Software-driven Robotics and Automation
The institute performs leading edge research in the area of software-driven robotics and automation. The focus lies on transferring software engineering methods and tools to the mechatronics domain, such as using modern programming platforms for industrial robots. One important research artifact is the Robotics API Development Platform, a software architecture for controlling robot arms as well as ground and aerial robots with real-time guarantees. Two research labs equipped with high-end hardware and software give room for a variety of experiments. The institute is a member of the Bavarian initiative “Cluster Mechatronik & Automation”. Project partners include KUKA Laboratories GmbH, MRK-Systeme GmbH, the German Aerospace Center as well as companies such as KUKA, Faurecia, Schunk, Premium Aerotec, etc.
Industry 4.0 & Digital Twins
To master the production of tomorrow, flexibility and efficiency can be achieved through the interplay of intelligent components.
OPC UA & TSN
Standardized communication with semantic annotations and real-time guarantee bring together computer science and automation
Automation for CFRP
Today carbon fiber reinforced polymer production is often tailored to manual work and low volumes - automation can make it more economical.
Human Robot Interaction & Robot Teams
When robots no longer work alone, but together with other robots or humans, new challenges arise that have to be solved in software.
Combination of Planning, Self-Organization and Reconfiguration in a Robot Ensemble for Handling ScORe Missions
Dr. Alwin Hoffmann
- Consulting and support in software engineering of mechatronic systems
- Modeling and design of service-oriented automation solutions (e.g., carbon composite manufacturing)
- Design and development of software solutions for innovative robotics systems
Intelligent obstacle detection using capacitive sensors for safe human robot interaction
Development of a new software architecture for industrial robots
Automated handling and draping of limp carbon fibre fabrics
Development of an offline programming platform aimed for automizing specification of robot-based CFRP-manufacturing processes
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.