Human Machine Interaction - Assistive Robotics

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.



Customer orientation in digital business models and processes

The 2nd NUCLEI Workshop, organized by Cluster Mechatronik & Automation at New Elements GmbH in Nuremberg, Bavaria, gave occasion to discuss different methods and approaches in digital business models. Digitalization is on the march and is about to form our societies drastically in the years to come. Especially users of digitalized solutions in manufacturing and trade are increasingly affected by this dynamic. Many fear to miss out on this trend and lose their economic basis. While in Germany the focus is set primarily on the technology itself, US companies for example tend to combine the use of new technologies with new potential business models that can be developed in consecuence. Therefore, the topics of Customer Relation Management, Product Design, Innovation and Service Offerings become connected and create new forms of implementation and marketing strategies especially for the middle-sized sector.

Full Professor at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Luigi Enrico Golzio

Digitalisation brings many advantages to rethink and optimize manufacturing processes. Especially when looking at the customers, digital models can provide valuable data for new marketing concepts.

Project manager at Cluster Mechatronik & Automation

Alexander Schäferling

While the world becomes more and more connected, it is evermore important to observe the international activities and particular approaches of global players when tackling current issues of digitalization.


Process Monitoring - from Data Assessment to Visualisation

Cluster Mechatronik & Automation has welcomed 30 participants at Augsburg Technology Center for its first Open Seminar with focus on the analysis of processes and how to make them visible, e.g. through the use of VirtualReality.
Lecturers from Germany, Italy, Austria as well as the Czech Republic gave thrilling insights into the current challenges and possibilities of modern technology in manufacturing processes.
The participants from manufacturing companies and research institutions made good use of the international knowledge transfer and engaged in fruitful conversations discussing new innovation service models on a transnational scale.


From Process Data Acquisition to Cyber Security

Digitization in the manufacturing industry not only brings challenges but also opportunities. Many companies are busy making existing systems fit for Industry 4.0.

The Mechatronics Cluster visited B&R Industrie 4.0 factory, where attendees of the event got to know a solution for transforming existing facilities into smart factories.

During the factory tour through the Industry 4.0 factory of B & R, the participants of the event immersed themselves in the entrepreneurial practice and learned about the B & R production processes and systems. "At our events, looking at the practice is always very important. B2B discussions, networking and cooperation are an important basis for innovation" says Paireder.


Elmar Paireder

Cluster Management, Mechatronics Cluster

Most of the existing plants will be in operation for another decade or two, so adopting smart automation solutions can unlock the potential for optimization and save terrific costs.


Thomas Zirngast

Sales Engineer at B&R

Industrial IoT solutions offer advantages for both new machinery and equipment (greenfields) as well as existing legacy systems (brownfield).


Laurin Dörr

Research Associate at Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Current threats of cyber attacks on industrial plants


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