WS 1 - 4th International Workshop on Robotics Technology Transfer - RTT2020

Workshop Organized by

Antoni Grau, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain and Marina Indri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Aims and Objectives

European and national funding programs have as specific challenge the promotion of multi-disciplinary R&D and innovation activities, like technology transfer via use-cases and industry-academia cross fertilisation mechanisms. The aim is to gear up and accelerate cross-fertilisation between academic and industrial robotics research to strengthen synergies between their respective research agendas through joint industrially-relevant scenarios, shared research infrastructures and joint small- to medium-scale experiments with industrial platforms.

Aim of this Workshop is to monitor the current state-of-the-art of robotics technology transfer through successful examples of conversion of scientific findings from research laboratories into useful products, processes and services. Relevance is given to the innovative content of the developed applications and to their technology and commercial impact, as well as to their contribution to the spread of robot systems and to successful solutions for a stable industry-academia collaboration. This collaboration can be also spread to research institutes, universities, industry organizations and stakeholders, technology transfer offices and governments as well. The presentation of research results potentially ready or almost ready for transfer to the industrial scenario is also welcome, to solicit the discussion on how such a transfer could actually achieved.

Topics under this workshop include (but not limited to)

  • Examples of conversion of scientific findings from research laboratories into useful products, processes and services
  • Contributions to the spread of robot systems into various application fields
  • Successful solutions and exemplar practices for a stable industry-academia collaboration
  • Innovative research applications developed through industry-academia collaboration
  • Impact of technology transfer in the Industry: new products, new opportunities, new partners, new markets.
  • Industry-driven research in Academia: rethinking the research based on real interest in Industry, new funders, new partners, new projects, new challenges.
  • New technologies related to robotics transferred to Industry, e.g., Big Data, Deep Learning, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, Blockchain, 5G deployment, Industrial ROS…
  • Mature research not yet transferred to Industry awaiting for opportunities.

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Contact for more details

If you would like to know more about the workshop, please contact, Antoni Grau (; Marina Indri (;