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Prof. Dr. Dirk Reichelt

University of Applied Sciences Dresden

Robotics metaverse: hybrid human-robot teams

Current robotic systems are usually individually designed and built for specific tasks. Highly trained and expensive specialists are needed to operate and configure the robots, who are often needed again later when adjustments are made in the production process.

We take a look at current barriers to the introduction and use of robotics solutions in industry and craft. The talk will discuss how we can make the necessary technology shifts from trivial automation of production or workflow processes to flexible and smart robotics, which is also interesting for the craft and lot size 1 production. We discuss how a robotics metaverse in which the physical world, the virtual world, augmented reality can merge can look like?

In future hybrid teams in industry and crafts, humans and robots will work hand in hand. For this, robotic systems in hybrid teams must become flexible in terms of location and time, be adaptable, and be easy for everyone to use.

We want to position Germany as the country of robot teams that are close to humans – so-called hybrid teams. SMEs, large companies, universities and research institutions are already innovating and working closely together in Robot Valley Saxony. The presentation shows how companies and science will and can jointly shape the future for such a robotics metaverse.

Expert Panel
Expert Panel

Panel discussion with a selection of speakers of the Innovation Forum for Automation 2022 – led by Ricco Walter, SYSTEMA.

About Prof. Dr. Dirk Reichelt

Dirk Reichelt studied business informatics at the Ilmenau University of Technology. He received his doctorate from the Chair of Industrial Management at the TU Ilmenau. He worked for several years in various positions in the semiconductor industry.

Since 2010 he is professor for information management at HTW Dresden. Since 2021 he additionally leads a research group in the scientific area “Production Systems and Factory Automation” at Fraunhofer IWU.