About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen

Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab. (RESY)

University of Koln
Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab. (RESY)
  • Germany
  • Laboratory
  • Robotics Developer


  • Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab (RESY)

    The Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab, or RESY, was established in 2003 by Professor and Doctor. Dominik Henrich. Here they deal with robots as information processing systems which are capable of getting their environment, and alter and intermingle with them.

    In the field of research, RESY mainly concentrates on the coexistence and collaboration of people and robots. The goal is to get rid of the strict spatial separation between people and robots to merge their strong points synergistically. And to do this, camera based surveillance, collision detection, movement planning and intention recognition are accounted for.

    Another focus that RESY is taking into consideration is the intuitive programming of these machines. Their aim is to lessen the high programming effort and to make the robots readily available even for non-experts. And through this the basic sensor integration programming by demo, as well as crucial and declarative approaches, is seriously taken into consideration.

    At RESY, teaching is geared towards robotics, computer vision, pattern recognition, embedded systems, and operating systems through intensive lectures, tutorials, internship, various projects and seminars.

    Among the projects that RESY has undertaken are the SIMERO projects. Here it tries to check on the safety strategies for human and robot coexistence and cooperation. It tries to prevent injuries and damages to both humans and to the robot and its systems, citing that industrial robots do not usually have sensors that give overall information about its surroundings, and obstacles like a human, for example, may not be recognized and collisions may occur.

    And since it is sometimes necessary for humans and robots to work together, safety issues have to be addressed. Thus, with the SIMERO project, the safety strategies that it tries to develop allow safe cooperation between industrial controllers and humans, and it puts into practice a demonstration system based on these strategies.

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