How Do We Surpass Current Barriers to Efficient Deployment of New Robotics in Industry?
Jon Azpiazu, Department of Applied Cybernetics, SINTEF, Norway
Lars Dalgaard, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Adam Dabrowski, Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements, PIAP , Poland
A key element when bringing some of the newer robotic applications into industry is to do it in an efficient way. Quite often researchers focus on bringing our research into TRL 5 or 6, but we underestimate the effort required to raise these prototypes into TRL 9. Often also, the requirements set for doing a prototype validation or demonstration are not the same as for an actual system in an operational environment in terms of reliability, robustness and so on.
In order for robot research to have a bigger impact, we should try to make the road between research and industry more agile.
Some of the questions that we will try to answer during the workshop are:
- Which are the main barriers why many cool research papers never arrive to industry?
- What issues need to be taken into account while doing research so that the results can be taken more efficiently to industry?
- How can we accelerate the timeline from a research prototype to an industrial-grade system?
- What does industry demand that is not correctly tackled by research?
- "Introduction to the workshop and motivation – the R5-COP project", Jon Azpiazu, SINTEF, Norway
- "Dealing with configurability of robot systems", Tapio Heikkilä, VTT, Finland
- "We have the solution! - And the problem was?", Matti Tikanmaki, Probot OY, Finland
- "Deploying Mobile Service Robot Systems – lessons from the DTI Mobile CoWorker paradigm", Lars Dalgaard, DTI, Denmark
- "Reconfigurable mobile robots in industry: can experience in security robotics help in industrial use cases?", Adam Dabrowski, PIAP, Poland
- "Towards real life autonomous UGVs for search and rescue", George Nikolakopoulus, LTU, Sweden
- "Towards robust autonomous robot operations", Jon Azpiazu, SINTEF, Norway
- "Industrial applications in search and rescue with UGVs", Jonas Wikstrom, Swedish Space Corporation
- Brainstorming summary and discussion.
Information for participants
Participants will be asked to provide with concepts and ideas for the brainstorming session. It would be useful if participants have access to some device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) able to connect to the Internet. Other means of participation will be provided in case this is not available.