Technological improvements in the final assembly process are achieved through a variety of devices designed to increase process efficiency and quality. The function of these devices ranges from reducing manual workload to smart subdivision of tasks.
For manual tasks, the Group is developing an intelligent exoskeleton in collaboration with several partners as part of the EU funded RoboMate project. Based on human-robot interaction, the exoskeleton will be used for lifting and moving heavy goods in Europe’s factories of the future. The prototype is a non-anthropomorphic passive exoskeleton (with powered actuators) capable of helping lift loads of up to 15 kg. The first version of the prototype was completed in December 2016.