High productivity for small quantities or many product variants is difficult to achieve economically using classical automation technology. In particular, there is a lack of flexible technical aids contributing to the efficiency of process steps, which are performed manually nowadays. At the same time, it is essential to keep the workers involved and to continue to employ their existing skills and their experience in the value creation process.
Rigid industrial plants that perform a fixed sequence of operations are substituted by a system of interconnected modules, which are adapted to the worker’s activities. In contrast to specialized machinery, our intelligent modular system can be quickly adapted, configured and put into operation in-house for each product. Thus, retooling is transformed from being a disturbance of normal operation to being a part of it.
The robodev Concept
Relying on our technological know-how of modular and service robotics, we have set the aim to bring innovative solutions to the market that facilitate the economical production and assembly of small quantities.
Our platform, which is based on established standards, combines hardware and software offered by robodev together with third party components into a unified, easy-to-use system. Depending on the respective requirements, the set of usable components ranges from simple sensors and actuators to sophisticated computer vision and lightweight robots. Thereby, robodev enables its customers to build solutions that are tailored to the individual process. It permits an optimal division of labor between workers and intelligent, reusable mechatronic assistance systems.
in production by means of a flexible (partial) task automation.
to market changes through an agile adaptation of production.
Reduced investment risk
due to the product-independent use of components.
No expert knowledge
is required for installation and operation of the system.
robodev GmbH is a technology startup, which emerged from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2016. We have PhDs in modular and service robotics and possess a comprehensive know-how in the fields of integrated mechatronics, software engineering and distributed real-time systems.
Dr. Andreas Bihlmaier
Dr. Julien Mintenbeck
Dr. Jens Liedke
On 2016/11/29, robodev will give a presentation about “Automation on one’s own” at the Fraunhofer IPA Forum “robot-assisted assembly”. […]
The robodev system was awarded with the innovation price “100 Orte für Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg”. […]