Student at machine (c) Stefan Bausewein


Mobile robot for fully-automated order picking

Short Facts

  • Duration: 01 Feb. 2021 to 31 Jan. 2024 (3 years)
  • Funded by: Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy
  • Project partner(s): Linde Material Handling


Grasping into the shelf using a mobile picking robot
Grasping into the shelf using a mobile picking robot

The GRASS (“Grasping into the Shelf”) project is about the automation of order picking within a warehouse through a mobile picking robot. Here, the focus does not lie on mobility, but on the intelligent grasping of diverse product types from a shelf and the positioning on a target pallet in such way that it is safe for transport.

Project goals and contents

The objective is to develop the hard- and software for picking robot prototype on the premises of our project partner, Linde Material Handling GmbH in Aschaffenburg. The task of THWS is the development of algorithms and methods for environmental perception and object recognition. Different sensor modalities will be investigated and modern methods of machine vision/learning and sensor data fusion will be applied. A corresponding experimental setup is built in the Schweinfurt robotics lab.

Project contact

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kaupp

Prof. Dr. Volker Willert

Felix Endres, M.Sc.

Lucas Reinhart, M.Eng.