Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is a non-profit technology transfer institute with almost 950 employees, making it one of the world’s most significant private organizations to supply approved technological services such as consultancy, tests, certification and training for companies and public-sector organizations.
DTI’s main activities in robotics are located in Odense (DTI-RT). DTI-RT aims to be a pioneer in Denmark and abroad for application-oriented technology as well as technology- and knowledge transfer between research and business - particularly for SMEs. DTI-RT is actively involved in many robotics projects in industry, education and healthcare as a research partner as well as being involved in dissemination and technology transfer.
For this challenge, DTI-RT has set forth its team for Flexible Industrial Robotics. The team brings considerable experience from national and European research projects e.g. the ongoing projects SMErobotics (FP7 IP), PRACE (FP7 IP), LIAA (FP7 FoF IP), R3-COP (Artemis) and R5-COP (Artemis) on topics such as intuitive skill-based robot instruction, error recovery/exception handling as well as motion planning and sensor technology. While being involved in academic research topics, the guiding principle for the team is the applicability to industrial usage. By close collaboration and pilot projects with SMEs, the team strives to bring the best research results to the industry and testing them on real use-cases.
The staff from DTI-RT is picked to provide diverse skills such as robot control, motion planning and computer vision. Collectively they bring several years of programming experience with robotics frameworks such as ROS and OROCOS, as well as vision frameworks e.g. Halcon and PCL.
Andreas Rune Fugl received his M.Sc. in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in 2013 both in the area of Robotics at the University of Southern Denmark. Currently he is a developer at DTI-RT, working daily with robot control, motion planning and system. His current focus is on bringing automated and human-aware robot control technologies, such as reactive robot motion planning into industrial workcells.
Rasmus Hasle Andersen is currently an Industrial PhD Fellow at DTI focusing on Hardware Independent Robot Skills in the context of Robotic Co-Workers. He received his degree as B.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering in 2009 and received his degree as M.Sc. in Robot Systems Engineering (Cand.Polyt) in 2011, both from the University of Southern Denmark. Rasmus has experience from previous FP7 projects including PRACE, SMERobotics and LIAA.
Anders Billesø Beck is M.Sc. of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He also holds an Industrial PhD in collaboration between the Danish Technological Institute and DTU, on situation assessment for mobile robots. Currently he is head of section within Flexible Industrial Robotics and project manager of three major EU FP7 projects.
Mikkel Viager graduated in 2013 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, focusing on Automation and Robot Technology, from the Technical University of Denmark. During his studies, he had been conveying several advanced technical subjects, and was employed as Teaching Assistant in Industrial and embedded automation. Currently, Mikkel is involved in several large EU projects, where his main contribution is in sensor technology exploitation in advanced processes.
Thomas Sølund is a M.Sc. in Robotics from University of Southern Denmark. He is currently an industrial Ph.D. student employed at the University of Southern Denmark and DTI. His research topic relates computer vision, specifically the robust and temporal 3D estimation of partly known objects in assembly scenarios.