FZI Service Robotics

Organisation: FZI Research Center for Information Techology

Website: www.fzi.de

Address: Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, 76131, Karlsruhe Germany

Contact: Arne Roennau (Tel: +49 721-9654-228) roennau(at)fzi.de

 

Other Staff:

  • Steffen Ruehl (FZI)
  • Stefan Scherzinger (FZI)
  • Jan Oberlaneder (FZI)
  • Sebastian Klemm (FZI)
  • Lars Pfotzer (FZI)

 

Team Profile:

The FZI Living Lab Service Robotics has rich experience in many fields of service and industrial robotics. For more than 10 year FZI has developed innovative software and hardware solutions to complex challenges.

In the FZI Living Lab Service Robotics, new robotic technologies based on environmental sensing, robot control, grasp planning and human-robot interaction are developed, which are used in the different FZI-wide application scenarios. A key research focus lies on mobile manipulation in industrial as well as domestic environments.

The team has demonstrated its strong team spirit in a number of scientific projects, developed industrial applications and many robotic demonstrations at public events like trade fairs.

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young scientists for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment.

 

Research Projects

BMBF - ISABEL (mobile manipulation in chip-production facilities)
BMWi - viEMA (Innovative robot programming for flexible industrial applications)
BMWi - ReApp (Re-usable robotic apps for industrial and service robots)
FP7 - DEXMART (Dexterous, dual hand manipulation of household objects)
BMBF – DESIRE (German service robotics initiative – flexible, autonomous manipulation)

  • Vast experience in 2D/3D sensor technologies (PMD, SwissRanger, Kinect, Velodyne, Ibeo, Sick, Hokuyo, Ladybug, …)
  • Extensive experience with robot manipulators (KUKA LWR, Schunk Powerball LWA 4P, Denso, …)
  • Competence in mechatronics design from sensors and simple actuators to complex, articulated service robots (HoLLiE, LAURON V, KAIRO 3,…)

 

Software skills:

  • Modular robotics control software framework MCA2 (internal)
  • GPU-based collision detection and real time planning and monitoring (internal)
  • High-level planning and perception integrated in ROS

 

Key Publications:

  • An automatic grasp planning system for service robots Z Xue, A Kasper, JM Zoellner, R Dillmann, IEEE ICAR 2009.

  • Unified GPU Voxel Collision Detection for Mobile Manipulation Planning A. Hermann, F. Drews, et. al, IROS 2014.

  • Graspability: A description of work surfaces for planning of robot manipulation sequences, S.W. Ruehl, A. Hermann, Z. Xue, T. Kerscher, R. Dillmann, ICRA 2011.

  • 6D object localization and obstacle detection for collision-free manipulation with a mobile service robot, J. Kuehnle, A. Verl, Z. Xue ; S. Ruehl, et Al. , IEEE ICAR 2009.

  • Hardware and software architecture of the bimanual mobile manipulation robot HoLLiE and its actuated upper body, A. Hermann, J. Sun, Z. Xue, Z., et. Al. AIM 2013

Videos

See FZI robot applications at https://www.youtube.com/user/FZIchannel/

 

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