Kategorie: ‘Virtuelle Inbetriebnahme’

Semi-Automated Tile-Laying Aid

May 7th, 2024 | by

As part of the ErgoFli project, an innovative system is being developed in collaboration with project partners to help tile layers make their work more ergonomic and efficient.

In the video you can see how the system works in the Gazebo simulation environment. The robot automatically removes tiles from a magazine and matches them perfectly to the tiles already laid. With automatic processes, several tiles can be laid in succession to optimize the work process.

Our aim is to create a tool that not only reduces the workload for tilers, but also improves their working environment. We are excited about the progress and look forward to sharing more insights with you soon!

Find out more about the project here.

Contact person:
Mark Witte
Jan Wiartalla

Presentation of the “ErgoFli” project at the KT Colloquium 2022

October 4th, 2022 | by

The aim of the ZIM-funded project “ErgoFli” is to develop an intelligent, semi-automatic tiling aid. Its intuitive user interface, automated handling of tiles and tile adhesive, and intelligent control system are expected to reduce non-ergonomic postures by up to 66%. The ErgoFli can be moved with a motorised drive and uses linear laying kinematics to lay tiles without direct wall contact using the buttering-floating method. Tiles in two formats, 30x60 cm or 60x60 cm, can be laid in a cross bond. The robot is equipped with a tile and tile adhesive reservoir so that it can be used for at least 30 minutes without refilling and can lay 12 m2 per hour while maintaining the required standard flatness tolerances.

Using a digital twin, an early prototype has already been tested in various scenarios. While the prototype is being designed in standard CAD software, the actual model is being integrated into the Gazebo simulation environment in parallel. This enables continuous integration and testing of control system software packages in application-related scenarios. For example, real test data can be transferred to the digital twin via a closed-loop simulation. The three laser profile sensors of the tile gripper are attached to a prototype gripper and mounted on a UR10 robot arm. The measured values from the sensors can then be transferred to the digital twin in the simulation, despite the different kinematics. In this way, the position control of the gripper can be integrated into the overall system at an early stage by measuring the joint widths.

Jan Wiartalla
Marius Gürtler


Integrated AI task planning and screw recognition in a production scenario

May 25th, 2022 | by
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The video is also available on our YouTube channel.

Daniel Gossen

Next Generation: virtueller Messestand zum inklusiven Arbeitsplatz

August 11th, 2021 | by

Foto inklusiver Arbeitsplatz: Rollstuhl vor Arbeitstisch mit Roboter, Werkzeugen und Visualisierungsmonitor


Besuchen Sie den virtuellen Messestand des Next Generation Projektes und lernen Sie den inklusiven Arbeitsplatz als 3D-Modell kennen:






HEUTE IGMR-Seminar: Ingenieure der Zukunft!

January 12th, 2021 | by

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Haptic feedback system RePlaLink

November 13th, 2020 | by

At IGMR, the haptic feedback system RePlaLink (Reconfigurable Planar Linkage) is being developed. With this system, hand-actuated mechanisms can be haptically simulated and interactively synthesized. Furthermore, users can interactively synthesize these mechanisms. This should allow mechanisms with optimal haptic properties to be developed.

People frequently interact with hand-actuated mechanisms in everyday life, e.g., in car doors, furniture doors, reconfigurable furniture, or fitness equipment. Their haptic properties largely determine the perceived quality of these mechanisms. The RePlaLink (Reconfigurable Planar Linkage) aims to support the design and development of these mechanisms by applying haptic feedback systems based on virtual prototypes. The haptic simulation and synthesis method allows users to directly feel mechanisms’ kinematic and kinetostatic properties while operating the system. In addition, users can interactively modify these properties and receive direct haptic feedback. In the first video, the design of the RePlaLink, consisting of a planar five-link with an additional serial link for the handle, is shown.

The second video shows haptic simulation and synthesis using a kitchen cabinet door as an example.

Project page:


Mahshid Pour Ebrahimabadi M.Sc.