Cobot Studio Pilot Factory for Industry 4.0

Christina Schmidbauer
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03652


In this course, students will be introduced to basic trends and developments in industrial applications of collaborative robots (cobots). We will look into application fields of cobots, the basics concerning safety norms, intuitive programming of cobots, and teaching of cobots. After the introduction, students work independently and in small teams on a use case with cobots as a tool.


The first part will be taught as a distance teaching course, the hands-on sessions will take place on-site @Pilot Factory.

Examination Modalities

  • Individual evaluation of learning path (question nuggets) (20%)
  • Team work (2 humans):
    • o Preparation of hands-on project plan (15%)
    • o Recorded video of final use case (5%)
    • o Use case functionality, creativity, industrial suitability, human-robot team suitability (40%)
    • o Written report (20%)


  • Attendance is required in each of one hands-on sessions (in total students are two times @Pilot Factory)
  • Please bring your own face mask to Pilot Factory. The robots and computers can and will be disinfected between teams. You are also welcome to bring disposable gloves for the exercise.
  • If you do not feel well on the day of the exercise, please do not come by, let us know and we will arrange a later date!
  • The Pilotfabrik Industrie 4.0 is in Seestadtstraße 27/3, 1220 Wien.


15 October 2020, 11:00–13 November 2020, 12:00 Virtual self-study using online videos and presentations , "Introduction to Future Production and Cobot Technology, Learning Path “Introduction to Panda” (cobot) including self-evaluation Presentation of exercise in Pilotfabrik. Preparation for Hands-on session (Planning of Use Case) in Pilotfabrik."
16 November 2020, 16:00–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Q&A session and online discussion in groups about the learning nuggets regarding the further development of teaching and learning robotics (Zoom)"
07 December 2020, 16:00–18:00 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Scientific Reading & online discussion about future trends in robotics (MS Teams)"
17 December 2020, 13:00–16:00, "Q&A session and online discussion of ideas (each group should present („pitch“) the idea in 2 minutes + 5 minutes discussion) (MS Teams)"

Course Enrolment

From 25 September 2020, 12:13 to 15 October 2020, 12:13
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible