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Robots in Logistics & Manufacturing

Victor Splittgerber talks to his guests about robots in logistics and production. Look forward to exciting experiences and insights into the world of robotics.

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#6 - "Roboter in der Logistik": WAKU Update Podcast - Alex Barber, Günter Ullrich & Marco Prueglmeier (DE)

When several experts in a field meet, there is a lot to talk about and a discussion or two. Victor thought so, too, and invited to a Robotics Roundtable on the topic of communication and planning in projects with mobile robots (AGV & AMR). Alexandra (Alex) Barber, founder of Frontline Sidekicks, Günter Ullrich, also known as the "FTS Papst", and Marco Prueglmeier, founder and CEO of Noyes Technologies, took their seats at the table.

Curiosity aroused? Then listen to the new episode of "Roboter in der Logistik" now!

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#5 - "Roboter in der Logistik": WAKU Update Podcast - Volker Single (DE)

If you've ever wondered how an automated guided vehicle (AGV) project works, the fifth episode of "Roboter in der Logistik" is for you. Victor has Volker Single from ProLog Automation as his guest. Volker and his team provide AGV services. Specifically, they provide support in every phase of project management and accompany companies during the integration of AGVs.

In the interview, Volker provides information on the complexity of AGV projects and how this can be reduced through optimal planning. He emphasizes the relevance of the specifications and compulsory specifications, compares AGV projects in the automotive and logistics industry, and shares anecdotes from real life. It quickly becomes apparent that Volker's heart beats for project planning and commissioning.

Would you like to learn more? Then just listen in!

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#4 - "Roboter in der Logistik": WAKU Update Podcast - Franz Humer (DE)

On the international market for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), you quickly come across the mobile robots from the company AGILOX. Franz Humer is the founder of AGILOX and provides interesting insights into the world of the technology company in an interview with Victor. From the first seed financing to internationalization - since the year 2009 Franz is on board and has been through all the ups and downs of AGILOX. With the vision of a global company, Franz flew to the US and established business with the plug & play solutions there. What challenges did he face with internationalization and what are the differences between the American and European logistics markets? How will AGILOX continue to develop? And what does Franz think about the exit?

Find out in the fourth episode of "Roboter in der Logistik". Just take a listen!

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#3 - "Roboter in der Logistik": WAKU Update Podcast - Beate Stoffers (DE)

As digitalization advances, robotics is also becoming increasingly exciting for schools and educational institutions. But what about digitization in education? What do schools have to do to optimally prepare students for the digital working world? What skills need to be taught and what role does business play in this?

In the third episode of "Roboter in der Logistik," Victor invites education expert Beate Stoffers to talk to her about the development of digitization in Berlin schools and what still needs to happen in the future. She appeals to companies that they, also must make their contribution to digital education and enable hands-on learning.

Would you like to hear more? Then take a listen!

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#2 - "Roboter in der Logistik": WAKU Update Podcast - Stefan Dörr (DE)

In the second episode of "Roboter in der Logistik": Victor talks to Stefan Dörr (Founder & CEO of Node Robotics) about software solutions in autonomous intralogistics. Terms like "SLAM" (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) or "ROS" (Robot Operating System) are indispensable here.

In addition, the two dare a thought experiment: What would happen if processors stopped evolving? How much innovative power would still be possible then? Finally, Victor & Stefan discuss how industrial robots can establish themselves in intralogistics just as successfully as vacuum cleaner robots in the domestic environment.

Sounds exciting? Then take a listen!

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#1 - "Roboter in der Logistik": WAKU Update Podcast - Günter Ullrich (DE)

In the first episode of "Roboter in der Logistik," Victor & Dr. Günter Ullrich look back at the historical development of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and discuss why it took so long to establish them.

The "FTS Papst" talks about the safety of AGVs. It also becomes clear that Dr. Günter Ullrich does not support a clear distinction between AGVs and AMRs, and for him, automatically does not mean autonomous. Interestingly, autonomous functions are not always desirable for him. Why? Just have a listen!

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