Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke

Head of Autonomous Intelligent Systems, University of Bonn, Germany

Perception and planning for cognitive service robots

Dr. David Bisset

CEO, iTechnic Ltd, UK

The European Roadmap

Richard Bormann

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Germany

New brooms sweep clean - autonomous robotic cleaning assistant for office environments

Dr. Samuel Bouchard

President and Co-Founder, Robotiq, Canada

The convergence of industrial and service robotics

Renaud Champion

Co-founder and Partner, Robolution Capital, France

Investing in robotics: funding the new technological revolution

Francesco Ferro

CEO, Pal Robotics S.L., Spain

PAL ROBOTICS: Working for a Robolution

Dr. Hans-Peter Grothaus

Head of Development of Systembased Services, CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH, Germany

Professional service robots meet agriculture

Prof. Dr. Kamal Gupta

Director, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Practical and efficient planers for autonomous mobile manipulation

Dr. Karli Hantzschmann

Division Manager Automation, Roth & Rau - Ortner, Germany

SCOUT® – Self navigating system for efficient & flexible use in cleanrooms

Dr. Vincenzo Lippiello

Assistant professor Control and Mechatronics, University of Napoli, Italy

Aerial Manipulation

Prof. Dr. Medhat Moussa

School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada

Learning to grasp for applications in uncertain environments

Greg Peters

Engineering Design Manager, SABRE Autonomous Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia

SABRE: The world’s first autonomous grit blasting robot – Powered by SCHUNK

Dr. Claus Risager

Partner & Director, Blue Ocean Robotics, Denmark

The Blue Ocean Robotics way to robots with impact

Guillaume Pérolle

Crossing the bridge from lab-scale robotics to industrial grade robots for factories of the future

Prof. Dr. Eldert Van Henten

Head of Farm Technology Group, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Robotics in agriculture

Rich Walker

Managing Director, Shadow Robot Company Ltd., UK

Robots: from the shed to the world