10. Februar 2021

Online-Event: 10th Robotics Congress – smart manufacturing of the future

The thematic focus of the anniversary event was on artificial intelligence, high-tech meets ease of use and programming, machine learning and human-robot collaboration & safety.

Top-class expert presentations showed which technical prerequisites must be met for the optimal use of robots in the smart manufacturing of the future.

Artificial intelligence

What opportunities do AI-based approaches open up in process automation and robotics? What steps are needed to transform modern algorithms into value-creating practical applications in order to fully exploit the potential of AI?

Machine Learning

In the future, it will be important to combine intuitive operation with high-tech. Machine learning and AI will play a key role here. The technology must be integrated in the robot so that the user is not aware of it and can benefit from it at the same time.

Sensors & Vision

The robot is inherently blind and stupid. Only sensors and cameras turn it into an intelligent machine that finds its way around the process. It also makes it possible to reach into the box, a special application that is ubiquitous in the automotive sector.

HRC & Safety

The era of cobots has gained tremendous momentum. The models are designed to work together with the worker. The topic of safety plays a central role in this application and should not make potential users shy away from a first use.

Get in touch with the future of robotics and don’t miss this event.

Due to the current situation, the congress will only take place online as a live stream!!!



Markus Strehlitz, Editor Industrieanzeiger


09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and outlook for the day

Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO Deutsche Messe AG

09:10 – 09:45

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence – Benefits and Practice in Process Automation and Robotics

 Dr. Jonathan Balzer, CTO Vathos GmbH

09:45 – 10:10

Robotics Award 1st place: Beyond Cobot: Artificial intelligence combines human senses

Dr. Jens Kotlarski, CEO Yuanda Robotics GmbH

10:10 – 10:35

Cobots that learn from humans: AI solutions for industrial practice

Viktor Treichel, Channel Development Manager, Universal Robots

10:35 – 11:00

Break and networking

11:00 – 11:25

Robotics Award 2nd place: Fast robot improves the automatic storage and picking solution “Cube Storage Systems”

Peter Bimmermann, Managing Director AutoStore System GmbH

11:25 – 11:50

On the way to the glass robot

Günter Heinendirk, Manager Digital Transformation, Stäubli GmbH

11:50 – 12:15

The adaptive machine – A new machine age begins

Markus Sandhöfner, Managing Director, B&R Industrie-Elektronik

12:15 – 13:30

Break and Networking

13:30 – 13:55

Robotics Award 3rd place: Air Grip solution for robot-based bottle handling

Tobias Kieferl, Produktmanager, Yaskawa Europe GmbH

13:55 – 14:20

Self-automation made easy – with smart robotics solutions

Matthias Frey, Leiter Robotik und Versuch, J. Schmalz GmbH

14:20 – 14:55

Intelligent Industrial Devices

Dr. Martin May, Head of Research / Advanced Technology, Head of Cyber Physical Systems, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG

14:55 – 15:20

Break and networking

15:20 – 15:45

Sensor technology for factory automation

Speaker n.n., Sensopart Industriesensorik GmbH

15:45 – 16:30

Panel discussion: Cobots are getting smarter – AI and machine learning simplify commissioning and integration

Jens Kotlarski, Jonathan Balzer, 2 more participants to follow

16:30 – 17:00

Résumé – Summary

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