Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) Panel

New opportunities through collaborative robots: On June 7, a panel for small and medium-sized enterprises about collaborative robots will take place at the FZI.

The FZI introduced the collaborative screw assembly application to the interested professional audience at Motek, an international trade fair for automation in production and assembly, in October 2017.

Digitalisation has been the driving force of industrial innovation in recent years. Collaborative robots, the flexible backbone of Industry 4.0, are the main focus of development. The difficulties previously associated with the use of robots and the new challenges in use with collaborative robots are topics of this year's MRK Forum, a panel on human-robot collaboration. At the MRK Forum, various speakers from industry and research share their ideas and experiences in dealing with collaborative robotics.

We therefore invite you to discuss with us the new barriers and solutions for collaborative robotics. The FZI House of Living Labs combines various research topics under one roof. As part of the forum, we will guide you through our laboratories, where you can experience collaborative robotics hands-on.

Please sign up for the event under the following link: http://url.fzi.de/mrk-forum

Event flyer: MRK Forum flyer


10:00 a.m.
Welcome and introduction

10:15 a.m.
"Kooperative Schraubmontage mit dem Roboterkollegen"
(Cooperative screw mounting with the robot colleague)

Arne Rönnau | FZI
Manager FZI Living Lab Service Robotics

10:45 a.m.
"Schließen der Perzeptionslücke? Proximity-Sensorik in der MRK"
(Closing the perception gap? Proximity sensors in HRC)

Björn Hein | KIT
Professor of Industrial Robotics and Industrial Service Robotics

Coffee break

11:30 a.m.
"Vorstellung des APAS Robotersystems für MRK Anwendungen“
(Presentation of APAS robot systems for HRC applications)

Wolfgang Pomrehn | ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
Product Manager APAS Production Assistants

12:00 a.m.
"Die Handhabung in der Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration - sichere Greifer zur Unterstützung in der Produktion"
(Handling in human-robot collaboration – safe grippers for the support in production)
Benedikt Janßen | SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG
Product Management Gripping Systems

Lunch at FZI Living Lab

13:15 p.m.
Interactive demonstrations in FZI Living Lab Service Robotics

14:00 p.m.
"Entwicklung neuer MRK Applikationen, von der Machbarkeitsstudie zur CE-Anlage"
(Development of new HRC applications, from the feasibility study to the CE plant)

Otmar Honsberg | KUKA Systems GmbH
Manager Application Engineering Team

Coffee break

14:45 p.m.
"Interaktive Programmierung am Roboter"
(Interactive programming on the robot)
Georg Heppner | FZI
Deputy Head of Department Interactive Diagnostic and Service Systems

15:15 p.m.
Discussion and closing

15:45 p.m.
End of the event


Please sign up for the event under the following link: http://url.fzi.de/mrk-forum

Event details

07. June 2018 - 07. June 2018, 10:00
Event location
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
FZI House of Living Labs
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Contact person
Arne Rönnau