04/27/2017 | Posted in:News


The robot at the trade fair covered with TUM’s robot skin.

Last week, the robotic community gathered at RoboBusiness Europe 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The exhibition and presentations of the event were very well visited. The booth of Factory in a day was situated right at the entrance, greeting visitors with a special demonstration.

The booth featured a demonstration of a robot arm packing boxes of lego in a bag, thereby also demonstrating safe human-robot interaction. This is possible since the robotic arm is completely covered with a robot ‘skin’ developed by the Institute for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Munich, one of the project partners.


Robot TiaGo visited the booth of Factory-in-a-day.

Other partners from the project contributing to the robotic system at the trade fair were:

TU Delft: concerned with the software (open-source) for the UR5 robotic arm, focusing on the integration of all the systems.

CNRS-LAAS and Siemens PLM: provided technology for obstacle avoidance.

ROS served as a tool for enabling the integration of the advanced capabilities developed in Factory-in-a-day. This was demonstrated in the enhanced human-robot collaboration through dynamic obstacle avoidance demonstrated at RoboBusiness Europe, which integrates the sensing skin with advanced motion planning and robot control algorithms.

“We were very happy with the positive feedback we received from the visitors at RoboBusiness 2017. Participating was important to connect with companies, especially SMEs, that could benefit from the technologies developed in Factory-in-a-day. For example, we were approached by people in the manufacturing and logistic sectors”, stated Carlos Hernandez from Delft University of Technology.


More pictures are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/148727868@N02/albums/72157683322838955/with/34403255985/