Mature Human-Robot-Interaction (HRI)

It is our vision to improve future life- and working conditions with modern automation solutions.
As a partner in industrial automation we are also thus reshaping collaboration between human and robot – with modern HRI concepts which sustainably humanize workplaces.
Here, HRI robots revolutionize collaboration within production by isolating error sources and sustainably unburdening employees.
When human and robot jointly perform assembly work, this optimizes working conditions within production — and as a result increases efficiency, flexibility and safety.

HRI: Human and Robot share workspace

  • HRI robots lift heavy weights and assume monotonous tasks; in order to unburden employees
  • Assistant robots work as an additional hand of the human colleague
  • Reproduceable processes are performed enduringly and in perfect quality by an HRI robot
  • Maximum flexibility in production
  • Human & robot function outside the safety fence
  • Hands and grippers touch each other and function danger-free when processing workpieces next to and with each other

The advantages of current drive technology, robotics and functional safety such as of image processing and IT networking are bundled in automated complete lines. Here we optimally exploit the special capabilities of human and machine within production.

Robots, whose action space was to date limited to special safety zone, function on the TRAPO Transportshuttle (TTS). The TTS can be docked at any workspace within the production area. The mobile HRI robot is available there for example for palletizing purposes.

TRAPO Transport Shuttle with HRI Robot

TRAPO Transport Shuttle with HRI Robot

Mobile Human Robot Interaction: TTS, combined with an HRI-enabled robot.

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Mobile revolution with 6 axes: TTS Series with HRI robot

With the flexible TTS plus HRI robot, TRAPO AG as a partner for industrial automation makes visions of the future for production come true: the highest possible mobility of the TTS Series on the one hand, combined with a safe, collaborating robot on the other, which works directly with humans.

The application of the mobile, collaborating robot also includes tailor-made grippers.

The combination offers enormous added value, because the mobile HRI robot relieves the strain as an additional hand of the employee exactly where it is needed: It conveys, (de-)palletizes, forms perfect layers and packages.

The mobile HRI robot orients itself on the way and in the target position via the scanners of the automated guided vehicle system. Nevertheless, it is possible, if necessary, for the HRI robot to measure itself into the correct position with the aid of image processing at the respective workstation before carrying out its actual task. TIM®, the TRAPO Intelligent Management System, takes care of this control as well as maintenance tasks and also provides an overview of the system status.

Optionally supplied with capacitor, lead crystal battery or lithium-ion battery, the mobile TTS can run through up to two shifts in production. An inductive power supply is also available.


Our know — Your Advantage:

  • High payload in relation to reach: for example, the HRI 6-axis robot has a payload of 12 kg with an action radius of 1300 mm; a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm and is 1 m/s fast
  • 12 kg as permissible weight on the robot hand — when using a suction pad, this corresponds to up to ten kilograms
  • Simple programming of the robot possible by manual guidance of the robot hand
  • TTS, HRI robot plus gripper, gripper changing systems on request
  • The TTS offers optional inductive, autonomous or optical navigation — and thus the widest possible range of applications
  • Replaces and supplements rigid conveying and palletizing systems — for more space and flexibility
  • Autonomous navigation — more usable space
  • Mecanum wheels turn on the spot and allow surface directional movement
  • Modular principle for flexible configurations
  • The HRI robot is only one of the possibilities for customer-specific superstructures.


Your contact person

Jörg Thomas
Head of Sales
Fon +49 2863 2005-119

Robot and human reach out to each other

A four-metre high fascinating sculpture has found its place on the works’ premises at TRAPO AG. For this, the Italian artist Angelo Monitillo utilized punched-out and lasered parts left over from the manufacturing process. His tool: the welding device. His theme: HRI — the danger-free encounter between human and robot.