Young engineering talents are world class

A team of students from the University of Freiburg won the international iCan Competition of Students in Microsystems Applications 2016 in Paris with their project Cablebot, whose drive is provided by FAULHABER motors. Konstantin Hoffmann, Karl Lappe, Ann-Kathrin Leiting and Christoph Grandauer developed the prototype of a cord winding robot which can draw in conductors or antenna, network and phone cables into empty conduits during the electrification of buildings. In current practice, cables or conductors are drawn in through a hydro-static pressure difference or mechanically via a pull cord. With their idea and implementation the winning team outpaced 23 competitors from China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, USA, Switzerland, France and Portugal.