1. Design in the context of robotics
Socially current cooperation with practice through the synergistic design strategy of the Faculty of Architecture and Design (Institute of Design) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics) of STU
The subject of project solution: Design of robotic equipment - robotic arm Kuka llVA, mobile robot Photoneo
Submission Limitations: Real Equipment Practice Requirements, Technical Specification and 3D Documents (supplied by FEI)
Choosing a robot type after familiarizing yourself with individual real robots in the FEI labs alternatively after joining an FEI student team
FEI consultants, Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics/practice:
Prof. Ing. Frantisek Duchoň, PhD.
Ing. Luboš Chovanec, PhD., IIVA
Ing. Petre Beňo, PhD., Photoneo
A. Robotic arm Kuka llVA
A1 Holder placed on the force-yielding robot KUKA LBR IIWA for the medical needs of ultrasound diagnostics of the knee - The holder will be placed at the end of the KUKA LBR IIWA robot (max. carrying capacity of the robot is 7 kg), an ultrasound probe can be inserted into the holder, the ultrasound probe cable will be guided after the outer shell of the robot, you also need to add mini cable holders. The holder will include one to two handles for one- or two-handed guidance, for both left- and right-handed use. The holder should contain at least one button (controlled by the thumb, and index finger. The holder should meet safety standards. A student (3-year B.Sc.) will also work on the topic as part of his bachelor's thesis from 09/2022-05/2023 - robot programming
A2 Holder for the cordless screwdriver on the KUKA LBR IIWA force-responsive robot - The holder will be placed at the end of the KUKA LBR IIWA robot (the robot's maximum load capacity is 7 kg, the weight of the cordless screwdriver must also be taken into account). There is no need to run any cables around the robot. The holder should meet the standards for collaborative applications when mounting. The holder can also contain one or two handles for guidance with one or two hands, for both left-handed and right-handed users. The holder should not prevent the operator from grasping the handle of the cordless screwdriver and pressing the Trigger button of the cordless screwdriver to start it up. The holder should contain at least one button (operated by thumb, forefinger). A student (3-year B.Sc.) will also work on the topic as part of his bachelor's thesis from 09/2022-05/2023 - robot programming.
A3 Lower extremity patient holder for robotic rehabilitation - The holder should meet standards for collaborative applications for medical purposes. The holder will be placed at the end of the KUKA LBR IIWA robot (max. carrying capacity of the robot is 7kg) – the holder should be ultra-light. The holder will include one to two handles for one- or two-handed guidance, for both left- and right-handed use. The holder should contain at least one button (operated by thumb, forefinger). A student (3-year B.Sc.) will also work on the topic as part of his bachelor's thesis from 09/2022-05/2023 - robot programming
A4 Table on passive oscillating wheels for force-responsive robot KUKA LBR IIWA - Hand-printed table on oscillating wheels with brake (wheels like Tesco shopping trolleys). The packaging should meet safety standards, visible 2x Emergency Stop button. Handles for easy handling of the cart. A place to store the control touch panel. Load capacity 70 kg (the robot weighs about 25 kg, the control box weighs about 30 kg and is about the size of a banana box)
B Mobile robot Photoneo - the chassis design of a mobile robot that moves in the environment and usually in industrial logistics must be safe - it moves in an environment with people.
Expected output: Design of the fairing of the selected type of robotic device, design of the end tool according to the specified use of the device in practice.
2. Xella Marina - design interventions in an urban-architectural context
Designer-architectural synergistic design strategy. The context of the project solution - Xella - international competition - Marina, Ústí nad Labem - harbour and anchorage for small watercraft and cruise ships
Harbor and mooring for small watercraft and cruise ships - designer interventions (independent entry of the designer into the environment with a solitary product within the framework of the competition documents, without being tied to a concrete solution of the architect). In architecture, the term small intervention is used.
Example of design interventions: Product equipment of accommodation facilities, waiting rooms, social facilities or restaurants (furniture, daily necessities for visitors), Gas station, Bus stop
Limitations of the assignment: background material - for designers there will be a special category - design interventions
Design-architecture workshop at FAD. In the fall - around October, an excursion to the site organized by the tenderer will take place
Expected output: Conceptual design, architectural design or design-artistic intervention within the urban-architectural layout.
3. Bratislava Downtown - Design interventions in an urban-architectural context
Designer-architectural synergistic design strategy - practice. The context of the project solution - Bratislava Dowtown - development zones Chalúpkova, Bottova, Landererova - towards the winter port. The topic of the assignment is based on current practice suggestions and is prepared in cooperation with the developer company HB Reavis)
Product design for the presentation of historical heritage in-situ
Product design, a "mixed reality telescope" presentation tool for the presentation of historical heritage in-situ, located within the media library or at strategic observation points in the selected location - design interventions within the development zone of Chalúpkova, Bottova, Landererova - towards the winter port. The topic of the assignment is based on the current suggestions of practice and is prepared in cooperation with the developer company HB Reavis.
The appearance follows on from the previous topic Digital Center of Industrial Culture and should present an interactive display of historical and future layers of the environment. The assignment is focused on the design of a product that uses current mixed reality technologies and is adaptable for different exterior locations.
Assignment restrictions: Bratislava Dowtown - DWG - background, focus, 3D model of wider relations, spatial plan of the zone, historical analyzes
Design-architecture workshop at FAD
Expected output: Conceptual design, architectural-design or design-artistic intervention within the urban-architectural layout.
Scope of processing: demonstration of the design solution (physical/digital - based on the solved assignment), poster 707 x 1000 mm (.pdf), project presentation (.ppt / .pdf)