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October 2017

The Panda robot is going to the USA!

Franka Emika was announced as one of the winners of the German Accelerator and will be now expanding to San Francisco! It will be a great step forward, challenge and opportunity and we want to thank the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as all the partners for their support. Find out more about the program - here.

Franka Emika was announced as one of the winners of the German Accelerator and will be now expanding to San Francisco!
It will be a great step forward, challenge and opportunity and we want to thank the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as all the partners for their support.
Find out more about the program – here.

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September 2017

Bits and Pretzels in Munich

Franka Emika was at Bits and Pretzels - the biggest 3 day start-up conference that attracts over 5000 guests this Monday, Sept. 25th . Our CEO Simon Haddadin lead a fun presentation on the Central Stage in a CEO Talk hosted by Ulrich Schäfer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung titled “Team future: How man and machine will collaborate“. During the chat he programmed our lightweight sensitive robot Panda directly on stage putting it in the center of attention playing the music demo for the guests. The conference was previously attended by entrepreneur Richard Branson, hosting this year actor Kevin Spacy, Andy Cunningham - former personal adviser to Steve Jobs, and many other remarkable people. The aim of the event with the motto “From Founders to Founders” is to emphasize Munich’s role as an international start-up spot and create more networking opportunities. The chain of talks, pitches and workshops ended with a huge celebration at the Oktoberfest with 300 tables reserved for participants to meet and connect. Thank you to Reinhard Ploss from Infineon for the invitation!

Franka Emika was at Bits and Pretzels – the biggest 3 day start-up conference that attracts over 5000 guests this Monday, Sept. 25th . Our CEO Simon Haddadin lead a fun presentation on the Central Stage in a CEO Talk hosted by Ulrich Schäfer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung titled “Team future: How man and machine will collaborate“. During the chat he programmed our lightweight sensitive robot Panda directly on stage putting it in the center of attention playing the music demo for the guests.
The conference was previously attended by entrepreneur Richard Branson, hosting this year actor Kevin Spacy, Andy Cunningham – former personal adviser to Steve Jobs, and many other remarkable people. The aim of the event with the motto “From Founders to Founders” is to emphasize Munich’s role as an international start-up spot and create more networking opportunities. The chain of talks, pitches and workshops ended with a huge celebration at the Oktoberfest with 300 tables reserved for participants to meet and connect. Thank you to Reinhard Ploss from Infineon for the invitation!

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September 2017

IEEE 5G Summit

Join us on September 19th on a truly international IEEE​ and 5G Lab Germany​ summit that will take place in Dresden, Germany​ after Taiwan and Finland. The summit that was held for the first time at Princeton University in May 2015 focuses on emerging technologies. The one day event will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to share and exchange ideas, setting grounds for future collaboration and development.

Join us on September 19th on a truly international IEEE​ and 5G Lab Germany​ summit that will take place in Dresden, Germany​ after Taiwan and Finland. The summit that was held for the first time at Princeton University in May 2015 focuses on emerging technologies. The one day event will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to share and exchange ideas, setting grounds for future collaboration and development.

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September 2017

Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017 – Our team has been nominated!

We are thrilled to announce the big news – the team of Prof. Sami Haddadin (Director of Institute of Automatic Control, IRT), Simon Haddadin (CEO of Franka Emika GmbH) and Sven Parusel (Chief Engineer at Franka Emika GmbH) is one of the finalists of the German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology 2017 (Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017) – the most prestigious innovation award given out by the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Today the three nominees were announced at the press event in the Hall of Fame at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. The prize awarded on November 29th in Schloss Bellevue in Berlin recognizes teams and entrepreneurs for the scientific value of their projects, application possibilities and commercial market relevance. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the final results this November! Contact our press team at press@franka.de for more information.

We are thrilled to announce the big news – the team of Prof. Sami Haddadin (Director of Institute of Automatic Control, IRT), Simon Haddadin (CEO of Franka Emika GmbH) and Sven Parusel (Chief Engineer at Franka Emika GmbH) is one of the finalists of the German President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology 2017 (Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017) – the most prestigious innovation award given out by the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Today the three nominees were announced at the press event in the Hall of Fame at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. The prize awarded on November 29th in Schloss Bellevue in Berlin recognizes teams and entrepreneurs for the scientific value of their projects, application possibilities and commercial market relevance.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the final results this November!
Contact our press team at press@franka.de for more information.

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August 2017

Ambassadors from 14 different countries at Franka Emika

On a mission to see how Germany is dealing with the implementation of the industry 4.0, a committee invited by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and formed by 14 representatives from different countries came over to visit Franka Emika’s new office. Our CEO Simon Haddadin showed them the best features of our lightweight robot, explained how to explore the technology behind it and talked about the actual needs of the global market. We are honored to be among the four companies chosen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an example of an innovative German company.

