ROPOD

Ultra-flat, ultra-flexible, and cost-effective robotic pods for handling legacy in logistics
Departments and Instituts: 
Computer Science
From: 
01.01.2017
to
31.12.2019

Project description

Objectives

Develop and implement a disruptive concept for automatically guided vehicles (AGVs) that lowers the still existing barrier in logistics by offering
• cost-effective, automated or semi-automated indoor transportation
of goods,
• while coping with existing legacy in terms of size, shape, and weight of goods and containers,
• without imposing disruptive changes in existing logistic solutions, such as rebuilding entire warehouses or switching to new containers or storage technology.

Expected Result

TRL6 prototype of a cost-effective hospital logistic system, which operates a fleet of ropods and is able to perform the tasks described in the use cases, ideally in 24/7 operation mode.

The main benefits of our customers are:
• reduction of investment costs for logistics automation,
• reduction of load of dull and dirty, low-qualified work on nursing personnel,
• quality of services,
• reputation as hospital using cost-effective, high-end, yet humanfriendly technology.

Project manager at H-BRS

Prof. Dr. Erwin Prassler

Autonomous Systems
Email: 
erwin [dot] prassler [at] h-brs [dot] de

Sankt Augustin

Room: 
C 226

Co-operating professors

Research associates