Franka Emika is the 2nd founding partner of nFrontier Emerging Technologies Center dedicated to driving product innovation using AM

nFrontier has announced Franka Emika GmbH, an expert in Tactile Robotics, has joined the recently opened nFrontier Emerging Technology Center (EmTeCe) as a second founding partner.

As a reminder, EmTeCe aims to become the one of Europe’s leading facilities of creatively applied Emerging Technologies in soft- and hardware. To do so, it will integrate the “Emerging Eight Technologies” in one single facility: Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, Generative Design, Drones and Quantum Computing.

The Berlin-based innovation studio & venture builder has recently announced Stratasys as first founding partner.

The partnership with Franka Emika GmbH will focus on utilizing AI driven Tactile Robotics. The expert will provide 2 tactile robots and its latest software platform systems to enable the nFrontier Pioneers Team, its Partners and Clients to create outstanding new products and process workflows within the EmTeCe Lab Environment.

We believe that our contribution to the EmTeCE will serve as a perfect launching pad to successfully introducing leading-edge product innovations enabled by tactile robotics within the realm of product development and process design. We share a common vision for the convergence of digital design and manufacturing to create sustainable growth and better products“, explained Patrick Pfaff, CTO of Franka Emika.

We are very proud to welcome Franka Emika as our Founding Partner for the important domain of tactile robotics and are looking forward to exploring the full potential of their innovative kinematic technologies within our innovation projects”, said Daniel Buening, nFrontier CEO. “This commitment also shows Franka Emika’s visionary mindset in shaping the future of impact-driven product innovation enabled by technology convergence.

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