On a mission to see how Germany is dealing with the implementation of the industry 4.0, a committee invited by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and formed by 14 representatives from different countries came over to visit Franka Emika’s new office.
Our CEO Simon Haddadin showed them the best features of our lightweight robot, explained how to explore the technology behind it and talked about the actual needs of the global market.
We are honored to be among the four companies chosen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an example of an innovative German company.

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August 2017

Training Academy Launch

The second week of August we proudly hosted our very first (and one of many the to come) Franka Emika Training Academy course in Munich! It was fully booked out with nine participants that came over to our facility for two intensive days of lectures and practical sessions with our founders, engineers and developers. The aim of the course is to turn attendants into Certified Users of our lightweight robot, able to set up and operate it with no external support, as well as help others with this task. To find out more and participate click here

The second week of August we proudly hosted our very first (and one of many the to come) Franka Emika Training Academy course in Munich!
It was fully booked out with nine participants that came over to our facility for two intensive days of lectures and practical sessions with our founders, engineers and developers. The aim of the course is to turn attendants into Certified Users of our lightweight robot, able to set up and operate it with no external support, as well as help others with this task. To find out more and participate click here

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August 2017

Open House Event

This August we threw an amazing party here at the Franka Emika’s office in Munich to celebrate the launch of our Training Academy, move into a new building and the upcoming product launch. We had over 200 guests – partners, customers, interested parties, employees and friends come over for some delicious BBQ, robot demos and networking. We were grateful to see everyone here and hear how many exciting new connections visitors made at the event. Thank you to everyone who attended!

This August we threw an amazing party here at the Franka Emika’s office in Munich to celebrate the launch of our Training Academy, move into a new building and the upcoming product launch. We had over 200 guests – partners, customers, interested parties, employees and friends come over for some delicious BBQ, robot demos and networking. We were grateful to see everyone here and hear how many exciting new connections visitors made at the event. Thank you to everyone who attended!

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August 2017

Join us at “Praxisforum” Hannover!

Franka Emika’s CEO Philipp Zimmermann will be at the "Praxisforum" organized by the IHK in Hannover with other Industry 4.0 " partners this coming Thursday, August 10th. The fair is aimed at medium-sized business managers and representatives, giving them an opportunity to attend exciting lectures, exchange ideas, discuss business models and technical organizational aspects.

Franka Emika’s CEO Philipp Zimmermann will be at the “Praxisforum” organized by the IHK in Hannover with other
Industry 4.0 ” partners this coming Thursday, August 10th.
The fair is aimed at medium-sized business managers and representatives, giving them an opportunity to attend exciting lectures, exchange ideas, discuss business models and technical organizational aspects.

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July 2017

Franka Emika x Robina Project

Franka Emika is proud to share it is part of the ROBINA project that focuses on creating a lightweight robotic solution to aid patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The illness that affected Stephen Hawking usually develops after the age of 60, causing the death of neurons controlling voluntary movement muscles. ALS patients are frequently frustrated by the inability to perform basic tasks and require extensive care of relatives and medical personnel. ROBINA together with its partners seeks to provide them with autonomy and unload caregivers by creating a special system with multimodal controls (voice, gesture, touch and electromyography) to aid with mundane tasks and actions from early stages of the disease to severe paralysis. Panda is the first lightweight robot system of the new generation that fully focuses on people - be it in everyday life to support the elderly and sick or as a helper and colleague in the factory. Click for more information

Franka Emika is proud to share it is part of the ROBINA project that focuses on creating a lightweight robotic solution to aid patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The illness that affected Stephen Hawking usually develops after the age of 60, causing the death of neurons controlling voluntary movement muscles. ALS patients are frequently frustrated by the inability to perform basic tasks and require extensive care of relatives and medical personnel. ROBINA together with its partners seeks to provide them with autonomy and unload caregivers by creating a special system with multimodal controls (voice, gesture, touch and electromyography) to aid with mundane tasks and actions from early stages of the disease to severe paralysis. Panda is the first lightweight robot system of the new generation that fully focuses on people – be it in everyday life to support the elderly and sick or as a helper and colleague in the factory.

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June 2017

Münchner Cyber Dialog 2017

Our CEO and co-founder Simon Haddadin participated in the Cyber Dialog - an interactive discussion between political, business, science and administration representatives on the topic of digitalization and cyber security. Among other topics, Dr. Alexander König, (CEO, ReActive Robotics GmbH), Michael Kranawetter (Head of Information Security, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH), Christoph Raab (Chairman, European Security Roundtable) and Mr. Haddadin (Co-founder, Franka Emika), under professional moderation of Lars Kroll (Cyber Security Strategist, Symantec) discussed with the attendants the general opportunities and risks of digitalization for the society, online security and «importance of high-quality, secure and trustworthy IT infrastructure as the basis for industrial production and overall economic development in Germany». They also touched upon the importance of Munich as a center of technological innovation in Germany, and showcased the product highlights of their respective companies.

