Program

The full conference program can be downloaded from here: conference program

The program will include five invited talks, oral presentations of accepted papers, education and industry robotic demonstrations. We are planing to have Lab. tour and city tour including Conference Dinner. Conference will be preceded by one of the workshops organized by Lodz University of Technology under Visegrad Robotics Workshop project. Conference will be also accompanied by Robotour competitions.

Invited Talks:

• Prof. Andrea Bonarini, Politecnico di Milano

• Maciej Antonik, National Instruments

• Prof. Edward Jezierski, Lodz University of Technology

• Janusz Jakieła, Kuka Roboter

• Damian Derebecki, RoboNET

 

  Andrea Bonarini is full professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering. Coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab (AIRLab) since 1990. He is among the founders of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA) and the Italian Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (Chair from 2008 to 2010). He participated since 1997 to the Robocup initiative (member of the Executive Committee from 2002 to 2010). He has participated and leaded several EU, national, and industrial projects. Since 1989, he has developed with his collaborators and students more than 30 autonomous robots. His research focus is currently on interactive, autonomous robots, in particular for Edutainment and Robogames. He has published more than 140 papers on international journals, books, and proceedings of international congresses.

The short description of the plenary talk:

Robotics is a discipline involving many different aspects. It is important to make students work on interdisciplinary activities on their Robotics track. The experience of courses held in collaboration between the Information Engineering School and the Design School at Politecnico di Milano will be presented. These courses gave to students with very different backgrounds the possibility to develop robots in interdisciplinary groups, sharing and exploiting the respective skills. The design of a crash course and a regular one will be discussed.

 

Robots mean many things to many people, and National Instruments offers intuitive and productive design tools for everything from designing autonomous vehicles to teaching robotics design principles. The NI LabVIEW graphical programming language makes it easy to build complex robotics applications by providing a high level of abstraction for common tasks, such as sensor communication, obstacle avoidance, path planning, kinematics, steering and more. All of above features are accessible even for the beginners due to the simplifying factor brought by the graphical nature of NI LabVIEW. Engineers are able to import code from other languages, such as C, MATLAB or HDL – and perform communication external devicewhile focusing strictly on the application, not necessarily on the way of achieving the specified functionalities. Open RIO architecture gives the power of programming of the reconfigurable FPGA devices to everyone. From simple thermocouple measurements up to ultra fast FPGA-enabled camera systems – this holistic approach is a key to the highly efficient and robust development.

National Instruments Poland is bringing all of these tools to the Polish market. While providing the world-class technical support and qualified technical consultants to advise you with your system on-site we make sure, that you become successful with your unique solution. We also support academic projects by offering discounts, special products, events and programs exclusive only to universities. 

 

  Professor Edward Jezierski is a head of Robotics Group at the Lodz University of Technology (TUL), Poland. His research activity is connected with dynamics and control of robots. Since 1990 he is offering courses in robotics at all three levels at TUL. He has also some international experience in education of this field. Prof. Jezierski is the author of two books devoted for students: Robotics – Basic Course (2002) and Dynamics of Robots (2006), both in Polish.

The short description of the plenary talk:

The balance between mechanical, electrical/electronic and control aspects in robotics education

Courses on robotics  are usually offered for students of mechanical or electrical/electronics faculties or departments. Thus the backgrounds of the group of students are different, their expectations are also different, moreover there are frequently some differences in nomenclature that student are used to apply in their field of studies. As robotics is based on the three pillars, i.e. mechanics, electrical/electronic engineering and control it is important to find the common language with students to effectively equip them with a core knowledge and skills in  robotics.

The paper presents some observations of the author when he has been offering the robotics lectures for different groups of students at the first and the second study cycles.  A useful, but rarely use nomenclature for robot kinematics is presented. Also some similarities  between mechanical and electrical basic dynamical components  are compared, that allows to obtain an enough level of understanding of the dynamics of the whole kinematic chain with drives. An overview of core control problems is also addressed. It is underlined that some dynamical features of the manipulator allow for easy building of decoupled control systems.

 

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Humanoid platform NAO gained it’s great popularity by wide variety of applications. The thing that amazes the most in NAO is the way how he links people of so different abilities and interests, by giving them possibility to learn various issues, from mechanics by computer study and control to mechatronics. Humanoid robot NAO gives everyone opportunity to program and create realistic behaviors, thanks to his Multilanguage corss-platfrom, and programs such as Choregraph and Webots for NAO. This Robot is not only easy to program and control, but also to monitor and draw conclusions from his numerous sensors gives no problems at all. 

 

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