Researchers around the world are already working on how to master increasingly complex production and logistics systems of the future, especially in the port environment. In spite of progressive automation, humans are indispensable and exposed to great physical strain, especially due to manual material provisioning in automobile handling.
Under the leadership of the BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG and in close cooperation with the project partners BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics and ELROTEC GmbH, the consortium, with the presence of the project sponsor TÜV Rheinland and other involved subcontracting partners (including Hunic GmbH), officially launched the MEXOT project on the February 2, 2022, during an online kick-off meeting.
Research focuses on a socio-technical development approach to reduce the employees´physical strain in automobile handling through the use of combined passive, sensory exoskeletons and a process- and employee-specific material supply with the help of automated guided vehicles (AGV).
Within the framework of the project, the research partners rely on comprehensive methodological and application competencies in automotive, contract and container logistics as well as on specialized knowledge in the field of robotics and automation.