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3D-ROBOJET: Inkjet printing on 3D surfaces

Content

The demand for innovative and individualized components and products is growing across industries. Digital manufacturing technologies such as inkjet printing technologies are needed to manufacture individualized products cost-efficiently under competitive market conditions. The inkjet printing technology allows the production of digital print images, which greatly reduces machine set-up times. The project proposed here is based on the need for the use of inkjet printing technology for the individualisation of three-dimensional components/products, with the aim of developing the necessary technology to apply robot-supported additional functions such as printed circuits or antennas to three-dimensional objects.

Project period

01.03.2019 - 28.02.2021

Partner

Fraunhofer ENAS, ZFM

Is funded by

I-RobEka: Strategies of interaction for a robotic shopping assistant: methodic basics of interaction and navigation

Content

This research project focuses on scenarios in which autonomous mobile robots can serve as shopping aid for customers. The shopping scenario is a representation of human every-day tasks with high interactivity and constitutes a complex and dynamic environment. Therefore, interactive basic skills e.g. situational support, communication of handling instructions and potential hazards and restrictions, as well as the selection of alternatives, will be developed and serve as conceptual and technical basics for a social, contextual and according to individual needs human-robot interaction. The guiding principle of the project is the development of an adaptive interaction concept for service robots. (Website)

Project period

01.04.2018 - 31.03.2021

Partner

LUNAR GmbH, Innok Robotics GmbH, Toposens GmbH, Technische Universität Chemnitz (Zentrum für Virtual Humans), Professur für Graphische Datenverarbeitung & Visualisierung, Professur Robotik und Mensch-Technik-Interaktion, Professur Prozessautomation, Professur für Medieninformatik

Is funded by

BMBF

AugBot: Support of human-robot-interaction with the help of augmented-Reality-glasses

Content

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is an important element of digitalization and its increase in flexibility of the modern industrial production. The aim of the research project is an increase in usability and safety of HRI due to the utilization of Augmented-Reality-Glasses. A system, that will significantly simplify the usage of HRI, will be developed with the help of AR-Glasses. Two demonstrations will be realized in this project. Within the first one, the user of a hand-guided robot is shown singularities, which, for example, need to be avoided or bypassed. In addition, paths suitable for reaching the goal , are displayed. In the demonstrator, whilst in the Teach-mode, the user is also shown additional simulation and CAD datasets in order to gain a better overview over the programming task laying ahead. That way, assembly robots are easier to be programmed with support of the software and collisions and configurations that are not to be realized are avoided.

Project period

01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020

Is funded by

BMWi / AiF

Outline of a humanoid dual-arm-robot with variable programmable, non-linear elastic joints

Content

This research project aims for the development of a new, non-linear and elastic robot joint that can be used among humanoid robots. A prototypical type of a joint is to be developed and equipped with according controllers. The stiffness can be programmed in a variable manner, so that certain settings will make the robotic joint softer, others will make it less flexible resulting in a high stiffnes. As a result, the safety of human-robot-interaction is increased and furthermore allows the implementation of higher forces. The joint being developed could also be used as a knee joint or within a dual arm robot. The prototype of such a joint will be developed and integrated in the humanoid walking robot TUCO.

Project period

01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020

Editor

Hongxi Zhu

Is funded by

ESF-Promotionsförderung


Completed Projects

3D Secenery analysis and object recognition for active perception tasks within robotics

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The aim is to analyse hree-dimensional scenrios and to estimate poses of recognized known objects. Therefore, a scenerio shall not only be the focus of research in a passive matter, but also manipulated with the utilization of robots. With the help of interactive systems, ambiguities are resolved and scenes in unstructured environments can be analysed.

Project period

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2019

Editor

Hannes Kisner

Is funded by

ESF-Promotionsförderung

Tactile perception

Content

Within this research project, a resistive force sensor is being developed and integrated in a five-finger robotic hand. The resolution of the sensor measures approx 5 mm.

Project period

01.04.2018 - 31.08.2019

Partner

Wessling Robotics, Oberpfaffenhofen

Is funded by

Bayerische Forschungsstiftung

SMErobotics

Content

SME robotics aims for the simplification of robot-supported assembly processes for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) so that they can also draw benefits from the ongoing automation processes. Industrial end users are able to increase their efficiency and, at the same time, keep their ability to deliver customer-specific products in small lot sizes. A new generation of flexible robots and adjustable production machines are able to be integrated in manual production processes and workstations to work side on side with experienced workers.

Project period

01.01.2012 - 30.06.2016

Partner

Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Comau, KUKA, Danish Technology Center, German Aerospace Center, Lund University, Güdel, Fortiss TUM

Was funded by

siebtes EU Rahmenprogramm (FP7), Fördernummer 287787

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