The concepts of AI, robotics and mechatronics are often hard to get across to SMEs and the general public. It is often hard for a non-expert audience to understand what these areas offer and what they do not. We aim to build a user-friendly demonstrator to illustrate some of the most advanced technological concepts in these areas, enabling us to run even deeper research into them.

With this demonstrator we built an automated “air hockey” table, so that our visitors can test their own skills by playing against a robot opponent. This demonstrator testifies to some of the know-how available to Fraunhofer Italia:

  • High speed robotics
  • Innovative, high speed image processing
  • Predictive acoustic maintenance technology to monitor the wear of the puck
  • Control strategies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mechanical engineering, mechatronics and prototyping