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  • CS Colloquium: Ralph Lange (Bosch) - From Dexterous Assembly to AMR Fleet Planning: Robotics Research at Bosch

    Tue, Oct 10, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Ralph Lange, Bosch

    Talk Title: From Dexterous Assembly to AMR Fleet Planning: Robotics Research at Bosch

    Abstract: The Bosch Group has a uniquely diverse set of robotic products and applications, from consumer, to professional service, to industrial robotics. The research topics in robotics being studied at the various Bosch Research locations around the globe are even broader. In the first part, this talk gives an overview to these topics including SLAM, human motion prediction, and MPC based motion planning for mobile robots, learning and planning for complex assembly tasks with dexterous joining processes, scene segmentation and learning for robot handling in warehouses, novel mechatronic elements for robotic insertion processes in mass production.

    The second part covers research on robot software platforms and tools, with many contributions to the open source Robot Operating System. This includes for example micro ROS, execution management, and very new research on methods for model checking of robot deliberation with Behavior Trees. Finally, in the third part, a spotlight on the research on multi agent path finding for AMRs in intralogistics but also for contactless planar systems such as ctrlX FLOW6D is given.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Ralph Lange is head of the global research portfolio for robotics at Bosch. Since 2018, he has been Principal Investigator in three EU funded projects. OFERA (micro ROS), MROS, and CONVINCE. In the last years and in his role as Chief Expert for Robotic Systems and Software Engineering, he has been particularly active in the ROS community and represented Bosch in the ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee and ROS Industrial Europe. Before joining Bosch in 2013, Ralph worked as a software engineer for TRUMPF Machine Tools. He obtained his PhD in computer science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2010.

    Host: Sven Koenig

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

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