ERF 2024

The European Robotics Forum 2024 (ERF2024), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held from 13 – 15 March 2024 in Rimini, Italy under the scientific responsibility of the University of Bologna. Over 1000 European robotics experts from academia and industry are expected to attend the 14 th edition of the conference. ERF2024 will host a major exhibition where companies, universities, and research institutes will showcase the most advanced European prototypes, products, services, and projects funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research programme in the field of robotics. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and public funding officers from all over Europe will come together to discuss technology push and market pull and how innovation in robotics and robotics-related AI can be accelerated.

HPS in ERF 2024

Within this context, the 11th Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems will take place on March 14th. The workshop was split into 2 parts focusing on the following topics:

  • Part 1 – AI for advancing human-robot collaboration [14:30-15:40]
  • Part 2 – Enabling flexible materials handling [16:30-17:40]

Each part will consist of two targeted sessions each on different aspects of Hybrid Production systems, given by speakers from organizations throughout Europe, representing RTOs, Industries, and Academics. Presentations included:

  • Impulse presentations on just-started and ongoing research projects
    • They focused on the industrial challenges that each project derived from as well as the real-life cases they target and the enabling technologies that will be used to overcome the existing challenges. Moreover, some initial results from the ongoing research projects will be presented.
  • Interactive panel discussions
    • Following up the paradigm set by last year’s workshop, these panel discussions are designed to engage the audience in an open dialogue with the panel speakers using interactive tools (including both academic and industrial people) to identify the milestones achieved so far and the key challenges to be addressed in the next years.
  • Industrial scientific sessions
    • Scientific papers on the thematic areas covered by the HPS workshop will be presented by technical experts focusing on the latest scientific results in a “pitch and poster” format to foster discussions between researchers and industry.

The EU Projects to be represented will be announced soon.
So, stay tuned!!