the ROS-Industrial Consortia ===============================================================


Important Dates


Submission deadline:                    May 15, 2014

Acceptance notification:              May 30, 2014

Workshop date:                              July 15, 2014


Call for Contribution


What is being established in research is more and more adopted by industry: The open source "Robot Operating System" ROS offers highly developed robotics software components which can be used in flexible industrial applications.  Transferring these capabilities to industrial platforms could revolutionize robotic manufacturing.

Although ROS promises a huge potential, there are still some drawbacks in comparison to established proprietary industrial software: e.g., little long-term evaluations of ROS on shop floors with respect to non-functional requirements like robustness, safety and dependability.

The ROS-Industrial initiative founded in 2012 by Southwest Research Institute, aims at eliminating these drawbacks and tap the full potential of ROS for industrial robotics. The North American ROS Industrial Consortium was kick-started in March 2013 to identify and prioritize ROS-Industrial capabilities for industrial robotics and automation as defined by the user community to address its current and future applications problems. Furthermore, ROS-Industrial use cases are implemented in so-called focused technical projects.

While the European ROS-Industrial consortium is still in its foundation, ROS is already used in many European Research projects related to the industrial domain (e.g. in the factories of the future calls). The goal of this workshop is to collect data and exchange experiences on the application of ROS in European Research Projects, in particular in the Factories of the Future (FoF) and ICT programmes.




The programme will feature presentations of submission selected by the workshop organizers and invited speakers. Both academic and industrial participants are welcome to submit short abstracts of ROS-Industrial related research projects.

The abstracts should include:

    * Title of research project

    * Call target

    * Duration

    * Description of project idea and objectives

    * Description of industrial use case (to be) solved with ROS(-Industrial)

    * Contribution to ROS-Industrial technical roadmap


Workshop Organizers


    * Ulrich Reiser, Fraunhofer IPA

    * Stefano Michieletto, University of Padova




For general  information please send an e-mail to ulrich.reiser at ipa.fraunhofer.de<mailto:ulrich.reiser at ipa.fraunhofer.de>

Dipl.-Ing. Florian Weißhardt
Fraunhofer IPA, Abt. 320/Roboter- und Assistenzsysteme
Nobelstrasse 12, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)
Phone +49(0)711-970-1046,
Fax +49(0)711-970-1008

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