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Agritechnica Hannover

16. NOV. 2017

We visited the Agritechnica trade fair. Every 2 years the world's largest trade fair for agricultural technology is taking place in Hannover. This is, of course, reason enough for us to travel back to this trade fair city, to inform us about the latest developments and to elicit not only informative conversations but also some drinks and snacks from our clients at their stands, as well as to look for new cooperation opportunities. To be continued in 2019....

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We visited the Agritechnica trade fair. Every 2 years the world's largest trade fair for agricultural technology is taking place in Hannover. This is, of course, reason enough for us to travel back to this trade fair city, to inform us about the latest developments and to elicit not only informative conversations but also some drinks and snacks from our clients at their stands, as well as to look for new cooperation opportunities. To be continued in 2019....

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Robots as sensitive
fellows

28. NOV. 2017

Prof. Sami Haddadin and his team have succeeded in developing an intelligent, adaptive and interactive robot assistant that will represent a completely new generation of robots and herald a new era in robotics, namely service robotics.

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The „Deutsche Zukunftspreis“ is one of the most important awards for innovative developments in the Federal Republic of Germany. The decisive criteria for the Federal President‘s prize for technology and innovation are excellence in innovative research performance and the marketability of the product.

Prof. Sami Haddadin and his team have succeeded in developing an intelligent, adaptive and interactive robot assistant that will represent a completely new generation of robots and herald a new era in robotics, namely service robotics. According to his intellectual father Prof. Haddadin, this is a new technology that can be made available to both industry and private use at low cost and is equally easy to handle either by 12-year-old children or untrained workers.

The invention is based on three innovative pillars:
First of all, the robot has the ability of tactile perception which allows sensitively registering interaction forces at any spatial position by means of sensors in each axis. In addition, the central neurological system of the robot imitates the human motor function via algorithms that generate intelligent actuator signals, i. e. movements and interaction signals from the sensors. Last but not least, this system can also be offered at a very affordable price and, according to Prof. Haddadin, can be programmed and operated by anyone regardless of their qualifications and education. Unimaginable possibilities for all those companies that could not afford the cost-intensive robotic systems with high programming and operating expenditures.

This invention has potential in all matters to write a success story: Franka Emika in the contemplative Allgäu region of Germany manufactures the entire product. The forecasts currently assume that it will become the world‘s best-selling robot system within a year. Approximately 4,500 systems are targeted in the year one. This systemic platform has given people‘s creativity a new tool that allows them to create new things that might have been impossible until now.

We wish Prof. Haddadin and his team all the best and good luck for the decision on November 29th, 2017!