The 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), which was held in the vibrant city of London, recently brought together some of the brightest minds in the field. The Better Factory project, represented by Anatoli Tziola from our partner Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), took part in this event, presenting new research on autonomous task planning for different types of robots. Let’s dive into the details!

ICRA is an annual conference where the rock stars of the industry come together to discuss the coolest advancements in the field. This year’s ICRA, hosted by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, took place in London from May 29th to June 2nd, 2023. This global event has been hosted around the world – from San Fransisco to Shanghai – since 1984, and brings together the world’s top academics, researchers, and industry representatives. The 2023 edition saw 4,000 people attend what was the 40th ICRA conference.

Anatoli Tziola, from the our partner Cyprus University of Technology (on the right, in this photo taken at the event), represented the Better Factory project during the conference.

Anatoli presented a research paper focusing on autonomous task planning for all kinds of robots. In simpler terms, this paper is working on making robots smarter and more efficient in how they handle tasks. Imagine a world where robots collaborate seamlessly, improving productivity and performance in industrial processes.

In this way, Better Factory’s work has the potential to enhance productivity, flexibility, and overall performance in manufacturing processes.

For a quick glance at the research paper, take a look at this graphic below:

If you’d like to learn more about this research, you can check out a more in-depth visual summary in this PDF graphic, too:

ICRA was the perfect stage to shine a light on research related to our project and inspire others in the field. As we look to the future, the insights gained from ICRA 2023 will shape the course of robotics, with Better Factory part of the charge.