Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann (IEEE Fellow & IROS Fellow)
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany

Director of the Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab at KIT

Rüdiger Dillmann received his Ph. D. from University of Karlsruhe in 1980.
Since 1987 he has been Professor of the Department of Computer Science and  is Director of the Research Lab. Humanoids and Intelligence Systems  at KIT.  2002 he became director of an innovation lab. at the Research Center for Information Science (FZI), Karlsruhe. 2009 hee founded the  Institute of Anthropomatics  and Robotics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.   
His research interest is in the areas of humanoid robotics and neurorobotics with special emphasis on intelligent, autonomous and interactive robot behaviour generated with the help of  machine learning methods and programming by demonstration (PbD). Other research interests include machine vision for mobile systems, man-machine interaction, computer supported intervention in surgery and related simulation techniques.
He is author/co-author of more than 900 scientific publications, conference papers, several books and book contributions.
He was Coordinator of the German Collaborative Research Center ”Humanoid Robots”, SFB 588 and several European IPs. He is Editor of  the journal ”Robotics and Autonomous Systems”, Elsevier, and Editor in Chief

of the book series COSMOS, Springer. He is IEEE Fellow and IROS Fellow.


Fredrik Tufvesson (IEEE Fellow)

Lund university, Sweden

Fredrik Tufvesson received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Lund University in Sweden. After two years at a startup company, he joined the department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University, where he is now professor of radio systems. His main research interest is the interplay between the radio channel and the rest of the communication system with various applications in 5G systems such as massive MIMO, mm wave communication, vehicular communication and radio based positioning.

Fredrik has authored almost 100 journal papers and 150 conference papers, he is fellow of the IEEE and recently he got the Neal Shepherd Memorial Award for the best propagation paper in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the IEEE Communications Society best tutorial paper award.





Politechnico Di Milano, Italy

Carlo Fiorini received the Laurea degree and the Ph.D. degree from Politecnico di Milano in Electronics Engineering in 1994 and 1998, respectively. In 1999, he joined the Department of Nuclear Engineering of Politecnico di Milano as Assistant Professor, while in 2002 he joined the Department of Electronics and Information Technologies as Associated Professor. In 2010 he has become Full Professor in the same Department. He has carried out part of the research activity at the Max Planck Institut (München, Germany), the University of Siegen (Germany) and the ESRF of Grenoble (France). His primary research interests concern the development of radiation detectors and related applications, and the readout electronics for the detector signals. He has received the “young researcher award” at the Conference "Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics" in 1997, the “Philip Morris Prize” in 1997 and the "Prof. Luigi Tartufari" Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in 2000. He has participated to several national projects supported by MIUR, INFN, CNR, ASI and international projects funded by European Community and European Space Agency, also as coordinator. He has been committed in research activities by companies like Siemens Medical Solutions (USA), Ion Beam Applications (IBA, Belgium), Osteosys (Korea), PulseTor (USA), Canberra (USA). He is author and co-author of more than 350 papers in international reviews and conference proceedings, and co-author of 6 patents. He has been co-founder and President of XGlab, spin-off company of Politecnico di Milano, now a Bruker Corporation company.