Small and medium enterprises in particular struggle to keep up with the latest developments and to accurately assess new technologies and implement them in their field of activity. With its Cognitive Robotics lab, the research team of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts helps to introduce these new technologies to companies.
The Cognitive Robotics research team is currently developing a mobile demonstration infrastructure and a range of expert-led workshops designed to provide industry-specific access to the analysis, development and assessment of robotics and AI applications for SMEs. To enable the development of bespoke prototypes, companies not only need the necessary human resources, but they also need a flexible infrastructure.
Networked production, which is a key success factor for the Swiss industry sector, heavily relies on AI and robotics today. The combination of robotics technologies and AI methods enables robots to independently acquire skills and knowledge through machine learning. This is an essential step on the way to reaching the degree of flexibility and autonomy required to adapt to new environments and react to new situations.
Automation solutions can succeed on the market if they are flexible and convertible with little effort. However, particularly for SMEs, AI and robotics technologies are still mostly uncharted territory. This is where the Cognitive Robotics research team comes in: it strives to raise awareness and show concrete applications.