03/20/2017 | Posted in:News

Meet Factory-in-a-day at the European Robotics Forum 2017 in Scotland. We are part of the Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems on March 23!


  • 10:45 – 10:55 Introduction of Workshop and recap of HPS booth at AUTOMATICA 2016
  • 10:55 – 11:15 Early Results (moderated by Inaki Martua)
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Interaction Technologies (moderated by Sotiris Makris)
  • 12:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 – 14:15 Applications (moderated by Ramez Awad)
  • 14:15 – 15:15 Safety Technologies (moderated by George Michalos)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Discussion of next Steps

Saftey technologies:

Prof. Gordon Cheng (Technical University of Munich): The artificial skin in Factory-in-a-day

One important aspect of Factory-in-a-day is to provide safe robots (arms and mobile robots). This can be achieved with a novel proximity-sensing skin and dynamic contact-avoiding behaviours, allowing ubiquitous use of robots in shared workspaces with humans. The presentation will explain the advantages and potential of using the self-configuring skin developed by TUM.

Dr. Carlos Hernandez Corbato (TU Delft): Robot software in human-robot collaboration

Given its widespread adoption, ROS can be considered the de-facto standard software framework for service and mobile robotics. It is rapidly expanding into the industrial domain also thanks to initiatives such as ROS-Industrial. Its features are an excellent match for the advanced capabilities required in applications involving human-robot collaboration (HRC). However, the lack of quality assurance for ROS components hinders their use in HRC applications, where the requirements for robustness and dependability are critical given the safety implications. To address this situation, as part of the Factory-in-a-Day (FiaD) project toolbox we developed the Automated Test Framework (ATF). The ATF supports executing integration and system tests, running benchmarks, and monitoring the code behaviour over time. It is one of a number of tools developed within public and private projects with the overall goal to provide better tooling and thus improve the quality and streamline the development & deployment process of ROS-based robotics software.
Looking forward to meeting you there.