When: Thursday, Aug 15th 2019, 1pm
Where: Rose St Building Seminar Area
Title: Robotics in Context of Industry 4.0 – Applied Research and Teaching Driven by German Industry Demands
Abstract: In this talk, I will report on the activities in my new role as a Research Professor for Digital Production and Robotics at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany. Firstly, I will explain the role and research environment of a University of Applied Sciences. Secondly, I will discuss the requirements of local industry to automate production and assembly in smart factories using Collaborative Robots (CoBots) and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Thirdly, I will present our plans to introduce an international B.Eng. in Robotics degree program with its content driven by German industry demands.
Bio: Dr. Tobias Kaupp is currently a Professor for Digital Production and Robotics at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany. Prior to taking this position in November 2018, Tobias was acting as a director of Sydney-based mobile robotics company Marathon Robotics for 10 years. He co-founded the company in 2007 with two other PhD graduates from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at the University of Sydney. Tobias completed his PhD thesis at the ACFR on the topic of Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction in 2008. Tobias also holds a Diploma in Applied Physics (2001) and a M.Sc. in Mechatronics (2003), both awarded by the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany.