Advanced Applied Robotics

Activities in this domain mainly focus on the design of modular, network and manufacturer independent robotic applications. Recently developed and widely used new technologies, such as ROS and RT-Middleware backed up by immersive 3D visualisation and the results of Future Internet Research help our work in developing collaborative virtual environments. Our applications support engineers in designing, assembling and testing their robotic applications.

ABC participates in the industrial robotics-related development of the VirCA platform ( focusing mainly (but not solely) on FANUC robots. The goal of our research is to maintain pioneering role in the following relevant fields:

- Collaborative virtual commissioning of robotic applications

- Manufacturer-independent, generic robot programming

- Intelligent space concept in industrial robotics (logical separation of sensing, inference and actuation)

- Exploiting the benefits of cloud robotics in industrial scenarios

- Education in virtual environments (e-learning)

- Testing industrial application environments in virtual reality