Eastman Symposium: Robot Oriented Design for Industrialization
Automatisierung am Bau erreicht nächstes Level
Chair to Join Editorial Board Membership of the Journal "AI in Civil Engineering
JAES Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Mr. Iturralde guest speaker at New York University and Oregon State University
Best Paper Award ISARC 2020 for Mr. Kepa Iturralde as lead author of br2 team and EU project Hephaestus team for an 8 CDPR
Chair honoured for Cofounding new Domain of Construction Robotics 42 years ago, ISARC in 1984, IAARC in 1990
Doctorate candidate Mr. K. Iturralde in charge of innovative cable stayed facade assembly robot at spanish construction site
Chair on Robot Revolution: Will they replace us?
Chair s keynote 13th November 2020 at Ecole des Ponts - Paris Tech, Lafarge Holcim: “Design challenges of 3 D printing in the construction industry: towards more efficient housing construction”
Chair speaks on 4 Decades of Construction Robotics at IROS 2020
Chair recieves Recognition for 40 + Years of Pioneering Construction Robotics Development and Activities
Detailing of MAIA project use cases in collaboration with Japan and Hong Kong partners
TUM-br2 contributes to ISARC 2020 conference: 6 papers, keynote speeches, session chairs, BOD meetings, etc.
We are guest editing an upcoming Focused Section on "Mechatronics and Automation for Construction" in the Journal IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS (TMECH).
Standardisation for deployment of Construction Robots
Joint student (master and PHD candidates) project with major industry stakeholder: Munich City Utilities & Transportation Corporation (SWM)
Chair opens Buit Tech Conference
Chair`s keynote for serial and modular construction workshop
Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction


BaltSe@nioR 2.0


Innovative solutions to support BSR in providing more senior-friendly public spaces due to increased capacity of BSR companies and public institutions.

Total budget: EUR 2,13 million

Duration: January 2019 – June 2021

BaltSe@nioR 2.0 is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region.


  • Poznan University of Life Sciences
  • Development Centre UMT
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
  • Ukmergė District Municipality Administration
  • Võru County Vocational Training Center
  • Technical University of Munich
  • ITMO University
  • Art Academy of Latvia
  • Hanseatic Parliament
  • Saue Municipality
  • University of Skövde

Project Description:

BaltSe@nioR 2.0 is unifying various entities (municipalities, universities, businesses, etc.) representing all eight Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries and Russia to work together to help the Region to cope with the aging challenge by providing more senior-friendly public spaces. As global aging accelerates, we face huge social and economic challenges. Companies are forced to modify their market offer and adjust it to the needs of senior customers. In addition, public space (theatres, libraries, museums, restaurants, outdoor, etc.) and public senior houses need to evolve. Being prepared for those changes means transforming them into a great business opportunity for BSR enterprises and public institutions. Modern public spaces should reduce ageism and be friendly to all. Nevertheless, when public space is considered, economy is the biggest obstacle. Knowing BSR is the EU's furniture powerhouse creates huge opportunities.

In this context, the BaltSe@nioR 2.0 focuses on:

  • Assisting BSR furniture manufacturers in developing interesting business ideas to meet the challenge of aging and responding to public space needs through the use of the potential of BSR creative industries and cross-sectional specialization, including the implementation of IT solutions for smart furniture production;
  • Developing new knowledge on senior needs while using furniture in the public spaces and the needs of public institutions being owners or managers of public space helping BSR companies to prepare better offers for those target groups;
  • Preparing an e-book of good examples and success stories presenting aging-friendly public spaces across the BSR as a motivational source of knowledge and inspiration for the BSR municipalities to change their environment into a more accessible one and thus helping them to provide better services for BSZ citizens;
  • Initiating a networking group focused on designing for seniors, reinforced by trainings to build capacity in the region;
  • Creating durable change by setting up model demo spaces in various localizations of BSR to show examples of senior–friendly public spaces, to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing and to build capacities enabling to multiply improvements in other parts of the Region;
  • Providing new guidelines for senior-friendly, smart public procurement, leading to discussion of the need to consider safety and aging-friendly requirements while producing and buying furniture for public spaces;
  • Promoting intergenerational respect, universal design and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

BaltSe@nioR 2.0 will give BSR public institutions and furniture companies inspiration and common identity, enhance their knowledge and competences, and increase their capability to work in a transnational environment. Consequently, it will enhance their capacity of innovation to create public spaces that are adaptable to senior needs, making both the entities and the whole BSR more innovative and accessible.

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