08.12.2023: Second, updated edition of the handbook “Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration”

Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

We are delighted to announce the contribution of the FAPS Institute to the publication of the 2nd, updated edition of the ground-breaking handbook “Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration”. With a comprehensive overview of the world of human-robot collaboration – its possibilities, goals and limitations – it highlights key aspects and offers practical solutions.

The handbook covers key topics, including the business and competitive environment, the integration of robots into existing machinery, occupational health and safety issues, different types of robots and control concepts, and the successful integration of robots into production processes without penalising human labour. The updated edition presents numerous innovations, including new applications and safety strategies, advances in sensor technology and programming, improved coupling of the digital twin, extended models of human-robot interaction and innovative approaches to commissioning and reprogramming with AI support.

The FAPS Institute is involved in various topics, including sensor technology, particularly in the areas of sensors for measuring the state variables of the environment and sensors for measuring the internal state variables of a robot system. In addition, the topics of planning, simulation and commissioning as well as industry-specific applications such as flexible automation in electronics assembly using HRC systems, robot-protected systems in medicine and service robotics in the home are also covered.

The manual can also be ordered online: https://www.hanser-fachbuch.de/fachbuch/artikel/9783446474116

The articles are published in collaboration with the Chair of Assembly Systems at Saarland University, the Chair of Applied Computer Science III (Robotics and Embedded Systems) at the University of Bayreuth, the Chair of Production Systems at Ruhr University Bochum, the Institute of Assembly Technology at Leibniz University Hannover and the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW) at the University of Stuttgart.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS, Prof. Franke)