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Ontologies for Robots Workshop @ERF, 23rd March 2016, 10:45-12:15

There is intensive research and development activity in providing and making use of semantically meaningful information in robotic systems. In particular, besides the widespread use of semantic technology by academia, there is a growing interest in it in the context of possible or actual industrial applications. We intend to summarize the current state of (European) robotic ontology ecosystem, find out commonalities, agree upon ways of result exchange and discuss possible business models for this kind of "product" or "service".

The workshop will give room to representatives of academy, industry (notably, ABB and Kuka), and standardization bodies (IEEE ORA group).


10:45 - 10:50introduction
10:50 - 11:45 presentations by the participants
  • industry (20 min)
  • academia (25 min)
  • standardization (10 min)
11:45 - 12:05 discussion about the industrial use of robotic ontologies, moderated by industry representatives
12:05 - 12:15 Summary, conclusions, plans for the future

We ask the participants to be prepared to discuss:

1. use cases (EU-financed research projects, existing or planned industrial applications): any suggestions before the workshop will be appreciated by the organizers

2. expected business models

3. forecast of the development of semantic technology in robotics (planned or demanded) for the coming 1-5 years


Jacek Malec, Lund University, Sweden,,

Saadia Dhouib,,

Tamas Haidegger,,

Alexander Perzylo,,

Moritz Tenorth,