flexprass - Flexible Precision Assembly with Mobile Robots


The integration of human workers and their creativity with mechanical precision allows the efficient production of high-tech products in small lot sizes. In the flexprass experiment the partners SCHUNK and Fraunhofer IPT combine human-friendly modular industrial desktop robotics with high-precision equipment. This will make it possible to setup a flexible precision assembly system for highly demanding products such as laser-systems. Programming efforts and planning activities can be reduced to a minimum in this human-robot co-worker scenario because the complexity of manipulation can be handled by the experience of the human worker. Compared to conventional scenarios, where plain manual assembly plays a major role, this approach offers improved working conditions, reducing the cognitive efforts of the human worker. Yet, it makes the overall process sustainably more efficient and even improves product quality.



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Experimenting Partners

Fraunhofer IPT (Coordinator)


Latest Progress

Nov 30, 2012 :  Public Summary Month 11/2012