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Innovation Forum 2015
At the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, the future has arrived: Since January 2015, a robot – known in the plant as “PART4you” – has been helping out at the assembly line. Its assignment: To use a camera and an integrated suction cup gripper to take coolant expansion tanks from a deep materials box. Then the robot passes them to the employee – without a safety barrier, at the correct time, and in an ergonomically optimal position. It is the first human-robot cooperation at the Volkswagen Group to be applied in final assembly.