Workshop on “The Future of Humanoid Robots in the Aerospace Industry”

 at 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots 



 The aerospace industry moves towards highly advanced automated and intelligent systems. Aerospace production is a relatively slow, low-volume, high-value process compared to other manufacturing. The ‘volume’ demand is not the product throughput, but rather the high number of process steps required to complete the plane. The aerospace companies are using robots and automated guided vehicles for automating applications for the same reasons other industries, like automotive, have been using them. The use of humanoid robots will be a reality in the next future. In both aeronautical and space applications humanoids robots will play a key role. In the field of aeronautical applications, robotic manufacturing performs drilling, sealing and dispensing, repetitive welding, deburring, and other tasks like  inspection will predominate, e.g. in composite material handling, advanced manufacturing collaborative work, hazardous environment inspections in the aircrafts, etc. In the field of space the emerging applications are satellite manipulation in space, robotized experimentation in space crafts, planetary exploration, etc. Both of them will use transverse technologies and crossover fertilization based on intelligent HMI, data fusion, big data management, ground segment software systems, and advanced dynamic simulators.


The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from the Aerospace industries and related communities, as well as other researchers interested in the subject. The half-day program will consist of invited talks, contributed presentations, and a panel discussion. 


Fernando Esteban 

( Fernando.Esteban at

Application Engineer at EADS-CASA (Industrial Innovation Manufacturing Engineering) 

Airbus Defense & Space (AIRBUS group) 

San Pablo Sur, Ctra. A8010, km 4, Sevilla – 41020 Spain 

Alberto Jardón Huete

(ajardon at )   

Assistant Professor

Univ. Carlos III de Madrid

 Avda. de la Universidad nº 30 Leganes Madrid -28911 Spain 


 Paper submission

All contributed presentations are subject to a peer review process. We solicit submissions of original, previously unpublished research papers, optionally accompanied by a video. Papers should be up to 6 pages in length, formatted according to IEEE conference layout (two-column). Also extended abstract ( up to 2 pages) would be considered for acceptance. Accepted papers and videos will be available online.

Submit your paper to workshop organizers mail: ajardon at

Topics of Interest

Include, but are not limited to: Important Dates


All participants must register through the registration system of the Humanoids conference.


The workshop will take place at the Hotel Melia Castilla

C / Capitán Haya, 43
28028 Madrid, Spain

More information: On the web site of the Humanoids conference.


These pages are hosted by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid RoboticsLab Group.


Alberto Jardón Huete

Dept. Ingeniería de Sist. y Automática

Esc. Politécnica Superior

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

c/ Butarque, 15

28911 Leganes, Madrid

España – SPAIN

Emailajardon at  ing  . uc3m . es
Phone: +34 91 624 6242
Fax:     +34 91 624 9430

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