GreenBotAI at the Hannover Messe: intelligent and energy-efficient robotics at your fingertips

Using intelligent robotics to maintain production even under difficult conditions such as supply bottlenecks, pandemics and increasing competition: The GreenBotAI project will be demonstrating how this works live at the Hannover Messe.

The Franco-German research project GreenBotAI, coordinated by Fraunhofer IWU, is pursuing three goals: industrial production that does not stop even in times of pandemic, more independence for Europe in production automation and significantly reduced energy consumption by robots in European factories.

Intelligent, flexible and sustainable
The approach: more flexible and faster production with the help of AI algorithms and intelligent robotics that can also perform complex tasks spontaneously. The whole thing goes hand in hand with a reduction in energy consumption - the aim is to achieve up to 25 %, made possible by data-reduced AI models, accelerated gripping tasks and reduced computing power.

Controlling complex motion sequences with simple image information
The project progress achieved so far can be experienced live for the first time at the trade fair stand. A robot, a 2D image of a component and a small amount of computing power are used. Visitors to the trade fair can become active themselves: They can place a cogwheel anywhere on a table in the robot's workspace. Based on the image information, the software determines the positions of all objects relative to the robot, calculates the robot path and determines the gripping position. The robot now grips the gear wheel, inspects it and relies entirely on the image information. This is where the real-time-capable evaluation of force data comes into play, telling the robot how to fit the gripped cogwheel into a second cogwheel. This works with a smart application of AI that imitates the human sense of touch. The Xeidana® software developed at Fraunhofer IWU checks whether the correct component has been picked up.

In addition to Fraunhofer IWU, the project partners in GreenBotAI are Munich University of Applied Sciences, the software developer INBOLT SAS and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM LISPEN). On the German side, the project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Climate Action.

Experience intelligent robotics live at the Hannover Messe! 📌 Stand A18 in hall 2!

Further links: Press release Fraunhofer IWU