from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation
is the product vision of a mobile robot assistant to
actively support humans in their daily life. It can be used for a
variety of household tasks, for example to deliver food and drinks, to
assist with cooking or for cleaning.
The arms of the service robot are made and designed by SCHUNK.
Robots as multifunctional gentlemen... ;-)
More than 20 years of experience in mechatronics makes SCHUNK one of the
most important developer and supplier of mobile gripping systems in the
field of service robotics worldwide. The mechatronic grippers, gripping
hands, rotary modules, lightweight arms, and the modular system from
SCHUNK are setting benchmarks today in the most varied applications.
During the annual Expert Days, SCHUNK promotes the interdisciplinary
exchange between its customers and robotics experts from all over the
world to encourage the development of the sector as a whole, as well as
achieving synergy effects in a targeted way.
To work safely hand in hand - that's one of the visions in the collaboration of men and (service) robots in laboratory, assembly and various production facilities.
The SCHUNK safety grippers EGN and EZN - here 2-finger parallel gripper EGN in combination with a KUKA jointed-arm robot - grasping footballs.
The world’s first certified Safety Gripping System for a consistent actuator concept for safe human/ machine collaborations.
SCHUNK closes a gap in the safety concept of your complete system with a
unique, standardized safety component. In contrast to other systems on
the market, the DGUV-certified SCHUNK EGN and EZN safety gripping
systems continue to be powered even during emergency stops, and safely
and actively maintain their gripping force. The workpiece is safely
See you next year...
...on the 9th Expert Days of Service Robotics!!!
Or on the SCHUNK booth D26 in hall 17 at the Hannover Messe 2015
One of my highlights during my quick trip to Singapore:
the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum,
a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the Chinatown district of Singapore.
Compared to other houses of prayer from other religions, guests from all cultures and religions are welcomed and ESPECIALLY taking photographs is not a problem at all in most of the parts of the temple.
The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005. So the temple is pretty new - not more than 10 years old!
Since opening, the temple has become a popular attraction within Chinatown.
Hundred Dragons Hall - Maitreya Hall
The Hundred Dragons Hall
is located on the first floor of the Temple and is designed after
Buddhist temples of the Tang Dynasty. It is solemn and dignified with a
hundred Buddhas enshrined on both sides of the hall. The statues of One
Hundred Buddhas are individually handcrafted by several sculptors.
Whenever you have the chance to visit the temple, don’t forget to go up to level 5 (roof garden) to check out the Vairocana Buddha Prayer Wheel. The wheel is the
largest cloisonné Buddha Prayer Wheel in the world.
Being on the forth floor of the temple you feel like kilometers away from Singapore daily rush and hecticness.
fourth floor is the Chamber of the Sacred Buddha Tooth. The gold Sacred
Buddha's Tooth Relic Stupa is the center of focus in this magnificent
room. There is a gold canopy above the stupas and the floor is lined
with gold tiles. Only the Sangha have access to the inner chamber to
conduct the various daily services. The visitors are only allowed to
observe the daily services from the public viewing area. No photography
is allowed in this hall! ;-)
Outside the temple you are quickly back in Singapore reality!!!
In my next post I'll put a focus on the temple's third floor - the Samantabhadra Hall - Nagapuspa Buddhist Culture Museum with its wonderful collection of Buddha statuary.