Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation

The Care-O-bot research initiative aims at making Care-O-bot 3 and rob@work 3 available as high-tech research platforms. The main objectives to reach this goal are to

  • provide a common open source repository for the hardware platform
  • provide simulation models of all hardware components

Both robots can be customized and equipped with sensors and actuators individually. Information about the distribution and configuration of Fraunhofer IPA's robots can be found here.

If you are interested in obtaining a Care-O-bot 3 or rob@work 3 platform, please contact us.


Here, you can find information on the open-source repository as well as quick-start instructions to get started working with Care-O-bot.


Visit our Community page to learn more about our mailing lists, which allow you to stay on top of the latest Care-O-bot news as well as to post questions to the community for help.