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Desktop "Plug-and-Produce" robot for class-room use

02.04.2008
AUTOMATICA 2008
10-13 June 2008
Neue Messe München
Hall B2, Booth 538

Industrially applicable robot technologies have so far been available only to a small extent for teaching and educational purposes. Instead, toy-like robots have been used for reasons of cost and simplicity of use/interfacing. Now, however, more modular and scalable SME-suitable parallel robot solutions (SME= small and medium-sized enterprise) - such as the Desktop "Plug-and-Produce" Robot - are creating new opportunities for mechanical design, feedback control, software interfaces and sophisticated software tools for robot programming:

- New mechatronic key components can be inexpensively fabricated and down-sized for classroom use.
- Improved modularity allows students to assemble robots that still retain their industrially relevant dynamics and kinematic properties.
- Software interfaces supporting Microsoft Robotics Studio.
- 3D graphics software tools supporting Plug-and-Play paradigm.
- Open-source software supporting individual 3D graphics simulation and further control developments
Contact:
Ricardo Velez / Visual Components Oy
Phone: +358 9 3232250
Fax: +358 9 3232251
E-mail: ricardo.velez@visualcomponents.com
* Substitute contact person:
Klas Nilsson / Lund University Sweden
Phone: +46 46 2224304
Fax: +46 46 131021
E-mail: klas@cs.lth.se

Hubert Grosser | idw
Further information:
http://www.ipa.fraunhofer.de

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