Kategorie: ‘Jahresmagazin Automation’

(Deutsch) Erste Bewegung des PARAGRIPs mit neuer Steuerung

August 25th, 2022 | by

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A multi-layered task sequencing approach

August 22nd, 2022 | by

Cobots are highly sought by manufacturing companies in contrast to fully automated production lines, as they provide the additional benefit of flexible operations. A major hurdle with current collaborative setups is tedious setup times for efficient and robust co-working as well as poor support for random interruptions.

This project focuses on enabling autonomous collaborative operations for serial manipulators where interruptions from human agents occur at random while ensuring minimal setup times. To this end, two primary aspects that impact task execution are addressed, namely execution time and co-working as enumerated below:

  1. A method is developed to minimise the total distance travelled, by following the most optimal sequence for the given task while retaining online operational capabilities
  2. A real-time replanning and co-working algorithm for randomly interruptive environments is developed and implemented to ensure continued operation even when regions of the workspace are occluded while guaranteeing safety of the human agents in the workspace. The co-working controller operates fully autonomously.

An example of the working of the deployed on a prototype platform consisting of a collaborative UR10e arm, a stereo camera for static environment mapping and a laser scanner for mapping of dynamic obstacles is shown in the video.

contact person: Stefan Bezrucav

music: madiRFAN – Both of Us (

Watch the video on our Youtube channel: here.


Results of the project Next Generation

July 21st, 2022 | by
Watch this video on YouTube.
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At the end of the Next Generation project, the perspectives of all those involved were collected. As always, the focus is on people. With the inclusive workplace and the collaborative robot, the project shows new perspectives for the employment of people with multiple disabilities. HRC is an enabler for inclusion in the primary labor market! We are happy about the great project results and the video reflecting them.

For more information about the project, click here.


Carlo Weidemann
Elodie Hüsing
Mathias Hüsing


(Deutsch) Projekt Next Generation belegt den 3. Platz beim Digital-Preis

June 24th, 2022 | by

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(Deutsch) Integrierte AI-Aufgabenplanung und Schraubenerkennung in einem Fertigungsszenario

May 25th, 2022 | by

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(Deutsch) KI-Aufgabenplanung in einem Büroszenario mit mobilen Manipulatoren

May 20th, 2022 | by

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Transformation of workplaces by human-robot collaboration (HRC) at Ford

April 27th, 2022 | by

Zusammenarbeit zwischen Mensch und Roboter

Since April 2021, employees with disabilities have been working successfully with a collaborative robot at the production line of Ford engine plant in cologne. The robot takes over the unergonomic pressing of the VCT solenoids into the engine cover and the employee installs the screws. During this process, humans and robots work simultaneously in the same workspace. The key findings and results of the project are summarized in the strategy paper.

Further information on the project can be found here.


Carlo Weidemann