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Software-driven Robotics and Automation


Abstract

RoboticsAndAutomation The institute performs leading edge research in the area of software-driven robotics and automation. The focus lies on transferring software engineering methods and tools to the mechatronics domain, such as using modern programming platforms for industrial robots. One important research artifact is the Robotics API Development Platform, a software architecture for controlling robot arms as well as ground and aerial robots with real-time guarantees. Two research labs equipped with high-end hardware and software give room for a variety of experiments. The institute is a member of the Bavarian initiative “Cluster Mechatronik & Automation”. Project partners include KUKA Laboratories GmbH, MRK-Systeme GmbH, the German Aerospace Center as well as companies such as KUKA, Faurecia, Schunk, Premium Aerotec, etc.

Contact

Dr. Alwin Hoffmann
E-Mail: hoffmann@isse.de
Tel.: +49 821 598 - 2170

Researchers

Running Projects

  • WiR Augsburg
    Knowledge transfer with focus on self-learning machines, sensor technology and “smart materials”
  • SINA
    Reliable Perception for Flexible Assistance in Dynamic and Unstructured Environments
  • TeamBotS
    TeamBots - a tool-based methodology for developing software for dynamic robot teams
  • Ensemble Programming
    Self-organizing, Self-aware, Reconfigurable Robot Ensembles

Services

  • Consulting and support in software engineering of mechatronic systems
  • Modeling and design of service-oriented automation solutions (e.g., carbon composite manufacturing)
  • Design and development of software solutions for innovative robotics systems

Description

The institute performs leading edge research in the area of software-driven robotics and automation. The focus lies on transferring software engineering methods and tools to the mechatronics domain, such as using modern programming platforms for industrial robots. One important research artifact is the Robotics API Development Platform, a software architecture for controlling robot arms as well as ground and aerial robots with real-time guarantees. Two research labs equipped with high-end hardware and software give room for a variety of experiments. The institute is a member of the Bavarian initiative “Cluster Mechatronik & Automation”. Project partners include KUKA Laboratories GmbH, MRK-Systeme GmbH, the German Aerospace Center as well as companies such as KUKA, Faurecia, Schunk, Premium Aerotec, etc.

Completed Projects

  • SafeAssistance
    Intelligent obstacle detection using capacitive sensors for safe human robot interaction

  • SoftRobot
    Development of a new software architecture for industrial robots

  • CFK-Tex
    Automated handling and draping of limp carbon fibre fabrics

  • CFK-OPP
    Development of an offline programming platform aimed for automizing specification of robot-based CFRP-manufacturing processes