ICRA 2017

IC3 - Industry of the future: Collaborative, Connected, Cognitive
Novel approaches stemming from Factory of the Future & Industry 4.0 initiatives

OBJECTIVES
 

Manufacturing processes are being extensively transformed and actions such as the Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future are being launched to drive this change. Indeed, industrial processes are moving fast towards the so-called cyber-physical systems, smart productive environments where humans, machines, the environment and the Internet of Things mutually complement safely and efficiently. The impact of ICTs on manufacturing is leading to an evolution of standards and models, where flexibility and adaptability are crucial for innovation and competitiveness.
The Industry of the future will be Collaborative, Connected and Cognitive (IC3). This IC3 paradigm could herald a fundamental positive impact on global economy, with both automation and artificial intelligence (AI) driving the fourth industrial revolution. Furthermore, the emergence of Circular Economy opens up new opportunities for robotics and automation to deliver new and efficient solutions for high quality disassembly and dismantling tasks, leading to yet unexplored paradigms of sustainable industry. We already have an Industry 4.0 framework, a Robotics and Autonomous Systems substratum and an AI added value. These building blocks shall play an ensemble to produce ground-breaking, joined-up solutions.
This workshop will trace the current trends in manufacturing with the expected impact of promoting safety at work, increasing efficiency and competitiveness, and improving the eco-sustainability of industrial processes.

 

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

The organizers and the invited talks will review some of the coordinated initiatives that were recently activated, such as Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0 in Europe, as well as the international initiatives adopting the Circular Economy guidelines. The presentations will provide the strategic vision towards novel approaches stemming from present initiatives, as the next business models and industrial processes are envisaged to be collaborative, connected and cognitive. Traditional processes based on technical “know-how” should be phased out by a change of perspective towards “know-why”, which is the key to analyse problems at roots and to be efficient within new industrial scenarios.
Prospective authors solicited via call for papers are expected to present papers and posters upon the possibilities to:
  • empower manufacturing production lines in a collaborative, connected and cognitive fashion;
  • integrate machine and reinforced learning with mechatronics to sense and act in order to assist workers and to upgrade their qualification from manual operators to supervisors of routine tasks;
  • build systems with human-like decision making abilities resulting in greater efficiency and increased quality;
  • explain how cobots could respond more flexibly, robustly and efficiently to the everyday needs of workers in professional environments;
  • cyber-physical factory as a complete system from assembly to dismantling;
  • developing efficient techniques for manufacturing advanced composite;
  • developing novel procedures for the automated manufacturing and assembly of aerospace components.

 

 

Keywords include (not limited to)

  • Industry 4.0;
  • Factory of the Future;
  • Collaborative robots for manufacturing industry;
  • Connected robots for manufacturing industry;
  • Cognitive robots for manufacturing industry;
  • Enhanced human-machine interaction;
  • Wearable robots to reduce fatigue and increase safety of workers;
  • Artificial Intelligence in robotics and autonomous systems;
  • Machine and reinforced learning;
  • Health & safety at workplace;
  • Eco-sustainability of industrial processes;
  • Aerial, ground and marine robotic vehicles;
  • Disassembly and dismantling.

 
 

DETAILED PROGRAM

June 2, 2017

PROGRAM

08:30 - 10:30 Introduction and Objectives 08:30 - 08:45 Welcome

08:45 - 10:00 Introduction

  • 08:45 – 09:10 Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future initiatives in Europe: focus on Italy (Paolo Dario) (20’ + 5’ discussion)
  • 09:10 – 09:35 Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future initiatives in Europe: focus on Germany (Yannick Morel) (20’+5’)
  • 09:35 – 10:00 Automating machining and assembly tasks for large aeronautic structures: scientific and technological challenges (Lakmal Seneviratne) (20’+5’)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break and networking session 10:30 - 12:10 Industrial cases

  • 10:30 – 10:55 Key Enabling Technologies for Collaborative, Connected and Cognitive Robotics in COMAU (Arturo Baroncelli) (20’ + 5’)
  • 10:55 – 11:20 Example applications of Collaborative, Connected and Cognitive Robotics in the motor vehicles industry (Massimo Maffei) (20’ + 5’)
  • 11:20 – 11:45 The API (Application Programming Interface) Economy (Henrik I. Christensen) (20’+5’)
  • 11:45 – 12:10 The collaboration between Ericsson and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna towards Industry 4.0: the case study of 5G Tuscany (Maria Chiara Carrozza and Roberto Sabella) (20’+5’)

12:10 - 13:30 Lunch break and networking session 13:30 - 14:30 Oral presentations of papers solicited via call for papers (10 minutes each)

  • Vanderborght, B., Berte, J., De Coppel, G., El Makrini, I., Elprama, S.A., Jewell, C.I.C., Knevels, A., Potargent, J., Ravyse, I., Schroyen, K., Stals, F., Van den Bergh, J., Van der Auwermeulen, T., Waegeman, T., Jacobs, A., “Towards an Acceptable Socially Collaborative Robot for the Manufacturing Industry” [paper]
  • Schauer, J., Nüchter, A., “Digitizing automotive production lines without interrupting assembly operations through an automatic voxel-based removal of moving objects” [paper]
  • Kovac, M., “Bio-Inspired Flying Robots for Monitoring and Repair of Infrastructure in Future Smart Cities” [paper]
  • Cherubini, A., Crosnier, A., Fraisse, P., Navarro, B., Passama, R., Sorour, M., “Research on cobotics at the LIRMM IDH group” [paper]
  • Phan, G., Hansen, C., Tommasino, P., Budhota, A., Mohan, D.M., Hussain, A., Burdet, E., Campolo, D., “Estimation of human joint mechanical impedance during a tooling task” [paper and video]
  • Bagoly, L., Tamas, L., “Industry 4.0 – MES Vertical Integration Use-case with a Cobot” [ppt]

