Fraunhofer IPA

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

November 29, 2016

Manufacturing data safe in the cloud

Fraunhofer IPA presents "Virtual Fort Knox", a federative IT platform for manufacturing apps, at the “Discover” fair in London.

November 8, 2016

Care-O-bot® 4 celebrates its première as shopping assistant

In January 2015, Fraunhofer IPA presented a prototype of the “Care-O-bot® 4” service robot. The charming helper is now proving its worth in the real world. “Paul” the robot has been greeting customer in Saturn-Markt Ingolstadt since the end of October 2016 and directing them towards their products.

October 27, 2016

Demo model awarded prize for “Academic Excellence”

On 26 October, Trumpf and Fraunhofer IPA received an award in the “Academic Excellence” category at the second EuroBLECH competition entitled “The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working”.

September 15, 2016

The “MeBot” robotic wheelchair can climb steps on its own

Pittsburgh-based HERL has developed the first ever robotic wheelchair – the MeBot – capable of climbing steps and mounting curbs on its own. The innovation came up against other systems at the first Cybathlon, which will take place at ETH Zürich in Kloten, Switzerland on October 8.

August 29, 2016

Cleanroom on demand

The smallest degree of contamination can lead to major quality issues across many industries.  Fraunhofer IPA has now developed the world’s first mobile cleanroom system in the form of its “Clean Multipurpose Cover”. It can be set up flexibly and ensures the sterility of products during transportation.

June 19, 2016

Reference work of robotics published in revised edition

More than 200 reputable authors, 15 new chapters as well as a multimedia collection with links to more than 700 instructive videos: These are only some facts about the impressive second edition of the renowned, in 2008 firstly published “Springer Handbook of Robotics”.