Cobot-supported test stations for intelligent technical systems (CogeP)

Due to the increasing volatility of sales markets, the growing number of variants and customer demand for individual products combined with short-term orders and increasing price pressure, the testing process for complex, technical products is subject to special requirements. In particular, this involves the flexible (self-)configuration and scalability of the test station depending on test scenarios in the product life cycle.

The aim of the ‘CogeP’ project is therefore to increase the degree of automation of test stations for intelligent mechatronic systems. Here, not only the automation for handling products and test equipment must be considered, but also the consistency of test data over the entire life cycle must be ensured. Here, human-robot collaboration is used with the help of a cobot. A cobot is a collaborative robot that works together with humans and is not separated from them by protective devices. Cobots are also characterized by simple and intuitive learning and programming functions. Versatile cobot-supported test stations are being developed on the basis of consistent test and operating data.