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11: Realities and Futures of Robotics

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

At the moment, the field of robotics gets a high level of attention. However, the public’s perception is dominated by inflated expectations and fears, caused partly by the media. The diversity of these machines and their impact on economies and societies are highly complex and elusive due to their variety and the constantly growing cognitive abilities of robots. Experts from the various fields of robotics will therefore present their points of view and discuss the socio-economic upheavals that are to be expected.

Professor of Individualized Building Production, Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen
Professor, Institute of Zoology, University of Graz
Head of Unit Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Directorate for Components and Systems, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Luxembourg
Professor and Head of Unit Geometry and CAD, Institute of Basic Sciences in Engineering Science, University of Innsbruck
Senior Principal Scientist, ABB Research Center Germany, Ladenburg
Junior Group Leader, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
Professor for Autonomous Systems and Director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Director, ROBOTICS - Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Klagenfurt Chair
Deputy Director, ROBOTICS - Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Klagenfurt Coordination

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Sigrid BRELL-COKCAN

Professor of Individualized Building Production, Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen

2014-2015 Professorship for Creative Robotics, Institute for Industrial Design, University of Art and Design, Linz
2005-2014 Lecturer,Rresearch/Project Assistant, Institute for Architectural Sciences,University of Technology, Vienna
2006 FWF-Research Pproject Assistant, Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, University of Technology, Faculty of Mathematics and Geometry, Vienna
2001-2015 Lecturer in Industrial Design and Architecture University of Applied Ars, Institute of Design, Vienna
since 2011 President and Co-Founder of the International Association for Robots in Architecture

Dr.Phil. Karl CRAILSHEIM

Professor, Institute of Zoology, University of Graz

1974-1977 Assistant, Institute for Zoology
1973-1976 Ph.D. thesis with Prof. K. Hagmüller, Intestinal Transport of Amino Acids in Rats
1976 Ph.D, Zoology and Biochemistry
1977-1988 Assistant Professor
1984-1996 Chairman, Commission for the Studies of Biologie and Earth Sciences
1984-2014 Lecturer at the department of Psychology Nutrition, Evolution, Anthropology.
1988 Habilitation, Zoology, Metabolic Physiology of the honeybee in dependence on the season
1988-1997 Associate Professor, Graz
1991 Sabbatical, University Illinois, USA, NIH-supported
1996-2001 Chairman, German section, IUSSI, Internationale Union zum Studium der sozialen Insekten
1995 Research, University of California, Riverside
1997 Appointment as University Professor, Full Professor, Karl Franzens Universität, Graz
1997 Head, Division for Metabolic Physiology
1998 Research, University of California, Riverside
1998-2003 Dean, Faculty of Science, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2001-2003 Vice Chairman, Senate of the Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2003 Vice Chairman, Convent of the Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2004-2007 Member of the Senate of the Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2005 President, Standing Commission of Apimondia, Bee Biology
2006-2007 Chairman of the Scientists´ Council of the Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2007 Dean, Faculty of Science, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz
2007-2011 President, Styrian URANIA, Adult Education Centre
2009-2013 President, Austrian Entomological Society
2011 Vice President, Styrian URANIA, Adult Education Centre

Ph.D. Juha HEIKKILÄ

Head of Unit Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Directorate for Components and Systems, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Luxembourg

1994 Postgraduate studies, University of Cambridge
1998 DG Translation - European Commission
2005 Project Officer - Cognition - DG Information Society - European Commission
2008 Deputy Head of Unit - Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics - DG Information Society - European Commission
2014 Head of Unit - Robotics - DG Connect - European Commission

Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred HUSTY

Professor and Head of Unit Geometry and CAD, Institute of Basic Sciences in Engineering Science, University of Innsbruck

1984 1989 university assistent
1989 Habilitation in geometry (Montan University Leoben)
1989-1997 assistant professor
1993&1994 Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship, research at Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1995 elected Associate Member of Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University
1997-2000 associate professor
since 2000 Professor, Geometry, University Innsbruck
2004-2008 Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering
2013 Honorary Doctorate Technical University, Cluj-Napoca.

Dr. Björn MATTHIAS

Senior Principal Scientist, ABB Research Center Germany, Ladenburg

1983-1990 M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1991-1994 Post-Doc., Physikalisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
1994-2004 Senior Scientist, Program Manager, Group Leader, ABB Corporate Research
2004-2016 ABB Corporate Research, Senior Principal Scientist - Robotic Automation
since 2016 ABB Corporate Fellow - Robotic Automation

Ph.D. Yulia SANDAMIRSKAYA

Junior Group Leader, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

2005 - 2006 M.Sc. (Physics), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2006 - 2010 Dr. rer. nat. (Neural Computation, Physics), Institute of Neural Computation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2013 & 2014 Visiting researcher, University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
since 2015 Postdoc, Junior group leader, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Roland Yves SIEGWART

Professor for Autonomous Systems and Director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

1984-1985 Research and Teaching Assistant, Turbomachinery Lab (Prof. Gyarmathy), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1985-1986 Lecturer, Turbomachinery, Technical University (HTL), Zurich
1985-1989 Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Mechanics (Prof. Schweitzer), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1989 PhD, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1989-1990 Post-Doc, CDR - Center of Design and Research, Stanford University, California
1990-1996 Senior Scientist and Lecturer, Institute of Robotics, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1990-1997 Vice-President Research & Development, MECOS Traxler AG
1996-2006 Associate / Full Professor in Microengineering, EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2002-2006 Vice Dean, School of Engineering (STI), EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2005 Visiting Professor, NASA Ames and Stanford University, California
since 2006 Full Professor for Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
2010-2014 Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
since 2015 Co-Director of Wyss Translational Center Zürich

DI Dr. Michael HOFBAUR

Director, ROBOTICS - Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Klagenfurt

2011-2014 Chartered Engineer, ZT Hofbaur, Graz
2009-2014 Professor, Chair of the Institute of Automation and Control Engineering, University UMIT in Hall i. Tyrol, Austria
2004-2009 Vice Deputy Head, Associate Professor University of Technology, Graz, Austria
2000-2001 University Assistant, University of Technology, Graz
1993-2004 Research Trainee, Tampere University of Technology, Finland Austria

DI Mathias BRANDSTÖTTER

Deputy Director, ROBOTICS - Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Klagenfurt

2009-2015 UMIT - Institute for Automation and Control Engineering, University Assistant
2008-2009 BMW Steyr, Development Engineer

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:30 - 12:50From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
12:50 - 14:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
14:30 - 15:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
18:00 - 18:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:30 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Digital MedicinePlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:30 - 10:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
09:00 - 10:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering ConsumersBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New EnlightenmentPlenary
08:45 - 09:45Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New SolutionsPlenary
10:15 - 11:30ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial