RobMoSys Closing Event

Be part of the first international Conference on Software and Systems Engineering for Robotics 2021 (CSSER21) which will be held virtually on January 12 and 13 of 2021

The idea of  this conference arose as a result of the EU H2020 RobMoSys project, which started in 2017 with the aim to create a digital industrial platform for Robotics. Whereas the project ends in December 2020, the RobMoSys ecosystem continues to grow.

The conference will give you the chance to listen to real use-cases from industrial settings, hear about the latest developments in framework -agnostic modeling for Robotics with several Demos from the RobMoSys project and follow panel discussions with highly recognized experts in their fields.

To better focus on the interests of our participants, we have split the conference into an INDUSTRY DAY on January 12th and an ACADEMY DAY on January 13th.

For last minute deciders: register directly on the event space

What to expect

12 January @Industry Day (tentative agenda)

14:00-14:30 – Towards an EU Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics

  • Dr. Huascar Espinoza, Project Manager Embedded & Autonomous Systems at CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel, Professor at Technische Hochschule Ulm

14:30-15:30 – Keynote by Stefan Teuchert, Senior Vice President, Head of Electronic Systems MAN Truck & Bus

15:30 – 16:00 – virtual Coffee Break (breakout rooms & meeting rooms available)

16:00-16:45 – Use Case Demonstrations

  • Marta Millet, Robotnik Automation (RoMAN ITP)
  • Karl Buckley, GMV NSL (MIRANDA ITP)
  • Dr. Dennis Stampfer, CTO of Toolify Robotics (XITO)

16:45-17:45 – Panel discussion: The Future of Robotics and Challenges of the Industry

  • Dr. Andreas Bihlmaier, R&D Team Manager at ABB Robotics
  • Dr. David Bisset, Executive Director euRobotics
  • Luca Marchionni, CTO of PAL Robotics
  • Dr. Georg v Wichert, Head of Research Group, Autonomous Systems & Control, Corporate Technology, SIEMENS

13 January @Academy Day (tentative agenda)

14:00-14:50 – Vision for a Software and Systems Engineering Community

  • Dr. Huascar Espinoza, Project Manager Embedded & Autonomous Systems at CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission)
  • Dr. Marco Jahn, Research Project Manager at Eclipse Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel, Professor at Technische Hochschule Ulm
  • Time for Q&As

14:50-15:30 – Keynote by Arne Hamann, Chief Expert – Distributed Intelligent Systems at BOSCH

15:30 – 15:50 – virtual Coffee Break (breakout rooms & meeting rooms available)

15:50-16:45 – Use Case Demonstrations

  • Prof. Dr. Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura (MiRON, RoQME ITP)
  • Dr. Jabier Martinez, Research at Tecnalia Research & Innovation (SAFECC4Robot ITP)
  • Prof. Dr. Armando Tacchella, Computer Engineering at University of Genova (SCOPE ITP)
  • Dr. Michael Rathmair, Researcher at Joanneum Research (ForSAMARA ITP)

16:45-17:45 – Panel discussion: Future Challenges and Sustainability of Modularity and composable software development for the Robotics of the Future
                      Moderated by Prof.Dr. Christian Schlegel, Technische Hochschule Ulm

  • Prof. Dr. ir. Herman Bruyninckx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Dr. Arne Hamann, Chief Expert Distributed Intelligent Systems
  • Yevgen Kogan, KUKA
  • Frank Schnicke, Fraunhofer IESE
  • Prof. Dr. Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Prof. Dr. Andrzej Wąsowski, IT University Copenhagen

in alphabetical order

Dr. Andreas Bihlmaier, Chief Software Architect at ABB Robotics

Andreas is chief software architect at ABB Robotics. He obtained his PhD in the field of AI and robotics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics (IPR) lab. Andreas studied computer science (diploma) and philosophy (BA). After working at Google Research in 2015, Andreas returned to Germany to co-found robodev GmbH. In 2019 he received the “Innovator under 35” award by the Technology Review. Andreas joined ABB Robotics in 2020.

Dr. David Bisset, Executive Director at euRobotics

David Bisset is an independent robotics consultant and has worked in Robotics for 27 years. He was an academic for 10 years and has extensive experience of working in both large and small industries and with related organisations. He has contributed extensively to the strategic agenda for robotics in Europe and the UK. He is an Executive Director at the European Robotics Association (euRobotics) with responsibility for partnerships and the strategic agenda. He is also directly involved in setting up the robotics Digital Innovation Hub networks across Europe through the RODIN CSA and the DIH-HERO and DIH2 projects. He is involved in the formation of the proposed AI, Data and Robotics European co-programmed Partnership and a member of its Core-Editorial team as well as being a member of the newly formed Robotics Growth Partnership with the business ministry in the UK.

