Author Archives: Hanna Haeussler

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FORobotics-Testbed is ready

For demonstrating the results of the project in an industrial sourrounding, a FORobotics-Testbed is now installed at the Technologiezentrum in Augsburg.

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FORobotics at the congress of the bavarian council of future

FORoboics on the 18th of July at the congress of the bavarian council of future at the ICM in Munich.

FORobotics presented the mobile robot plattform with its interaction technoligies. The visitors could give commands via language or gestures and recieved Information by projections on the floor.

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FORobotics convention – mobile robotics

On the 4th of July there was the first FORobotics convention – mobile robotics at the IHK Schwaben in Augsburg.

First Dr. Matthias Köppel, head of the Standardpolitik of the IHK Schwaben and Prof. Reinhardt, speaker of FORobotics gave a speech about the changes of mobile robotics in the industry.

After that the coordinator of the association FORobotics presented the project and the actual progress. Also the project partners, like Grenzebach, Yaskawa and Stäubli, gave insight into their actual work and development.

Mr. Guggenberger, Hefter Maschinenbau, discussed the integration of the FORobotics Platform into their intra logistics.

The convention had about 100 participants, who could visit the FORobotics plattform during the breaks.

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FORobotics convention – mobile robotics

Event details

Robotics become more important in the industrial production process. The work of the bavarian research association FORobotics expands the application possibilities of industrial robots, who can be mobile and used flexibly in an working environment. Our challenges are diverse: How can the mobile robot orient oneself? Which sensors are necessary? How does he act while moving independently and meeting a person? How do two robots react when meeting each other? Are they capable of teamworking spontanously?

4th of July 2019: 9:00 – 17:00

IHK Schwaben
Stettenstraße 1+3
86150 Augsburg

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Industrie- und Handelskammer Schwaben
Stettenstrasse 1+3
86150 Augsburg
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Meeting at the Fraunhofer IIS

On the 20th of July there was an association meeting at the Fraunhofer ISS.

The first issue on the agenda was the use case of the poject, which includes commissioning combined with a preliminary assembly on the way to an assembly station. The use case is based on a wok analysis at an production site of one of the industrial partners. 

After that the project leaders presented their first results and next steps.

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Workshop: safety for mobile robotics in production

Next to the constant teamwork of our project partners, there are additional workshops working on different topics.

For a succesful integration of roboting technologies and skills into a real production process, it is necessary to consider security aspects for mobile roborics as soon as possible. Therefore and of course also in terms of teambildiging and getting to know each other, the association organized a general workshop for all team members to ensure safety for mobile robotics in the associations applications (commisioning, pre-assembling while driving and assembling)

At the first safety workshop on the 19th of july in 2017, our scientific and industrial partners sent 35 participants, among them experts of standardization, satefy technology, robotics and sensorics as well as experts of the FORobotics application in Erlangen. Initially there was a presentation of the applications, after the particapants listened to expert talks about how to do a professional risk assessment, satey technolgies in robotics in actual MRK-working stations and the development status in sensor technoligies. After that the participants discussed about how to deal with safety in the FORobotics applications and decided what steps have to be done within the next work packages to secure the demonstrator.

As there was a high demand to discuss the topic, the association coordination plans further workshops dealing with safety.


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On the 7th of February, there was the official kick-off meeting of the association at the Fraunhofer IGCV in Augsburg.

After the greeting of the association speaker Prof. Reinhardt, the six FORobotics project were introduced. Subsequently the participants and project partners worked in three workshops together:

  • Communication architecture and environmental detection
  • Production- and task planning
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