As a student I read the book “Robot” by Gero von Randow. The book really inspired me and greatly influenced my decision to work with robots. I first came into contact with an industrial robot at the Fraunhofer IPA.
We released the first version of drag&bot after a few months and presented it at Automatica 2014. It was a C++ written GUI to define a robot program in a tree structure. But the major features of drag&bot were still missing: the intuitive operation, the independence of robot manufacturers, the easy way to integrate grippers and other peripherals, etc. The biggest challenge in this phase was to find time to work on the software.
Every time I use drag&bot, I’m happy to see how good the program has become and how many features are included. It’s always a highlight for me when customers implement new applications with drag & bot or integrate new features that I did not know before.
My responsibilities include sales, project management of pilot projects, and everything else that comes with it. At the moment we are particularly working on moving to a new office and the separation from the Fraunhofer IPA.
drag&bot should make the operation of robots as easy as the operation of a smartphone and thus ensure that robots can be used flexibly if repetitive tasks have to be performed in production.