Kategorie: ‘IGMR’

IMBA training for the IIDEA project team

May 7th, 2024 | by

Our IIDEA-project team took part in a training course on the “Integration of people with disabilities into the world of work” (IMBA).

IMBA is positioned at the interface of medical and occupational rehabilitation and enables a precise description and comparison of work requirements and human abilities. The training covered the basics of IMBA, with a particular focus on the defined characteristics that serve as the basis for the assessment of work requirements and abilities. A highlight of the training was the introduction to the “Marie Plus” software, which is closely linked to the IMBA concept. The training was conducted by Torsten Alles, Ph.D., Managing Director of iqpr. His extensive knowledge and experience helped to emphasize the importance of IMBA in occupational therapy and activity-based medical rehabilitation.

We are convinced that this training will support our previous research and make a valuable contribution to the IIDEA project. We are grateful for the expertise we have gained through this training and look forward to applying the acquired knowledge in our daily work.

Here you can find more information about the IIDEA project.

contact person:
Mathias Hüsing
Carlo Weidemann
Elodie Hüsing
Sophie-Charlotte Keunecke
Christina Jansen

IFToMM D-A-CH in Rostock

April 10th, 2024 | by

The IGMR was represented at this year’s IFToMM DACH in Rostock with a wide range of topics!

We presented exciting insights into the following topics:

– Extension of the PlanSys2 framework
– Digital twins in intelligent manufacturing
– Function-driven multidirectional additive manufacturing
– Energy-efficient non-uniformly translating gerars
– Digital teaching offerings in machine dynamics

Curious? The conference proceedings including our contributions are available here!

Contact person:
Simon Schläger
Sophie Charlotte Keunecke
Mark Witte
Thomas Knobloch
Nils Brückmann

A big thank you to the organizers and all participants for a great conference with inspiring exchange!

Welcoming the new Master’s first semester students

April 24th, 2023 | by


















The Institute of Transmission Technology, Machine Dynamics and Robotics welcomes all new first-semester Master’s students!

The summer semester started on 03.04.2023 and with it the Master’s program for many first-semester students. At a welcome barbecue organized by the Mechanical Engineering student council, we were able to introduce our institute and talk to students.

Sophie Charlotte Keunecke, Nils Brückmann, Vincent Brünjes and Thomas Knobloch welcomed the new Master’s students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the IGMR. This allowed the students to make their first contacts with the institutes and also get to know various projects. A special highlight was the presentation of the Robot Companion by Maximilian Hilger!

We would like to thank the Mechanical Engineering student council for this great offer and your immense commitment.

We wish all new first-year students all the best for their studies and an unforgettable time at RWTH and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Sophie-Charlotte Keunecke
Nils Brückmann
Vincent Brünjes
Thomas Knobloch

Successful workshops with the Technical University of Liberec

February 22nd, 2023 | by

After a long corona break, the IGMR was delighted to welcome a delegation from the Technical University of Liberec (TUL) to the institute.

Four different institutes of the Technical University of Liberec introduced us to their fascinating projects and interesting presentations before we worked out common research interests in smaller workshops.

The Technical University of Liberec and the IGMR can already look back on many years of joint exchange and close cooperation; the restrictions imposed by the pandemic have not weakened this, but have severely limited it.

Therefore we are pleased to be able to strengthen our cooperation with new, joint research interests in the future.

Contact: Sophie Charlotte Keunecke

Development of new wrists for the Paragrip

April 8th, 2022 | by

In a joint research project of the IGMR together with the ISF of the RWTH Aachen University, the Multidirectional Additive Manufacturing (MDAM) of metallic components is being researched. In order to optimize the multi-armed. Paragrip robot for this application, student Raphael Hoffmann has developed an innovative concept of a new robotic wrist in his bachelor thesis. The concept enables the welding current to be conducted directly through the wristsm without the need for an additional ground cable attached to the print bed. Moreover, the wrists enable form fitting gripping of the print bed with self-centering to minimize positioning inaccuracies.

You can find the video on our YouTube channel:

Jan Wiartalla


April 5th, 2022 | by

MobiLamas is a concept for free-float charging in the city of the future. In our vision, individual transport will shift from cars to public transport, complemented by so-called last-mile vehicles (e.g., electric bikes or scooters). In such environments, ecological and economical solutions are needed to enable safe and smart charging for a variety of devices. MobiLamas are intelligent mobile robots that interact with last-mile vehicles and charging stations, and safely navigate urban spaces in the presence of pedestrians.


Jan-Lukas Archut



IGOR – our in-house robot

March 30th, 2022 | by

We have further developed the concept of the in-house robot IGOR ( Now, different configurations of the robot with a different number of degrees of freedom are available. Each configuration also has a different type of wrist and arm. All models are controllable via Robot Operating System ROS.
Contact person:
Markus Schmitz

How construction site robots work on a wall

March 22nd, 2022 | by


The in-house developed robot has 7 degrees of freedom, which are realized exclusively via revolute joints. Due to the redundancy, the robot can also develop its full performance in narrow situations such as corridors or niches. The video on the left shows a vertical trajectory in which the robot works on a wall from the floor to a height of 2.50m. The video on the right shows the horizontal trajectory of a wall immediately in front of the robot.

More information about this project can be found on the IGMR Website.

Contact person:

Prof. Mathias Hüsing

M.Sc. Robotic Systems Engineering

November 8th, 2021 | by
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Markus Schmitz

AI task scheduling explained

November 2nd, 2021 | by

Artificial Intelligence task scheduling explained using an industry scenario.


The Automated Task Planning is intended to support the use of robots in flexible environments.
Traditional robot programming as a sub-area of work preparation processes poses great challenges to individual productions with small quantities. Automated Task Planning promises to address the problems.
In the video, in addition to the introduction and classification of Automated Task Planning, the steps required for its implementation and the benefits that result from its use are presented.
The concept was validated during research at IGMR using a simulation, which is used in the examples in the video.


Contact person:

Prof. Mathias Hüsing