On November 22 the time had come again: The “Zukunftspreis” of Palatine was assigned. It is a distinction that honors “outstanding innovative ideas, products, projects and achievements that strengthen the future perspective and the sustainable development of the region”. The award is assigned every two years and addresses projects in the field of life, natural and social sciences as well as in the humanities, technology and economy.
On Friday, November 13, 2015 we were guests at the annual meeting of the Commercial Vehicle Cluster Southwest (CVC) in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. We were welcomed very cordially and subsequently we were guided through one of the biggest truck assembly plants in the world. The main topics digitalization, autonomy and innovation efficiency were presented in many interesting expert lectures. Up to this, the sections of innovations management, innovations in production and process, as well as sectoral perspectives up to autonomous driving, were explained more closely.
Last week the biggest trade fair for agricultural technology in the world, the Agritechnica 2015, took place in Hanover. On the one hand we were part of the booth of the chair Agricultural System Technology of Technical University Dresden. On the other hand we took the opportunity to gain an insight into the trends and the state-of-the-art technologies in the agricultural sector. The chair Agricultural System Technology presented the modular plantation robot elWObot, that should help to do various work, e.g. crop spraying in vineyards and orchards, all autonomously in the future. In this context we introduced our central control unit Generic Control Box. The Generic Control Box is hereby used for the base control of the research vehicle elWObot and coordinates the four individually driven and steerable wheels. Furthermore we presented the possibilities of the Generic Control Box in the field of autonomous navigation based on laser data.
As a customer-oriented company for the Robot Makers GmbH the customer’s satisfaction comes first. Accordingly, the Robot Makers GmbH committed both products and services to the highest to offer. In this context the executive management decided to certify the lived quality standard by the “TÜV Rheinland” in terms of DIN EN ISO 9001. As part of the certification, the audit was lead by Klaus Schildwächter of the TÜV Rheinland. The participants of the Robot Makers GmbH had been the CEO Dr. Bernd-Helge Leroch and the quality management officer Daniel Sauer.
As part of the initial certification workflows, process sequences and the quality management system had been examined in detail. It was confirmed that the Robot Makers GmbH “established and implemented an efficient system to carry out their policy and goals”.
Intelligent technologies for commercial vehicles in the areas of digitalization, autonomy and innovation efficiency will be presented at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth on Friday, November 13, 2015. It is very important to set technology and innovation trends to be competitive as a medium sized supplier. As an expert in mobile automation, the Robot Makers GmbH sees itself well positioned at the market and will participate at this event as an exhibitor.
From 10th to 14th November 2015 we will be part of the biggest trade fair for agricultural technology in the world, the Agritechnica 2015 in Hanover. On the one hand, we will be part of the booth of the chair Agricultural System Technology of Technical University Dresden, where we will present our central control unit Generic Control Box. The Generic Control Box is hereby used for the base control of the research vehicle elWObot and coordinates the four individually driven and steerable wheels. On the other hand, we will participate as visitors, starting on the preview days (08th and 09th November), to inform about the newest trends and the needs and desires of our customers.