Research projects at a glance

Development of a procedure with the associated hardware, which will enable an SME to program a robot offline quickly and easily


Project manager: Prof. Michael Koch, Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Researcher(s): Philipp Hemmersbach, B.Sc.
Funded by: Staedtler Foundation
Period: 01 January 2015 – 31 December 2015

An innovation management concept for interdisciplinary troubleshooting in product development


Project manager: Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck
Researcher(s): Stefan Landkammer, M.Eng.; Mario Lušić, M.Sc. M.Eng. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Period: 01 January 2014 – 31 December 2016

Metal prototype parts for research and development by means of generative production


Project manager: Prof. Michael Koch, Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Period: 15 August 2014 – 14 February 2016

Development of a process-automated, flexibly-shaped tool for the production of CFRP components


Project manager: Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck
Researcher(s): Mario Lusic, M.Sc. M.Eng. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of FHProfUnt2013
Cooperation partners: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH,
                               Huber Kunststoff & Technik GmbH,
                               Putzin Maschinenbau GmbH,
                               SMB Schwede Maschinenbau GmbH,
                               SGL Carbon GmbH,
                               3D CAD GmbH.

Period: 01 October 2013 – 30 September 2016

Subproject entitled “Creation of adjusted, realistic geometries for simulation with 3D surface capture” in the Bayerischen Forschungsverbund [Bavarian research association] for efficient product and process development using knowledge-based simulation


Project manager: Prof. Michael Koch, Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.
Researcher(s): Sebastian Katona, M.Eng.
Funded by: Bavarian Research Foundation
Period: 01 October 2013 – 30 September 2016

Development of a novel robotic spider with hydraulic actuator legs based on the biological model and intuitive robotic operation

The novel walking robot is being developed in order to provide assistance in disaster zones.

Project manager: Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck, Dr.-Ing.; Prof. Peter Heß, Dr.-Ing.
Researcher(s): Stefan Landkammer, M.Eng., and Florian Winter, M.Eng.
Funded by: Bavarian State Office for the Environment
Period: 01 October 2012 – 30 June 2019

Educational science-based, learner-orientated development, testing, and evaluation of 3D learning modules for university teaching in technical faculties


Project manager: Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck
Researcher(s): Konrad Schmutzer Braz, M.A. (Pedagogy, Psychology, German Linguistics)
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – Better Quality of Teaching programme
Period: 01 October 2012 – 31 March 2016

Construction of a development process-orientated, computer-integrated documentation and visualization process for assembly processes (CIV process)


Project manager: Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck
Researcher(s): Mario Lušić, M.Eng. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Cooperation partner: AKT altmärker Kunststoff-Technik GmbH,
                               BING Power Systems GmbH,
                               ISD Nürnberg,
                               SMB Schwede Maschinenbau GmbH,
                               Chair in production automation and production systems at Friedrich-
                               -Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
                               Usability Engineering Center (UEC) of Nuremberg Institute of
                               Technology

Period: 01 July 2010 – 30 June 2013

Development of a rapid shaping procedure for manufacturing CFRP components on the basis of rapid prototyping basic shapes


Project manager: Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck
Researcher(s): Andreas Viereckl, Dipl.-Ing.; and students
Funded by: Metz Stiftung
Period: 01 May 2011 – 30 June 2012

Development of a connected notepad method for the generation of ideas and innovations


The shorter route to innovation. At Nuremberg Institute of Technology, we combine software and creative technologies.

Project manager: Prof. Michael Koch, Dr-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.; Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck, Dr-Ing.
Researcher(s): Mario Lušić, M.Eng. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Funded by: STAEDTLER Foundation
Period: 1 June 2010 – 31 August 2011

Development of an expert-based fault and modification management method within the construction process


Project manager:  Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck, Dr-Ing.; Prof. Jörg Roth

Researcher(s): Andreas Plach, Thomas Strickroth
Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Period: 01 June 2007 – 30 September 2010

Experimental testing of stresses and stability properties of CFRP sample components and comparison with numerical calculation processes


Project manager:  Prof. Rüdiger Hornfeck, Dr-Ing.; Prof. Thomas Sander
Researcher(s): P. Leinfelder, F. Stettner
Funded by: Staedtler Foundation
Period: 01 April 2008 – 31 July 2009