Intelligent obstacle detection using capacitive sensors for safe human robot interaction


The project aims to develop an intelligent obstacle detection system using capacitive sensors for safe human robot interaction. Especially in industrial applications, the novel safety system shall enable robots to support humans in direct physical contact, without separating safety systems.



Funded by

BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)


MRK-Systeme GmbH

SD Hirsch

Audi AG (associated partner)


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Production assistant that can work together with humans safely, presented at Hannover Messe 2015.


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reif

Alwin Hoffmann

Andreas Angerer

Alexander Poeppel

Andreas Schierl

Michael Vistein

Institute for Software & Systems Engineering

The Institute for Software & Systems Engineering (ISSE), directed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reif, is a scientific institution within the Faculty of Applied Computer Science of the University of Augsburg. In research, the institute supports both fundamental and application-oriented research in all areas of software and systems engineering. In teaching, the institute facilitates the further development of the faculty's and university's relevant course offerings.