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FORobotics at the day of technology in the innovation centre

On 21st of November 2019 13:30 pm Kawasaki Robotics and Cambrian Intelligence Ltd. invite to the Technology Centre in Augsburg.

Part of the diversified programme relating to robotic, there will be experts and decision-makers in medium-sized businesses. Julia Berg will talk about Trends in robotics and thereby also present FORobotics.

 


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FORobotics at TechCheck 2019

At the TechCheck 2019 event organized by the Bavarian Industry Association, the project FORobotics and the mobile roboter Plattform will be presented at the 23d of october in the Innovation park in Augsburg.

TechCheck is a study about the most important technological future fields in Bavaria, conducted by the Bavarian Industry Association. The study and derived recommended Actions are presented in different bavarian cities the next few months. At the Innovation park in Augsburg there will be also an exhibition of applications of new technologies, like the FORobotics mobile roboter plattfrom.

Date

Wednesday, 23 Octoboer, 2019

18.00 pm  – 20.00 pm

Location

Augsburg Innovationspark, Saal Innovation
Am Technologiezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg


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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.

For more information, click  here.


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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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2nd Evaluation of the research project

On February 21st 2019, the second evaluation of our research project ‘FORobotics’ took place. Like last year, the day began with the reception by the president of the Bavarian Research Foundation and a speech by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhart. Then the subprojects were introduced and the leader of every subproject, presented their results. After the visit and the demonstration of the mobile robot platform, a summary of the research project and an outlook on the future were given.

After the lunch break, the evaluators announced their results. The research project was graded as very good, with tendencies towards excellence.

All involved participants were happy that their hard work had been acknowledged by the evaluators and gained additional motivation to continue working on this project.


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FORobotics mobile robot platform is ready

Finally, the integration of the Yaskawa Robot HC10 into the Grenzebach platform was finished.

The mobile robot is now available at the Fraunhofer IGCV and will be enhanced by further technology, e.g. sensors to increase the safety, interaction technologies for human-robot-interaction and gripper. A few weeks from now, the platform should be ready for the execution of the use case.

Mobile platform by Grenzebach and adopted collaborative robot HC10 by Yaskawa


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1st Evaluation of the research project

On February 6th, the first evaluation of the research procejt took place. Evaluators from research and industry and representatives of the bavarian research foundation evaluated the former work within the project.

After the reception by the president of the bavarian research foundation and an introduction by Prof. Reinhart, the leaders of the subprojects presented their results. Within the presentation of an subproject, a representative of the industrial partners explained their contribution.

The goals of the project were described as ambitious by the evaluators. The over all evaluation was very good.


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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.