In the course of Intervitis, Interfructa, Hortitechnica, our partner NIKO Maschinenbau is presenting a vineyard crawler, which is able to complete several tasks independently. In contrast to other systems on the market, the machine doesn’t use the high-precision RTK-GPS. Most of the data used for navigation is provided by the “eyes” of the vehicle, so-called ambient environmental sensors. In addition to independently running the rows in wine and fruit cultivation, the vehicle is also able to turn independently at the row exit and enter the next row. This allows complete plantations to be processed autonomously.
In the context of the Citizens’ Party of the community of Hochspeyer Dr. Bernd-Helge Leroch was honored for beeing the successful manager of the Robot Makers GmbH and for achieving the “Zukunftspreis Pfalz 2015”. On this annual festival, local clubs, entrepreneurs and communal facilities give a review about their work and present their offerings. New citizens are thus easily integrated and are able to socialize to others.
On Wednesday, the 15th of June 2016, five runners of the Robot Makers GmbH started, to master the 6 km-trail of the B2RUN-Corporate Challenge, through the city center of Kaiserslautern. After it rained all day, the sun gained back her dominance exact when the first group started and provided the more than 6000 participants with perfect weather for the run.
We are moving! All necessary information can be found here.
From 10th to 12th of May we presented our BiSS-to-EtherCAT-Gateway on the measurement fair SENSOR+TEST 2016 in Nuremberg. The Gateway, that is based upon our Modular Control System, establishes a connection between the powerful and digital sensor-actuator-bus-system BiSS-Interface and the real-time-capable fieldbus-system EtherCAT and therefore enables the possibility to use advanced sensors with the digital BiSS-Interface in various closed loop controls.
After our successful debut at the SENSOR+TEST last year, the Robot Makers GmbH also takes part at the Measurement Fair in Nuremberg this year. From 09 to 12 May 2016 the possibilities of the electronic series Modular Control System are shown together with the central control- and evaluation-unit Generic Control Box and the software framework Finroc®, in a scenario of modern measurement technology. As a special innovation, our BiSS-to-EtherCAT-Gateway is presented, that connects the both powerful bus systems, BiSS-Interface and EtherCAT.
Today, April 26 2016, the Robot Makers GmbH celebrates its 5th anniversary.
The company was founded in 2011, based on the vision of the managing directors Dr. Carsten Hillenbrand and Dr. Bernd-Helge Leroch, to make robotics and automation technology in mobile space affordable by a platform-based approach. Within the last 5 years the two-man-business has now developed into a small company with 12 employees. Thereby, the Robot Makers has gained reputation as a reliable development partner and supplier – also internationally.
Therefore, we would like to take the opportunity of our 5th anniversary to say thank you to all our customers, partners, employees and, not least, the foundation promoters in our region. Through the diverse requirements of our customers and partners, they are our greatest innovation drivers that inspire us again and again to push the borders of what is possible. Our staff takes the central role in the implementation of this standard. With an experienced team, where everyone stands up for the other, numerous projects have been successfully implemented and made the Robot Makers GmbH to what it is today. Finally, we would like to say thank you to the start-up support, which stood at our side with advice and assistance since our foundation and has strongly supported the development of our company.
Thank you very much!
Carsten Hillenbrand and Bernd Helge Leroch
On Friday April, 22th 2016 the Night of Sciences will take place in Kaiserslautern at the institute mile “Trippstadter Straße” and at the Technical University. This exhibition format serves the located institutes, companies and the university campus a display window of new technologies and inspiring science. From 7pm to 12pm the institutes of the PRE-Uni-Park in the “Trippstadter Straße”, the Business + Innovation Center and the campus of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern will again open their doors for many visitors.
Last week we participated in the 4th Commercial Vehicle Symposium 2016 at the University of Kaiserslautern. At this three-day fair – beginning at the 8th of march – the most important producers and component suppliers of the commercial vehicle industry introduced the newest trends and technologies. In addition, the visitors were able to listen to a great number of speeches and presentations providing information about the latest state of technology and the future development.