Prof. dr. ir. Herman Bruyninckx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Herman Bruyninckx is Full Professor in robotics, at KU Leuven in Belgium and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Model-based approaches have been in the core of all his robotics research activities since the beginning, and also in the software-centric part of his research. His ambition is to introduce the most formal level of RobMoSys modelling everywhere, that is, to develop models and meta models that robots can use themselves, by means of runtime reasoing, in their mutual discovery, task assignment dialogues, perception, control, and decision making.

Huascar Espinoza, Project Manager Embedded & Autonomous Systems at CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission)

Huascar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He currently works at CEA LIST on desing of embedded and autonomous systems. He was leader of the TECNALIA’s Cyber-Security and Safety research group. Dr. Espinoza has coordinated the work of large international initiatives, such as the FP7 OPENCOSS project, the ECSEL AMASS project, and now the H2020 RobMoSys project. He has also contributed to standardization committees of MARTE (Modeling and Analyzing Real-Time and Embedded) and SysML at the OMG. He is leader of the OpenCert/Polarsy open source project at Eclipse Foundation. Huáscar Espinoza is founder of a SME that provides technological solutions based on Drones (Adronika). He is also chair/program committee member of more than ten regular international conferences.

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Dr. Arne Hamann, Chief Expert Distributed Intelligent Systems at Bosch

Arne Hamann obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2008 from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. Currently, he is Chief Expert for “Distributed Intelligent Systems” at Bosch Corporate Research.  Like the Bosch product portfolio, his research interests are broad encompassing embedded systems where the interaction between physical processes, hardware and software plays a major role, through to distributed IoT systems with elements of (edge) cloud computing. In the academic context, he is member of the editorial board of the ACM journal “Transactions on Cyber Physical Systems”, and regularly serves as program committee member for international conferences such as ECRTS, RTSS, RTAS, DAC, EMSOFT, and ICCPS.

Dr. Marco Jahn,  Research Project Manager at Eclipse Foundation

Marco Jahn is research project manager at the Eclipse Foundation. He obtained his diploma in computer science from Ulm University in 2006 and his PhD from RWTH Aachen in 2016. He worked as software developer at denkwerk GmbH before moving to Fraunhofer FIT. There, he has been working as researcher and project manager in various European research projects in the areas of IoT and Smart Cities. Furthermore, he led the IoT Platforms team and coordinated the IoT Large-Scale Pilot Project MONICA. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2019 where he participates in the foundation’s research activities, helping to turn innovations into successful open source projects.


Yevgen Kogan, Intuitive Operation and Programming at Kuka

Yevgen joined KUKA in 2006 and is now leading teams for “Intuitive Operation and Programming” and “Smart Data and Infrastructure” of the Corporate Research department at KUKA. He obtained his diploma in computer science from University of Augsburg in 2006. Since then, he participated on the technology development for Augmented Reality, graphical Programming and multi-modal HRI. His current main research focus is on methods for model-driven product/process/resource description, standardization and Plug & Produce technologies. Yevgen has participated on more than 10 national and international research projects. He is a member of the sub working group “Asset Administration Shell” of the Platform Industrie 4.0 Working Group “Reference Architectures, Standards and Norms“.


Luca Marcchioni, CTO of PAL Robotics

Luca obtained his BSc in Control Engineering in 2005 and his MSc in Systems and Control Engineering in 2007, both from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He joined PAL Robotics in 2009 as Software and Control Engineer, where he participated in the development of wheeled and biped robots, taking care of dynamic simulations, autonomous navigation and bipedal walking software. In 2014, Luca became the CTO. Currently, he is also the Project Manager of the TALOS robot.

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Dr. Jabier Martinez, Researcher at Tecnalia

Dr. Jabier Martinez, researcher at Tecnalia, TRUSTECH, in the Software Lifecycle Innovation team. His background is on providing methods and tools for systems modelling, and for achieving systematic reuse covering all the artefacts that conform a system life-cycle. His current focus is on safety and security critical systems.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Rathmair, Joanneum Research

Michael studied electrical engineering and information technology at the TU Wien and graduated in 2018 with a doctorate degree from the Institute of Computer Technology. In addition, he was a research associate and integrated in various national and international research projects, as well as in university teaching. Since March 2019 he has been working as a research assistant and technical test center manager of the ROBOTICS Evaluation Lab (REL) at the Institute for ROBOTICS of the JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH. His professional interests are primarily in the research and development of verification, analysis and testing processes for robot applications in the sense of a cyber-physical system. In order to be able to optimally integrate these processes into modern day-to-day production, he is also actively involved in the national and international committees for the robot standard ISO 10218.

