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This startup brings robots to the bakery

Big companies create 5G-networks to automate their factories. Small firms often can’t afford that. The 5G Lab of TU Dresden and the startup Wandelbots want to help them.  

Wandelbots employee Gunther Mielke shows how the robot is trained in the bakery. Photo: Stephan Hoenigschmid
Wandelbots employee Gunther Mielke shows how the robot is trained in the bakery. Photo: Stephan Hoenigschmid

Dresden/Goerlitz. With 5G the next generation of mobile communication is currently introduced. For the industry it’s essential, because it’s another industrial revolution. Internet 4.0 oder Internet of things are the catchwords. In the near future all machines in a factory will be connected with each other and the internet. 

Help for repetitive tasks

However, not everyone will benefit. Especially small companies often don’t have the money to use the latest technology and buy an industrial robots for 50.000 euros or more.  A joint project of the Dresden based startup Wandelbots, the 5G Lab of Dresden University of Technology and the bakery and confectionery Tschirch in Görlitz wants to change that. Wandelbots brings the robots to the bakery. With it’s software and a sensor jacket the company enables people to program an industrial robot without programming knowledge. The employee just has to show a move and the robot “learns” it with it’s algorithm. In the bakery the robot is useful to take on a repetitive task like putting the rolls from the baking machine to a griddle. 

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