Institute for Technologies and Management of Digital Transformation

Robotics Lab

In our robotics lab, we research the use of AI methods in industrial robotics. With two workstations, the lab offers space for creative and productive work, both in the context of our projects and in the form of practical final theses. With our two cobots, a Universal Robots UR5e and a Franka Emika Panda, we can quickly present real-world application scenarios. Here, we explore methods for AI-powered automation - from improving a robot's perception in the form of deep-learning-based component recognition to autonomous intelligent agents that learn assembly tasks. Even if our robots are at home in the lab, they like to travel: thanks to a modular design, we can easily take our demonstrators with us to project completions, trade fairs or lectures and present our research results in a tangible way.sind, reisen sie gerne: Durch einen modularen Aufbau können wir unsere Demonstratoren einfach zu Projektabschlüssen, Messen oder Vorträgen mitnehmen und unsere Forschungsergebnisse greifbar darstellen.

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  • Location: FL.00.10, Campus Freudenberg
  • Contact: Christian Bitter and Jannik Peters


Our AR/VR lab is currently being actively used in several research projects. These include the project of the AR/ project, the Community of Practices of the Social Virtual Learning project, the Inclusion in Production project (InProD²), and the Coherence in Teacher Education project (KoLBi). In addition, the lab is also open to interested parties who are investigating and developing AR/VR environments as part of research or thesis projects. The practical focus in our lab is on the integration of existing AR/VR technology into the educational context as well as target group-oriented content development. In addition, we are exploring the creation and subsequent editing of 3D objects using gestures with VR Sculpting. These objects find their way into the physical world with the help of our 3D printers.

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Virtual Reality AD-Experience

The virtual reality demonstrator provides a glimpse into the future of mobility. In addition to learning the basics of how automated driving works (including sensor technology, perception of the environment and trajectory planning), future mobility services can be tested ("test drive"). Automated mobility can thus be experienced virtually and interactively in order to provide users with information and allow clarification of the potential and possible applications of the new technology. The demonstrator presents complex issues in a simplified way in order to enable an interactive exploration of the interrelationships through virtualization and to generate an additional increase in learning motivation with the help of independent explorations of the environment. The goal here is above all a low-threshold transfer of competencies. By using the demonstrator, interest in the topic is aroused and a change in perspective is generated, leading to greater acceptance of the new technologies.

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