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.

 

Senior Researcher
Institute for Software & Systems Engineering
  • Room 3044 (Building N)

Hot Topics

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.

Projects

Bildung 4.0 für KMU

Digital learning as a competitive advantage in light-weight production

COMBO

Combination of Planning, Self-Organization and Reconfiguration in a Robot Ensemble for Handling ScORe Missions

SINA

Reliable Perception for Flexible Assistance in Dynamic and Unstructured Environments

TeamBotS

TeamBots - a tool-based methodology for developing software for dynamic robot teams

WiR Augsburg

Knowledge transfer with focus on self-learning machines, sensor technology and “smart materials”

Modern software engineering methods allow to achieve the digital transformation of robotics and automation, both in Industry 4.0 and carbon composites manufacturing.

Dr. Alwin Hoffmann

Services

  1. Consulting and support in software engineering of mechatronic systems
  2. Modeling and design of service-oriented automation solutions (e.g., carbon composite manufacturing)
  3. Design and development of software solutions for innovative robotics systems

Completed Projects

Safe Assistance

Intelligent obstacle detection using capacitive sensors for safe human robot interaction

SoftRobot

Development of a new software architecture for industrial robots

CFK-Tex

Automated handling and draping of limp carbon fibre fabrics

CFK-OPP

Development of an offline programming platform aimed for automizing specification of robot-based CFRP-manufacturing processes

Team

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Michael Filipenko
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Alexander Poeppel
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Martin Schörner
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Matthias Stüben
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Institute for Software & Systems Engineering
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Institute for Software & Systems Engineering
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Institute for Software & Systems Engineering

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.

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