Fraunhofer IPA

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

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”.

June 2, 2016

Future Work Lab makes the Future tangible

With the Future Work Lab, the Fraunhofer Institutes IAO and IPA are opening a center that will let visitors experience the future of manufacturing. The center will offer tangible demonstrators, expertise development and training programs as well as a platform for scientific exchange, and targets industry, employee associations, politics, science – and future production workers.

April 21, 2016

Flexible robot systems for digitalized production

Cost-effective automation solutions for assembly, welding and woodworking, specially tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized manufacturers: that is what will be on show from the European SMErobotics initiative at the AUTOMATICA trade fair from 21 to 24 June in Munich.

March 30, 2016

Fraunhofer IPA demonstrates the advantages of networked manufacturing components

In line with current requirements in this age of digital manufacturing, the scientists from Stuttgart are presenting an intelligent interplay of different exhibits at the AUTOMATICA in Munich from 21st till 24th June 2016.

February 25, 2016

Adopting ROS to develop industrial applications

The open-source Robot Operating System ROS can be used to make the development and commissioning of robotics and automation systems more efficient. Fraunhofer IPA heads the initiative’s European Consortium, and acts as a technology partner for the developer community and industrial partners.

December 8, 2015

Robot for testing the lifetime of human-machine interfaces

Keypads and touchscreens make a wide range of different devices easy and intuitive to operate. A robot system developed by Fraunhofer IPA now allows device manufacturers to realistically simulate such loading in order to determine how durable their devices are.

November 25, 2015

New Sensor Technologies and Mobile Robotics for Emotion-sensitive Assistance Systems

In the context of the project „EmAsIn”, Fraunhofer IPA collaborates with industrial and scientific partners to develop new assistance systems for people suffering from affective disorders or dementia. The assistance systems should not only support the user informatively, but also recognize his habitual human communication patterns, react accordingly and enable interaction.