Marko Munih, Faculty of Electrical Enginering, University of Ljubljana, Trzaska 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slovenian robotics started in late seventies by developing industrial robot manipulators. Today, a number of enterprises in Slovenia are producing components used in robots, the robot workcells, as well as automated production lines, for domestic industry and for export.
Robotisation in the automotive industry with the rate 636 per 10.000 employed is relatively high compared to the rest of the EU, while the robot density in all other sectors in Slovenia was 48. Robotisation in Slovenia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy is identified as one of key enabling technologies within the (S)INDUSTRY 4.0. Various departments from Jozef Stefan Institute and Universities of Ljubljana
and Maribor are the main players in this research area. The first Slovenian robotics book was published in 1985. Today, the students can read texts in their mother language and the Slovene authors in English issued by Springer.
Examples of global players: the RLS is providing custom and mass production absolute magnetic encoder sensors. Kolektor Vision has a track of numerous quality control and adaptive industry vision systems. Yaskawa Slovenia is a robotic specialist, in particular for welding. Revoz company as a Renault car production facility uses the biggest number of robots.
Agenda of the workshop
14.00 – 14.05 : Teaser. Marko Munih, UL FE
14.05 – 14.20 : Position sensors for robotics. Janez Novak, RLS
14.20 – 14.35 : Machine Vision in Slovenia. Jure Skvarč, Kolektor Orodjarna, BU Vision
14.35 – 14.50 : Innovative approaches of Yaskawa Slovenia. Hubert Kosler, Yaskawa
14.50 – 15.05 : Evolution towards flexible manufacturing. Tomaž Blatnik, Revoz
15.05 – 15.20 : Learn where Slovenia is heading in robotics and get connected. Peter Wostner, SVRK – Government Office for Development
15.20 – 15.30 : Q&A