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Nemo Network Laundry Robotics


Process Optimisation, Production Systems


OVGU Magdeburg, TU Chemnitz



The Laundry Robotics Network is a Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) cooperation network operating within the Lead Market Network Industry (LIN). Launched on November 1, 2013 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the network consists of seven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and three research and scientific institutions, including the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI), Chemnitz.

Laundry Robotics focuses on the development of cooperative technologies that enable the use of robots in the laundry industry. Particular attention is paid to the areas of sorting, order picking and transport, which are to be optimized through the targeted use of robotics. Through the development of cooperative technologies, the network creates ideal conditions for the use of developed robotics in these areas.

In addition to robot development, the network carries out joint research and development (R&D) activities with the STFI, including the selection and upgrading of RFID systems for use in industrial laundries, including tests in the former LogmotionLab at the IFF. In addition, the handling of limp parts (laundry items, stacks) with robots is being researched.

The network’s technological approach is based on the implementation of pioneering technologies with the aim of self-organizing production and manufacturing. The combination of robot technology and cooperative innovations is intended to provide new solutions to the challenges of the laundry industry and enable an increase in efficiency.


Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Chemnitz University of Technology

Project duration: Ongoing

Funding provider: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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