rob@work 1 is the first prototype of an intelligent assistant in production environments developed in 2001. It is able to navigate and localise itself autonomously. It is additionally equipped with a commercial manipulating arm. The controls for the arm are completely integrated in the mobile platform. rob@work can support a human operator in fetch and carry, assembly and tool handling tasks and thereby help to reduce costs and enhance the quality of a product. The human operator is responsible for command, supervisory, and instructional functions, while rob@work will carry out boring, repetitive, and strenuous operations.