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The conference welcome reception will take place on Tuesday, after the Ada-Europe general assembly, at TUtheSky, a room at the top of TU Vienna's buildings.
Its two terraces allow for a terrific view on the city.
Being away only a few meters from Palais Eschenbach, the conference venue, its exact address is
Open Issues in Mobile Robotics
Presentation at TUtheSky before Welcome Cocktail
Markus Bader, who teaches Mobile Robotics at the Vienna University of Technology, will give a presentation on the current state of the art in mobile robotics and the current research opportunities within the field. Mr. Bader founded and led the "Austrian-Kangaroos" a RoboCup SPL Team until 2014. Nowadays he supports the TUW-Racing team which this year will participate in an autonomous car race at the Hockenheimring in Germany. His current research is focused on autonomous navigation and coordination of autonomous mobile vehicles in shared environments with humans.
His presentation will target the problems with autonomous driving cars and the question why there are no robots in our everyday lives as promised by the media.
On Wednesday the conference "Heuriger" will take place.
Heuriger is the abbreviation of "heuriger Wein" (this year's wine) in Austrian German. It is also used for the tavern where the wine is served. Today such taverns also serve food. For more details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuriger.
Attendants will be brought via bus to Mayer am Pfarrplatz, a very famous Heuriger. The bus will not go directly to Pfarrplatz but instead will take a tour through Vienna passing its most famous places and buildings. The exact address of the Heurigen is
Mayer am Pfarrplatz
During the "Heurigen", the Best Paper Award will also be presented.