Areas mainly addressed: Agile Production, Robotics and AI/Big Data Value, Autonomy, Collaborative Robots and cloud robotics, Control technology including virtualisation and edge/cloud
Main questions to be answered:
· What are the chances and challenges of next generation UIs in robotics training and control? Comments from audience after experimenting.
· How well XR environments are suitable for remote robotics training? Comments from audience after experimenting.
· How XR-technology and Digital Twins enable physical hardware interaction in robotics training? Comments from audience after experimenting.
WS Description: We introduce an interactive virtual training environment for remote education and training. Digital twins utilizing XR-technology enable immersive and augmented remote training of robots. For controlling, any mobile device or PC with an Internet browser, optionally XR equipment, can be used. We also present how robots can be controlled remotely from metaverse environment.
Physical robots will be present on the stage during our sessions, the audience can experience digital twins of physical robots as an Augmented Reality experience. At the beginning of each session a link will be provided for the audience to participate in the sessions with their own mobile devices to experience Augmented Reality training environments and digital twins during each session. The audience can also influence on progress of the sessions by Mentimeter, Miro Board and discussion at the end of each session.
Intended outcome: Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Novel format (e.g. interactive matchmaking session for technologies and applications), Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Workshops engaging non-roboticists to understand needs/goals (policy, commercial, technical), Interactive experiment of robotics training to be remembered
Approach: Session’s description for 80 minutes:
Centria University of Applied Sciences: Tero Kaarlela, Length 15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion
“Introduction of Workshop and presentation on Immersive and augmented training environments for mobile and collaborative robots.” Audience can experience digital twins of physical robots on the stage as an Augmented Reality ex15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion
Florida International University: Leonardo Bobadilla, Length 15 minutes pres
“Extending remote robotics testbeds in environments with sensing, communication, and adversarial challenges.” Audience can experience underwater robot monitoring with their own mobile devices.
Probot Oy: Matti Tikanmäki, Length 15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion “Extended reality and next generation UIs in control of mobile robotics”. Industrial view of utilizing extended reality in robotics is presented.
Turku University of Applied Sciences: Víctor Blanco Bataller, Length 15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion
“Industrial Metaverse. Applications for training and education” Audience can interact with the physical robot remotely using their mobile devices.
Contributors: PhD Student Tero Kaarlela M.Sc., Centria University of Applied Sciences, invited and confirmed. Role: Introduces the developed remote immersive and augmented training environment for mobile and collaborative robots and guides experiments with audience.
CEO Matti Tikanmäki Probot Oy, invited and confirmed. Role: Introduces a company’s view on extended reality and next generation UIs in control of mobile robotics and guides experiments to audience.
Researcher Víctor Blanco Bataller, Turku University of Applied Sciences. Role: Introduces Industrial metaverse applications for training and education and guides experiments with audience.
Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla, Florida International University, invited and confirmed. Role:
Introduces extending remote robotics testbeds in environments with sensing, communication, and adversarial challenges. Guides audience in experimenting underwater robot monitoring.
Further information: Links to websites:
Centria’s research and development https://net.centria.fi/en/rdi/
Probot Oy https://probot.fi/
Turku UAS / FIT
FIU Motion, Robotics, and Automation Lab. http://
· Sakari Pieskä, firstname.lastname@example.org, Centria University of Applied Sciences
· Matti Tikanmäki, email@example.com, Probot Oy (a company)
· VíctorBlanco Bataller, firstname.lastname@example.org, Turku University of Applied Sciences
· Leonardo Bobadilla, email@example.com, Florida International University
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Room 207 – Floor 2
16 March - Software and Systems