Professor Christian Schlegel, Technische Hochschule Ulm

Christian currently works at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Hochschule Ulm. Christian does research in Robotics and Software Engineering. Their current projects are “RobMoSys”, “SeRoNet”, “LogiRob” and “ZAFH Intralogistik”.

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Frank Schnicke, Project Manager at Fraunhofer IESE

Frank Schnicke is project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in the department Embedded Software Engineering and mainly involved in Industry 4.0 projects. Presently, he is working in the “BaSys 4.2” project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). His main contribution focuses on software architectures that enable service-based production. Additionally, he coordinates the implementation of the Eclipse BaSyx reference implementation. His research focuses on Industry 4.0 software architectures that enable changeability in industrial plants.

Dr. Dennis Stampfer, Founder and CEO of Toolify Robotics GmbH

Dennis has been working on the RobMosys project as member of the THUlm since the beginning of the project. Together with other members of the THUlm he founded Toolify Robotics in 2020, a company that has been inspired by the approach used in RobMoSys, and “because research in robotics has so much to offer, but, at the same time, less to apply in the real market”. He is a member of the “Technical Committee on Software Engineering for Robotics and Automation” (IEEE RAS TC-SOFT) and the topic group on “Software Engineering, System Integration, System Engineering”. His thesis was strongly related to the RobMoSys project: Contributions to System Composition using a System Design Process driven by Service Definitions for Service Robotics.

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Prof. Dr. Armando Tacchella, Professor at University of Genoa

Armando Tacchella is Full Professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Genoa. His research interests are mainly in the field of AI, with a focus on modeling and verification of autonomous agents, including verification of neural networks and other learning systems.   His recent publications focus on improving safety and security of control architectures using formal methods with applications to robotics and industrial control systems.

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Teuchert, Senior Vice President Head of Electric/ Electronic Systems (EE) at MAN Bus & Truck SE

Stefan Teuchert is responsible for the development of electric/electronic systems including automated driving and e-mobility. In 2016 he worked together with the Digital Venture GmbH in Berlin to generate new digital business models and founded new companies (startups). From 2009 to 2016 Mr. Teuchert leads the function & software development for powertrain (including ePowertrain), connectivity and driver assistance systems. During that time he built up the in house software development and restructured the organization to an IT house with a clear separation between hardware and software. From 2004 to 2009 he was responsible for testing, base software and tool development. He starts his carrier in the DHL logistic group optimizing routes with mathematical and heuristic approaches.

Dr. Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Tenured Associate Professor at Universidad de Extremadura

Cristina Vicente-Chicote currently works as a professor at the Department of Informatics and Telematics Engineering, Universidad de Extremadura (Spain). Her research is focused in Software Engineering, Model-Driven Engineering, Self-Adaptive Systems and Robotics.

Dr. Andrzej Wasowski, Professor at IT University Copenhagen

Andrzej Wasowski is Professor of Software Engineering at the IT Universityof Copenhagen. He has also worked at Aalborg University in Denmark, and asvisiting professor at INRIA Rennes and University of Waterloo, Ontario. Hisinterests are in software quality, reliability, and safety in high-stakehigh-value software projects. This includes semantic foundations and toolsupport for model-driven development, program analysis tools, testing tools andmethods, as well as processes for improving and maintain quality in softwareprojects. Many of his projects involvecommercial or open-source partners,primarily in the domain of robotics and safety-critical embedded systems.Recently he coordinates the Marie-Curie training network on Reliable AI forMarine Robotics (REMARO). Wasowski holds a PhD degree from the ITUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark (2005) and a MSC Eng degree from the WarsawUniversity of Technology, Poland (2000).

Dr.-Ing. Georg v Wichert,  Head of Autonomous Systems and Control at SIEMENS AG

Dr.-Ing. Georg von Wichert joined Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) in 1998, currently he is the Head of the CT Research Group Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Control in Munich, Germany. Georg von Wichert holds a PhD in Robotics and Control Engineering from Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Germany. He contributed to and managed projects with applications among others in advanced robotics, driver assistance systems, human-machine interaction, and sensor data and information fusion. Georg von Wichert is a Rudolf Diesel Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Technische Universitt Mnchen, where he also gives lectures on Advanced Robot Perception. In addition, he actively serves the European research community as an evaluator and reviewer for FP7 and H2020 projects.


Presentations of January 12


Presentations of January 13