Robotics for training and research

Robotics for training and research

An important role for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 changes the world of production by merging modern information and communication technologies with classic industrial processes, making them more flexible and efficient.

Robotics is an important topic for this new industrial model. Technology developments in this field open the door to new applications and configurations, as well as human-robot interactions.

This is why robots are an integral part of the Industry 4.0 learning solutions offered by Festo Didactic.

Robotics learning solutions
Industry needs knowledgeable, skilled robotics engineers, technicians, and operators. To enable trainers to successfully integrate robotics into programs and lab facilities, Festo Didactic offers holistic approaches to integrate industrial stationary, mobile and service robots into your learning environment.

Hardware equipment is supported by multimedia and paper-based training tools, creating a blended learning environment.

Integration into manufacturing systems
Robots can be integrated into cyber-physical systems and the modular production system MPS for customized set-ups and complete coverage of automation.

The robot stations and modules can also be tailored to specific requirements.

Flexibility and expandability
Mobile robots from Festo Didactic are based on an open source concept. Users have full access to the entire source code for the implementation of robot applications with common programming languages and systems.

In addition, state-of-the-art functions ensure the greatest possible system expandability and compatibility.

Safety first
Festo Didactic designs all educational equipment with user safety in mind, ensuring safe training with industrial components and products in compliance with all relevant regulationsis feasible.

Our safety housing for industrial robots is in compliance with DIN EN 60204-1, enabling you to operate with peace of mind. The mobile robot Robotino complies with EN ISO 12100-1 and 12100-2 for the safety of machinery.

Robotino 4 in the classroom
Our autonomous mobile platform is open to common programming languages and can be combined with a variety of external devices and media. This flexibility makes Robotino 4 an ideal learning system for mobile robotics in the vocational training of mechatronics technicians and computer scientists.

Robotino 4 ensures straightforward entry into mobile robotics as well as integration into advanced learning systems in the smart factory environment.

Virtual training
CIROS offers professional robotics training in a virtual environment. Students can simulate a wide range of applications in industrial robotics.

Ready-made simulation models provide users with a safe, hands-on environment for learning the basics or more advanced subjects.

The software can also be connected to real robot controllers for practical selected training.

Research projects
Festo is proud of its cooperation with the scientific community. Our solutions and expertise help researchers to push boundaries by developing alongside or deploying ready-made technology.

  • Project APPsist aims to develop new mobile, context sensitive, and intelligent-adaptive assistance systems for knowledge and management support in smart manufacturing.
  • Project InnoCyFer aims to help companies to increase customization and configuration options for their products, while raising their quality standards.
  • RoboCup develops agent-based automated guided vehicles (AGV) to help leverage the benefits of Industry 4.0 compliant factories.
  • As part of project Squirrel, Festo Didactic helps “Clearing clutter bit by bit” with its mobile robot platform.

A key component of industrial automation

The number of robot installations is rapidly increasing all around the world, driven by greater demands for industrial productivity and efficiency. The majority of manufacturers has already integrated robotics technology, to different degrees, in their operations.

Robotics is now a key component of automation and a competitive advantage for companies. Today, robotics is paving the way for new technologies and capabilities, creating job opportunities and posing important challenges for the workforce.