The ODIN participation to ERF 2024

The ODIN participation to ERF 2024

The European Robotics Forum (ERF) is one of the most impactful annual events in robotics and artificial intelligence in Europe. This year it was held the 13-15 of March 2024 in Rimini, Italy. The event attracted more than 1200 participants from 42 different countries with over 100 workshops and more than 70 exhibitors gather around the official thematic of ERF 2024: “ROBOTICS UNITES: People, Countries, Disciplines”.

ERF 2024 official opening (image euRobotics)

During this intensive three-day event, the ODIN partners participated in the organization of several relevant workshops including joint workshops with our extended network such as TRINITY Innovation Network and the ACROBA project. In this news article we are describing our different contributions to the ERF 2024 workshops and other promotional activities performed by the ODIN partners.

Workshop “TRINITY Innovation Network - Steps Forward”

The ODIN coordinator LMS participated to the workshop “TRINITY Innovation Network – Steps Forward”, organized by the partner Tamper University who is also leading the TRINITY Innovation Network. The workshop brought together different key RDI projects within Europe to discuss Innovation networks and the role companies, academics and other stakeholders can play. Other EU-funded projects also provided their viewpoints and plans regarding the sustainability of innovation networks, including JARVIS, EARASHI, DIGITOP, and DAoL.

The workshop is part of a larger collaboration initiative between euRobotics and Innovation Networks, with a shared interest to support each other's activities and to develop and promote research, innovation and deployment at the intersection of the 4 strategic areas (Inspection and Maintenance, Healthcare, Agile Manufacturing and Agrifood) and Robotics.

Dr. Apostolis Papavasileiou presenting ODIN project at TRINITY Innovation Network workshop.

AI enabled HRC – 11th Hybrid Production Systems workshop

The 11th Hybrid Production Systems workshop was organized by the ODIN Coordinator LMS and aimed at exploring the latest technologies enabling AI-driven Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC). Dr. Apostolis Papavasileiou contributed to the topic by presenting the latest advancements in robotics for agile production and discussing the adoption of innovative robotics technologies in manufacturing.

Dr. Apostolis Papavasileiou presenting the ODIN concept for pilot lines using modular components.

ERF 2024 Shaping Tomorrow’s Factory: HRC and Agile production

The workshop “Shaping Tomorrow’s Factory: HRC and Agile production” was organized by the EU-funded project ACROBA and we had the chance to be invited to present the technical demonstrations from ODIN project such as the AR interface to enhance HRC. The mobile drilling demonstrator attracted high attention from the audience and triggered good discussion in the following panel.
Presentation concluded on how reconfigurable systems will have a significant impact on agile manufacturing. In this development, Artificial Intelligence will play a major role in tasks like automatic labelling in vision applications and large language models in robot interaction.

Panel discussion triggered active discussion about future of agile manufacturing

Exhibition and Networking

ODIN partners were also actively disseminating the project results and networking with various stakeholders during the session breaks at the exhibition area. Several new contacts were made, such as the agreement to plan common events with Robocoast EDIH to promote the results to Finnish industry.

Jyrki Latokartano (Tampere Uni) and Apostolis Papavasileiou (LMS) discussing synergies with Juha-Pekka Alanen from ROBOCOAST EDIH

Visual Components promoting ODIN project on their exhibition booth

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