AIR kick-out March 19-20th

How will we interact with autonomous systems in the future? On March 19th 2019, we’ll begin one of the most important events of the AIR project. AIR is a distributed research environment focusing on collaborative and interdisciplinary research on human interaction with autonomous systems. During two days we’ll meet at the University of Skövde, Sweden to discuss and get inspired by the past years research and discoveries.

We would love to meet AIR members, companies with an interest in the field (both known and unknown to us), colleagues and funding agencies. We’ll start at Science Park Skövde on the 19th, on the 20th we’ll explore ASSAR – industrial innovation arena to discuss future challenges! Tandem we create a future of our AIR knowledge.


19/3 Day one at Insikten, Science Park Skövde 

09:30 Coffee and registration.
10:30 Project coordinator Jessica Lindblom (University of Skövde) welcomes.
10:40 Mats Jägstam Deputy vice-chancellor and program director INFINIT (University of Skövde).
11:00 What is AIR’s main contribution to the research society? Jessica Lindblom (University of Skövde), Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde), Josef Bigun (Halmstad University), Maria Klingegård (RISE) and Achim J. Lilienthal (Örebro University).
12:00 Lunch at Orangeriet.
13:00 Robots & Humans: from mutual understanding to interaction and trust. – Alessandra Sciutti from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).
14:15 Poster session with refreshments.
15:45 Project coordinator Jessica Lindblom summarises and informs of evening activity.

18:00 Bus pick-up outside hotel Scandic Billingen. Joint dinner at Ryttmästarbostället. 

20/3  Day two at ASSAR – Industrial Innovation Arena

09:30 Short introduction to AIR by project coordinator Jessica Lindblom.  
09:45 Short introduction to ASSAR by Tobias Björck ASSAR coordinator.
10:00 AIR roadmap – future challenges for autonomous systems by Erik Billing (University of Skövde).
10:45 Refreshments and ASSAR exploration.
11:00 The next wave of digital manufacturing. Bertil Thorvaldsson senior advisor at Skövde University and a Technical Fellow at ABB Robotics. Bertil has a long history as Global Product Manager for the ABB flagship software product RobotStudio.
12:00 Lunch at ASSAR.
13:00 Project coordinator Magnus Holm presents SYMBIO-TIC, AIR related research conducted at the University of Skövde in collaboration with industry. Refreshments will be served. 
13:20 Tour of AIR related research demonstrators.
14:45 Closing remarks by project coordinators Jessica Lindblom (AIR) and Magnus Holm (SYMBIO-TIC). 
15:00-17:30 Public event.

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Registration to this event is now closed. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jill Elmshorn. 

Hotels nearby: Scandic Billingen, Hotel Majoren and Quality hotel Prisma.


Note: If you are former AIR member, please contact your node representative to discuss possibilities for travel arrangements.

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