Students' Projects

The following study projects have been or are being carried out by engineering students and support the research activities in the laboratory.

In addition, advertised topics for future study projects can also be viewed in this area. If you are interested in any of the topics, please contact the contact person listed.

2018 - Assembly optimization through the use of eye-tracking systems (closed)

The goal is to significantly optimize an assembly workplace with the aid of software for eyetracking. For this purpose, the eye movements of the operator are analyzed using the software in the initial state. In various optimization steps, the effect of reducing the eye movements is examined in order to draw conclusions about an efficiency increase, which should also be measured in the form of performance data.

Student: Benedikt Gregor Mark (Master of Industrial Mechanical Engineering)
Supervisor: Dr. Erwin Rauch and Dr. Yuri Borgianni

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2018 - Simulation of real time capability in production planning (closed)

The objective of this project is to study the effects of a nearly real-time capable production planning in Engineer-to-Order environment of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). For this reason a simulation in FlexSim should be developed by the students to simulate the effects using a traditional push-oriented and a nearly real-time pull oriented production planning approach in an industrial case.

Student: Florian Morandell, Mario Goldin (Master of Industrial Mechanical Engineering)
Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Dallasega


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2018 - Assisted assembly station for elderly and disabled workers (open)

The goal is to use a projector-based assistance system Ulixes to build up a case study for the object-oriented assembly of a pneumatic cylinder. The student creates the appropriate sequences with the assistance system and creates new apps for a more efficient application. The student should also integrate a lightweight robot (UR3) in the case of a collaborative interaction between man and machine in the case study. The aim is to design the assisted process in a way to facilitate the integration of elderly and disabled workers.

Please contact Dr. Erwin Rauch if you are interested in this study project.

2018 - Industrial automation task with the SCARA or ABB IRB120 robotic cell (open)

The target of this project is to study, design and implement a real industrial automation task. A serial robot equipped with a gripping system, a vision system, a feeder and/or a conveyor with their electric drive systems will be the main components of the automated cell. Different solutions should be evaluated, simulated and compared before the final implementation.

Please contact Prof. Renato Vidoni or Dr. Sandro Calligaro if you are interested in this study project.

2018 - An eye tracking supported video analysis for assembly optimization at BARBIERI electronic snc (closed)

The aim of the study is to create and evaluate a video analysis supported by eye tracking glasses for the assembly of a product. Within the project the difference between a traditional video analysis and an analysis with biometric data shall be analyzed and conclusions about the suitability of such systems in process analysis and optimization shall be defined.

Student: Daniel Kaune (Master of Industrial Mechanical Engineering)
Supervisor: Dr. Erwin Rauch

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2018 - Digitization of an assembly information system in special machine construction (closed)

The project aims at improving the mutual communication between design, production and service in the value chain of Progress Maschinen & Automation. The students should develop a concept for an assembly information system in order to collect and visualize the right information. This requires a weak point analysis, an actual/target analysis, a target concept and a subsequent implementation plan.

Student: Andreas Gallmetzer, Matthias Tauber (Master of Industrial Mechanical Engineering)
Supervisor: Dr. Erwin Rauch, Progress Maschinen & Automation

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2018 - Integration of a transfer system for hybrid assembly in the Smart Mini Factory Laboratory (closed)

The objective of this project is the integration of a transfer system into the Smart Mini Factory. The transfer system is intended to create a layout that is as universal as possible and allows maximum flexibility in the configuration of the line. This requires the investigation of the working areas of robot, transfer system and human in order to coordinate them with each other. In addition, the SCARA station is to be integrated into the project, if possible without housing. Finally, the planned transfer system will be displayed in a simulator and an automated demo will be created.

Student: Carlos Alonso Paz Rocha (Master in Industrial Mechanical Engineering)
Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Erwin Rauch, Prof. Renato Vidoni

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2019 - Human Factor and Ergonomics Study of an Assembly Process (ongoing)

The project aims to investigate the influence of human factors and ergonomics in assembly using simulation software (Tecnomatix Jack). The student first learns the simulation software and then creates a simulation model for an ergonomics analysis of an assembly. The student research project supports an ongoing research project with an industrial partner.

Student: Fabio Antonio Merati (Master of Industrial Mechanical Engineering)

Supervisor: Dr. Erwin Rauch, Dr. Rafael Rojas, Prof. Renato Vidoni