euRobotics President and Vice-Presidents

President - Dr. Bernd Liepert

Dr. Bernd Liepert has been president of euRobotics aisbl – the European Robotics Association since 2012. In this capacity he has been leading the European robotics community and representing it at high political levels.

Vice-President Research - Stefano Stramigioli Stefano Stramigioli is the Chair of RoboNED, The LEO Center for Service Robotics and the Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM)  group at the University of Twente. He is an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Fellow. Stefano has been re-elected as Vice-President Research in 2018.

Vice-President Industry - Dr. Rainer Bischoff

Dr. Rainer Bischoff has been working for the KUKA Roboter Corporation since 2002, coordinating and managing the company's cooperative research projects on European and national level. He has been vice-president Industry since 2012.


Treasurer - Geoff Pegman

Board of Directors


 1. Agirre Ibarbia, Jon; Tecnalia
 2. Balaguer, Carlos; University Carlos III of Madrid
 3. Brell-Cokcan, Sigrid; Robotics in Architecture
 4. Kraus, Werner; Fraunhofer-IPA
 5. Leroux, Christophe; CEA
 6. Röning, Juha; Oulu University
 7. Saenz, José; Fraunhofer IFF
 8. Saffiotti, Alessandro; Orebro University
 9. Siciliano, Bruno; University of Naples
10. Stramigioli, Stefano; University of Twente
11. Viguria Jiménez, Antidio; FADA-CATEC
12. Vincze, Markus; TU Wien


1. Bischoff, Rainer; KUKA
 2. Bisset, David; iTechnic
 3. Calva, Mauricio; Chevron North Sea
 4. Champion, Renaud; PRIMNEXT SARL
 5. Ferro, Francesco; PAL Robotics
 6. Hadziselimovic, Maja; MRK-Systeme GmbH
 7. Koudelkova Delimoges, Petra; Another Brain
 8. Pegman, Geoff; R U Robots
 9. Stancu, Ana-Maria; Bucharest Promo Robots
10. Tomatis, Nicola; BlueBotics SA
11. Walker, Rich; Shadow Robot Company
12. Waltenberger, Anne; ABB

Secretary General


Dr. Reinhard Lafrenz became Secretary General of euRobotics in February 2016, after serving as senior researcher in the robotics and embedded systems at the Technical University of Munich and peviously at the University of Stuttgart. He also managed the EU-funded robotics projects, ECHORD and ECHORD++.

Contact: Reinhard.Lafrenz(at) and +32 2 706-8187