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ROS-Industrial Conference 2018

I’d like to announce that registration to ROS-Industrial Conference 2018 is now open.

Key points:

  • location: SI Centrum, Stuttgart, Germany
  • dates: December 11, 12:30 to December 13, 15:30
  • registration link (first 100 seats and until Nov 9: 600 EUR | from Nov 10: 900 EUR, 50% discount on these rates for ROS-I consortium members)

Hope to see you soon!


online streaming available ?

Dear @tomoya,
we are considering it, but at the moment, I cannot guarantee it.

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Program overview

(updated Nov 6, details subject to change)

Day1: December 11, 2018

  • 11:00 Registration opens
  • 12:30 Lunch (provided)
  • 13:30 Introduction to the ROS-Industrial Conference - @mirko-b, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 13:40 Welcome talk: Market Statistics from the 2018 IFR World Robotics Report - Martin Haegele, Fraunhofer IPA

Session 1: EU ROS Updates

  • 14:10 ROSIN: Advancing ROS in Europe - Carlos Hernandez Corbato, TU Delft
  • 15:10 Experiences and Outcomes of ROS Developments - ROSIN FTP performers, including Nobleo Projects, Roboception, and others
  • 16:10 Training and Education Activities - FH Aachen and Fraunhofer IPA
  • 17:00 Quality Assurance Initiatives and Tool Development for ROS - by Adam Alami & Zhoulai Fu, IT University of Copenhagen

Further Opportunities for Public funding

  • 17:40 RobMoSys, Composable Models and Software for Robotics Systems - Dennis Stampfer, HS Ulm
  • 18:05 SeRoNet, the Service Robotics Network - Bjoern Kahl, Fraunhofer IPA
  • 18:30 End of Session 1
  • 19:15 Social Dinner

Day2: December 12, 2018

  • 09:00 Program Starts

Session 2: Software and System Integration Topics including the following talks:

Session 3: Robotics meets IT including the following talks:

  • Modular Deployment Platform for ROS modules, including Automotive Components - Milad Geravand, Bosch Engineering
  • Secure Continuous Update Workflows and Complex Software Architectures for ROS - Eric Jensen, Canonical (Ubuntu)
  • Cloud Navigation for AGV Cooperative Local Planning - Kai Pfeiffer, Fraunhofer IPA
  • [Session Keynote] Robotics and Automation in the Age of the API Economy - Henrik Christensen, UC San Diego and ROBO Global
  • 18:00 Evening program: demo and exhibits at Fraunhofer IPA (includes dinner refreshments)

Day3: December 13, 2018

  • 08:30 Program Starts

Session 4: Hardware and Application Highlights including the following talks:

  • ROS-Industrial North America Updates and Applications at SwRI - Paul Evans, Southwest Research Institute / ROS-Industrial North America
  • ROS on Industrial AGVs: Perception-Driven Load Handling and PLC Interfaces - Karsten Bohlmann, E&K Automation
  • [Session Keynote] Flexible Automotive Assembly with Industrial Co-workers - Fabian Fuerst, Opel, and Georg Heppner, FZI
  • Cobotta - a ROS-Enabled Collaborative Robot by Denso - Arun Damodaran, DENSO Robotics Europe
  • Pilz Service Robotics Modules - ROS for Service Tasks in Industry - Thomas Pilz, PILZ
  • 13:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 14:00 EU ROS Outlook and Discussion
  • 16:00 End of event


okay thanks for the reply, if available let us know.

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Updates for Day2: December 12, 2018

Session 2: Software and System Integration Topics

Session 3: Robotics meets IT

  • dockeROS: Simply Running ROS Nodes in Docker Containers on Remote Nodes - Christian Henkel, Fraunhofer IPA

Update for Day2: December 12, 2018

Session 3: Robotics meets IT

Update for Day3: December 13, 2018

Session 4: Hardware and Application Highlights

  • 13:30 The Eclipse Foundation and its Robotics Activities - Gaël Blondelle, Eclipse Foundation

–> Program also available as pdf.

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Update for Day2: December 12, 2018
Session 3: Robotics meets IT
14:45 AWS RoboMaker - Easily develop, test, and deploy intelligent robotics applications - Roger Barga, Amazon
17:00 Panel Discussion - Moderator: Martin Haegele, Fraunhofer IPA ; Panelists: Henrik Christensen (UC San Diego), Oliver Goetz (SAP), Michael Grupp (magazino), Niels Jul Jacobsen (MiR), Damon Kohler (Google)

Update for Day3: December 13, 2018
Session 4: Hardware and Application Highlights
10:50 Cloud Navigation: deployment examples - @felipe.garcia.lopez (Fraunhofer IPA

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I am happy to announce that thanks to the generous help of ROS-Industrial Consortium APAC member Tony Robotics, we will have live streaming of the 6th ROS-Industrial Conference in Stuttgart.



good to know live streaming is available, thanks!
and appreciate for the effort of Tony Robotics!!!


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I am excited to announce that we have completed the

Video documentation and blog posts on ROS-Industrial Conference 2018 (#riceu2018)

Watch the talks and read the blog posts of


Last but not least, here is the event video for all people that want to get a quick insight of the event: