DSME Colloquium: Eugen Solowjow on Factory Automation Applications enabled by Robotics AI

Friday, 29th of September 2023

On Friday, 29th of September 2023, at 10:30, we welcome Eugen Solowjow at the DSME Colloquium where he will give a talk on "Factory Automation Applications enabled by Robotics AI", followed by an Q&A session. Please find the abstract of the talk and the biography of the speaker below.

This DSME Colloquium will be in a hybrid format, with the talk taking place at the DSME seminar room and streamed via Zoom. In order to receive the link to Zoom room, please subscribe to the DSME Colloquium mailing list dsme-colloquium@lists.rwth-aachen.de (by sending an email with subject "subscribe" to dsme-colloquium-join@lists.rwth-aachen.de). We will also announce future talks of the DSME Colloquium on this list.

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Factory Automation Applications enabled by Robotics AI


This talk explores the intersection of robotics and machine learning and how it enables robots to possess cognitive skills such as perception and reasoning. By leveraging these capabilities, new use cases that were previously not feasible can now be automated. This is achieved by combining techniques such as computer vision and machine learning with traditional robotics and automation. By automating tasks that were previously performed by humans, cognitive robotics can free up human workers to focus on more complex and value-added tasks. While Robotics AI has been widely explored in academia, only few reliable real-world success stories made it into production environments so far. This talk will focus on the potential key factors that can contribute to the success of Robotics AI and how we can unlock its transformative potential.


Dr. Eugen Solowjow is Head of Research Group at Siemens’ central R&D division, located in Berkeley, CA, USA. He also co-leads the Siemens Robotics AI business incubator and is a Technical Advisor to the U.S. Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute. His research interests are in the areas of Machine Autonomy, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence with applications to factory automation. His mission is to enable cognitive automation with autonomous machines at scale. Eugen holds a Ph.D. from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.