ERF 2019 Workshop “Robotics for logistics and transport”

Session Title
Robotics for Logistics and Transport

Jesús, Alfonso de la Riva; Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón;Spain;
Martin, Magnusson; Örebro University; Sweden;
Achim, Lilienthal; Örebro University; Sweden;
Sören Kerner; IML Fraunhofer; Germany;

Motivation and Objectives
The aim is to bring together end users, logistics and robotics companies and researchers working on novel approaches, through a mixture of talks from invited speakers and round-table discussions.

The topics are centred around new developments and real-world implementations, from logistics flows down to grasping, as well as current research in the field.

This workshop presents a continuation of the “Robotics for Logistis and Transport” workshops that took place at the ERF 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018 and where research projects with the focus on Robotics for Logistics and Transport were given the opportunity to present their objectives, approaches and use cases.


The workshop consists of two sections; Flash presentations from selected speakers and a round table.


Date: 20th March

Salon A (ABB room)


    08:30-08:35 Introduction slides
    08:35-09:35 Invited presentations

      • Federico Baiamonte (qbrobotics),  Collaborative end-effector based on Soft-Robotics for Industrial applications
      • Kai Franke (Magazino),  Mobile pick-and-place robots in the real world — Lessons learned from academia to startup slides
      • Sören Kerner (Fraunhofer IML),  Novel Ecosystem for Autonomous Logistics
      • Niki Kousi (LMS),  AI enabled task allocation for smart logistics operations using flexible mobile robots slides
      • Alvaro Villena (Robotnik),  Novel fleet management system approach for logistics slides
      • Cristopher Parlitz (Bosch Rexroth),  From complete solutions to components: elements for mobile robotics slides
      • Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics),  Modular mobile robots to enhance the workflow in industry and service sectors slides

    09:35-09:55 Roundtable discussions: Present and future after H2020. slides
    09:55-10:00 wrapup and conclusions