For the second time after 2006, the GFRT was nominated with one of its products as finalist of the Invention and Entrepreneurship Award. A presentation was given as part of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA, Seattle).
The path planning framework GoPlan+ was presented, which allows the use of automatic path planning methods for different kind of robotic tasks. In particular, the simultaneous collision-free planning and synchronization of multiple robots were demonstrated.
The GFRT was awarded in 2010 at the AUTOMATICA in Munich with the 2nd place of the Walter Reis Innovation Award for Robotics. The prize is for developments in the field of robotics and is awarded every 2 years on AUTOMATICA fair since 2006. With the Innovation prize in particular outstanding work and new technologies in robot technology are awarded .
The GFRT received the award for its developed online path planning system that makes it possible to generate even on complex and large-volume work-pieces collisions-free robot paths.
The World's Largest engineering association IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the "International Federation of Robotics" (IFR) awarded the collision avoidance software CAFIR with the "Invention and Entrepreneurship". The prize is used to recognize special innovation in the field of robotics.
The collision avoidance software CAFIR was developed by GFRT together with KUKA and the Institute for Process Control and Robotics (IPR) at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). The award ceremony took place as part of the international robotics conference IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), which was held in Beijing in 2006.