The Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Engineering and Automation develops solutions for organizational and technological functions in the production sector of industrial companies. With more than 250 researchers Fraunhofer IPA is one of the largest research institutes within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, it belongs to the leading research institutes in the field of robotics and automation.
COMAU is a global supplier of industrial automation systems for the automotive manufacturing sector and a global provider of full maintenance services. To the “automotive” Customers worldwide, COMAU offers its capacity as “System Integrator” and its complete engineering solutions, from product development to the realization of industrial process automation systems.
DLR is the Aerospace Research Center as well as the German Space Agency. The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics located in Oberpfaffenhofen and Berlin currently employs over 250 engineers and scientists. It is one of the biggest and most acknowledged Institutes in the field worldwide.
The Danish Technological Institute occupies a crucial position at the point where research, business, and the community converge. The Institute’s mission is to promote growth by improving interaction and encourage synergy between these three areas. The Institute’s main activities in robotics are located in Odense (Centre for Robot Technology), where the Institute has established a close and strategic relation with University of Southern Denmark.
GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH was founded in 1999 as a spin-off by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation, Fraunhofer IPA, in Stuttgart. The mission of GPS is to become an incubator and market place for rapid technology transfer in the area of industrial automation and robotics, and in service robotics in particular.
Güdel AG is headquarters of the family owned Güdel Group AG which has continuously been growing over the last 5 decades and which today is a global player and leader in manufacturing of components, modules / assemblies and integrated systems for linear technology based robots and automation solutions.
In a strategic move within the KUKA group the company KUKA Laboratories GmbH was founded in 2010 to focus the innovation activities of the KUKA Robot Group and to develop new products for the markets of the future. KUKA Laboratories GmbH is a spin-off and 100% subsidiary of KUKA Roboter GmbH, which is a member of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft (Augsburg).
The main business of Reis Robotics, founded in 1957, is the development and production of industrial robots and robotised automation systems. Reis standard robot units cover a wide variety of kinematic configurations and payloads. Typical applications include: welding, cutting, machining, assembling and part handling.
The research and transfer institute for software and systems fortiss is a non-profit research and development organization at the Technische Universität München (TUM) founded in 2009. fortiss specializes in informatics and robotics research, and it supports the bidirectional exchange of knowledge between TUM and local industry.
With eight faculties and many research centres and specialised schools, Lund University is the largest institution for research and higher education in Sweden. The relevant expertise of the involved departments (Department of Automatic Control, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics) is in nonlinear control, hybrid control, system identification, iterative learning control, and practical implementations of these techniques in industrial systems.