The Fraunhofer Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik (IWU) is one of the most important research institutions in Germany in the field of production technology and the development of innovative automation tools.

For LEROSH, the institute is undertaking research into methods for integrating and fusing different sensors in an end effector with an integrated logic unit.

The goal is to develop a system-independent end effector in which sensors, logic and actuators – encapsulated together – could be used on different robots.