Two new Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions are up!

August 25, 2017 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

  1. Assistant Prof. in Artificial Intelligence
  2. Assistant Prof. in Manufacturing Engineering


Matteo Fumagalli has been selected as a recipient of the Best IEEE Robotics an Automation Letters Award 2017

May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

Matteo Fumagalli has been selected as a recipient of the Best IEEE Robotics an Automation Letters Award 2017.

The price is given for the paper

Compliant Aerial Manipulators: Towards a New Generation of Aerial Robotic Workers

with co-authors J. Teun Bartelds, Alex Capra, salua hamaza, Stefano Stramigioli.

This award is one of the most prestigious prices in robots, and it will be publicly announced at this year’s ICRA 2017 in Singapore.

Press release

August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

Press release for Automatica

New Tenure-Track Assistant professor positions upcoming

March 10, 2016 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

We have now posted one position. Two more positions will follow.

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2 open positions officially open for applications

June 2, 2015 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

Finally, the two open positions are officially advertised by the university.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor for Mechatronics

2 year Post-Doc in 3D computer Vision for Robotics



Presentation at our Workshop on Mobile Industrial Manipulators at the EU Robotics Forum

March 17, 2015 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

Our workshop on industrial mobile manipulators at the EU Robotics Forum was a great success.

Here is the link to the presentation about STAMINA.

Mikkel Rath Pedersen has graduated with his PhD on March 2

March 17, 2015 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

On March 2, our colleague, Mikkel Rath Pedersen has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Big congratulations from all of us.

First STAMINA review completed

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized by Volker Krüger

On December 11, 2014, we had our first STAMINA review. The feedback was very good and the reviewers and the PO were very content.

Congrats to the entire consortium for the great performance.

Under construction

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized by Mikkel Rath Pedersen

We are in the process of migrating our site to this one, which will be completed before the end of the year. Our old site is at

Mini-Picker robot on its way to the world market

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized by Mikkel Rath Pedersen

Low-priced and flexible robotic systems that are able to target small businesses must be the response from robot developers to one of the industry’s most complex automation tasks – bin-picking. The advanced Technology Foundation invests DKK 15 million in new collaborative project between Danish companies in the international robotics market and three Danish universities.

It is one of the biggest challenges for a robot is to take random piece from a box of disordered parts ( bin-picking ). However, Danish companies and researchers have managed to develop bin-picking technologies. The technology is now used extensively in industry and the Foundation has seen great potential and has invested in bin-picking since 2006.

Scape Technologies’ bin-picking solutions are used today, among other, by various car manufactureres, typically handling heavy items using more traditional industrial robots and thus resulting typically an automation investment of over £ 1 DKK.

To be accessible to SME’s the next generation of bin-picker robots must be smaller and more flexible, and a consortium has come together to develop and market a small mini – picker robot to pick up smaller and lighter objects.

In Denmark and other countries , we have seen that small and medium-sized companies that produce on demand or small batches , often have difficulties to find advanced automation solutions that are sufficiently flexible and affordable says Søren Bøving – Andersen Scape Technologies .

The developed tool-unit will be developed specifically for use with a UR5 robot from Universal Robots. The goal is a Mini-Picker – a co-worker robot that can be easily moved around the production and easily adapted for new parts. Scapes advanced software solutions , Universal Robots groundbreaking new generation force-controlled robot manipulator and Blue Ocean Robotics ‘ unique tool Unit will enable the users to do this in 1-2 hours .

Photonics Engineering will be responsible for the sensor optics and while AAU focuses on the positioning detector of object. The integration into a tool-unit design will be done by Blue Ocean Robotics / SDU . SDU also helps with power steering and path planning of the robot.

In 3 years the consortium hopes to become able to offer an attractive standard product that can be sold in one complete package of dealers around the world.

Contact :
Scape Technologies A / S, DK-5000 Odense M , CEO Søren Bøving -Andersen, tel 2128 1128
Blue Ocean Robotics , 5230 Odense M, Claus Risager tel 2510 5431
Technical University of Denmark , 2800 Lyngby, Steen Grüner Hanson , tel 46774504
University of Southern Denmark , DK-5230 Odense M, Lars -Peter Ellekilde tel 2466 7583
Universal Robots , 5260 Odense S , CTO Esben Østergaard tel 2989 0939
Aalborg University , Copenhagen , 2450 Copenhagen , Volker Krueger , tel 9940 2495
Budget : 26 million DKK
Foundation’s investment: 15 million DKK
Duration : 3 years

Project title: Mini-Picker