In the industrial robotics laboratory, processes are not exclusively investigated under research conditions, but are developed and optimized especially for industrial requirements. All possible interactions between humans and robots in everyday work are examined in the process.


  • Planning and design of individual robot cells for industrial use
  • Research on new technologies in industrial robotics

KUKA LBR iiwa 7 R800

The Kuka iiwa is a collaborative robot which is versatile and also particularly adaptive. Initially, you can choose between three different operating modes and then programme the robot by simulation. Desired coordinates can also be approached by simply moving the robot by hand. Force and torque sensors record the environment in order to regulate speed and force in case of possible contact with humans. Due to its adaptability, two of these models are available at the NCT, on which several project papers, such as [insert link], have already been written.

Universal Robots UR5 and UR5e

Its numerous possible applications make the UR5 the most widely used collaborative robot worldwide. The Cobot is suitable for a wide range of manufacturing processes, such as pick & place tasks, packaging and palletizing, component assembly and machine tool loading. The UR5e includes additional optimizations such as a voice and vision channel, and is even more suitable for the more extensive implementation of HRC applications. 

KUKA KR 6 R900 sixx

Behind the protective fences in the laboratory, three robots from the KR AGILUS series are travelling at top speeds. In order to take full advantage of these speeds while at the same time ensuring the workers’ safety, they can only be operated in separate operation. They work completely independently from humans, but can cooperate with their peers. In addition, KUKA AGILUS has already been used to solve problems such as typical “bin picking”.


The ABB YuMi is used when fully flexible production is required. This collaborative two-arm robot, each of which has seven axes, is particularly suitable for small parts production and assembly. The ABB YuMi enables the development of a wide range of solutions, particularly for the electrical industry.