Six-meter-high laboratories for research on industry-relevant robot-human collaboration and the soon available infrastructure for a robotics security center set new standards. All laboratory areas can be used by all institutes at the university thanks to the first-class infrastructure and the cooperation with Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. In this way, the business and scientific communities can take advantage of optimal conditions.
A further focal point is the mobile manipulation in the air, or more specifically, the intelligent, automatic task recording and task allocation in the air. Thanks to the hangar, new methods and algorithms for drone navigation can be tested in a safe, rapid and targeted manner. In this way, innovative research can be quickly converted into practical solutions and thus be put at the disposal of industry. The tower-like space being constructed for Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and encompassing three floors will be equipped with a state-of-the-art motion capture system. This camera-based algorithm for GPS-independent drone navigation was already deployed on Mars missions. The research work is part of an international cooperation with institutions such as Jet Propulsion Laboratory, University of Southern California, ETH Zurich, MIT and the University of Toronto.