IPH scientists nominated for Otto von Guericke Award

Sarah Uttendorf is testing the roadmap algorithm together with Jürgen Kirf, whose company E&K has supported the research project. (Photo: Philipp Cartier, IPH)

IPH | A research project of IPH is among the best in Germany: Three out of about 1,500 IGF projects have been nominated for the Otto von Guericke Award 2016 – one of which is the project “Roadmaps for Automated Guided Vehicle Systems“. The award ceremony will take place on 15 December 2016.

Outstanding research with practical relevance for small and medium-sized enterprises: These are the criteria of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) when selecting the “IGF Project of the Year“. Every year, AiF supports about 1,500 IGF projects, disbursing funds of around 140 million euros. The best project is awarded the Otto von Guericke Award.

Two researchers of the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH (IPH) are in the finals: Sarah Uttendorf and Professor Dr. Ludger Overmeyer will attend the award ceremony in Berlin on 15 December 2016.

Within the scope of the project “Roadmaps for Automated Guided Vehicle Systems", the researchers have developed an algorithm that automatically generates roadmaps for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) – in just a few minutes. In the past, the generation of roadmaps was a very time-consuming and extensive manual process. With the help of the new algorithm, it is much easier and faster for SMEs to generate roadmaps for automated guided vehicles. 

by Susann Reichert

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  • Sarah Uttendorf is testing the roadmap algorithm together with Jürgen Kirf, whose company E&K has supported the research project. (Photo: Philipp Cartier, IPH)
  • The algorithm generates roadmaps for automated guided vehicles, facilitating automated production in small enterprises. (Photo: Philipp Cartier, IPH)