Laboratory for Human-Robot Interaction
The development of new safety technologies and components for safe human-robot interaction is one of our principal research specializations.
We use our Laboratory for Human-Robot Interaction for the development and testing of robot applications in work areas shared with humans. The laboratory enables manufacturers and users to analyze human-robot cooperation scenarios exactly, to simulate them and to measure contact forces in the event of collisions. Currently, we are concentrating on the following work in our Laboratory for Human-Robot Interaction:
- Testing of interactions during contact between humans and robots (force, momentum) with different force test stands and comparison with specifications from standards
- Development and evaluation of sensor technologies for collision avoidance (workplace monitoring) and collision detection (tactile sensor system)
- Development of safe robot kinematics, evaluation of factors influencing contact forces and the implementation of appropriate measures for safe kinematics