Austrian Robotics Workshop 2012


The Austrian Robotics Workshop seeks to bring together researchers, professionals and practitioners working on various topics in robotics to discuss recent developments and challenges in robotics and its applications. The 2012 edition of the workshop series will be held at Graz University of Technology on 3rd and 4th of May 2012. In 2012 contribution and participation of neighboring countries in the area such as Slovenia is particular welcome.

Relations to Industry


The organizers envision strengthening the cooperation between academia and industry. Therefore, the contributions and participation from industry is encouraged.

Service Robotics as Special Topic


The workshop focuses on current research themes and topics in the field of mobile, medical, field and industrial robotics. For the 2012 edition of the workshop service robotics will be a special area of interests.


Workshop Highlights


  • Invited Talk Prof. Michael Beetz, Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Invited Talk Prof. Jadran Lenarčič, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Panel Discussion on Robotics Research and Industry
  • Tutorial on Team Coordination in Multiagent Systems by Dr. Alessandro Farinelli, University Verona, Italy


Public Robot Event


There will be a public robot event comprising a robotics exhibition and bomb disposal robot demo. The addmission is free. Everybody is heartily welome. For details please refer to here.


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Program 2012


Impressions 2012


Keynote Speakers


  • Prof. Michael Beetz


Topic: Cognition-Enabled Control for the Realization of Home Chore Task Intelligence


  • Prof. Jadran Lenarčič


Topic: From industrial to human robots and back


Program Committee

Conference Chair


  • Dr. Gerald Steinbauer
  • Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Dr. Suzana Uran
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia




  • Prof. Horst Bischof, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Dr. Hubert Gattringer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Prof. Michael Hofbaur, UMIT, Austria
  • Prof. Jens Knoop, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Prof. Ales Leonardis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Prof. Marko Munih, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Prof. Justus Piater, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Dr. Andreas Pichler, profactor Steyr, Austria
  • Prof. Bernhard Rinner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Prof. Markus Vincze, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Prof. Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria


Local Organizing Committee


  • Dr. Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Petra Pichler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Martin Kandlhofer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Johannes Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Siegfried Podesser, Graz University of Technology, Austria




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