Reinhard Lafrenz | Secretary General
Eu Robotics

Reinhard Lafrenz, Secretary General, Eu Robotics

After studying Informatics with a focus on AI and robotics with a minor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Reinhard Lafrenz worked at the University of Stuttgart, where he got a PhD in Cooperative Autonomous Mobile Robots and was strongly involved in RoboCup competitions.

In 2009, he moved to the Technical University of Munich, where he worked as a senior researcher, and gave lectures and seminars on AI and robotics, organised the interdisciplinary Master course “Robotics, Cog­nition, Intelligence” and participated in the curriculum development. He also worked as project manager for ECHORD, ECHORD++, projects focusing on technology transfer and SME support as well as RoboEarth, the first cloud robotics project. He took on several community activities, acted as co-leader of the newly created euRobotics topic group on “Software Engineering, System Integration, and System Engineering”.

Since Feb. 2016, he is the Secretary-General of euRobotics aisbl, the Private side of the SPARC PPP . Besides association management and organisation of events such as the European Robotics Forum (ERF), the European Robotics Week (ERW), and the European Robotics League (ERL), he was also involved in European Projects related to Digital Innovation Hubs, RODIN and DIHNET.EU.


Day 2 (27th June) @ 15:45

Closing panel: Research roadmap for laboratory community-automating discovery: high throughput experimentation, diagnostics and robotics/AI

Since the earliest days, laboratory users have benefited from increasing automation. This has been achieved by suppliers adopting and adapting technologies such as robotics, and more recently artificial intelligence. Public bodies such as the European Commission have facilitated this funding technologies but requires guidance on future needs of the sector. This session will present the latest update to the research roadmap developed with contributions from over 100 lab professionals, from research, academia and industry. This builds on the first white paper published in 2016 which resulted in the lab being recognised as a distinct sector

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