59th Digital Dialog | Physical and Cyber-Physical Robot Security

v.l.n.r.: Peter Scharten ( Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt), Federico Vicentini (National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Erlend DEPINE (BearingPoint), Michael Hofbaur (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Direktor ROBOTICS – Institut für Robotik- und Mechatronik)

59. Digitaldialog: Robotersicherheit im Fokus

The 59th. Digitaldialog, which this, time took place in Klagenfurt, was all about physical and cyber-physical robot security. This time, the Silicon Alps Cluster event was organized by lead partner JOANNEUM RESEARCHresearching company mbH.

The greeting of the approximately 60 interested people was done by Univ.-Profs. DI Dr. Michael Hofbaur, Director of the ROBOTICS Institute of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. Federico Vicentini, PhD, of the National Research Council of Italy, addressed critical points in human-robot cooperation in his exciting keynote speech: “There will always be a residual risk. Our job is to minimize this.” Erlend Depine (Bearing Point) then spoke about cyber security in the industrial environment and made it clear that “even traditional industrial manufacturing companies are now IT giants due to digitization, which offer corresponding targets”. Assoc. Prof. DI Dr. Peter Schartner from the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurtadded: “Robots need people’s trust – those who lose trust lose business”. He suggests integrating a kind of black box into robot systems. Hofbaur then led a lively discussion.


Federico VICENTINI | Critical Issues in Safety of Physical Robot Interaction
Erlend DEPINE | Cyber Security in Industrial Manufacturing
Peter SCHARTNER | Security as a Mandatory Core Function in Modern Robotic Systems