Fraunhofer IPA

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

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”.

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.