The digitalisation of crafts is an opportunity to preserve traditional knowledge by redesigning processes.

Robotik Toolbox

We give people a new tool.

  • In search of a solution for digital assembly, we developed the idea of a Robotik Toolbox: a system based on the open-source technology ROS, which makes the use of robotics possible for every craft company. A system by craftsmen for craftsmen and with which the control of robots becomes as effortless and natural as that of a smartphone.

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  • Five minutes were enough to explain the functioning of the Robotik Tollbox to Chancellor Angela Merkel and she was already controlling the cobot with a casual point of the finger. Economics Minister Peter Altmeier took a little more time for his visit and joked in French with our robotics expert at the IHM 2019 while testing the tool of the future for the skilled trades.

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It’s all a question of the right programming and a successful UX design.

  • The first development of the Robotik Toolbox for Strehl Kinderreha Orthop√§dietechnik from Bremerv√∂rde has proven itself in orthotic production: it saves time, is clean and besides increases the attractiveness of the craft.

  • The KUKA Agilus has found its place in the machine shop. With the right end effector, we use by means of a CNC module for projects in which it can score with its 6 axes.

  • The cobot as an extended arm of the artist: equipped with a pen, a KUKA Iiwa LBR paints the lines which you have drawn on a smartphone, tablet or multitouch table on an easel.

  • Presented for the first time at IHM 2019, the ScanInform robotics application shows how a depth camera can be used to process a three-dimensional workpiece in real time in a way that even amateurs can understand.



A spirit of discovery for forward-looking craftsmanship

  • In a ZIM research project (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs based on a resolution of the German Bundestag), we joined forces with the TU Berlin to take on the challenge of teaching a collaborative robot dexterity. Its task: to independently assemble complex geometries in space in order to digitally support assembly in the future.


    So far, humans still do better.
    The question now is: for how much longer?


  • The next step in the implementation of new technologies: combining artificial intelligence and robotics to constructively address demographic change and automate unpleasant, unhealthy activities of the skilled trades.

    Learn more about our research projects here.