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It is our pleasure to invite you to the Conference AUTOMATION 2015

Automation - Innovations and Future Perspectives

Scientific Sponsorship

Automatic Control & Robotics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Technological Sponsorship

Polish Society for Measurements, Automatic Control & Robotics POLSPAR


  • Automation,control, robotization and monitoring of:
    • manufacturing processes
    • municipal processes and services
    • control and research
    • quality management systems
    • work safety systems,
  • Hardware, software and applications of specialized mobile robots,
  • Methods of systems design and integration,
  • Equipment for automation and robotization,
  • Equipment and measuring systems,
  • Intelligent systems in automation, robotics and measurements,


    Robot companions and assistive robotics:
Pericles Mitkas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece,
Cezary Zielinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
The session is devoted to assistive and companion robots as well as to all forms of assistance provided by robots to humans by directly interacting with them. The interests of the session span from rehabilitation robots through cognitive and emotional robots being companions to people to sociological aspects of using such robots. Aging of population with a simultaneous decrease in birth-rate presents an acute problem for families and institutions providing support to all in need of assistance. One of the solutions is to rehabilitate the infirm to keep them fit as long as it is possible. For that purpose rehabilitation robots can be used. However this does not alleviate the problem of loneliness and exclusion from the society. This can be remedied by companion robots. The design and application of such robots is the focus of interest of this session. If those robots are to be accepted by their users they need to exhibit: intelligence, adequate perceptual, verbal, manipulative and locomotion skills, as well as artificial empathy and should not be intimidating. Even this incomplete list of capabilities, that such robots should have, poses considerable design and implementation problems - in majority currently constituting open research problems. Hence the aim of the invited session on Robot Companions and Assistive Robotics is to gather researchers and practitioners to report on their recent achievements in the development of assistive and companion robots dealing with real-world problems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Perception for companion robots
  • Cognitive robots
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for companion robots
  • Emotional robots
  • Interaction with companion robots, including language understanding
  • Environment modelling and representation for companion robots
  • Robot action planning
  • Companion and assistive robot control architectures
  • Companion and assistive robot learning
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Applications of assistive and companion robots
  • Sociological aspects of interaction of humans and robots


The Conference is intended to provide a forum for the presentations of achievements of domestic
and international research and industrial centres in the area of practical applications of automation
and robotics as well as measuring devices and systems.

Particular attention will be paid to contributions describing results that have been applied and
implemented in manufacturing, production and services.

The International Fair of Automation and Measurements AUTOMATICON 2015 in Warsaw will be
held at the same time as AUTOMATION 2015 with the participation of many people interested and
involved in the commercialisation of research and development results.

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