Instruction-Based Robot Programming

Conventional automation requires time-consuming and costly programming of robots. Small companies, therefore, still use manual assembly, instead.

The European ACAT project ("Action Categories"), coordinated by the Georg-August-University Göttingen, has addressed this problem and designed a system that allows programming a robot using instructions made for human workers. If you tell the system to "pick up the rotor cap and put it on its holder", it will compile a robot-executable program from this instruction.

This new way of programming robots should also allow smaller companies to invest in automation and to program their machines without expert knowledge.

III. Physikalisches Institut
Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter

In cooperation with:
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Aalborg University, Denmark
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
University of Bremen, Germany