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RICAIP DAYS 2022: Robotix Academy

April 29 | 09:00 12:30 UTC+1

Introduction to HRC Robotsystems with Focus on Vision Assisted and Sensitive Systems

During this specialised workshop, the team of the Robotix Academy from ZeMA, RICAIP partner, will present the latest applications of industrial robotics with the help of interactive demonstrators.

The aim of this training is to present various human-robot collaboration (HRC) systems as a proven example of how to get started with HRC through live demonstrations, lectures, and discussions.

Language of the workshop: English (no translation)

Limited capacity due to the interactive format of the event. Prior registration needed.

Since 2017, there has been at least one  Robotix Academy Roadshow every year visiting various regions across Europe.
– Finally, we welcome this unique concept in Prague, incl. real robot settings from Saarbrücken!

This workshop is designed for

  • Engineers
  • Production Planners
  • Process Developers
  • Automation Specialists
  • Master Students
  • PhD Students
  • Researchers
  • Technology Developers
  • Experts in Automation and Robotics

Detailed Agenda

8:00 – 9:00Registration, coffee, networking
9:00 – 9:50Opening presentation:
Robotix Academy and Trends in Robotics
Demonstration with the robots & experts:
AI & The Robotics | Sensitive Robotics
Presentation (without physical robots); Room for discussion and Q&A
Venue: Testbed Control Room
Robots are performing tasks.
In following part of the programme, an introduction and hands-on demonstration of the application will be run. The audience can circulate around the demonstrators and find out more about the particular topic.
9:50 – 10:20Demonstrator A:
Force-controlled Robot applications
Venue: Testbed Control Room
Demonstrator B:
Camera assisted robot applications”
Venue: Centre of City of the Future (CCF) 
10:20 – 10:40Coffee Break
Based on its preferences, the audience will be split into groups for the final part of the programme.
10:50 – 12:15A session for smaller groups (15 people): 
Workshop and deep training related to Demonstrator A
Deep into the tasks & programming 
A session for smaller groups (15 people): 
Workshop and deep training related to Demonstrator B
Deep into the tasks & programming 
12:15 – 13:30Lunch & networking, Respirium 
13:10 – 14:20The audience can join the programme that will continue after lunch:
Guided tours in the Testbed for Industry 4.0Registration for particular timeslot is needed.
The guided tours are the part of the Open Days – more information HERE.

Demonstrator A: “Force-controlled Robot Applications”

  • Introduction to force-controlled applications in the domain of robotics.
  • How to plan a robotic sensitive application.
  • How to design an appropriate measuring concept
  • The conception of the robot controller for a sensitive application
  • Validation on a real demonstrator

Demonstrator B: “Camera Assisted Robot Applications”

  • Motivation of camera assisted application
  • Integration of external modules (camera and gripper)
  • Calibration of the camera
  • Kinematic calibration of the gripper
  • Design of the process
  • Definition of the workflow
  • Layout of the Control concept
  • Setting the Human-Machine-Interface (HMI)
  • Validation of the process based on real demonstrator

By attending this workshop, you will learn how…

  • to plan and implement a sensitive robotics application based on integrated torque sensors on a real demonstrator
  • to commission a camera system in a robotic station and setup a camera assisted task directly on a real demonstrator
  • to design an appropriate measuring concept
  • to cope with the conception of the robot controller to achieve the desired sensitive application based on the requirement of the process and monitoring of the exerted forces
  • a 2D camera can be calibrated on a robot flange
  • to get in touch to classical signal processing methods to learn objects

Manager of the Programme

Dr.-Ing. Ali Kanso


Research assistant at ZeMA  – Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology gGmbH
Project Manager Robotix Academy
Email: a.kanso@zema.de, a.kanso@robotix.academy
Phone: +49 (0) 6 81 – 85 787 – 519

Short Bio:

My journey at ZeMA started in 2015. ZeMA offers an international and friendly research atmosphere, where I am leading the Robotix Academy project since March 2020. Currently, I am supervising the research group for robotics and human-machine interaction. I received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechatronics from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, in respectively 2013 and 2015. Moreover, I completed my PhD studies on sensitive robotics at 2021 at the University of Saarland. My research interests include modeling and calibration of manipulators as well as sensitive and applied robotics.

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