Main Competence Areas
Automation Technology

The Main Competence Areas consider both similar and complementary services offered by FraunhoferIPK in Berlin as well as by CCM-ITA in São José dos Campos. Both CCM and IPK currently offer a large number of products/services in their portfolios.

Automation concepts and innovative robotic and handling systems
RSS

Realistic robot simulation

Automation

Solutions for the efficient, highly flexible and safe automation of machines, plants and processes for production as well as for logistic and safety applications

AME Project – Automation of Aircraft Structural Assembly

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners for aeronautical fuselages

AME_ASA Project – Automation of Aircraft Wings Structural Assembly

Development of robotic systems and end effectors applied in industrial robots to execute the tasks necessary to manufacturing aircraft wings

EXOBOT – Mobile Robotic Force Amplification System

Development of a force amplification system to handle large pipes

Collaborative Robots (COBOTs), wearable robotics and ergonomics
ErgoJack

Soft robotic orthosis with intelligent motion monitoring and real-time feedback

TeleStrokeRehab

Haptic robot-assisted telerehabilitation

BeMobil

Multimodal intelligent assistance systems for motion rehabilitation

Intelligent robot control systems and kinematics
CATCH

Flexible, lightweight, dual-arm robot system for the automated cucumber harvest and other agricultural applications

Snake Robot Project

Development of a snake type robot which could execute the Foreign Object Extraction (FOE) and inspection operations in an automatic procedure with high process reliability and repeatability

SIVOR – Flight Simulator in Robotic Plataform

Development of a flight simulator in a robotic platform which can provide a significant know-how to develop another simulators (more simple, but high reliable) for personal or educational use

ICT structures for cloud and services-based automation (“Automation as a Service”)
pICASSO

Industrial cloud-based control platform for a production with cyber-physical systems

Smart data analysis for efficient production
EnEffReg

Holistic efficiency control for production systems

ReLkat

Reinforcement learning for complex automation technology applications

Machine learning and visualization for statistical process control
EIBA

Automated identification of used products

Spot Welding Process

Development of AI models with data responses from resistance welding process

Machine vision for safety and security
InREAKT

Integrated help-response chains to increase safety in public transport

ANANAS

Anomaly detection to prevent attacks on facial image-based authentication systems

Image processing and pattern recognition for automated optical inspection of surface, shape and colour
Automatic optical inspection of glass tubes

Optical inspection for continuous quality assurance

Logic.Cube

Components identification via app

New Die Tryout Concept – Surface Inspection

Development of a surface inspection system to identify typical stamping defects and correlate to KPI’s measurements

TDO 4.0 – Snake Robot for Spot Welding Inspection Activities

Development of an end-effector light and small to promote high volume inspection in complex geometry of automotive body shells for automotive industry

Optomechatronical measurement system prototypes
TDO 4.0 – New Die Tryout Concept

Development of online monitoring tools to diminish manual interventions during the tryout stage of sheet metal forming dies

RFID technology
Manufacturing/Logistics of the Future to supply Intelligent Spare Parts

Integration of RFID, Additive Manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT) and PLM technologies to provide information about the product in real time

Large volume metrology
AGE Project – Automation of the Construction and Installation of Large Scale Industrial Reservoirs

Development of a high innovative process through automatic align with industrial robots using a programming called cooperative movement

AME Project – Automation of Aircraft Structural Assembly

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners for aeronautical fuselages

AME_ASA Project – Automation of Aircraft Wings Structural Assembly

Development of robotic systems and end effectors applied in industrial robots to execute the tasks necessary to manufacturing aircraft wings