From August 24th to 29th, Nicole Mirnig, Susanne Stadler and Gerald Stollnberger attended a summer school on robotics at the Akademie der Automatisierungstechnik in Vienna. The one-week event was organized by F-AR Förderung der Automation und Robotik and Centauro – Center of Competence in Automation in Robotics.

The summer school was open for interested roboticists worldwide to take part in a week long training in industrial robotics. The goal of the school was to provide participants with hands-on laboratory experience, programming and offline simulation skills and to give an introduction to novel technologies and trends in the area of industrial robotics. The hands-on sessions provided the opportunity to gain practical skills with industrial robots from ABB and Fanuc in small, collaborative teams. The summer school was closed with an excursion to Magna Interiors in Ebergassing (Lower Austria) where the participants could see industrial robots in action.