For the fifth year in a row, Schunk will host the ‘Expert Days on Service Robotics’ from February 29 to March 1, 2012 at its world headquarters in Lauffen, Germany. As with all the previous events, globally renowned industry and academic experts from the field of robotics will meet to discuss the key issues for the sector in depth.

The 2012 event will be titled ‘Service robotics – Quo vadis?’ As one of the world’s leading communication platforms for applied service robotics, this event will examine the opportunities and potential for this rapidly growing emerging market. The anniversary event will focus on topics such as perception and learning, marketing, robots and component design, and robots and people.

It has been almost five years since Schunk recognised the potential for an international service robotics market and in response, initiated the Expert Days on Service Robotics in the spring of 2007. For two days, key note speakers from around the world will present current trends, the latest research and promising business models. Two of the honoured guests will be Professor Dr Roland Siegwart from ETH Zurich and Steve Cousins of the US robotics firm Willow Garage. In 2012, the Expert Days will again serve as an intensive forum for the direct exchange of ideas between research, industry, business and the trade press.

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