ERF 2015 Workshop Robotics for Logistics and Transport


Motivation and objectives

This workshop will bring together researchers from academia and industry, in order to discuss the major challenges and opportunities for Robotics in Logistics and Freight Transport. The domain of logistics and transportation encompasses all the procedures, methods and processes involved in the movement of raw materials, information and goods along the supply chain.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers from mixed academic and industrial backgrounds and provide a common forum for exchange of ideas and expertise in both theoretical and practical aspects.


The workshop consists on a series of enlightening presentations from industry and academia related to different aspects of robotics systems applied to logistics and transport.

Agenda of the workshop

08:30 – 08:40 Introduction by the moderators and overview of the domain [PDF(0.2MB)]
08:40 – 09:45 Contributions from industry and academia

  • Semantic perception for safe long-term operation of robots for intralogistics applications. Prof. Achim J. Lilienthal (Örebro University). [PDF (3MB)]
  • Seamless Robot Localization and Navigation in Indoors-Outoors for Logistics in Warehouses. Pablo Urcola (University of Zaragoza). [PDF (2MB)]
  • E-commerce fast growth: the inevitable challenge for robotic automation in logistics. Prof. Wolfgang Echelmeyer (Reutlingen Research Institute). [PDF (0.6MB)]
  • Flexible Logistics using the Modular CoWorker Framework on Small Mobile Robot Platforms. Lars Dalgaard (Danish Technological Institute). [PDF (2MB)]
  • Futuristic technologies for logistic environments. Soren Kerner (IML Fraunhofer). [PDF (2MB)]
  • FURBOT for urban freight delivery. Matteo Zoppi (University of Genova) Italy. [PDF (1MB)]

09:45 – 10:00 Round table discussion, wrap up and conclusions [PDF (0.5MB)]

Date: March 11 2015

Location: ERF 2015  Room2

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