Joint Project: EASY COHMO

Ergonomic assistance systems for contactless man-machine-interaction

In the future, robot assistance systems and intelligent automation solutions can make a major contribution to the relief of the working population by taking over physically strenuous, ergonomically unfavorable and monotonous work. Through the cooperation of humans and robots, also a great social benefit is expected, especially in connection with the demographic change. Society is confronted with a progressively aging population and an increasing shortage of young qualified specialists. Nowadays highly specialized and high-performance robotic systems are being developed, which are used in various complex working environments, for example, in production, health or mobility. However, due to the increasing functional diversity, specialization and capacity of these systems, new challenges arise for humans in dealing with these complex machines. Therefore, new operating concepts for man-machine-interaction and man-machine cooperation adapted to user requirements and integrated into the working context have to be researched and developed.

EASY COHMO wants to create solutions for innovative, easy-to-use yet safe assistance systems in production and health by improving the interaction and the cooperation with robots.


Participating partners:

  •     Carl Zeiss AG
  •     Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
  •     Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  •     Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute
  •     Humboldt University of Berlin
  •     Pilz GmbH
  •     Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  •     Volkswagen AG
  •     Zentrum für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung e.V.
  •     Composite Projects EASY COHMO