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An operating system for factories

With FabOS, science and industry have together developed an operating system for the manufacturing industry that facilitates the integration of production technology with Information and Communication Technology. FabOS will also simplify the process behind capturing production data and enable the broader application of Artificial Intelligence.


3D-printed medical robots

Five international research teams are developing a robot for cancer treatments of the future. Although it comprises dozens of components, joints and parts with varied material characteristics, this robot can be printed using a 3D-printer in a single-step process.


Automated post-processing of CFRP components

Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have, together with industry, developed a high-precision processing machine that not only shapes carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP), but also handles post-processing in its entirety. CFRP parts can therefore be processed up to 50% more economically.



Object Pose Estimation Challenge for Bin-Picking

Fraunhofer IPA presents a challenge to all researches, universities and industrials taking part in 2019’s IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Everyone who is working or willing to work on estimating the pose of objects in bin-picking settings can compete in a challenge against industrial companies and research institutions from all over the world.

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