Digital Exonomics - Digital work design and ergonomics assessment for the application of industrial exoskeletons.

Overview Exploration of methods to investigate & evaluate exoskeletons using markerless motion capture and 3D human models for virtual planning of manual work processes. Funding source:BMBF Funding code:01IS21025 A-D Duration:10.09.2021-29.02.2024 Project content In recent years, the use of exoskeletons in industry has increased significantly. These ergonomic tools are worn directly on the body and are designed to assist employees in physically demanding tasks [...]

SimKra - Parameterized Simulation of Joining Forces for the Digital Validation of Assembly Processes

Overview Investigation of human motion variance to safeguard MRK processes in planning simulation incl. implementation of motion variances in the planning tool ema Grantor: Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB) Funding code: 100376593 Duration: 08.10.2020 - 07.10.2022 Project content The assembly of automobiles, electrical or even household appliances requires many manual assembly steps. There is a strong increase in the use of clips and plug-in connections [...]

Research Project "AnDy - Advancing Anticipatory Behaviors in Dyadic Human-Robot Collaboration".

Overview Development of technologies for better human-machine interaction with anticipation of the movement behavior of both actors. Funding source: European Commission, Call H2020-ICT-2016-2017 Funding code: 731540 Duration: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020 Project content The further development of human-machine collaboration capabilities is currently one of the central research topics in Germany and Europe. The goal of these approaches is, among other things, to achieve the most efficient and [...]

SOPHIA - Socio-Physical Interaction Skills for Cooperative Human-Robot Systems in Agile Production

Overview Development of robotic technologies to improve human comfort and trust in automation in hybrid human-robot manufacturing environments. Funding source: European Commission, Call H2020-ICT-2019-2/2019-2023 Grant reference: 871237 Duration: 01.12.2019 - 30.11.2023 Project content Collaborative robotics has established itself as a fundamental design tool for adaptable and flexible production structures. It contributes to the sustainable improvement of the competitiveness of companies, the reorientation [...]

VirtualAging - Simulation of age-related changes

Overview Simulation for the consideration of age-related performance changes in the virtual design of processes and products. Funding source: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Grant number: 01S15002A Duration: 01.05.2015 - 31.10.2017 Project content Performance changes in humans affect both biomechanical parameters, such as ranges and speeds of motion, and sensory parameters, such as optical perception. In this research project, the consortium addresses [...]

KoMPI - Fixture-based digital planning of collaborative assembly systems and integration into variable production scenarios

Overview Development of a method for the integrated planning and realization of collaborative workplace systems in assembly with variable product scenarios. Innovations for the production, service and work of tomorrow Funding source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Funding code: 02P15A060 Funding program: Innovations for the production, service and work of tomorrow Duration: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019 Project executing agency: Projektträger Karlsruhe (PTKA) Project objective [...]

INTERACT - Simulation of human work

Overview Simulation of human work and the increase of simulation quality compared to previous systems Funding source: European Union Grant number: 611007 Duration: 01.10.2013 - 30.09.2016 Project objective and approach imk automotive GmbH has been working in the INTERACT joint research project since October 2013. This is funded by the EU within the Seventh Framework Program. The focus of the project is on the simulation [...]

Ergonomics screening" research project

Overview Development of mobile-ready digital ergonomics screenings with multiple 3D real-time recording of individual craft activities for small businesses Funding source: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Funding code: KF2149708DB4 Duration: 01.06.2014 - 30.06.2016 Subprojects imk automotive GmbH Development of the electro-mechanical components, the control system for person tracking and a simulation method for combining measurement data that are separated in terms of location or time TU Dresden Development of a method [...]

ema2AnyBody - Effects of mechanical loads on muscle stress and workplace ergonomics.

Overview Research into the effects of mechanical loads on strain on individual muscle parts. Funding source: Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) Funding code: ZF4032402BZ6 Duration: 01/01/2017 - 06/30/2019 Project Purpose and Approach While the ema has an advanced motion generator, the AnyBody (which CADFEM is contributing to the project) is a sophisticated multi-body system human model. The ema avatar has skilled worker knowledge and knows how to work with [...]

eMAN III - Human-Machine Interaction Planning

Overview Development of a holistic system for planning cooperation between machines and people in an industrial manufacturing environment and expert systems for automatic analysis. Funding source: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Funding code: KF2149711LF4 Duration: 01.03.2015 - 28.02.2018 Project objective and approach imk automotive GmbH Development of intelligent sequence control for joint human and machine processes dmc-ortim GmbH Development of an expert system for the [...]