Research

We constantly enhance our know-how by research co-operations with different universities and institutes. The practical oriented implementation of research results enable new ways for our customers and us. Numerous accepted publications demonstrate our innovative strenght.

Humanoide Roboter

In the field of developing humanoid robots we can already draw on several years of experience - our first robot H10 is equipped with a TFT display in the head, which makes it possible to easily display a wide variety of characters. The animatronics of his arms and hands are robust, which makes him suitable for hard everyday use. Thus, he has already been able to make successful appearances at trade fairs, evening events and even in doner kebab stalls.

Our latest development in humanoid robotics is SAM - a humanoid robot with a total of 43 degrees of freedom. Unlike the H10, it has a >real< face with fast FireWire cameras from Point Grey Research in both fully mobile eyes. The control is also effected via two serial interfaces, whereby the transmission speed could be increased substantially compared to H10. Internally, the robot and its drives are operated by a specially developed controller system - the iModules.

The development is carried out in close cooperation with the Applied Computer Science Group of the Technical Faculty of Bielefeld. This AG will initially port your attention-getting software to the platform. A simulation environment with 3D graphics output developed by us makes it possible to test a wide variety of software modules before they are used on the hardware.

Publications

  • In the loop Offline-Programmierung für Industrieroboter", M. Hackel, Mechatronik 2008, Aachen
  • Humanoid Robots - Human-like Machines", M. Hackel (editor), ISBN 978-3-902613-07-3, 2007
  • Automatisiertes 3D Auftragsschweißen von Bodenplatten", W. Lindenhoven, D. Suchodoll, H. Küpper, M. Hackel, DVS-Roboter 2007, Basel, 2007
  • Designing a sociable humanoid robot for interdiscilinary research", M. Hackel, S. Schwope, J. Fritsch, B. Wrede, and G. Sagerer, Advanced Robotics, 20(11):1219-1235, 2006
  • A humanoid robot platform suitable for studying embodied interaction", M. Hackel, S. Schwope, J. Fritsch, B. Wrede, and G. Sagerer , IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2005
  • Face to Face Interaction Applications with Humanoid Robots", M. Hackel , 2nd VAMPIRE Joint Workshop with Industry, Juni 2005
  • Software und Sensorik für automatisiertes 3D-Auftragschweißen, M. Hackel, DVS Veranstaltung "Formgebendes Schweißen", März 2005
  • A Humanoid Interaction Robot for Information, Negotiation and Entertainment Use, M. Hackel, S. Schwope, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Volume 1, Number 3, September 2004, World Scientific
  • Aus für manuelle Reparaturen, M. Hackel, S. Kremer-Wasmuht, G. Starke, Werkzeug & Formenbau, Ausgabe 1, Februar 2004, S.44-45 MI-Verlag, Modere Industrie, Justus-von-Liebig Str. 1, 86899 Landsberg
  • Automated surface welding for the repair of forming tools, P. Drews, G. Starke, M. Hackel, S. Kremer Wasmuht, Welding and Cutting 3; DVS-Verlag, Issue 1/2004, Page: 24-28
  • Applied Mechatronics Flexible Automation in Repair of Forging Dies, M. Hackel, µ2M Conference Microtechnology, Mechatronics and Materials, Nürnberg 2004
  • Prozessintegrierte Werkstückdigitalisierung in der Bearbeitungszelle für eine effiziente Automatisierung bei kleiner Losgröße, M. Hackel, G. Starke, Robotik 2004, VDI-Berichte 1841, Vdi Verlag ISBN 3-18-091841-1, Seite 173-178, 2004
  • A Humanoid Interaction Robot for Information, Negotiation and Entertainment Use, M. Hackel, S. Schwope, S. Kellner, IEEE Humanoids 2003 conference, Karlsruhe/München, Germany, October 2003
  • Design and Implementation of a System for Autonomous Repair Welding, M. Hackel, St. Kremer-Wasmuht, G. Starke, Proceeding of the „WISES“ Workshop (Intelligent Solution in Embedded Systems“), Technische Universit Wien, June 27, 2003
  • Automatisiertes Auftragschweißen zur Instandsetzung von Umformwerkzeugen, P. Drews, G. Starke, M. Hackel, S. Kremer-Wasmuht, Neue Technologien für die Produktion von morgen“ Reparatur und Herstellung von technischen Oberflächen an Werkzeugen und Machinenbauteilen, Ergebnisbericht des EUREKA-FACTORY Verbundprojektes PROSURF, Shaker 2003
  • Automatisiertes Auftragschweißen zur Instandsetzung von Umformwerkzeugen, P. Drews, G. Starke, M. Hackel, St. Kremer-Wasmuht, Schweißen u. Schneiden, Heft 9, DVS-Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2003, S. 488-493
  • Holographisch-interferometrische Untersuchungen der Mikroverschiebungen in Composite Materialien, W. Hintze, M. Hackel,D. Weichert, TM-Technisches Messen, Oldenbourg 10/98