Cobot Hubert drives autonomously through the warehouse
In cooperation with three German companies, Chemnitz University of Technology has developed a driverless transport system that detects people and is therefore particularly suitable for collaboration. Test runs are currently being conducted.2 Jul 2019 Barbara Rusch
Hubert is the name of the small, four-wheeled vehicle which is designed to ease the burden on employees in logistics and shorten the distances they have to cover. Hubert is distinctive in that it has a 3D sensor that detects people and, in its autonomous driving mode, it allows collaboration in environments in which personnel are present. The prototype was developed in the three-year “Follow Me” research project by TU Chemnitz together with the sensor manufacturer Sick AG from Waldkirch in Baden-Württemberg and the software companies iFD GmbH from Chemnitz and Livingsolids GmbH from Magdeburg.
For practical testing in an industrial environment, the distributor Komsa – winner of the German Logistics Prize 2018 and the European Logistics Prize 2019 – is making its logistics centers in Hartmannsdorf near Chemnitz available. If everything runs smoothly, Komsa could place an order for series production and use Hubert worldwide to optimize logistics processes.
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