Intelligent Robot Systems for Industrie 4.0

At our research partner DFKI, Professor Dr. Martin Ruskowski succeeds Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke as head of the "Innovative Factory Systems" research department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern and also as head of the former Institute of Production Automation at TU Kaiserslautern (PAK), now renamed the Institute of Machine Tools and System Controls (WSKL). Professor Ruskowski holds a professorship in the department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TU KL), where his major research focus is on industrial robots as machine tools, artificial intelligence in automation technology, and the development of innovative control concepts for automation.


All equipment and machinery in the factories of tomorrow will be networked: Machines will have the ability to communicate and exchange data among themselves. Robots will continue to play an ever greater role in the world of Industrie 4.0. In the future, they may even replace traditional machine tools is some application situations, for example, in the milling of special components. "A priority of my work at TU Kaiserslautern and DFKI will be to improve the fitness of robots for demanding mechanical processing tasks. The new technologies that result from our research will provide more flexibility to companies and, ultimately, serve as a jobs motor in Germany," said Ruskowski in describing his new responsibilities.

Vicomtech participates with two sessions and a round-table at ITS European Congress 2017

Vicomtech, one of's founding members, participated in ITS European Congress 2017 in Strasbourg (France).

 Dr. Oihana Otaegui, Director of Intelligent Transport Systems and Engineering, participated in two official sessions. The first one was entitled “Driver Status Monitoring using Computer Vision” and was presented under PR01 – Training needs on new technologies for fleet managers and drivers.

The second one was called “inLane: Lane Level Navigation Application”, and was presented under SIS16 – Exploiting computer vision and GNSS applications for ADAS and digital cartography.

This congress is defined as the biggest event with the ITS sector. The ITS Congresses (European and World) consist of three main areas: Congress, Demonstration, and Exhibition. Participating in these three areas offers a unique opportunity to show and explain the latest technologies and services, with a slightly different focus for each.

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MOSAIC 2B @ICT2015 showcase

Visit MOSAIC 2B at ICT2015 in the International Cooperation Village


From 20th to 22nd October 2015, the ICT2015 event took place in Lisbon, Portugal.

Under the organization of the European Commission, the ICT2015 event presented the new Commission policies and initiatives with regard to Research & Innovation in ICT.  Overall more than 6000 delegates participated in the event. The European Commission was represented at highest level by the Commissioners Oettinger (responsible for Digital Economy and Society) and Moedas (responsible for Research, Science and Innovation), and the Portuguese President of Republic chaired the opening ceremony!

During the event, conferences, networking sessions, parallel sessions and an exhibition with about 150 exhibitors took place.

MOSAIC 2B was one of them!

MOSAIC 2B booth was installed in the International Cooperation Village and was showcased as an example of successful cooperation projects with non-EU countries.
There, the MOSAIC 2B partners demonstrated the project and presented the main outcomes. A video prepared for dissemination actions was also permanently screened, highlighting the MOSAIC 2B in use during field experiment and the participant’s testimonies.

ICT 2015, Lisbon, MOSAIC 2B booth

A large number of ICT2015 delegates visited the MOSAIC 2B booth and get informed about the project, congratulating for the achieved results and making comments about potential areas for future exploitation.


Visit MOSAIC 2B at ICT2015 from 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon

From 20-22 October the MOSAIC 2B consortium will present the latest results and findings at the ICT 2015 event in Lisbon, Portugal.

During the ICT 2015 the MOSAIC 2B will provide information about the developed components of the framework as well as first conclusions and impressions from the six-month field experiment that has been conducted in rural areas of South Africa from March to August 2015. Visitors will have to opportunity to get details about the DTN based content distribution as well as the operating principles of this technology and its implementation. The project will also demonstrate the cinema-in-a-backpack solution including the mobile business services for the micro-entrepreneurs such as: ordering, paying, screening of multimedia content and performing business analysis using visual analytic tools. Moreover, visitors will be able to interact with the tablet software and experiment its functionalities.

With over 5 000 participants, ICT 2015 will gather high level speakers, networking sessions for the creation of European consortia, an exhibition dedicated to successful European ICT projects and several activities for the general public. For three days Lisbon will be the European hub of ICT, bringing together politicians, national and European decision-makers, researchers and entrepreneurs, to debate the latest policies and initiatives of the European Commission on ICT.

The ICT 2015 event will comprise a number of parallel activities:

  • A policy conference presenting the new Commission’s policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme);
  • An interactive exhibition showcasing the results and impact of the most recent EU ICT Research & Innovation projects;
  • Many networking opportunities to enhance quality partnerships, helping participants find partners, connect Research and Innovation and trigger collaboration;
  • Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 thematic sessions, offering detailed information on the funding opportunities in ICT sector;
  • The Startup Europe Forum, offering a set of activities profiling EU policy actions for startups and SMEs, innovators, private and public investors.

The MOSAIC 2B project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for reserarch, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 611796, as well as from the Department of Science and Technology South Africa under financial assistance agreement DST/CON 0227-0229/2013.

Further information can be found here.

Visit MOSAIC 2B at the ICT 2015, International Cooperation Village, exhibition booth IV7a.