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Dr. Shivesh Kumar presents current research at digital event on Japanese market opportunities in the German robotics industry

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Germany and Japan belong to the leading countries in the development of robotics and automation – technologies that are among the drivers of digitalization in industry and production. Therefore, Germany is an important investment location in Europe for Japanese companies. To inform these companies about the market opportunities in the German robotics industry and to attract Japanese investors to set up business in Germany the digital event "Rise of the Robots" is held on December 1st, 2021, organized by the Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the business development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Within the program of the digital seminar and networking event, which starts at 8:30 (CET), Dr. Shivesh Kumar from the Robotics Innovation Center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) will present the current project VeryHuman at 9:50 (CET) as an example for the excellent and innovative robotics research in Germany. In the project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), scientists from the DFKI Robotics Innovation Center and Cyber-Physical Systems research departments are working on an innovative method that will make the walking control of a humanoid robot particularly effective and ensure that the robot acts correctly, reliably, and safely in relation to its environment.

In addition to Kumar's presentation other experts from German robotics companies and research institutions as well as representatives from the Japanese robotics industries and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) are participating in the seminar as speakers. The event is aimed at Japanese robotics companies in both industrial and service robotics, as well as key decision-makers from industry associations, research institutions and other Japanese multipliers.

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About Dr. Shivesh Kumar
Dr. Shivesh Kumar is a senior researcher at the Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) of the DFKI in Bremen, Germany. Here, he leads the Team Mechanics & Control and the Underactuated Robotics Lab. He is also leading the projects VeryHuman and M-ROCK at DFKI-RIC. He obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen in 2019. Priorly, he holds a master's degree (2013-2015) in Control Engineering, Robotics and Applied Informatics from Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a bachelor's degree (2009-2013) in Mechanical Engineering from NITK Surathkal in India.

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Dr. Shivesh Kumar