On November 22, 2017 Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH organised an open seminar on "Human Machine Interaction - Assistive Robotics" in order to give participants insights into the application of human-machine interactions.

Assistive robotics combines man and machine, intelligence and computing power, thinking assets and strength meaningful. Such systems are important for a production of the future. Interested parties from the fields of innovation, production and R&D have the opportunity to get information about the challenges of assistance systems in the production.



Mag. Elmar Paireder, Mechatronics Cluster

State of the art, examples, experiences
DI (FH) Helmut Nöhmayer, PROFACTOR GmbH

Safety aspects in the cooperation of man and machine
DI Johannes Schubert, AUVA


Hands On Sessions

After the seminar, participants visited the Technology Lab of PROFACTOR as part of the European Robotics Week. Different demonstrators of research projects have been presented to give an overview of the future of robotic – the robotic that considers intelligent cooperation with humans.

– XRob: easy robot configuration
– IGUS: low-cost robots for everyone
– Assistme: new user interface for more acceptance of robots
– Siam: Augmented Reality for maintenance
– addmanu: robot-based inkjet printing on curved surfaces

The Open Seminar gave an insight into application areas of human-machine interactions. The participants were able to develop first specifications for specific applications and try the robot configuration by themselves.