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DSI Symposium Robotics

DSI symposium robotics: explore and get inspired 

Are you involved and / or interested in robotics in all facets? Come to the 4th Robotics symposium on January 22, 2020. You will find good speakers, scientists and companies and  the opportunity to visit the various labs.

On this day we host the first yearly DSI symposium on human-centered robotics, where science, technology, ethics, legal, societal and business meet. In the morning there will be the opportunity to visit the various robotics labs at the University of Twente and learn about the recent advancements in research. For the afternoon, we have prepared a broad and interactive program.



10:30 - 12:00

optional lab tour

  • Wearable Robotics lab (Westhorst building room WH 219) and Surgical Robotics lab (Ring West)
  • Robotics and Mechatronics lab (Carré building)
  • HMI (VR lab Westhorst building)
12:00 - 13:00

registration & lunch & demo market

13:00 - 13:15

Opening by Maarten van Steen, Scientific Director Digital Society Institute;
Introduction UT Robotics program by Stefano Stramigioli

13:15 - 14:00

Keynote Alin Albu-Schäffer, Technical University of Munich

14:00 - 15:15

Business collaboration success stories

15:15 - 16:00

Break and demo market

16:00 - 16:30

Ethical, Legal and Societal presentation

16:30 - 17:00

Panel discussion business: Sandy Kalisingh, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Alain le Loux

17:00 - 18:00

Network drinks

Keynote speaker

prof.dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer

Alin Albu-Schäffer received his M.S. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Timisoara, Romania in 1993 and his Ph.D. in automatic control from the Technical University of Munich in 2002. Since 2012 he is the head of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which he joined in 1995 as a Ph.D. candidate. Moreover, he is a professor at the Technical University of Munich, holding the Chair for "Sensor Based Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems" at the Computer Science Department. His personal research interests include robot design, modeling and control, nonlinear control, flexible joint and variable compliance robots, impedance and force control, physical human-robot interaction, bio-inspired robot design and control. He received several awards, including the IEEE King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the Transactions on Robotics in 2012 and 2014; several ICRA and IROS Best Paper Awards as well as the DLR Science Award. He was strongly involved in the development of the DLR light-weight robot and its commercialization through technology transfer to KUKA.

for whom

  • Researchers University of Twente, other universities
  • Companies robotics
  • Researchers Saxion 
  • policy makers municipalities
  • master students robotics

where & when

  • 22 January 2020
  • Language: English
  • Location: University of Twente, building Waaier (no 12) map
    Drienerlolaan 5, route
  • Free entrance & lunch 

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