Our CEO and co-founder Simon Haddadin participated in the Cyber Dialog – an interactive discussion between political, business, science and administration representatives on the topic of digitalization and cyber security. Among other topics, Dr. Alexander König, (CEO, ReActive Robotics GmbH), Michael Kranawetter (Head of Information Security, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH), Christoph Raab (Chairman, European Security Roundtable) and Mr. Haddadin (Co-founder, Franka Emika), under professional moderation of Lars Kroll (Cyber Security Strategist, Symantec) discussed with the attendants the general opportunities and risks of digitalization for the society, online security and «importance of high-quality, secure and trustworthy IT infrastructure as the basis for industrial production and overall economic development in Germany». They also touched upon the importance of Munich as a center of technological innovation in Germany, and showcased the product highlights of their respective companies.

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June 2017

MATLAB Expo 2017

Sami Haddadin - Head of the Institute of Automatic Control at Leibniz University Hannover and father of Franka Emika gave a keynote speech at the MATLAB Expo in Munich on June 27th. The Franka Emika Team presented a demo at the event where participants could learn how to teach the lightweight robot various tasks and get more information on technical details and the application range of this smart power tool. We want to thank MATLAB Expo for the successful organization of such a great event. More Information you will find here.

Sami Haddadin – Head of the Institute of Automatic Control at Leibniz University Hannover and father of Franka Emika gave a keynote speech at the MATLAB Expo in Munich on June 27th. The Franka Emika Team presented a demo at the event where participants could learn how to teach the lightweight robot various tasks and get more information on technical details and the application range of this smart power tool. We want to thank MATLAB Expo for the successful organization of such a great event. More Information you will find here.

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June 2017

Ideen Expo 2017

We firmly believe in the importance of education and learning through discovery. For a long time robotic engineering was perceived as a closed and even dangerous field only insiders had access to. We were honored and proud to spend 9 days at the IdeenExpo 2017 - one of the biggest fairs in Hannover that attracts over 360.000 people. There, a group of student from Roberta Regiozentrum Hannover, BBSIme, BBS Neustadt and Leibniz Universitat Hannover could showcase what they learned by interacting with our highly sensitive lightweight robot, teaching it to perform various fun and not-so-easy tasks, with no previous experience in robotics to even younger visitors. Our team brought 7 demos and 8 lightweight robots – a personal record, to let the guests see how easy it is to operate the Arm. The students demonstrated such solutions as opening a bottle, assembling a flashlight in only 1 min., and producing colorful buttons with the robot's help, among many other interesting tasks. The even younger guests of the fair could also take part in programming Desk. Many of them became excited and interested in the field of robotic engineering after visitning out booth.  

We firmly believe in the importance of education and learning through discovery. For a long time robotic engineering was perceived as a closed and even dangerous field only insiders had access to. We were honored and proud to spend 9 days at the IdeenExpo 2017 – one of the biggest fairs in Hannover that attracts over 360.000 people. There, a group of student from Roberta Regiozentrum Hannover, BBSIme, BBS Neustadt and Leibniz Universitat Hannover could showcase what they learned by interacting with our highly sensitive lightweight robot, teaching it to perform various fun and not-so-easy tasks, with no previous experience in robotics to even younger visitors. Our team brought 7 demos and 8 lightweight robots – a personal record, to let the guests see how easy it is to operate the Arm. The students demonstrated such solutions as opening a bottle, assembling a flashlight in only 1 min., and producing colorful buttons with the robot’s help, among many other interesting tasks. The even younger guests of the fair could also take part in programming Desk. Many of them became excited and interested in the field of robotic engineering after visitning out booth.

 

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May 2017

Daho.am 2017

Our team was thrilled to spend May 30th at the Daho.am Deep Tech conference here in Munich. We welcomed many visitors at our booth, giving everyone the opportunity to learn robotics and program the Arm on the spot. Company's co-founder Simon Haddadin participated in the Disruption and Startup tracks. He gave a keynote speech talking about our innovative sensitive lightweight robot and company timeline, followed by a robotics panel along with other industry representatives. The event allowed for great networking, recruiting (we’re still actively hiring, check out our careers page!) and was packed with inspiration from other speakers’ presentations.

