ERRoSS 2020

I am very happy to co-chair the first International Workshop on Engineering Resilient Robot Software Systems (ERRoSS2020) in March 2020. This workshop is a joint effort with Prof. Martin Pinzger from Klagenfurt University to bring more software engineering and security into the robotics domain. The workshof focuses on building resilient (i.e., secure and well engineered) software to modern robots. Due to the complexity of this field, we expect a wide range of topics from software engineering related work to security.

Flexible industrial mobile manipulation: a software perspective

With ongoing research in robotics, some specific architectural approaches of robotic systems earn more and more interest by all kinds of industries. Mobile manipulators--robots consisting of a mobile base and a serial manipulator--provide the ability …

Quantum Computation in Robotic Science and Applications

Using the effects of quantum mechanics for computing challenges has been an often discussed topic for decades. The frequent successes and early products in this area, which we have seen in recent years, indicate that we are currently entering a new …


We are very happy that our two submitted papers have been accepted at the International Conference on Robotic Computing 2019. I will present our paper on Security considerations in modular mobile manipulation. Marc Pichler will present our joint work with the Software Engineering Research Group at the Alpen-Adria Unversity Klagenfurt titled Can I depend on you? Mapping the dependency and quality landscape of ROS packages. See you in Naples.

Can I depend on you? Mapping the dependency and quality landscape of ROS packages

Since its beginnings ten years ago, the Robot Operating System (ROS) has created a huge community of developers and researchers and is now the most widespread open-source framework for robotics development. It is used in research, prototyping but …