14:30 - 15:00 Oral presentations [Poster teasers] of papers solicited via call for papers (4 minutes each)

  • Roveda, L., Ghidoni, S., Cotecchia, S., Pagello, E., Pedrocchi, N., “EURECA H2020 CleanSky 2: a Multi-Robot Framework to Enhance the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Aerospace Industry” [paper]
  • Bharatheesha, M., Hernandez, C., Wisse, M., Giftsun, N., Dumonteil, G., “Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance for Collaborative Robot Applications” [paper]
  • Lu, X., Faragasso, A., Ji, Y., Kono, H., Yamashita, A., Asama, H., “Combining Encoder Data and Visual Odometry for Mobile Robot Fault Detection” [paper]
  • Scioni, E., Tirmizi, A., Decré, W., Aertbeliën, E., Witters, M., De Schutter, J., “Fast and Intuitive Robot Programming: a Constraint-based Approach” [ppt] [poster]
  • Airò Farulla, G., Lukic, N., Sorgini, F., Danilov, I., Bojovic, B., Lukic, M., Milivojevic, M., Lukic, B., Gordic, Z., Jovanovic, K., Camboni, D., Caliò, R., Prinetto, P., Kovacevic, B., Carrozza, M.C., Petrovic, P., Oddo, C.M., “Multisensory telepresence for safe remote operation in Industry 4.0” [paper]
  • Sorgini, F., Mazzoni, A., Coppola, C., Maffei, M., Bianchi, M., Sateriale, A., Bocelli, S., Roccella, S., Tonietti, G., Carrozza, M.C., Oddo, C.M., Dario, P., “Investigation of human tactile capabilities and features to be integrated in a robotic platform for identifying and correcting defects of surfaces” [paper]
  • Michieletto, S., Stival, F., Castelli, F., Khosravi, M. Landini, A., Ellero, S., Landò, R., Boscolo, R., Tonello, S., Varaticeanu, B., Minciunescu, P., Pagello, E., “FLEXICOIL: Flexible Robotized Coils Winding for Electric Machines Manufacturing Industry” [paper and video]

15:00 – 16:00 Coffee break, poster viewing and networking session 16:00 - 17:00 Round table discussion

 

Call for Contributions (Closed)

We invite you to submit your contributions to the ICRA 2017 Full Day Workshop “IC3 - Industry of the future: Collaborative, Connected, Cognitive. Novel approaches stemming from Factory of the Future & Industry 4.0 initiatives”.
The Workshop will be held at ICRA 2017 on June 2, 2017 from h. 8:30 to 17:00 in Room 4801AB/4802 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Prospective participants are solicited to submit short or full papers (2+ pages), optionally accompanied with multimedia attachments, or multimedia only contributions about the possibilities to:

  • empower manufacturing production lines in a collaborative, connected and cognitive fashion
  • integrate machine and reinforced learning with mechatronics to sense and act in order to assist workers and to upgrade their qualification from manual operators to supervisors of routine tasks;
  • build systems with human-like decision making abilities resulting in greater efficiency and increased quality;
  • explain how cobots could respond more flexibly, robustly and efficiently to the everyday needs of workers in professional environments
  • cyber-physical factory as a complete system from assembly to dismantling
  • develop efficient techniques for manufacturing advanced composites;
  • develop novel procedures for the automated manufacturing and assembly of aerospace components.

 

The recommended IEEE template for papers can be downloaded here: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
To participate, submit all the applicable contents via email to: ic3.icra2017@santannapisa.it by February 26, 2017. Please consider to use a cloud base storage service provider for the heavier attachments. All contributions will undergo a brief review by the organizers, and the authors will be notified of acceptance by March 12, 2017. On the basis of a quality impact, the selected authors will be given an opportunity to hold 2 up to 20 minutes talks during the dedicated session of the Workshop. Furthermore, the selected papers will be considered for being invited in an upcoming journal special issue related to the Workshop topics.

Venue

 

Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 8:30 to 17:00
Location: Room 4211/4212 Level 4
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay, Singapore

1 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018971
[MAP]   [ Floorplan ]

 

 

With the Support of

Organizers

  • ACADEMIA
  • Paolo Dario Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)
    Professor of Biomedical Robotics,
    Director of The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy,
    IEEE Fellow, IEEE RAS Past President

  • Alois Knoll Technische Universität München
    Professor of Computer Science,
    Head of the Robotics and Embedded Systems Group,
    IEEE Senior Member

  • Lakmal Seneviratne Robotics Institute Khalifa University Robotics Institute, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
    Associate Vice President for Research,
    Director of the Khalifa University Robotics Institute (KURI)
  • INDUSTRY
  • Massimo Maffei Piaggio & C. S.p.A.
    Vice President Manufacturing Technologies and Infrastructure-Facilities Manufacturing Technologies, Piaggio & C. S.p.A.

  • Arturo Baroncelli Comau S.p.A.
    COMAU Robotics Business Development Manager, Past President and present member of the Board of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), Member of the euRobotics AISBL Board of Directors