Our team was thrilled to spend May 30th at the Daho.am Deep Tech conference here in Munich. We welcomed many visitors at our booth, giving everyone the opportunity to learn robotics and program the Arm on the spot. Company’s co-founder Simon Haddadin participated in the Disruption and Startup tracks. He gave a keynote speech talking about our innovative sensitive lightweight robot and company timeline, followed by a robotics panel along with other industry representatives. The event allowed for great networking, recruiting (we’re still actively hiring, check out our careers page!) and was packed with inspiration from other speakers’ presentations.

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May 2017

SMART GERMANY – Work in Digital Transformation

This year May 11th was marked both by the 28th Day of Engineering in Germany and the VDI "SMART GERMANY - Work in Digital Transformation" event in Düsseldorf. Sami Haddadin appeared on stage in front of over 1400 guests from the engineering, political, academic and business backgrounds to speak about the future of robotics and digitalization. Visit this link for more information.

This year May 11th was marked both by the 28th Day of Engineering in Germany and the VDI “SMART GERMANY – Work in Digital Transformation” event in Düsseldorf. Sami Haddadin appeared on stage in front of over 1400 guests from the engineering, political, academic and business backgrounds to speak about the future of robotics and digitalization. Visit this link for more information.

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May 2017

Bayern Digital Congress

FRANKA EMIKA was proud to be part of the Bayern Digital Congress 2017, organized by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, on April 28th, at the famous BMW Welt in Munich. Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin gave a speech to more than 500 decision makers of the Bavarian industry about "Intelligent Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Interaction, Connectivity and Learning Ability". After this Mrs. Ilse Aigner, the Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs, and Mr. Franz Joseph Pschierer, General Secretary, visited our booth to have a closer look at our cutting-edge industrial lightweight robot.

FRANKA EMIKA BMW Welt 2017

FRANKA EMIKA was proud to be part of the Bayern Digital Congress 2017, organized by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, on April 28th, at the famous BMW Welt in Munich. Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin gave a speech to more than 500 decision makers of the Bavarian industry about “Intelligent Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Interaction, Connectivity and Learning Ability”. After this Mrs. Ilse Aigner, the Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs, and Mr. Franz Joseph Pschierer, General Secretary, visited our booth to have a closer look at our cutting-edge industrial lightweight robot.

FRANKA EMIKA BMW Welt 2017

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March 2017

HANNOVER MESSE 2017

hannover Messe This year the HANNOVER MESSE was overbooked with 6 500 expositors and Franka Emika was pleased to be invited to be part of the Red Carpet Day along with nine other expositors, which was exclusive for the press. Here are some impressions of our interactive booth where visitors could program tasks and see industrial applications of our high-tech sensitive lightweight robot. We want to thank all visitors for joining us as well as the TV channels ZDF, NDR and DW which gave us the chance to present Franka Emika to the world.

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Fotos: K. Barthen
hannover Messe

This year the HANNOVER MESSE was overbooked with 6 500 expositors and Franka Emika was pleased to be invited to be part of the Red Carpet Day along with nine other expositors, which was exclusive for the press. Here are some impressions of our interactive booth where visitors could program tasks and see industrial applications of our high-tech sensitive lightweight robot. We want to thank all visitors for joining us as well as the TV channels ZDF, NDR and DW which gave us the chance to present Franka Emika to the world.

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Fotos: K. Barthen

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February 2017

CeBIT

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FRANKA EMIKA at the booth of ACATECH - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften and DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

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FRANKA EMIKA at the booth of ACATECH – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften and DFKI – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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January 2017

HANNOVER MESSE Preview

The HANNOVER MESSE 2017 Press Preview took place on February 9, 2017 at the Hannover Exhibition Center. Sami Haddadin and FRANKA EMIKA gave the keynote speech and a live show in front of more than 100 journalists from all over the world.

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Foto: Hannover Messe

The HANNOVER MESSE 2017 Press Preview took place on February 9, 2017 at the Hannover Exhibition Center. Sami Haddadin and FRANKA EMIKA gave the keynote speech and a live show in front of more than 100 journalists from all over the world.

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Foto: Hannover Messe

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January 2017

FRANKA EMIKA at CES

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FRANKA EMIKA shows an interactive demonstration and hands over give-aways to the visitors. CES,  International Consumer Electronics Show 2017, Las Vegas Convention Center - Texas Instruments, North Meeting Rooms  

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FRANKA EMIKA shows an interactive demonstration and hands over give-aways to the visitors.

CES,  International Consumer Electronics Show 2017, Las Vegas Convention Center – Texas Instruments, North Meeting Rooms

 

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November 2016

FRANKA goes research

From now on, the comprehensive FRANKA GOES RESEARCH PACKAGE is available for official online ordering.

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From now on, the comprehensive FRANKA GOES RESEARCH PACKAGE is available for official online ordering.

We’re looking forward to you being one of the first researchers in the world adopting FRANKA EMIKA and make use of its countless features.

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