Hochschule Karlsruhe (HKA) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) in Baden-Württemberg. The research group Robotics and Autonomous Systems (iRAS) is jointly led by Prof. Björn Hein and Prof. Christian Wurll. Central research questions are the use of machine learning methods in the field of robotics and automation, the transfer of cloud technologies to robot-based production and logistics, the development of new flexible sensor and gripping technologies, and the realization of intuitive and safe human-machine interaction.
In ROBDEKON, iRAS works on the one hand on automated handling and cleaning of plant components: Specifically from the point of view of the use and concatenation of cooperating industrial robot systems by means of methods of AI (machine learning, symbolic reasoning). On the other hand, the continuous detection of the deconstruction state of building structures is being researched with the exploration platform GammaBot. For both tasks, the focus is also on the manageability of the systems by the user.