Program 2022 - ERAT

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ERAT 2022
"Opportunities and Solutions made in Europe"

At the ERAT2022 approx. 90 participants from various fields of industry (90%) and science (10%) were listening to new solutions made in Europe.

Oct. 3, 2022 in SEGGAU

"Opportunities and Solutions made in Europe"

Herbert Ritter

Opening Speech:

Wirtschaftskammer Steiermark & Landesinnung Steiermark der Mechatroniker

Peter Reichel

Opening Speech:

Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik

Helmut Röck

Welcome Speech

ARGE Plattform Automatisierungstechnik Steiermark

Mathias Brandstötter

Welcome Speech:

Fachbereich Robotertechnik
Alexander Pogany

Welcome Speech:

Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie

Sandra Slavinec


"Robots instead of people, previously a nightmare now becomes a must."

So far there has been a lack of skilled workers, now also blue collar workers are missing. What does this mean for robotics and automation technology? A high degree of automation and good usability of products and systems are more important than ever.
Gerald Steinbauer-Wagner
"Robot Navigation in the Wild"

Besides automated navigation of robots in warehouses and shop floors and automated driving on streets there is an increasing interest in automated navigation of robots in less structured environments such as urban areas, campuses, industrial sites, mining, or other rural areas. Such automated navigation in challenging environments lay the basis for a wide range of future application and services. In this talk we will highlight the challenges arising from navigating a robot in challenging environment and present recent results of international as well as domestic research projects. Finally, we will briefly discuss obstacles in terms of legal and technical issues that currently block a wider adoption.

Robots in Agriculture - A Big Challenge!

Due to varying ambient conditions, robots in agriculture are a big challenge. While milking or feeding robots are already state of the art in animal husbandry, there are only a few field robots on the market. Nevertheless, numerous R&D projects are already underway.

Session A: "Robotics for Small Businesses“


Mathias Brandstötter, FH Kärnten
Wilfried Kubinger, FH Technikum Wien


Walter Wohlkinger, Relieve Robotics
„Robots-as-a-Service - Hype or Solution for SMEs?“

Martin Bem, Jožef Stefan Institute
„Reconfigurable Robotic Cells: a Novel Approach for Automation“

Christian Falch, MICADO
„Breaking the Barriers - Automation as Success Factor for SMEs“
Session B: "Robot-based Manufacturing and Process Optimization”

Moderation: Michael Hofbaur, Joanneum Research


Renato Vidoni , Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
"Design of human-centered collaborative assembly workstations for the improvement of operators' ergonomics and production efficiency”

František Duchoň, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
„Robotic System for Adaptive Welding of Workpieces in Small Volume Production

Ingo Riemenschneider, Anton Paar GmbH
“Flexible automation of small batch sizes in a high precision manufacturing.”
Session C: Data closes the circle: How data driven methods enable the circular economy

Moderation: Wolfgang Kienreich, Know-Center

„A circular economy saves resources while reducing environmental impact of businesses and industries. A key success factor for this concept is understanding and managing data associated with resources, as well as identifying and tracking resources throughout their life cycles. Data closes the circle in the circular economy, connecting all participants and enabling optimization in a complex network of economic actors.”


Tomás Santa María, Universidad del Desarrollo
Session D: Inside the Construction Industry

Moderation: Hubert Zangl, University of Klagenfurt (AAU)


Hubert Zangl, University of Klagenfurt (AAU)
“Perspectives of Robotics and Automation in Construction Industry”

Dario Stojicic, ABB
“Robotics in Construction – New opportunities for a sustainable future”

Rüdiger Wagner, HILTI
“Industrial Solutions”
Christian Gasser
"Digital twins in efficient system planning"

The industrial robot has long been more than just a handling machine and an integral part of complex production systems. For the efficient planning of such systems, digital twins are used in various forms. How such systems are structured, what you should pay attention to and what the advantages are, will be presented in this lecture and underpinned with practical examples from the Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Lab of the CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences.
Session E: Data and data-driven functionalities and business models in the smart factory

Moderation: Stefan Huber & Simon Hoher, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences


Stefan Huber
“Josef Ressel Center for Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation”

Johannes Vitzthum, B&R Industrial Automation - Member of the ABB Group & Johannes Schipflinger, Vahle Automation GmbH & Coretigo (Israel)
“Intelligence and power on independently moving high dynamic shuttles”

Ruth Aigner, Know-Center & Simon Kranzer, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences & all mentioned above
“Panel: Data and data-driven business models in smart
Session F: Automation and Robotics in Logistics

Moderation: Helmut Röck, AT Styria & Alexander Numrich, GMAR


Ivan Markovic, University of Zagreb
"Safe human-robot cohabitation for highly flexible warehouses"

Maximilian Beinhofer, TGW Logistics
„Robotics in Intralogistics: It’s the process that counts“

Gregor Schubert-Lebernegg, KNAPP AG
„Mobile Robots – The fast and flexible way to improve”
Markus Vincze

"SmartDis – Model-based Demantling of Screws”

The SmartDis project focuses on the development of an automated, knowledge-driven, robot-centred disassembly system for waste electrical and electronic equipment. An ontology-based product model is used to semantically link individual activities such as visual recognition, grasping, manipulation and necessary individual disassembly operations.
Robert Zniva & Simon Kranzer

Retailization 4.0

Retail 4.0 is pragmatic, direct and application-oriented. We take a holistic and customer-centric view of technological change in the retail context. Technology and innovation must develop on and with people and not, conversely, people subordinate themselves to technological processes. In addition, the use of technology influences a wide variety of stakeholders and management areas.
Désirée Ehlers
"Fantastic Quantum-Effects – where to find them and how to use them"

Quantum, entanglement, interference, tunnel effect, uncertainty principle, ... double-slit experiment, Schrödinger's cat thought experiment, ... – a dark reminder of physics lessons long gone, spooky ideas and images in the media ... but:
What do we really know about the microcosm and its forces and processes? Moreover, do these effects have any significance for and an effect on our “normal” (meso)-world … and in robotics?
Alexander Numrich

"we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight"
e.e. cummings

  • Where: Seggauberg 1, 8430 Leibnitz
  • When:   Oct. 3, 08:30-19:00pm
  • Registration: Tickets
  • In need of a hotel room: Get in contact with the hotel: Mention ERAT 2022 to get the discount!

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