Montag, 2. März 2015

A brief glimpse into the world of service robotics...

Some of my impressions of the 8th International Expert Days of Service Robotics
at SCHUNK plant Brackenheim-Hausen, Germany
25. & 26.02.2015

from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation
is the product vision of a mobile robot assistant to actively support humans in their daily life. It can be used for a variety of household tasks, for example to deliver food and drinks, to assist with cooking or for cleaning.

The arms of  the service robot are made and designed by SCHUNK.

Robots as multifunctional gentlemen... ;-)

More than 20 years of experience in mechatronics makes SCHUNK one of the most important developer and supplier of mobile gripping systems in the field of service robotics worldwide. The mechatronic grippers, gripping hands, rotary modules, lightweight arms, and the modular system from SCHUNK are setting benchmarks today in the most varied applications.

During the annual Expert Days, SCHUNK promotes the interdisciplinary exchange between its customers and robotics experts from all over the world to encourage the development of the sector as a whole, as well as achieving synergy effects in a targeted way.

To work safely hand in hand - that's one of the visions in the collaboration of men and (service) robots in laboratory, assembly and various production facilities.

The SCHUNK safety grippers EGN and EZN - here 2-finger parallel gripper EGN in combination with a KUKA jointed-arm robot - grasping footballs.

The world’s first certified Safety Gripping System for a consistent actuator concept for safe human/ machine collaborations. 

SCHUNK closes a gap in the safety concept of your complete system with a unique, standardized safety component. In contrast to other systems on the market, the DGUV-certified SCHUNK EGN and EZN safety gripping systems continue to be powered even during emergency stops, and safely and actively maintain their gripping force. The workpiece is safely held.

See you next year...

...on the 9th Expert Days of Service Robotics!!!

Or on the SCHUNK booth D26 in hall 17 at the Hannover Messe 2015
from 13. to 17. April 2015!



  1. Auch wenn oft gesagt wird, dass es traurig ist, menschliche Zuwendung durch Roboter ersetzten zu wollen (müssen), mich fasziniert der Gedanke, meinen eigenen Service-Robot im Haus zu haben. Wobei da vielleicht auch die rosa Asimov-Brille den Blick etwas trübt ;). LG Su (die gern noch viiiieeel mehr Schnee hätte :D)

  2. I’d like robotic arms to work effectively in various fields, and together with sensors, cameras, and so on, they’ll turn impossible to possible. Technological development is marvelous. You must be proud of being a part of it. I like the SCHUNK blue, which looks symbolizing intelligence.