New team member – Colleague Robot

Due to advancing digitalization, increasing cost pressure as well as increased customer and flexibility requirements, companies are confronted with the challenge of using their available resources more and more efficiently. Process automation with robotics is at the forefront of future-oriented human-computer interaction, both in the production and service sectors.

How does the implementation of such solutions work? What challenges arise? What are the possible development prospects for companies in the region?

On May 20 at 3:00 p.m., Offenburg University of Applied Sciences will bring together a panel of researchers, developers and users to discuss these issues as part of the new series of events “Future Company”.

New team member - Colleague Robot

Online registration
Registration required by 17 May 2021

Thursday, May 20. 3:00 – 5:30 PM: New team member - Colleague Robot


3:00 pm // Welcome address
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kachel, Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Hochschule Offenburg
Prof. Dr. Thomas Seifert, Manager Campus Research & Transfer, Hochschule Offenburg

03:10 pm // Ways to more efficient human-robot applications
M. Sc. Urban Himmelsbach – Hochschule Offenburg

03:30 pm // Possibilities of 3D printing in the field of robot gripping technology
M. Ing Nikolai Hangst – Hochschule Offenburg

03:50 pm // Extension of lightweight robots working area with additional axes
Joachim Roos, Technical Manager / Procurator – HIWIN

04:10 pm // Programming the HORST robot system; nothing easier than that
Frank Schäfer, Commercial manager – Huber Gebäudetechnik

04:30 pm // Cobotic support for skilled manual workforce
M. Sc. Richard Erhardt, Development Engineer –  SCHAUB Fertigungstechnik

04:50 pm // Demand-oriented robotics at the BURGER GROUP – low cost versus high-tech
Dipl. -Kfm. Thomas Burger, Managing Shareholder – BURGER GROUP
Fabian Kirner B.Sc. Process Automation Development Engineer – SBS Feintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

05:10 pm // Automation and Robotics in continuing education
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wendt – Hochschule Offenburg

05:15 pm // Discussions– Breakout Rooms


The event will be held in the German language. Simultaneous translation by the lecture translator may be provided.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jean Pacevicius

Project Coordinator KTUR/INNO Team


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