Schlagwort: ‘SPS’

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

First movement of PARAGRIP with new control unit

August 25th, 2022 | by

PARAGRIP’s control architecture has been completely redesigned in order to be fully equipped for its future tasks in multidirectional additive manufacturing (MDAM) with arc welding (WAAM). The movements of all four arms can now be planned, simulated and executed on the real robot using MoveIt in ROS2. The joint positions of the physical robot are always fed back to ROS2, allowing the integration of online planning algorithms in the future. The video shows the planning and execution of a simple test motion of the PARAGRIP.

More information about the project can be found here.

Contact: Jan Wiartalla

IGMR Seminar 08.02.2021 14:30 Uhr: Dr. Stefan Kurtenbach, Trapo AG

February 3rd, 2021 | by

Wir begrüßen Dr. Stefan Kurtenbach von der Trapo AG zum IGMR Seminar. Auch diese Veranstaltung wird weiterhin virtuell durchgeführt:

Der Vortrag von Dr. Kurtenbach wird einen Eindruck der aktuellen Entwicklungen und Produkte von der Trapo AG geben.

Trapo Research and Development: Mobile Robotics


Montag, 08. Februar 2021 14:30 Uhr

Zoom Meeting Informationen:

Meeting-ID: 984 5489 5570

Kenncode: 186393


Die Datenschutzhinweise zur Nutzung von Zoom und eine Handreichung für Teilnehmer (Studierende) können von den Seiten des CLS der RWTH Aachen University heruntergeladen werden.


Die Veranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2020/2021 werden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem VDI-GPP-Arbeitskreis des Bezirksvereins Aachen durchgeführt.


Weitere Informationen zum Thema können den folgenden Blogeinträgen entnommen werden:

Industrieprojekt Trapo Loading System

Fahrerlose Transportsysteme



Markus Schmitz

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.