The aim of the Collaborative Research Center 562 is the evolution of methodical and component related fundamentals for the development of robotic systems based on closed kinematic chains in order to improve the promising potential of these robots, particularly with regard to high operating speeds, accelerations, and accuracy.

To reduce the sequence time for handling and assembly applications the most essential goal is to improve operating speeds and accelerations in the working space for given process accuracy. By using conventional serial robot systems these increasing requirements end in a vicious circle. Under these circumstances the request of new robotic systems based on parallel structures is of major importance.Owing to their framework construction by rod elements, which are poor in mass, parallel structures offer an ideal platform for an active vibration reduction. The integration of these adaptronic components with special adaptive control elements is a promising effective way to make robots both, more accurate and faster and consequently more productive.

The basic topics in the Collaborative Reserach Center 562 are:

  • Design and modeling of parallel Robots
  • Robot control and information processing
  • New components for parallel robots