Successful Cooperation between Human and Machines - Basic Seminar “Human-Robot-Collaboration”




Simon Storms, M.Sc. Rwth

Chief Engineer


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The use of robots in the production environment is already part of everyday life in many companies. The robots often operate behind fences and light barriers. In recent years, however, human-robot-collaboration (MRK) has become increasingly important. The skilled worker and the robot work together and even complement each other, since both have their own strengths. With their experience and knowledge, humans are always superior to robots. This in turn can shine in terms of accuracy, speed or repeatability.

  Man is working at a machine Copyright: © WZL/Winandy

On September 4, 2018, everything at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University will revolve around the successful cooperation between man and machine. The aim of the basic seminar "Human-Robot-Collaboration" is to provide the basis for human-robot collaboration and to analyse which robot is best suited to which application. Necessary safety regulations for the design of overlapping workspaces between man and robot are also discussed. In particular, the seminar is characterized by the strong focus on practical application, as various MRK robots are tested and programmed during the event.

The event is addressed to members, plant managers, managers and senior employees in the areas of manufacturing planning, production planning, technology planning, technology management, automation, plant construction, research and development.

More information can be found on the website of the seminar "Human-Robot-Collaboration".