Meet & Apply "Human-oriented Robotics" - SME partners wanted for network

The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is looking for SME partners for its funded innovation network "Robotics for Humans - Menschennahne Robotik".

Objective of the event:

Interested SMEs will be given an overview of the targeted ZIM network "Robotics for Humans" and the opportunities for network membership will be outlined.

SME partners based in Germany from all sectors along the value chain are sought: from the user to design and material production as well as actuators, sensors and electronics to software solutions and input devices.

Following the presentation by network coordinator Linda Weisheit, questions and expressions of interest can be submitted via chat or verbally.

Background on the planned network:

The goal of the national ZIM network is to democratize robotics in Germany through the joint development of demand-driven robot systems involving all stakeholders along the factory supply chain.

In order to further qualify robots for use in human-related fields of application, new approaches are needed that focus on safety, flexibility and acceptance.

Speaker Dipl.-Ing. Linda Weisheit, Fraunhofer IWU:

Dipl.-Ing. Linda Weisheit completed her studies in materials science at the Technical University of Dresden and has been a research associate in the Biomechatronics department of Fraunhofer IWU since 2010. In addition to her expertise in the field of materials and her involvement in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials CPM, she has been building up the area of "human-oriented robotics" at IWU since 2019. In the planned network, she takes over the strategic design and the development of the technical roadmap.

Agenda (14.6.2023):

13:00h: Short welcome by Berlin Partner.

13:05h: Presentation of the innovation network "Robotics for Humans - Human-oriented Robotics" (Linda Weisheit, Fraunhofer IWU).

Network structure
Core topics
13:50h: Q&A Session

14:15h: End of the event

Participation in the online event is free of charge, registration is required*.
The dial-in link will be sent by email one day before the event.