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  • © HTW Berlin/Alexander Rentsch

    Human-machine interaction calls for empathy and inventiveness to satisfy the needs and requirements of users. Design methods can help, but they must not be used in a way that focuses too much on user experience at the expense of usability.

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  • © Fraunhofer IPK / Katharina Strohmeier

    A flexible robot system and an autonomous vehicle all in one: The Tend-O-Bot eliminates the need for rigid automation solutions in production. However, this can only be achieved with a change of perspective.

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  • © Fraunhofer IPK / Larissa Klassen

    Robots have become an indispensable part of our working world. Museum curator Marlies Wirth and automation expert Prof. Dr. Jörg Krüger discuss the ethical and cultural issues arising from this fact.

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  • © Fraunhofer IPK / Andy King

    Keeping an eye on wear: The collected wear data provides information on more than the condition of the cutting edge. It also enables process optimization. Whether it is faster machining with the same amount of wear or particularly low-wear processes, PoWer makes it possible to set the most economical machining parameters.

    With PoWer, inserts can be checked and changed automatically.

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  • © iStockphoto.com - metamorworks

    Companies agree that digital twins are the future. But what about the present?

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  • © Dirk Mathesius

    BMW Group's motorcycle plant in Berlin-Spandau stands for both traditional mechanical engineering and high-tech innovations. In recent months, a project team comprising innovators from BMW Motorrad and Fraunhofer IPK has developed a prototype solution for automated bolting.

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