TOKYO, March 26, 2019 — Robotics specialist German Bionic presents the first connected robot exoskeleton for use in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), at the Hannover Messe. The groundbreaking German Bionic IO cloud platform connects the third generation of the successful Cray X exoskeleton with all common enterprise solutions and networked manufacturing systems, thus enabling complete integration into Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 environments. Besides cloud services such as wireless software updates (OTA) and predictive maintenance, German Bionic IO facilitates the continuous optimization of the intelligent control system through machine learning and lays the data-scientific foundation for the next development stages of bionics.
“German Bionic IO is currently the world’s leading industrial IoT suite for exoskeletons,” says Armin G. Schmidt, CEO of German Bionic. “In addition to seamless integration with the Smart Factory and the availability of all relevant cloud services, German Bionic IO delivers the data-scientific basis for AI applications and the next level of bionics – always with the goal of improving user health and work productivity,” continues Armin G. Schmidt.
German Bionic IO: Industrial IoT suite for exoskeletons
The innovative German Bionic IO cloud platform unites the most robust exoskeleton hardware currently available with the latest industrial IoT technology, enabling seamless integration into Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 environments. Alongside wireless software updates (OTA) and preventative maintenance, the system provides constantly updated system KPIs that can be accessed in individually configurable dashboards. Specific user needs, such as identification management or localization, are supported by German Bionic IO apps.
“The development of the German Bionic IO platform was overseen by an interdisciplinary scientific team and implemented by international IoT experts. In addition to the further development of Cray X, the next step will be to invite independent research institutes to conduct their own research projects on the platform using the available aggregated data in order to lay the scientific foundations for the next development stages of bionics,” says Prof. Herbert Schuster, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of the Exoskeleton Industry (VDEI e.V.).
Third generation Cray X: Extraordinary ergonomic industrial design
The third generation of the German Bionic Cray X, the first robot exoskeleton developed and produced in Europe, impresses at first sight with its extraordinary ergonomic industrial design. Alongside a new height-adjustable carrying system and the minimized carbon cladding, the integrated display unit is particularly striking. It allows the user to make adjustments to levels of support assistance, sensitivity and response time – directly on the device. It also represents the interactive interface between the user and Smart Factory environments.