Human-machine cooperation

Robots in the human working area

One key focus of research is the role of humans in future industrial production. Challenges arise for example from the demographic development (work ergonomics), the increasing levels of automation and the new possibilities in information and communications technology. Age-appropriate production environments and new concepts for human-machine cooperation are key issues in this context.

Fields of activity

  • Scientific and experimental analysis of the requirements for using industrial robots in the human working area
  • Collaboration between operator and industrial robot
  • Handling of heavy loads (> 50 kg) with robots in combination with fine-positioning by the operator
  • Investigations into the safety for humans in the working area of the robot