Partners and Associations

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We are involved in numerous national and international committees and associations. This enables us to keep up to date with the latest developments in robotics and automation and to be able to play an active role in shaping them. This means that we are optimally networked worldwide. We use the knowledge gained from this involvement directly for our research and work in collaboration with project partners, who benefit from first-hand information.

  • At the cooperative research environment "ARENA2036", we are developing competitive production models for the automobile and mobility of the future together with the University of Stuttgart and partners from industry.

    You can find more information here.

  • The non-profit organization connects robotics stakeholders around the globe. It promotes research, development, deployment, and international collaboration to increase the benefits, reputation, and knowledge of robots. In addition, the IFR acts as a focal point for organizations and government officials. We are involved in the “Service Robot Group” and have long jointly published the “World Robotics - Service Robots” yearbook, which looks at the market development of service robotics through statistics, analysis and growth potential.

  • The non-profit organization unites the players in European robotics. It promotes European robotics research, development, and innovation as well as the positive perception of these by society. We act as an intermediary between the EU institutions and the German robotics and automation industry.

    We are also part of the Healthcare Topic Group. The topic groups specialize in application fields, technologies, or specific task areas of euRobotics. Their members discuss challenges and innovation potentials, initiate knowledge exchange and implement concrete projects.

    You can find more information here.

  • ISO is an independent international organization made up of 165 national standards organizations. It defines standards for products, processes, and services in expert committees. Fraunhofer IPA is represented in the technical committee ISO/TC 299 Robotics. Among other things, this committee deals with new safety standards in hardware and software developments for robot systems.

  • The worldwide project with numerous well-known members from research and industry promotes and extends the capabilities of the open source software »Robot Operating System« (ROS) for industrially relevant hardware and further (software) robotics applications. In doing so, we lead the European consortium and work with our consortium members on next generation robotics products and solutions.